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wednesday, 7/17 still in pain, stressed out


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

hi all,

my computer is in the shop nx this one won't type caps--which helps me as i type with one hand.

we bought a car from a couple at our church which is helping us as we work on a more helpful, all-round solution.

my pain is still pretty rough. i have 2 more doses of the strong meds and then i have to start using the lower dose medication. it hurts when i move it a cm in any direction--when i think about moving it. i got a 'bandeau' which is working for a bra--bought an extra large so i can step into it and get help pulling it up.

i'm getting more and more blue because i don't know how to do nothing or next to nothing. i got a replacement cane, but my back has been spasming and i am having trouble trying to walk because of my back pain. it is time for an injection but i cannot conceivably go lie on my tummy and have one. i am not handling pain well at all and feel a bit sad for that as well.

too much tv and reading--too much waiting for this to be better...i have physical therapy on friday, hopefully that will be a milestone for me in the path to healing.

take care...gentle hugs,
sylvia
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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/19/2013 2:42PM

    I sent a prayer for you to get some relief. Be patient. This sort of surgery takes time to heal. It is not a quick fix. You will get there. Get some rest and don't feel guilty for doing it. Your body needs time to heal.

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_LINDA 7/19/2013 12:31AM

    I am feeling your frustration and pain all the way over here :( It seems to me that you are having WAY too much pain after this surgery, and maybe should be seeing the Dr. to check out that there is nothing wrong. I don't know how they do follow ups and checks to make sure everything is as it should be, but you shouldn't let this go on any more.
I can't sit around either for long, the back really ramps up. Did find some interesting all around information from my new physiotherapist, once again pointing out how intricately connected our bodies are and when one part goes south can affect the whole kit and caboodle!
Take care of yourself and keep pushing until this gets solved,,
{{{gentle hugs}}}
Linda

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PUGRAD1995 7/18/2013 8:30PM

    Hang in there Sylvia.
I finally got my injection. Now for the hope that it kicks in. The CT report showed significant stenosis, so hopefully it will work if it can shrink it down.

I am frustrated too with the mobility in my left leg-knee replacement is great but the heat has it so swollen that it won't bend much. I had a horrible time getting in and out of Virginia's jeep for the doctor.

TAke care and try to be patient.

Another gentle virtual hug coming!
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DETERMINEDJANET 7/17/2013 9:32PM

    Hope the PT will offer some help. Hugs!

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IS1GAR 7/17/2013 9:19PM

    I'm sorry you are in so much pain, it sounds like this surgery was much more painful than the one you had last month.
I hope the physical therapy helps you. Wishing you best!
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