Im new to this but thought I would give it a go. I have recently had a schwannoma and laminectomy on my lower back/spine. This whole process of finding out what the lump was, surgery and confirmation of what the growth was has had a massive toll on both my wife and me emotionally and physically.
I have been blessed with an awesome neuro surgeon who was very very pleased with the removal of the growth (all but one or two cells) and the outcome of the biopsy but for some reason, I still feel unhappy and down.
I'm finding that the unhappiness comes and goes and I'm trying so many ways in which to occupy myself while recovering at home.
I also feel that that my body is more vulnerable to things happening to it and I'm no longer "invinceable". Everytime my belly rumbles etc I feel that I may have something else wrong with me.
Im so lucky to have a wonderful supporting wife and I dont want to feel this way anymore.
Do you think that maybe as my life returns to normal (return to work and socialise more) and I recover more, these sorts of feelings may just go away???
Has anyone else had these sorts of feelings???