I can't believe it's just 4 weeks. It feels like forever! I really wish that I undersdtood the healing & recovery before now. I honestly think I feel worse now than I did before. My upper arm is not quite as painful, but I still have much numbness throughout my arm & into my fingers. I do recall the surgeon telling me that he could not guarantee that I would be pain or numb free. I guess I was being a bit more optimistic. I feel that I am in more pain today than before the surgery. Somehow I wonder if it doesn't have to do with not fusing the other bad dics.
I am able to eat solid foods again. That is a big plus.
Under much pressure from my employer I have returned to my office job. Just 4-5 hours per day is all that I can handle. I think that is too much. He is sympathetic to a point but honestly thinks I should be on top of things by now. I have decided not to let him push me around. If I need to take a break or go home earlier than anticipated, I will.
I've been to the grocery store once. Work & 1 dreaded grocery shopping trip is all I have done. I so look forward to getting my life back. I feel useless & bored. Somehow I am going to have to go School shopping.
I guess I am anxoius. I do not want to live like this. I hate having to take pain meds just to function & still be in pain. Maybe I hope someday I will no longer need them.
Sorry for the whining. I know I'm not the only one going through this. These boards help so much.
I thank you for all of your support & please know that my heart goes out to everyone here. We will all be stronger with the support that we find here.