26 Jan Danny Bellmore – 2 Weeks Post Op
I am currently sitting at 2 weeks post op. Things are moving along a lot slower than I had anticipated. I have introduced some foods that have substance to them but I am still having a hell of time choking down most any food that I have tried. Every time I eat I need at least 3 bottles of water to wash anything down because it wont go down on its own. From what I am being told that this may not get any better over time. The passageway has been compromised due to the plate taking up room behind the trachea. The symptoms from the nerve impingement on my left side are all gone. I still have some residual pain on my right side from the surgery and I am having trouble with my eyesight for whatever reason. It appears that I will be in a brace for another 2 to 3 weeks with some restrictions. The one thing I am doing is I am getting out and moving. There is nothing worse then sitting still.
I have not even given it any thoughts about future plans at this time. It is to early to tell how my body will feel at this point moving forward. I will say this surgery has been different than all the others. Every other time I was ready to get the ball moving right off. I don’t really feel that well and have made zero plans. My main focus is to get well and get my drag car ready for the spring. I will update more as I know more.