I'm having a very hard time this afternoon and just needed to spill my guts.
Today is the one year anniversary of my surgery from my fall.
I was hoping to be in much better shape than I am right now, but unfortunately... that isn't the case.
It's been two weeks since I had the oral surgery done on my infected and impacted wisdom tooth, along with the abcessed molar right next to it. Most of the stitches have fallen out and my mouth truly feels much better. The only problem, is that being down from the mouth pain... has put my physical recovery back several weeks. I feel like I've gotten worse from being inactive.
I have swellings on both hands, both wrists, my ankles and my knees. I have had these for a couple of months... but it is getting worse. I need to schedule an appointment with a Rheumatologist and I fear what additional medications I might need. I honestly do need something other than Advil for my external and internal swelling, as it is progessively getting worse.
I don't feel like my family understands the constant pain I am in, as they are trying to motivate me to get back to the gym. Prior to my extractions, I was doing aqua therapy with Mike in the pool and sitting in the hot whirpool. I have the mental ambition to go to the gym, but my feet and knees are so swollen that it's hard for me to walk.
Thanks for listening... I don't know if I need a good kick in the butt, or if I need to hear that what I'm experiencing during my recovery is normal?