I woke this morning in nearly the same stabbing bone pain I had the first week after surgery. Luckily Vicodin helped, but I want to get off the narcotics. I know I am progressing slowly after 6 weeks, but I wanted to be alright for my family today, especially the kids. It took all my energy to bake them their cookies yesterday and it was worth it to see their faces, but I maybe I overdid it the past couple days. I wanted to be cheerful and fully present for my toddler nephews but I just feel like a tired old drag. I want to be happier on Thanksgiving and I know there are people who are sufferring more than I. Sorry to whine on a day when I am thankful that I've got the family I have. Missing my mother has also been hard. She had a much better attitude. I just wish she were here.
L5S1 laminectomy/discectomy spinal decompression for large lumbar herniation