PUSHING MYSELF TO RECOVER!

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sore42long
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   Posted 10/23/2011 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Since getting home from surgery ,I have been doing very little ,mainly due to pain and tiredness.Its hard to get back on track of daily activity when you have been laying around healing.Yet today was sunny and I forced myself up and to get out of the house ,inspite of pain.I must say it feels so much better ,than just laying around waiting to heal!I realize my energy is low and its better to do alittle more everyday,then to just put stuff off till I feel better !I'm glad I decided to go outside today and will be doing more and more everyday.I feel a big part in recovering is you making up your mind to do so! exercise makes us stronger.At least now I feel its time for me to start pushing myself to recover.Take care everyone From Michele

Jim1969
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   Posted 10/23/2011 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
There comes a point during recovery from either illness or any kind of injury that it becomes counter productive to just lay around and rest. At a certain point one must force themselves to get up and moving and so long as they don't overdo things they will usually find their recovery accelerated.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/23/2011 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Just don't push yourself too hard, it is good to get outside and soak up
some sun, but try to take it easy...you will get stronger a little each day
but if you over do things it could land you back in the hospital...
Many many prayers are with you and well wishes...
I know it can be hard to not do anything, but you do need to follow the doctors orders
for a safe recovery....we are worried about you...and do hope you feel better soon.
Do you have any book you can read???
Many well wishes and Prayers...
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straydog
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   Posted 10/25/2011 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad to read that that you are doing so well since your surgery. But, keep in mind it was a major surgery and over doing or forcing yourself to do too much at first can really cause a lot of problems that you really do not need. The best way to recover is to follow your drs post-op instructions, not what you think you should be doing. We all have the knack for over doing and we generally pay a heavy price for it and I sure don't want to see you be a casualty of the over doing it club, lol..

Try to be patient and take it slow & easy & steady and you should do fine.
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sore42long
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   Posted 10/26/2011 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I belive it will take 3months to heal from my surgery.Today has been lots of pain! I find my energy levels are so low.I try to do more everyday,I think today is a big set back.I may have been trying too recover too fast.I have physio appt. soon!Movement and exercise still hurt most days.I do see a huge improment from the surgery,just hurts in different area then before ,but this should go away.I find recovery much harder then expected. Take care

Purgatory
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   Posted 10/27/2011 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctors are always preaching about "listening to your body's signals". There's a balancing act one must do recovering from a major surgery. If you don't push at all, that's no go. And if you push too hard, that can be counterproductive to healthy healing and recovery. It's different for each person, of course. And you will have days that you go backward, and days that you move forward. Hopefully, over time, you will make more forward steps than backward steps. Whatever you do, don't beat up on yourself, you have already been through a lot at this point. Have realistic goals about your situation.

Good luck

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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/27/2011 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Many well wishes to you
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