I had been planning to post on here in a week following my holiday to the lake district that was supposed to start today.
After all the pain last suumer and the eventual appearance of a post op infection and its treatment last autumn I had been doing so well.
Over the last few weeks I have felt great. I can walk as far as I like, have pushed my swimming distance up to a mile and a half, had no pain at all. It was like my life was normal again. Sure, there were a few limitations - doing things that needed me to be bent were impossible but I could cope with that!
My plan was to write one of those inspirational posts when I got back from my fell walking holiday regalling you with tales of mountains climbed etc. I felt so good of course that was how I was going to spend my holiday!
Then on Monday my back was a little stiff - nothing unusual for us post op people, it usually wears off over the course of the day and normal activities. Well by the end of Tuesday I was in agony again. I couldn't sleep, in fact could only bear to lie on my back with a pillow under my kness again. I nearly fainted a few times then I soiked a temperature. You guessed it - the stupid infection seems to be back, and just in time to put paid to my holiday plans
I have pain down the front of my thigh, in my hip, groin and my skin in those areas is extra sensitive too. My scar has become sensitive again. I have started a course of antibiotics that have brought my temperature down at least and maybe the pain is a little less, but then I might just be getting used to it!
On a positive note I did manage to go sledging over Christmas in all the snow, and until Monday the last few months had seen me living a normal life.
I am just feeling "hard done by" at the moment and a bit disbelieving.
So I suppose this is a mixed message! Physically I seem to have fused and this seems to have taken care of the pain and made me "normal" again. I just have this little detail of the infection that makes me hurt and feel ill to deal with (again) now!
I hope that you are all recovering well and find some relief from your pains.