My second post here. Still uncertain and a terrified.
I am sorta mad at my NS for giving me such a bright prognosis when in reality, it seems like any kind of nerve recovery is slow and painful. I was specifically told that he was 98% sure he could *fix* me and the effect would be immediate. I could have dealt so much better if I had known to expect this to start with.
The first day after surgery, the pain was mostly gone, so I was pretty optimistic. Now the pain and numbness/weakness are all back. I am having none of the pins and needles feelings that would indicate to me that feeling is coming back. In fact, each day the pain seems to be a little worse than the previous day.
I wasn't really given clear instructions on what to do/not to do post-op. I am sooooooooo tired of lying down I could scream but I'm afraid I'll hurt myself more by sitting very much.
I try to walk a bit, which is the only thing that does seem to help.
I am just very discouraged. Again, if he had indicated that it would take time, it would have been easier to accept, but with the seemingly lack of response from my body...how can I not think things are not well?