I am so sorry to hear you are having such a hard time transitioning back to daily life. But.. I want you to know you are really working very hard and it shows. Were I in your shoes I would not have made it as far as you have in such a short amount of time. You are striving to do your very best and it shows. You are recovering amazingly. Try to not be hard on yoruself to much. You are working so hard and doing a great job! I dare anyone to recover as well or as quickly as you have! Take care friend and big hug to your wonderful wife
I am glad you canceled your appointment. I hope your body is able to recover from this falre... is it really a flare? Or has your pain increaded overall? I don't mean to worry you or anything of the sort. But I had this thought that perhaps your pain levels are increased overall. I know, you above all others don't want to admitt you might need some help. You are SO stong willed! But, I think its time to have a talk with your doctors about how much your pain has progressed. I wont say any more than that. I know you already have ALOT on your plate. I know you work very hard every day even when you should be resting. Take care of yourself and know you are in our hearts here.
Oh what a releif! I am so glad to hear you pain is going down. about darned time. You have had to endure so much it is about darned time something went well. I know you say your are dozing till 11am, but really your body has a full year of no real sleep, it will take time for your body to realize it is in recovery mode. Besides, you deserve some rest and extra few hours to rest.
Okay, so am I the only one? I am so jelous! I want to go to Aqua Fit with you!!! hehe. Take care of yourself and don't over do it too much. You are in our prayers
If you wernt tired after the crazy week you had last week I would be worried! Both sets of grandparents, formal events, and hecktick work schedual?!?! Give your a body some credit, I think even a non CPer would have had a hard time keeping up. You have had so much going on this past week I am in awe. Now, do yourself a favor and plan a "me day". You have earned it!!!!
Gosh, I am so sorry you are in so much pain. I don't think your were spoiled at all BTW. Much deserved low pain days more like. I know you hate to have to take the stronger pain meds, but I think the amount of pain your in calls for the heavy hitters. Are you still going to massage weekly? If not a quick appointment might help.
Oh you are a man after my heart for sure! I am thrilled you are going to see your Mother for Mothers Day! But, don't over do it! Have a nice time on your trip and don't go looking for mischief with your brother! ..and made it to postal office so pack should show up soon, btw. *hugg*
Well, I take antidepressant...rather large dosage. Also, I had help re-building my life and who I am as a person thanks to my pain psychologist. I am given a mental health eval regurlarly now that I am done with therapy. It that what you mean?
Yes, my husband is very supportive and was part of the process with me. It was important he was on board and learning with me. ...besides, probably would have been odd if I were growing into someone different and he wasnt a part of the process. Would be like living with a stranger, no?
As for the family question, my husband is my only family. I think his parents know I sought help to re define my life. I know everyone around me knows I am changed considerably. Not just physically, I mean the inside "me". It takes alot of work to take everything that makes you.."you" and mourn the loss of you, give yourself a clean slate, then rebuild and re define all aspects about yourself and your environment. I could not have achieved any of it on my own without the assistance of my psychologist to guide me step by step.
Oh! How exciting! this is it! CONGRATULATIONS!Your last week. Gosh, you have worked so very very hard all year. Despite everything that has been put in your path you have over come all the obsticles. I am in awe and I hope to achieve the same level focus and determination some day.
When is your trial? I know it is soon. Can't seem to recall when? I hope the trial implant goes well and that you achieve good results. Oh how wonderful it would be to have your diploma AND pain control. Only thing left is take over the world! hehe *warm huggs*
I think I read that you are only taking it once ever 12hrs. Is that right? Are you sure you are going to be staying at that dose? Or is your doctor slowly increasing to a higher and more frequent level?
You know I think that is one thing I hate about the "medication" aspect of pain control. The excruiciating, SLOW increases. My opioids arnt so bad, only 1.5 weeks per increace. But, my antidepressant is painfully slow to increase. Each one only by 25mg incraments and each increase taking 3 weeks to get used to the new level. Id have better luck frying an egg on the side walk.
It is good to hear from you. I am glad your day (and hopefully your week) is off to a good start! It is of course unfortunate that we all wake frequently through the night, that pain is our early morning wake up. But, that is the life of a CPer. We all just try to do our very best, each and ever day and make the most of the time we have.
For the folks who havnt given updates yet... Hop in and give us a line or two! Even if all you do is slamm the key board a few times, still, we like to hear from you. Here's hoping we all have more good days than bad!
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood