I had what I thought was a fairly common acdf spine surgery. Released after 1 night in the regular ward I felt great. After taking a nap for 3 hours my wife noticed extreme swelling in my neck. Rushed to the emergency room I spent the next 5 days and 1 more surgery in icu. I do not remember much from my time there other than dramatic hallucinations and the firm belief that there was a concerted effort by the staff to harm me and blackmail me. When I was stepped down I tried to escape the hospital being confronted by doctors nurses and security guards...even my wife and son, not trusting anyone. I even called my attorney to see if I could force my release. Needless to say a sedative shot stopped me before much damage was done. I am now home recovering nicely but seem to have a recurring nightmare and a horrible fear of needing a hospital again. Something I don't think I could force myself to do. The doctor told me it was just a normal reaction due to the amount of antibiotics, pain meds and sedatives I received while there. I am concerned this will not go away. I am terrified to go to my office because of my trust issues developed in the icu. Am I going crazy?