Here I am, one year post op today. Last year at this time I was in the hospital and couldn't get any IV pain meds because my IV came out. They got it back in but not until about midnight (a couple hours later). I was up the entire night. They say recovery from cervical spine fusion surgery is about a year, and even though I don't regret having the surgery and I do consider my self in a better state than I was a year ago, its like I traded an old pain for a new with hints of the old. Maybe I would have had both now if I didn't have the surgery but who knows. So happy anniversary to my neck, and hopefully it will keep getting better.
Thanks to everyone here who has supported me along the way...
Time for night meds and time for bed!
((hugs)) to all.
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