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String of bad days

malawmmalaw Posts: 114
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:20 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have had a string of bad days. You know the ones where you go "Nobody loves me, Everybody hates me, I'm gonna go eat worms." And I gave it and just wallered in it.Didn't let my daughter know - not that she wouldn't understand, just would worry her. I am going to give this one more day and then I will just have to do something about it.
In my mind I know I am getting better. I am working outside now - with a cane cause balance is not my strong suit. I even scrambled some eggs, nuked some bacon and did toast the other night. First time since June 9. Even the cats know I have been down - one of them is always with me or on me. They try so hard to make me feel better.
I know that I had major surgery (2 level fusion), but it doesn't hurt much. The rest of my body is doing the complaining and I am bored out of my gord. Have done lots of reading, Sudoku, and TV. If I sit too long I can hardly walk, if I stay in bed, I just want to sleep and then at night I am awake. I sometimes with my DR had put me in a brace then maybe my back wouldn't feel like it was about to fall off.
Anyway, I just had to vent somewhere and you'll are the best listeners 'cause you been there - done that. Guess I'll try the bed again and see if it is ready to let me sleep some. Thanks for being here.


  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    I really hope you have a better day tomorrow. Try to do some short walks, don't over do it. But get out of your environment. Do something to take your mind off of the situation. and do small things that might make you feel better.
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    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!
  • I know the feeling, its like life is going on all around us. The only time we get out to go anywhere is to doctors appoinments so we just sit here, we cant even clean the house. I too sleep during the say now because of the drugs and am up all night.
    My advice to you is dont hold all these feelings inside. Open up and share them to the ppl closest to you. Have a little cry and let it out, you'll feel better when you do.
    Maybe if you need help pulling yourself out of your depression you could ask the doctor for an antidepressant. I'm on Cymbalta myself and I find it really works well for me.
    If you ever need to really talk dont hesitate to drop me a few lines.

    Take Care and I hope you feel better real soon,

    Christina :)
  • I did my walk this morning probably about 10 minutes. It did help a little and more soreness than pain. I think I am mostly ready for school to start. Don't do well without a structured day. Only so much TV and reading I can do. I see my surgeon on the 29 and my PCP on the 31 (echogram). Then I see him again on 5th about TENS.
    I expect my surgeon will release me to drive on 29, but who can afford the gas.
    Sure glad this site is here so I can talk to those who have the same problems.
  • Sorry to hear you are feeling down, I hope you feel better soon. I'm glad your cats are looking after you, mine always know when I feel sad too.

    Take care

  • Funny you would say that about the gas - Just last week I was saying how grateful I am that I would be down and not able to drive - just for the relief I would get at the gas pump!

    Chin up - we'll make it!
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