I WAS NEVER TOLD OF THE POST-OP THROAT PAIN AND INABILITY TO SWALLOW FOR 3 WEEKS PLUS. THE PAIN IS MORE SEVER THAN PRIOR TO SURGERY. I COULD CONTROL MY PAIN WITH LITTLE TO NO NARCOTICS PRIOR TO SURGERY, AND NOW SELF MEDICATING IS ALMOST A WAISTE OF TIME. MY SHOULDERS, ARMS AND NECK ARE EXTREMELY SORE, FEELING LIKE I HAD BEEN BEATEN WITH A BASEBALL BAT. i AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS, UNABLE TO CONTROL MYSELF FROM CRYING AND EXPERIENCING PANIC ATTACKS (WITH NO SENCE OF DIRECTION, AND I HAVE LIVED IN THE SAME CITY FOR 35 YEARS). hELP i DONT KNOW WHERE TO START AND WHAT TO DO ... mY POST OP APPOINTMENT WAS A JOKE. eVERYTHING I MENTIONED WAS DUE TO THE SURGERY AND WILL GO AWAY AFTER PT.