I had one a week ago. I was kept in for three nights as the wound was still draining. I've been home since Sunday but I seem to be feeling worse, rather than better. I've got a crippling headache, I'm told this might be caused by the head being clamped backwards during surgery, but also my neck seems stiffer and more difficult to move than a couple of days ago and more painful. I'm also still exhausted and falling asleep all the time. I've been taking paracetamol but also stronger painkillers but have been trying to cut down on them. Can anyone remember how long it took them to recover from the surgery and whether they had such bad headaches. I should add that I have rheumatoid arthritis so this may have had some impact on my jaw pain. Thanks.