Progress Update #14
Sunday, April 30, 2017
I have mixed feelings about the amount of time it has taken for my leg muscles and scar tissue to calm down after my Thursday physical therapy session. I know that some amount of pain during and after physical therapy is normal. The amount of pain I experienced Thursday, Friday and part of Saturday seems a bit over the top to me. In fact, it scared me. I've decided that I need to talk to my therapist this coming Tuesday, to hear her thoughts regarding my physical reaction to strength training. It may be that my reaction is just part of the process or it may be that I have more scarring than we realized and we may need to treat that along with the strength training.
I am almost at 14 weeks post op. I had complications and horrible wounds in several places on my body that nobody seems to be able to explain. The wounds have caused scarring and huge amounts of pain. I also have an unexplained numb spot in my lower leg. My doctors don't agree on what is causing the numbness and the throbbing pain in the area surrounding it when it is stressed.
This whole experience has been stressful for me. I find myself getting upset just talking about what happened. I'm tired of the whole thing - mentally drained, physically exhausted with no end in sight. I'd like answers and no answers are forthcoming. I'd like progress and my progress is spotty and painful. What a big mess!