Sunday, December 25, 2011

Operation After The Accident

I'm glad that many people around me are concerning what happen to me after the accident. Or some of them just 'interested' to know about the story?? I was not really mentioned about my injury in my last post. I was thinking not to talk about it and make it into a secret. Of course, this action did not stopped the concern and curiosity of my friends!! Until one day, one of my friend asked 'why don't you post about your injury, so if anyone undergo the same situation like you, your post can be a reference for them' Ya, why not?

Due to the accident, I actually got broken neck. yes, BROKEN NECK. There was a small crack on my cervical spine. However, this is not the main concern as Doctor said the bone will grow back by itself after some times. The biggest concern was my cervical became unstable after the accident. That leads to my bone shifted a bit. I guess you don't need any further elaboration what will happen next if nothing done to me. Just think about it, it is cervical spine, the main support of our body. Since the accident, headache was looking for me everyday without failed. The headache was different with the normal, it was pain at the back of my head and the pain level was hard to describe with words. That was the worst headache I had in my life. 

Because of the broken neck, I had a big brace with me all the time, including the sleeping time. The only time I could take it off was during my shower time.

Yet, a smaller collar accompany me on that short moment.
my best mate since accident

In order to get rid of the problems that I was facing and the problems that may exist in the future, doctors (Yes, I see a few doctors to make sure the decision was right) advised me to go for the operation called 'Anterior Cervical Interbody Fusion'. In short, this operation helps to stable my cervical and REMOVE all the possibilities of being disable.

According to the doctor, the surgery was not consider a major surgery and it just took around 1 hour plus to complete the whole operation. The doctor even comfort me that, nowadays, this surgery is quite common and some of the professional golfer undergo this operation as well.
This thing really hurt me.. -_-'' had this on my left hand at the beginning, then changed to left leg and lastly to my right hand.

Initially after the surgery, I felt something stuck in my throat, the 'something' is like a big piece of apple. That feeling makes me hard to swollen the food. Due to that reason, I slimmed down a lot. So, is that considered a good news for a girl as we always shouted loudly 'I want to SLIM DOWN', and I just slim down without putting on much efforts. Too bad I didn't take any photo on that time because I looked sxxx at that moment.

During the first day after my surgery, I was laying on bed the whole day. Nurses helped me to wipe my body. It was the first time in my life being naked in front of strangers and being 'touched' by them. Sigh...It was terribly embarrassing. To my future husband, sorry, you are no longer the first one who touched me!  The next day, I learned to walk with the assistance of nurses. Again, first time in my life learned to walk after being an adult. Then, the third day, I was discharged. Surprise? ^^ The feeling of leaving hospital was like getting out from the jail. Hooray~

Now I am resting at home and I need to go back to the hospital for my followup check up as per schedule. At the early stage after my surgery, I still have to wear my collar all the time. 2 weeks after the surgery, doctor removed the stitches on my neck. I was allowed to remove my collar at home after another 2 weeks. According to the doctor, I should be able to say good bye to the collar with another month time. Oh, looking forward to the day!!!

p/s: Another symptom of getting well is gaining weight, and yes, I am keep on putting on weight now. Help!!

18 comments:

Eu Jeng said...

Putting on weight is a good sign. Think about losing weight after you are fully recovered ba. :)

Hui Yi said...

haha~ That time I should be a super fat lady.

pheo said...

you are already skinny, better don't lose weight anymore, otherwise won't look nice.

next time when you go bali spa, they will also touch your whole body, so memang your hubby won't be the first, unless you go bali after marriage :)

glad to hear your path to recovery sounds positive!

小雪 said...

Hi, saw ur post on FB, hope u get well soon. Take care ya.

RHUN KIET said...

OMG u are being touched....... lolx... just joking... if your future husband love you, he will love you as to what you are .... regardless..... ( hm I sounded a bit awkward) anyway, everybody will have a lowest point of time in the life, I guess u still need sometime to recover... do u still have to do physio?

Hui Yi said...

Thanks for everyone concern.

Rhun Kiet: Oh, I don't need any physio, just need to rest more. :)

Anonymous said...

can i ask how much u earn from this working trip ~?
we r just graduated from high school and we r looking forward to join this trip too ~but one of my friends worry about how much she can earn as she need the money for the uni fee

Punk Chopsticks said...

Good luck for the trip!!! xD Lol and with the weight gain too...poor thing. I know how it feels gahhhh

Hui Yi said...

Anonymous: Honestly, I didn't really earn much from my trip. But I able to cover all my living expenses and also the travel. It depends how you spend. Some people can earn some money back malaysia. Of course, you need to prepare some money before you go. :)

Anonymous said...

thanks ~~ ^^ we r planning our working trip ~~ wish that we will have a nice trip ~~ ^^ thanks for ur sharing too ~ we get many help from ur blogs ~ ^^

Hui Yi said...

Welcome, Enjoy your working holiday~~

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Hui Yi said...

Hi landy, yes, u may include my story.

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Erminia Cavins said...

How are you doing now? You're not updating your blog. I do hope you've made a full recovery. Having a broken neck is really a troublesome. I wish you all the best and I'll definitely pray for you. By the way, have you ever filed your social security disability insurance?

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