post surgery food and comfort advice?
wife of Anchortown here... he is 4 days post ACDF c5/6, 6/7. Surgery went well and he is recovering "normally" right now. A couple questions to ask those of you who have "been there, done that"
1. Any food ideas? He's pretty picky and solids are just very hard for him to swallow, even chunky soup. We've done shakes, smoothies, pudding, jello, applesauce but he just feels starving. Could it also be a side effect of the Percoset? Also, is there a difference in wearing the Miami J vs. soft collar while eating?
2. Finding a comfortable place is a continual effort. He's in a recliner now but everytime he gets up and sits back down in it he's adjusting with pillows, towels, etc and just isn't finding the "right spot"... is there one this soon or is the discomfort just par for the course?
That's about it for now, thanks!