Wow how nice of a surprise was that to get a nice dinner delivered to your door. Just awesome. You are so lucky to get those clothes gal. Every once in a while we get clothes for the grandson from a very good friend and they are always very much appreciated. Alot of women will get a network of Mom's together just to do clothing exchanges for kids clothing, works great and always needed.
I may be out of bounds here-but here goes. Your step kids do not need to be visiting at a time when you are needing rest to recup from your surgery. I think its a little thoughtless on someone's part to expect you to deal with them at this time. If anything, Dad could have picked the kids up took them to a movie and McDonald's and delivered them back to their Mother. He could have taken them someone for some alone time and continue doing this until you are up on your feet better.
You have way too many people in your home-no wonder you are stressed. Good grief. I would have just had to say no at this time and if they understood fine, if not thats their problem not yours. You have enough to deal with.
I know you are sick of it, 10 weeks post op is nothing, sorry. But, each day that goes by will start getting better at some point. No-do not give in and get to thinking, ok this is how it is, I will always hurt. If you get in that mode you will always hurt no matter what. I have seen this happen way too many times. hate to say it, but you are still hung up on the drs remark of back to work in 6 weeks-you are still letting that eat at you and like I told you a while back, that is straight of out a text book-text book talk only. Not even worth repeating as far as I am concerned. We tried to warn you here in the beginning that you would not be going back to work in six weeks, there is just no way for that to be possible.
Talk to the head PT person about getting your Tens Unit now-not later. Aqua PT is great, but you are also going to be needing regular PT and should be slowly worked up to some light weights for strengthening. Keep your head on straight-get that old attitude back that I can do this and will do this. Remeber, I am one of your cheerleaders and know you can do this, just hang in there.
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Swveral other health issues just not enough roo to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.