Car journeys are painful, every time the car jerks around it’s hell. Physio was rough; I cannot do much, so going back in 10 days. I’m starting to sit in a chair each day and I’m walking and doing neck exercises. I managed to go for a walk today with the dog; I just held the lead in my left hand. I was shattered when I returned and was snoozing all afternoon and slept for an hour.
My little doggy has really helped!! He has been really careful round my neck wound.
It’s important to be careful and not to overdo things with the side of your neck that’s been cut open.
Also keep the scar covered in the sun ☀️
Mentally I feel really good, I think some of that is down to the Oxy, everyone knows they make you feel great. I’m hoping that I can continue this without taking them……..but I know the pain is going to be tough to deal with once I’m off these. I tried cutting back yesterday and was hurting. I’ve cut down the immediate release by half today, still dosing at the same times just cut down by half dosage.
Been out a couple of days, to mums in a taxi and back, felt ill so had to come straight home, went to a gala near our house, let Dave hold the dog lead.
Took him for his first walk today since the operation and looking to increases this to twice a day shortly. Need to take it slow as still recovering.
Still have issues swallowing, still have to look down to swallow. Still having to use a straw, but it’s all good.
So far so good, it’s important to make a plan with goals for recovery, but don’t forget to reassess daily and listen to your body, not other people 😍