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The neck surgery was Thu 5/18. We arrived at the hospital at 6:00 AM for the 7:30 AM surgery. The first thing I remember in the recover room is extreme muscle spasms and some pain (though thankfully less than I had anticipated). I was in my room by noon and DH left around 1:00 when all I wanted to do is sleep.

The hospital was amazing. It is very small, owned by 12 surgeons (one of which is my surgeon) and the nurse to patient ratio is usually 1:4. The first night I was there it was 1:2. Yelp, my nurse had only 2 patients to care for that evening.

The first night was awful and one I hope to never repeat. I probably got about 2 hours of sleep that whole night. This amazed the nurses and I given that I was on morphine, percocet, oxycontin, benadryl, and valium, Friday the doctor and nurse recommended I stay another night and I’m so glad I did. I was much better by 2:00 PM yesterday when I left. There was only ONE patient left in the hospital.

The care I received was superior. I remember years ago when I had back surgery I used to have to hit the nurse call button 20 minutes before I’d really need to use the bathroom as it would take them that long to get there. Not this time, If I rang it took them 20 seconds!

That’s all for now, I find that typing does cause some pain (I guess I look down at the keyboard much more than I thought). Plus, I am still on most of the medications above. That being said, this went better than I had thought – I had huge fears going in, and the recover will be long but again, better than I thought. This collar I have to wear is what bugs me but I can’t imagine not having it now to provide me the support I need. My throat is still sore and I have trouble swallowing, in addition I have very low endurance so I hope to check back here later

More later,
Karin
Quote from kross426:
The neck surgery was Thu 5/18. We arrived at the hospital at 6:00 AM for the 7:30 AM surgery. The first thing I remember in the recover room is extreme muscle spasms and some pain (though thankfully less than I had anticipated). I was in my room by noon and DH left around 1:00 when all I wanted to do is sleep.

The hospital was amazing. It is very small, owned by 12 surgeons (one of which is my surgeon) and the nurse to patient ratio is usually 1:4. The first night I was there it was 1:2. Yelp, my nurse had only 2 patients to care for that evening.

The first night was awful and one I hope to never repeat. I probably got about 2 hours of sleep that whole night. This amazed the nurses and I given that I was on morphine, percocet, oxycontin, benadryl, and valium, Friday the doctor and nurse recommended I stay another night and I’m so glad I did. I was much better by 2:00 PM yesterday when I left. There was only ONE patient left in the hospital.

The care I received was superior. I remember years ago when I had back surgery I used to have to hit the nurse call button 20 minutes before I’d really need to use the bathroom as it would take them that long to get there. Not this time, If I rang it took them 20 seconds!

That’s all for now, I find that typing does cause some pain (I guess I look down at the keyboard much more than I thought). Plus, I am still on most of the medications above. That being said, this went better than I had thought – I had huge fears going in, and the recover will be long but again, better than I thought. This collar I have to wear is what bugs me but I can’t imagine not having it now to provide me the support I need. My throat is still sore and I have trouble swallowing, in addition I have very low endurance so I hope to check back here later

More later,
Karin



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