It's been 4 mo. since my 2 part surgeries on L,1-L,2 and L,1- T,12. Then a posterior decompression, open laminectomy at L,4-S1 and exploration on a previous surgery. The surgeon said he spent a lot of time on that one because of the mess he found.
He told me before hand it would be a long recovery. And that I could possibly see a 5 to 30% reduction in pain mostly in part of the fact that I've had so many prior surgeries and nerve damage. My physical shape, and age played a factor too. But the 3 mo. initial recovery and the 1 yr. to 18 mo. full recovery. would not be a reasonable time limit for me. And I try to keep that in mind.
But the progress is so agonizingly slow. That I either don't feel like I'm making any. Or it's 3 steps forward and 2 steps back.
And every time I feel like I've turned a corner and I'm feeling good. Something happens and it feels like I'm right back to square 1. Which is yesterday and today!
I just don't know how to act. Should I hold on to hope for the future and further recovery. Or do I start working on acceptance again. Which I've done so many times before.
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You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!