I am new to this site, but spent a lot of time reading some of your blogs to prepare myself for my surgery. I underwent ACDF at C5-C6 10 days ago and I'm still dealing with a significant amount of pain. More than I had expected at this point. One of my biggest problems is my inability to sleep in a bed. I tried the first night home from surgery and had a horrible night. Luckily, I am recovering with family and they have a wonderfully comfortable recliner that I have been sleeping in nightly. Last night I tried at 10 days post op to sleep in the bed again and endured a world of pain. I would like to be able to go home, but I can't because I am unable to sleep anywhere, but this chair. Did anyone else have this kind of problem after surgery? It doesn't seem to be something I have heard other people mention.
You are so new after surgery , you need to give it some time before you will become more comfortable. Any spinal surgery takes time. There are many threads here that talk about the recovery period after an ACDF, the pain, physical therapy, sleep problems, etc. There is a very recent thread that talks specifically about sleeping after an ACDF. Use the search feature to find threads talking about this
Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator