My neck surgery was a huge success. I now have the feeling back in my fingers...The lightning strike pains that were running from the back of neck down to the tips of my fingers seem to be gone..... I did one over nite the day of the surgery. The nurse was also thinking I would have to stay another night If I couldn't eat without geting sick to my stomach. A motion sickness patch was put on behind my ear and a couple hours later the being sick to the stomach stopped. I was finally able to eat some scramble eggs for breakfast... Yeah I got to go home after that ;o)
I am so surprised that I don't hurt anymore than I did prior to surgery. It seems to be about the same level prior to surgery. I figured the pain would be worse.. but it isn't with the use of meds....Yeah for me... No additional pain. I think..... Everyone has been surprised at how well I am doing including myself ;O) I am having trouble swollowing. It is my understanding that can be a usual out come from the surgery. The Doctor cut through the front of my neck.. They had to move the esophogus around to get to the spine. Meds and throat spray are really helping. I will be off for 6 weeks before I see the doctor. He will determine at that time if I have to take more time off from work.
I just wanted to let all of you know that I am doing ok.... and to thank you for all the sweet Wishes and Prayers.