Today I got my new CTO jacket. Its a brace that is supposed to simulate having the neck fused even further than mine already is. My surgeon thinks that I may need another fusion done down the road so he wants me to wear this brace for about 6-8 hours per day for a few months. Its really uncomfortable and after about an hour, it really hurts my jaw and teeth. This is because it is pushing up on my chin, putting strain on my jaw. Its most comfortable if I'm moving around, instead of sitting still, like at a desk. I have already been for a walk and Baxter did very well healing beside me. Only problem is that when he is healing well, I can't see him. I asked Nate "Is there really a dog attached to this leash that I'm holding?" Many of you have already asked for pictures, so here they are.
Wednesday, 14 March, 2007
New Neck Brace