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... am doing great. I am only experiencing tightness in my shoulder, back area. I am wearing my hard collar and am following the no lift over 5 lb rule. I had my incision check and all is well except for slight swelling. The only problem I had was a sore, swollen throat and still have mild swelling. So far, so good. ... (10 replies)
Home from hosp.
Jun 14, 2003
... I mean my neck was 4 times the reg. size. I am just waiting for this infection to go away. Been on Cipro 1000mg per day since wednesday and I still have redness, swelling and fevers throughout the day the highest being 100.3. How many days should this take? ... (37 replies)
... I am so glad to know that you are home, and that your surgery is behind you now.The first 2 weeks may be very uncomfortable. Things like swelling and stiffness start up after the 3 day. This is your bodys response to the surgery, it is the inflammatory response kicking in. ... (7 replies)

... I hate that!!!!! And the incision is so ITCHY!!!! It's driving me crazy! And with the swelling, I can just "feel it there", sitting on and in my neck. Yucko! ... (14 replies)
... rmed under my incision. My doctor's office told me to use hot compresses and this would help dissolve it. I have been doing this at least twice a day and now the swelling is almost gone. I just started using a scar cream which you can purchase at the drug store and also vitamin E oil. ... (8 replies)
4 Level AC
Aug 3, 2013
... form underneath my incision and have been applying hot compresses several times a day to dissolve it. It looks much better now. ... (11 replies)
... ust called my PM office and they do blood patches. I guess he wants me to see neuro before he decides to do it. With all the waiting time to see the neuro., the swelling at the incision has gone down tremendously!! I hope the fluid is just left over and it's healing!!! That's what I'm hoping and praying for! ... (13 replies)
... swallowing issues. I had started to have itching due to the adhesives to tegaderm and mastasol but removed all dressings and all is well. I have little to now swelling at incision site. My bilateral arm pain and tingling are gone. I have no headaches. I have little to no swallowing issues. Sticking with soft foods for now. ... (0 replies)
I have a date!!!!!
Apr 25, 2012
... w put monitors on your forehead that tell them if you are "out". It can happen...I was not completely out when they started my carpal tunnel surgery and felt the incision and tried to scream...but couldn't...and it's haunted me since.....so it's okay to tell them you are concerned. They didn't have the forehead monitors back then. ... (34 replies)
... just operated...spine, esophagus, throat, carotid artery and jugular vein and a whole bunch of muscles....an awful lot in a very tight space of the neck. So any swelling from the surgery will affect something. ... (10 replies)
... Just read your posts, I had a cervical disectomy fusion with hardware in 2002 from c4-c7 ,my surgeon was still not sure even up till 30 minutes before the surgery if he was going to do 2 or 3 levels , he did do 3 ,I guess he had to get in there and see how things looked, I put off this surgery for 5 years because I was afraid of getting my neck sliced, actually it is not that... (25 replies)
... ower extremity. He has difficulty with heel, toe, and tandem gait, and he has increased patellar and Archilles reflexes on the left lower extremity. His previous incision sites are clean, dry, and intact without surrounding skin erythema, swelling, drainage, or tenderness. ... (11 replies)
... You are extremely early in your recovery. I only had a 2 level done and was in the hospital for 5 days due to swelling in my throat. I was only on liquids and soft food not bread. I couldn't eat bread for almost 2 months without it getting stuck. ... (10 replies)
... nly taking tylenol every 6 hours. I have to admit that having platinum plates and screws in your body is weird feeling and I think I can NOTICE them now that the swelling has subsided as it just feels weird when I swallow. This is a new thing as of yesterday... ... (7 replies)
... the amount of work that has to be done to clean up the area and the number of levels taken care of all influence your recovery. I was unusual and had excessive swelling in my throat either due to the intubation or the surgery itself. ... (7 replies)
... he only complaint is the pain in neck, shoulder, bicep is gone...but the numbness in thumb and pointer finger is more severe that prior to surgery. Probably from swelling from surgery. But compared to pain...I'll take numbness any day. ... (4 replies)
... and husband were better with those things in the beginning. On a positive note, my neck looks wonderful both the incision and the drain area. I thought it would look raw and much larger than it does. I am really pleased with that situation. Good luck. ... (45 replies)
Help - I'm the 10%
Aug 18, 2010
... well welcome back hon, we have been wondering how things have been going all this time. i am wondering a couple of things tho? your ulnar nerve is actually way down at what is also called the c 8 nerve pretty far down from where you had your surgery at? unless you have ALOT of swelling there, you may just have to wait and see how things play out over the next like four weeks... (75 replies)
... Oh my. Is your incision good, no redness-swelling-oozing? Please report unexplained fever 100 degrees and over with terrible headache to the PA. You could have a virus or infection or pneumonia which sometimes hides when it is walking pneumonia. Take care. (7 replies)
... and you won't have to deal with that stuff at home. I think rushing it they take the drains out too fast, and that could lead to swelling, or problems with the incision down the line. It's only one night! Unless you are having the minimally invasive kind, why not stay the night! ... (7 replies)


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