I am starting to feel a lot more optimistic!
For the first time since surgery, and particularly after going off the pain meds; I actually WOKE UP WITH NO PAIN!!! =D>
I still go to bed with legs that ache so much I almost want to cry, but to wake up and to have the pain be gone, for the very first time. Sorry I keep repeating, but I am so very grateful for the respite I could almost dance! If I could dance that is
I knew that if I could just stick it out for a while longer I would feel better. I was just so close to calling the Dr. and asking for a refill on the Roxicodone. Now I feel like I won't have to.
I guess I still have to watch out for setbacks and the odd healing pains. I did get a strange pulling sensation that now comes in my back, on the right. I just change position and it does lessen.
Currently I still get tired very quickly. I cannot sit for more than 30 minutes - max. When I have company over and I am not able to lay down I alternate standing and sitting, but I pay for it at night - that relentless nervy ache in my legs. During the day when I am mentally busy (and can lay down and walk as needed) I can ignore the ache and I don't feel it so much.
Now it's just settling in for the long haul, gaining strength back, sticking to the restrictions no matter how good I feel and taking advantage of the time off work