Let's start a new group. This was a great hit back before the change in format here. For some reason it seemed to disappear. *A caveat - if the mods felt they were no longer appropriate, please delete.
I would like this to be a thread for everyone having surgery - be it lumbar or cervical - in December (or late November, as in my case 11/30/09). I see this as a way of introduction, place to whine, moan, and complain when necessary, with people who are taking this trip right along side of you. Instead of always posting separate questions, you can post it here once, and if this thread takes off, chances are, you will find someone here to answer it.
Of course participation is completely voluntary, and if you are having surgery in Dec. and don't want to join, that's perfectly alright.
Ok, my take for today, barely 24 hours after ACDF 5-7:
Well, last night I decided to take a norco instead of morphine iv. It really helped with the throat pain. I woke up for vitals about 1/2 hour ago and noticed it hurt much less. So now i'm waiting for my next dose. which should now be in about 20 minutes. Overall, i feel pretty good, but tired. Didn't sleep well due to discomfort, finding a comfortable sleeping position, and being in the hospital.