I had ACDF on November 30th. Surgery went well. However, in the meantime I've been to urgent care a few times. I've had soft tissue swelling on both sides, and have sporadic muscle pain, and tightness as well. I can swallow fine, but I still feel like I have a lump in the front of my throat.
I haven't even seen my DR. since my surgery, I have seen his assistant twice. He is only in the office ONCE a week now. I would like to get a DR. that can actually help me along with my recovery, but I heard most DR's wont take on someone else's "Neck". I was supposed to have an appointment at the end of this month, and they called and canceled and can't get me in until the end of April.
The pain I had in my right shoulder down to my elbow into my wrist is pretty much gone. I feel it once in awhile. I'm having some of that type of pain on the left side now. I had the 4/5 5/6 done. I am now told that there is significant space around the C7, but he wants to keep an eye on it. I have been through therapy and I'm sure I'll be going again. I have tons of painful muscle spasms, and feel like some may be due to the fact that so much of the strength in my upper body is gone.
I don't know what the heck to think in the point of the game.
Anyone else had anything similar with a double fusion? I'm wondering if it's alot tougher than a single fusion.
Trying to stay positive