So, I don't know if this has to do with my surgery or even if it has to do with my spine, but I've been having headaches that spread into my neck (or vice versa) for three days. Ended up having to go to the urgent care clinic on Thursday night to get a shot (Nubain and Phenergan) it was so bad. Threw up twice.
Anyway, it wasn't so bad yesterday, I was just so hung over from the shot I slept a large chunk of the day. But today it's starting back again (hopefully it won't get as bad), and I'm just discouraged.
I know my spine doc said I'm in the early stages of post-op recovery (now into the 4th week post-op), but these head/neckaches are so much like the ones I was having that drove me to have the surgery in the first place.
When I sit, sometimes I get this pain that seems to come from my shoulder and shoot up into my neck and head. Thought this surgery would take care of that. Now I'm wondering if it isn't something lower spine related (I have similar probs in my lumbar spine that I did in my cervical spine -- degenerative disks, compromised spinal cord -- but I really, really DO NOT want to have to have surgery again, especially if it involves steroids, which make me have weird heart probs like atrial fibrillation.)
I just feel like I have no life. I know I'm very blessed in so many ways, and have things much better than a lot of people. I'm just having trouble accepting that pain is to be part of my life from now on. Just super depressed.
Sorry to be a whiner -- I know I've posted before, I'm just feeling incredibly low today.
Thanks for listening.