MommaQ, I read your post. So sorry you aren't able to walk and can't go out more. A surgeon damaged the nerve in my left arm/hand and paralyzed it. I couldn't feel anything or use it, but had a lot of pain for 18 months. Was given Lyrica because it was actually developed and used for nerve pain/damage. Unfortunately I had a severe reaction to it that was devistating. Too much to describe here. Have never totally recovered. I went to PT 3X a week for 18 months; in a wheel chair for the first 6 months. Got most of the use of my arm back and some in my hand. Can type better than I can write or do a lot of other things. Still have chronic pain in that arm/hand. I have some health issues that help me relate to you though not exactly the same. My history of multiple traumas is probably why I have FM and CFS. Have a permanent tracheostomy for breathing and can only speak in a whisper. Most people assume I had throat cancer, but I did not. Few people have ever seen a tracheostomy and those they've seen have usually had throat cancer. All my friends and my husband need hearing aids because we're all in our 70s and older. Makes communication difficult, so I enjoy talking online more than in person. I've always been a people person and miss being as social as I was until 6 years ago.
Seems like not much activity on this thread. Guess I'll have to check out some of the others.