Just had this done on 6/15/16. Pain is still very intense. Taking pain meds and muscle relaxers around the clock. Alternating ice/heat. Get up every hour and walk a little just to get the blood flowing and keep moving. I'm very blessed in that I have child care and my husband takes care of everything when he gets home. I just can't wait till I can do more but I am following the dr orders because there is NO WAY I am going through that again. Waking up from that surgery was the worst pain of my life and that is an understatement.I will say though, as painful as the surgery was and as difficult as this recovery is and I know its gonna be a long one (dr say 12-18 months) it was worth it compared to the chronic pain I lived for 18 months before I finally had the surgery,
- "Pain is temporary; Quitting is forever,"
- "Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer"
- '"The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer."