Hello all my Family! Well this surgery has been an experience! I have an incision with staples that goes down the center of the back of my neck from the base of my skull, down to just about the middle of my shoulder blades. it looks like a zipper! The pain has been unreal to say the least! Tomorrow will be my fifth day here in the hospital and as of right now I do not have any idea when I will be discharged! I am told I can not go home right away but I have to go to a nursing rehab facility first. To finish up my recovery. This is mainly because I do not have anyone there to help me or be there with me. Anyway I have been trying to read all the post but I mut admit I have a difficult time holding myconcentration because of the pain, and it is very difficult to use my arms right now because of the stress put on the shoulder and neck muscles. I just want you all to know I value each and every one of you, and appreciate all you thoughts and best wishes, it means allot to me! More I think than you will ever know! Please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers, I firmly believe this will insure me a complete and successful recovery!
May Gods Peace be always with each and everyone of YOU!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!