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Old 09-22-2008, 04:26 PM   #4
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 67
Melindafm HB User
Re: List of items to have at home after ACDF

I had ACDF in November 2006, two level. If she is going to be in a hard collar a men's silk hankie feels wonderful next to the skin inside the collar. And when they say pillows, have multiple kinds, all shapes and sizes. I still have to change pillows around. Talcum powder also feels good inside the collar. If you live in a hot climate or she has hot flashes a small fan would be wise also. And lots of patience from family. She has to take it very slow for a lot of weeks and she MUST walk, walk, walk as much as possible. Believe it or not walking helps condition the neck muscles and keeps her strength up. You may also need a pill cutter if she has a hard time swallowing her meds.
Good Luck and God bless... She will do fine.

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