I had the ACDF 4-5 yesterday around noon, got sent home today around noon.
I am doing great I guess, that's what everyone says. I am in a fair amount of pain.
I'll post more details later, but for now I just wanted to let everyone know I'm ok.
My mri said I had a "small left paracentral disc protrusion" The surgeon told me after that it was a severely ruptured disc with fragments everywhere. In his 47 years of experience he has never seen a cervical disc herniation that bad in someone my age. (23). He said is normal that I still have a lot of nerve pain, because the disc material was really effecting the nerves. I am kind of worried about that, but I do trust him.
I am super sore in my neck/back muscles, back of my head, and a headache. My incision cite is very puffy and sore. My throat is not that bad. I can talk but I have a deep voice, any high notes don't come out at all.
I am writing a blog (NOT TODAY) and I will let everyone read it when its done.
Thanks for all your support.
ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011
Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.
Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg