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   Posted 5/7/2012 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I can not believe just a week ago I was doing so great after my discectomy. and fusion. Tonight I sit in my chair feeling so sorry for myself, I can barely move. I had to go back to my walker because my cane was causing me distress. I am so tired all I want to do is sleep. My stomach is upset and my head is aching, I am eating tums again, the undiagnosed pain in my ruq is paining me so badly.

My daughter is coming over in the morning because I had to admit to her how bad this feels. I do not throw up and have actually tossed my tummy a couple of times. I dont think its a flu because of all the extra pain I am having, my legs are going crazy its like they are full of new sensations. I am of course worried that I messed up my fusion by being too active. I have not had headaches like this ever

Thanks for listening to me whine tonight I think I will try to go to bed again.

White Beard
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   Posted 5/7/2012 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi grandmaroses, I understand, but remember it is really early in your recovery process, and you will have ("down") days, it is normal. But it might not be a bad idea to check in with your Doctor just to make sure everything is OK and healing well! I know it is hard when you start feeling lousy after having some really good days during your recovery, and even worse when it is late at night when your alone. It always seems that much worse. Have you been doing anything that might cause you to be feeling down? Possibly over doing it? Please take care of yourself!
Try and rest if you can, I wish I could say something that would make you feel better, but do know your not alone, we are all here for you!
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   Posted 5/7/2012 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi WB, thanks for the reminder it is early and I did get the best of beginnings, I am going to make a Dr appt just to be safe my daughter is thinking clot so best be safe
Yes I have overdone things, it is hard not to when my body was actually moving in ways it had not for a long time. The words you left for me are the ones i really needed to hear tonight.

Post Edited (grandmaroses) : 5/7/2012 7:03:28 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/7/2012 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry for all your trouble. I've had my share of bad days. Today was actually one of them. I barely made it through dinner before crying from the pain, and then I had to drag myself up the stairs. I ended up sleeping for about 4 hours bc the BF put aside what he was doing and laid down with me so I would sleep.

When things get really bad, sleeping can really help, there always seems to be a new perspective when I wake up, and sometimes my pain is less.

Now I'm feeling less pain but sick to my stomach and unable to sleep because I slept so long earlier.

I hope tomorrow is better for you. It sounds like you've just got to take it easy until you're truly recovered, as frustrating as that is. Your daughter might also bring a breath of fresh air and help with the loneliness. Good for you for contacting her!

I would also suggest talking to the doc as well. They can keep track of your symptoms and decide whether there's something to worry over or not.

Feel better! And remember, you'll always have people here for you no matter how late or early. :)

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 5/7/2012 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   

So sorry to hear that you are having a down time after being so good. That is so depressing! thank you for all your words of encouragement for me when I needed them. Thank you.

Now accept my words of encouragement, Enjoy the time with your daughter and let us know what the doctor says.

Maybe this is normal. Please let us know what happens, because you mean alot to me.

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