Wednesday, August 16, 2017
I have a definite date for surgery!! Friday, September 8th.
When I went to meet with the surgeon last week, I had a lot of questions for him. I learned that the surgical procedure would take 8 - 9 hours, and that he would have an additional surgeon assisting him. The hospital stay is anywhere from 2 - 4 days, with an at-home recovery period of approximately 3 months. I asked him what I could do at home now to help with recovery, and he said to start taking Vitamin D and Calcium. I was already taking Vitamin D, and I've added Calcium. He also gave me a neck brace to practice wearing at home, and I'm to bring it with me the day of my surgery. It actually feels pretty good.
When I have the brace on, I'm very aware of my head being held up and straight. I'm not supposed to bend over or reach over my head with my arms after the surgery. I don't know how I will manage being on the computer because I look at the keyboard as I type...lol. I may have to just sign in until I heal. I'll figure something out!!