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... ctivity so soon. Yours was multi level so you would expect a little harder recover, you might have had quite a bit of drilling in there. I imagine you have some swelling going on. Is your incision doing ok? ... (18 replies)
... Newbie here, but read the forum before surgery and all these were so helpful. Additionally, I had easy to wear clothes put up at waist level(easy reach--no going up in closets, or down in drawers). Put dishes and glasses in top shelf of dishwasher--can do light cleaning and put it back there for storage--easier than reaching up in cupboards. A 12 in foam wedge and... (17 replies)
... s going well. The cold did set me back some. I'm sleeping without my collar and usually take a vicodin before bed and somewhere in the middle of the nite. The incision is healing nicely and the swelling is almost gone. My only problem are the muscle spasms, they are excruciating. ... (7 replies)

... all times and have enough so you can switch them out,ice is one of the BEST post op pain helpers,believe me. it kind of numbs things for you and also brings down swelling and inflammation too. ... (44 replies)
... still have some swelling in my throat particularly around the incision site. PA said this was normal and may be what is causing some of my spasms and burning. Time is everything with this surgery. ... (4 replies)
... I'd definitely visit someone (urgent care/er) and get that looked at. If you do have an infection, which is not cause for panic, the danger is in letting it go untreated. Bacteria reproduce quickly. It would be wise to get it checked out sooner rather than later. (2 replies)
... that incision is like any other cut. OUCH! ... (2 replies)
... ter surgery, each of my incisions measured 4 or 5 inches long, but a lot of that was due to swelling. After a couple of months, when things have healed up, each incision is only about 2 inches or so. ... (9 replies)
... urt, is if I sit up for too long. Then I just lie down for a little while and the pain stops. I still have the pressure and slight pain in my throat. Most of the swelling has gone down at my incision area. It still feels a little bit lumpy, but was told this is normal. ... (15 replies)
... out the plate if you have no problems. Heck, I actually have 5 tytanium plates, 20 screws and stainless steel wire in my neck and face. Never had any issues. The incision is not that bad. It heals quick and is pretty painless. The pain you'll have is probably not gonna be any worse than what you have now. ... (9 replies)
... the pain I have in my neck is right at the top of shoulder blades. There is still some swelling there. I have to ice it and apply heat once a day. Its about a level 3. I usually only get it at the end of the day. ... (5 replies)
... The incision is smaller than I expected. It sticks out a little, which should be expected. Swelling and the plate I guess. It doesn't hurt much at all. ... (6 replies)
... and swelling would not decrease enough to eliminate pain. An MRI showed the disk problem and surgery was advised. ... (15 replies)
... I make bandages with just a small amount of tape all around the perimeter. I am still picking the black sticky residue off everytime I change the bandage. My incision looks great! I don't mean to brag, but I'm just so hoping it stays like this. ... (5 replies)
2 weeks post-op
Mar 8, 2004
... and I've never noticed swelling in any of my other incisions.. I am wondering if it's maybe due to the location or the possibility of an infection setting in. ... (11 replies)
... I did buy the coconut and Vit. E cream so will start using it today. This past week is the first time I could actually touch the incision lightly and take a good look and not fear my throat might open. ... (19 replies)
... According to my ortho surgeon.... this "lump" in throat is internal scar tissue and swelling. Rub Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter all over throat not just on incision area.. this will reduce the scar tissue internally also... Vitamin E is most important part of combo. ... (19 replies)
... Pak antibiotic so he would be erring on the side of caution just in case, and 2 nasal sprays, one an antihistamine and one a steriod for swelling and inflamation. ... (15 replies)
Quickie update
May 17, 2003
... pizza tonite and I was able to eat half a slice. I also have liquid pain meds, which work alot faster too. Pain and swelling are definitely worse on the 4th postop day. Have to be patient. ... (20 replies)
Quickie update
May 17, 2003
... Are you able to ice the incision area to help with the pain and swelling? ... (20 replies)




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