Quote from Ramsfan:Welcome home. Are you taking the meds on an empty stomach? If so you may want to try taking them with meals. My wife can't stomach medication on an empty stomach. The 1st week or two I ate (drank) a lot of soup and jello because of the swelling in the throat. If you eat solid food take small bites and chew very good. Have plenty of liquid handy to wash it down. You may want to try sleeping in a recliner for a few days anyway. If you can stomach it try a Tylenol PM before bed. It helped knock me out so I could sleep better.
My surgery was Dec 1, I slept in a recliner for at least three weeks. I still revert to it some nights. Keep a glass of water and straw close all the time. Also be sure if you are not using a recliner that you do not lie flat for a week or so. Lying flat can increase the swelling in your throat. Did you have a fusion? If so be sure not to use Advil, Motrin or other anti-inflammatories. Use Extra Strength Tylenol
when your not using your pain meds. I was told anti-inflammatories inhibit the fusing process. Guess that is all the opinion I have to offer. Good healing
Three level ACD&F with two level corpectomy, strut graft and plating for 3 herniated discs and spinal cord compression.