One Week - Two Week Post Op ACDF C3/C4
I'm hoping my recovery is going well and I'm doing all the right things as I have managed to get off all the pain killers. I've been fortunate and managed to sleep in my own bed,but this is where I have my current issue.
Getting off to sleep is getting a little easier everyday, but I seem to be waking up a few hours later because my mouth, tongue and lips are so dry and I'm so thirsty. This doesn't happen during the day. I keep a glass of water by my bed, so literally get up, drink and then go back to sleep again, while my shoulders spark with pinches of pain across the muscles.
I'm just basically asking is this a normal experience us Spiney's?
I will contact my surgeon next week about this too.