Hey spineys. As I posted on another topic, today was the day I going to do some Christmas shopping. Since I live in NYC (which is entirely too rude and crowded for holiday shopping), my sister drove me about 45 miles north. We went to Walmrt as our first stop. Shopping was great. I spent about 1.5 hours there (the longest I'd been walking yet). I was tired. We walked to the car. My sister unocked the car. I have a Jeep Cherokee. I opened the trunk door to start loading the bags (light ones only). Would you believe that stupid door dropped right on my head!!!!! I am 6 weeks post cervical spine surgery. My doc told me Thursday that fusion hasn't even begun. The pain (which I still have after 4 hours) is running from the base of my skull to the middle of my back and my left leg is tingling. I took 1 Vicoden about 20 minutes after it hapened and another about 10 minutes ago.
I'm scared. Do you think there is a chance I did damage to this fusion??? I had multiple level ACDF with cage and titanium plate. What scares me is the pain that is running down my spine. I'm home alone now. Oh gosh.....I hope I fall asleep soon. All this because I wanted to get the little ones gifts before the snow came and I knew I'd be stuck in the house for days.
Please...let me know what you think. My hands are shaking but I don't know if its cuz I'm freaking out!