Although it will only be a week tomorrow, I'm already so glad I had the procedure. I'm still in the difficult period of recovery of course and have a long way to go but having it done and over with, as well as already seeing some small areas of improvement feels like a *huge* weight lifted. The PT at the hospital that taught me the basics of things actually set me up with a once weekly home health nurse visit and some in home OT to help me better navigate some basics since I'd declined so much. It was completely unexpected but so appreciated, especially since my insurance actually covers it. (Just some basic things like how to and not to move, properly stand up, use my walker, ideas on making the house more recovery friendly, etc) The OT was impressed with how well prepared we already were and I got SO many tips from here, so know you guys are giving sage advice. ;)
I'm pretty shocked at the degree of the restrictions and having a heck of a time not accidentally moving in a way I shouldn't but I'm getting there. Valium wasn't doing much for my spasms unless it was IV at the hospital and of course not for long periods but we found that Tizanidine works fantastically for me. I'm also still on the Zofran as the Oxy just makes me so nauseous. So yeah... Still a long way to go but definitely not asking myself what the crap have I done like I was for the first 24 hours.
Also, in case you need a laugh, while eating I dropped a bowl on my face. Yes. On my face. Contributing factors being a recliner, hard collar and myelopathy.