Thanks for your honest reply. The thought of the rods in the back does freak me out a bit. Actually the whole thing has my gut tied up in knots. I will definitely ask about
my hair with the surgeon, right now it comes to the base of my neck and is pretty easy to deal with so I hope I don’t have to cut it.
Was there any improvement in a year or so for you? My PM said I will be trading one pain for a new one and didn’t seem hopeful that I would have less pain even after it heals. But did think it would help all of my crazy neurological stuff from walking, to half body tingling and maybe even my bowel control issues.
Thankfully my husband hasn’t left me, although it has been hard since I am not much of a wife. And I also have a daughter who lives nearby and women from the church and neighbors who would help if I ask. I want this to heal properly this time so I plan on taking it easy.
I don’t have a hospital bed because I have never been able to sleep on my back since my last neck surgery. I do have a recliner. But it seems that you would want to lay on your side to avoid touching the back of the neck? I was wondering how even sitting against it would be......
This forum of wonderful people is a blessing. Thanks for your quick reply.
TN, I edited my name out of your post, it was WhiteBeard that responded to you, lol.
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