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.

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  1. Susan says:

    I’m so glad you’re on the mend!

    Your comment about the coffee reminded me of one year on Yom Kippur when the rabbi ad libbed a bit, saying something about Starbucks in his sermon. Then he paused, said, “I’m sorry, this is a bad day to mention that,” and did the little fist tap on the chest thing. So funny.

  2. Batya says:

    Don’t use the caffein patch. You don’t need the buzz, you need to rest and doven on YK. Feel better

  3. Avrumy says:

    We’re all excited ur on the road 2 recovery. We hope its a smooth road. I’ve it time & don’t rush 2 work. U did a great job getting us all involved in the potential shidduch discussion. Keep us updated.

  4. Mark says:

    Did they really tell you that you can’t use the Mederma for 5 weeks?! I thought it is usually recommended once the skin has completely reattached at the edges, usually after 2 weeks or so.

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