Hi oneday and welcome to our fibro family, we have a great group here and if you post a your own topic introducing yourself you will here from alot of us. You asked how do we handle the surgery, I have had fibro for many years but I did handle the surgery it was the morphine button that I was allowed to push myself that almost did me in. I had a friend who had the surgery about a month before me and she told me shirley dont let the pain get bad that is what that button is for. So me I pushed that button pretty regular and one night I woke up with nurses surrounding me and I was freezing and they wouldnt give me any blankets because they said they had to get the fever down. The nurse told me that if she hadn't changed the way she normally did her rounds that night I would have been gone before they found me. You asked if it helps the joint muscles, well it has helped my arthritis in my knees immensely, however it hasnt helped the fibro at all as a matter of fact once you have the surgery you are no longer allowed to take any kind of anti-inflamatory not even Ibuprofen so in some ways it made it worse for me. Don't mean to scare you but that just how it has been for me.
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
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