so I am not really questioning being tired because I have been through alot but more so wishing I had a little more stamina again. I had three level fusion (L3-S1) with hardware and laminectomy , also decompression done in between each with spacers placed and artificial bone placed for fusion to start. Not real good with technical terms but hope that explains what nurosurgeon did. Anyway, I was in hospital for six days. Three of which I was on strict bed rest due to having an unintended durotomy tear repaired. After I was home for two weeks, I started having alot of swelling in lower legs then turned into cellulitis. After two rounds of antibiotics with not much healing I went to local emergency room for what i thought would be round three and ended up being admitted for next six days. Ended up that cellulitis had turned into a MRSA infection. MRSA was also found inside my nasal passages which I found out is very normal place for germ to be. I was on IV antibiotics for six days. Also found out through other tests that I am now considered diabetic due to my A1C test outcome of 6.7. I also was found to have low iron (anemia), Vitamin b12 and vitamin d deficiency. Ok, so I know with all that being said I should have been exhausted and I was and still am. I just thought that once I had been on mega dose of vitamins , iron and antibiotics for almost two weeks I would have a little more energy. I get so wiped out just from doing simple things. If I do go out to a store or anything it seems to wipe me out for next day or so. I guess it is really to be expected since I have been through a major surgery and all the other stuff in past three months but I need to get back just a little of my energy since I am also the only parent home with my 9 year old daughter and all the caretaking of her and our home falling on me. My husband is over seas working and is only home for four weeks at a time and gone for twelve. He was able to be home with and for me from July 10th until Sept 20th. Anyhow, now what I would like to know is this. Does anyone have any ideas of any foods etc that will help with whole body healing and regaining energy. I am sure my recovery is going to take time and be slow but I am willing to try anything that will help me get back to my old self. Only part of my old self I wanted to leave behind is the pain part...LOL! Thanks in advance for any ideas and for listening to my ol' pitiful me session here.