I am so thankful that I expected the swelling to get worse today. I couldn’t get through this without all of you . The swelling is much worse today. Tinnitus is blaring. The neck pain is still gone except for a little tinge in my occipital area that’s sore. I have some muscle spasms creeping in around my shoulder area. My jaw really hurts (going to soft food) and causing a headache and some SCM pain on the right side. My mouth is starting to move a little better and I don’t sound like Cindy from the brady Bunch anymore lol. My right eye is still not able to close yet and the left still blinks alot but I do feel it a tiny bit better today. My left ear is hurting from the tinnitus blaring so loud. I’m hoping the tinnitus will start to go away but I know that takes time. I had some IJV compression and since everything is so swollen now it’ll be worse before it gets better. My right side is more painful with a headache. My right ear is starting to hurt a little. @Ddmarie Thank you for the ice pack recommendation! It’s amazing! I started the Prednisone yesterday too.
I slept on a wedge pillow and had a great night’s sleep. I only woke up once. I did take an Oxy last night though. I’m trying not to take them unless absolutely necessary. My incisions on my neck are very tight and my entire neck feels like a balloon. Such a difference since yesterday. Thanks to everyone here I knew what to expect on days 3-5 .
I’ll keep updating :-).