I took a fall almost 3 years ago, after going to many doctors (13 in total) I had two knee surgeries in 2009 & 2010 (Lateral Patella Release & Micro-Fracture), after i thought all was behind me surgery wise, I found out I had spondololysis, after months of back injections (transforminal) and years of physical therapy me and my doctor both decided it was time to go the surgery route (surgery was: July 14th 2011), he was fantastic and answered every one of my questions, I ended up having a Direct Pars Repair surgery (the doctor wasnt sure if he was going to be able to fix the fracture, so going into surgery i wasnt sure whether i was going to wake up with a fusion or just a direct pars repair).
I love my family with all my heart, but i am a 27 who lives alone and looked at as the 'independent' one of the family.
I was left alone alot of the time and only had family come over when I asked them to stop by every few days to change
bandages and so i can shower without worrying about if i slip and being alone, I feel like my family and friends didnt understand the magnitute of the situation and just thought id be 'ok'.
As a result of all this, I felt myself slowly getting very depressed and alone.
The surgery was 6months ago and I still can't shake the feeling and at times feel like it gets worse as the time passes.
Have any of you ever gone through recovery from a major surgery alone & if so did you get sad/depressed/feel alone?
I was having a great recovery and literally almost pain free, on Christmas I got hurt and i feel like i am reverting back to how i was pain wise and am ABSOLUTELY terrified of having to go through all of it ALL alone again.
My doctor is hoping its just a strain and has given me muscle relaxers/anti-inflammatories and sent me back to PT.
I see him in 3wks and hoping for good news...
Any help or insight into all this would be appreciated!
PS-- Sorry for the novel! lol