Ok so the surgery went well. I am two weeks post procedure. I am healing up pretty well. My incision is healing up really nicely. I am still having pain but I hope it goes away once I am healed.
I hope it really does work. I want to get off the pain medication. I have been on it so long that I will probably have to slowly back off of it. I am on a pretty high dose right now, but it is needed for the pain I am having. Luckily I have never abused the medication pre surgery things were getting so bad with the hardware that it didn’t even seem to work.
It is hared to explain, the pain feels different now. The hardware pain was pressure and some pain. This is just a sore feeling. I hope once my body knits everything back together that I can use over the counter stuff to manage this. My worst fear is that I end up with some chronic pain condition. Sitting right now is challenging. Unless I am in a really supportive chair I am very uncomfortable. I hope as time passes that gets better.
The one place I am in the least amount of pain is my Mom’s recliner. Today is especially bad because it is VERY bitter cold. Even with the medication I am in pain. I am not allowed to do heat until I am healed. It would bring blood to the area and cause swelling. I can do ice, but the last time I did it I had massive muscle spasms. I may break down and do it.
Money is ridiculous now. I am broke as can be. I have to ask Mom to help me with some stuff. I hate that.
Can’t really say much else but I think things will be better in about a month. Certain things are coming to a close which should help immensely. Prayers welcomed at this time.