I have to say this past week has had me wrecked. I typically stay positive and keep my eyes on the goals ahead and roll with the punches but this last week I admit had me cornered. I had a root canal just before my fusion surgery, and that same tooth started to hurt again and I have to say tooth pain has to be just about the worst pain because you can't do ANYTHING to help it. Then I came down with a wretched upper respiratory viral infection that took me and my husband down. We both were running very high fevers for a few days, and Im pretty sure we had every "itis" in the book...tonsilitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, rhinitis and laryngitis. I kid you not I have all of those plus a tooth ache. I had to miss three PT sessions due to all of this. The coughing has left my back a wreck and has been stiff as can be.
With ALL that said (minus a few personal issues as well) I saw my Nuero today and finally some sunshine came this week.
I was told today that not because of my age, and not because of my over all health prior to surgery has this happened, but because of my commitment and motivation to see this surgery through I have rebounded faster than ANY of his patients (even with that foot issue a few weeks back). He couldnt be happier with my progress, with my willingness and patience to follow thier post op instructions and to listen to my body in the first two critical months. He was so happy reading through the notes he gets from my physical therapists to see how far Ive come in such a short amount of time. And as he reminded me to keep taking care of myself and this is still a long process he couldnt help but give me a hug and tell me to keep tackling this.
All of you have played such an important role in my recovery whether you realize it or not. The experiences, freindships, and support you all have offered have gotten me through the doubts, the times of impatience, and the lonliness that follows this type of surgery.
I cant thank you all enough for all you have done for me, and I hope I am able to repay and pass it forward as they say. Thank you to God, my husband, family and all of you I reached a mile marker today in my recovery and I had to share that there is success and sunshine in these storms.
Love to you all.
Fighting the good fight one day at a time...