OK, so I'm 5 weeks post ACDF. There have been no spasms since I started taking the valium (which I hate). I tried not taking it last night and didn't fall asleep until like 4am.
My doctor is world renown for ortho surgery. I had surgery at one of NYC's premiere hospitals....all wonderful right???? Except that Dr. X doesn't give a lot of info. He told me to do whatever I wanted except no housework. when I asked he said I could go back to sleeping on my waterbed. Hmmmmm.....Ok. I trust this doctor or he wouldn't have operated on me. But is this really a sound decision???? I don't have a softside water bed. My bed is hardside which means the water mattress is surrounded by a wood bedframe. The bed itself is also pretty high from the floor, with the mattress itself being at hip level as oppposed to midthigh. I tried it a couple of nights ago and it hurt. But I wonder if the hurting came more from me tightening up out of fear than anything else.
Has anyone else with ACDF slept on a waterbed so soon after surgery??? I miss laying next to my husband. After 23 years of marriage and him going off to war before, we never wanted to sleep apart again. What a humdinger. I'm scared that if I do take the valium and geton the waterbed, I'll re-injure my neck. God forbid! I really don't want anymore pain or surgery.