Hello all, I am having issues navigating this new format but I hope this message finds you all well. I have been back to work now on modified hrs for 2 weeks and I need to tell you I am spent. I am starting to realize how limited my ROM is when it comes to doing my job, the way I used to. I mean I can do it but it will need to be modified and I am still learning how to do every little thing without normal movement of bending and lifting. I think I am going to need to tell the MD to extend my modified hrs for a few more weeks because I am doing 6 hrs a day now and I am so sore by the end of my shift I can only find some relief with MEDS!
I dont know guys I think it is staring to dawn on me how much all this metal in my neck changes my everyday life. I have a dental appt coming up, just by chance I mentioned this surgery to the office and I have to go through a series of anti-biotics to just have a cleaning done! ( never would have thought about that) I am tired and I feel drained emotionally as well as physically. I feel like I am in school learning how to walk and move all over again because my body just does not like me to move the way I used to. I keep thinking if I can move that far it must be ok but then I spend the next day or 2 paying for that one motion. Sitting at my desk writing needs to be compleatly altered I can not hunch over and sitting back in my chair I cant barely see the page I am trying to complete. IT JUST SUCKS! I never thought it would be like this, I had the impression my ROM would be slightly limited but it is not, it is very limited I cant do much without pain!! I just felt so much better before I went back to work but I have to work!!!! I guess I am just feeling a little like a victim of circumstance and that really solves nothing. It is hard to get through this emotion but I will I am just venting. I know some of you are dealing with far worse issues than this but i guess my positive attitude is gone out the window. So I have to get up and go to work now but at least it is friday and I can rest for the weekend. I have no choice my weekends are spent resting for my work week. Im sorry for my whining thanks for letting vent and I wish you all a pain free weekend. Kim
3 Level ACDF 4/16/12 C4-C7