I am counting down now until my surgery, one week from today.
The issue I am having is the pain right now, and not being able to sleep at night.
I stopped taking the percocet, as it was not helping the nerve pain in my hip and leg. I stopped taking all of the over the counter medication I was supplementing with (aleve, motrin, etc.) as I am not supposed to take anything like that for 2 weeks prior to surgery. About the only thing left that I am still taking is the flexeril, which does help some but obviously does nothing for the nerve pain.
It would be nice to hear from others regarding what you did/do to help with sleeping at night - if anyone is indeed having the same issue, or have had it. I would so love to get rested up before I start the ordeal of recovery after surgery next week. I have tried reading a book, herbal teas, etc. but nothing is helping.
Any comments/advice would be appreciated.
I hope everyone is doing well, or as well as can be expected.