Daily Archives: October 4, 2011

Update on My Neck

Well, it’s been three weeks and one day since the surgery. I am back at work, but I am tiring easily. Luckily I work from home, so I can crawl into bed with my laptop if I have to.

My arm and leg are back to normal. My neck pains me still – but more of an annoying pain than a want-to-climb-the-walls type pain.  Right now it’s bothering me a fair bit because I sat at my desk for 5 hours today on the computer and it isn’t happy. I have just relocated to the couch and taken some tylenol.

My scar – well, everyone tells me it doesn’t look that bad, but to me it’s so obvious and so ugly. I cannot start using Mederma or Vitamin E on it for another two weeks. The boys are fascinated with it – when they come in close to stare I feel like a freak at the freak show. Then when they tell their friends that their Ima has a dead guy’s bone in her neck…..oy….

I cannot exercise except for walking – which is driving me crazy. Daily gym visits help me maintain what’s left of my sanity! Soon soon.

Rosh Hashanah was lovely – I actually managed to get to shul for the shofar on the second day. The walk home took me a long time but I was thrilled to have gone. We had so much delicious food brought over – we ate so well.

I am trying to cut down on my caffeine pre-Yom Kippur. People are mentioning caffeine patches and suppositories instead of tapering down…. I am not sure if it’s worth it.

So that’s me in a nutshell…. I think I am off for a snooze. Then more work.