So I put off having knee surgery for 7 months and finally got it done the other day. I am in EXCRUCIATING pain. They gave me a lot of pain killers at the hospital before i was discharged. But they haven't helped at all. Sent me home with percs too and nothing has worked. It feels like someone shot me in the knee and there's an open wound. I can't move at all without help. I've never been In this much pain before. And i understand my fibromyalgia is probably contributing to the pain. But my chest is always tight, I start sobbing randomly because it hurts so bad, i can't stop shaking. I'm not showing signs of infection but I also don't think this is normal. This is my first surgery and I am completely freaking out. I won't be seeing the doctor till next week at some point to get my bandages changed and I have no idea what to do in the meantime. And cant take any of my medical marijuana till they tell me. I'll take any suggestions, please help!! #Surgery #kneesurgery #Pain #excruciating #suggestions #pleasehelp #Fibromyalgia
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It’s been a year now. The picture on the left I have never shared with anyone prior to today. In the photo on the left I was 116 pounds with unmanaged chronic pain, working insane shift work, barely sleeping, & barely functioning. My pain got so bad I ended up so sick that I lost 56 pounds in just under 3 months!
I struggled with mental health for the first time & experienced crippling anxiety during this period of time. I lost a lot of people I cared very much about who did not understand what I was going through with my physical health & my new anxiety about my health. (I don’t blame others, it’s hard to understand at a young age unless you or someone you love has been through it).
Although a year later, things are not perfect. I am still not back to work but I’m making so much progress in learning to live with my chronic illness(es) and still be healthy and happy. I know I haven’t talked about my health much lately but with the change of seasons I feel like the three steps I’ve taken forward, I now feel like I’ve taken a step back. I’m not going to let this deter me however! Moral of this post: it gets better, it gets easier & healing is not linear or straightforward! Keep pushing 💕💪🏼
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anyone else find a major change in symptoms with the change of seasons? and I’m not talking like SAD, I mean physically... it seems every year around October or November my health changes and I start having problems with vomiting and nausea! I have fibro, PCOS, chronic myofacial pelvic and abdominal pain syndrome, vitamin d deficiency (it’s maintained), arthritis, and still have on going tests occurring. I’ve had 4 knee surgeries and an appendectomy. I’ve had scopes done and I have IBS but nothing wrong with my GI otherwise! I just don’t know what to do, I’ve been doing so well and was hoping to get back to work in January but I feel like I’m regressing with this. I have vitamin D deficiency and have my levels check regularly and have increased it under doctors orders due to the change in seasons. I just don’t know what to do, please help! I’m desperate!! I’m 24 and I just want to feel like myself again! #help #Pain #ChronicIllness #Fibromyalgia #MyofascialPainSyndrome #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #vitaminddeficiency #Desperate #helpneeded #Regression #ChronicPain #struggling #Arthritis #kneesurgery
Trying to get myself together today. My abusive husband just left me for another woman two days ago. He doesn’t think I know. He hasn’t called to check on our daughter or me, knowing I’m with another child. I’m not mourning the failed relationship. I can handle that. It’s the idea that he thinks he can walk off and start something new that makes my blood boil. I’m angry with myself too. That I got suckered and sucked into a hellhole of a situation I can’t get out of. Any suggestions for how to handle this situation from here? Aside from filing for divorce. How do I go forward with his parents who desperately want to stay involved with their grandchildren? Has anyone been through this? I’m hating my life right now.
I had surgery in my knee yesterday. It was supposed to a small, not too painful procedure to remove a piece of torn meniscus. My surgeon seemed eager to cut from the moment we met, and he was going off two year old scans. The morning of surgery I asked again about pain and recovery and he again told me it would be nothing, I’d be walking out of the hospital that day. He didn’t warn me that anything might be different. I woke up with a hinge brace, ankle to thigh, in what is one of the top two pains I’ve ever experienced, and I’ve experienced a lot of pain. I’m unable to walk for the most part, every step is unimaginable pain. My surgeon never came and talked to me, the recovery nurse was concerned with the amount of pain I was in and suggested I see if I could be admitted for pain control and to monitor what an existing swollen calf that some were concerned was a blood clot and the surgeon told her no. I’m already taking a strong pain medication to survive the really bad days, which are most days lately and this surgeon prescribed me a weaker pain medication. So I’m basically going through the worst surgical pain I’ve ever had experienced with no additional pain medication. I haven’t slept since the surgery. I can’t believe he lied to me about how easy this would be, never warned me it could of ended up this bad and didn’t even bother to come talk to me. All he did was tell my husband the surgery was over and that there was a lot more damage than he expected. Now that I think about it, it’s probably because he used two year old MRI scans. I’m so sick of doctors downplaying how painful things will be or could be and under-treating the pain because of this over correction on the “opioid crisis”. I will never trust a doctor again or have any surgery no matter how important. This was my 11th and last surgery, I don’t care if that choice kills me, the pain is just too much to take anymore. I’m so done.
Two knee replacements, 7 months apart. Everyone wants to know when you’ve had the surgery, the first couple of weeks - yep they’re still there but 12 weeks in, nope, nothing. I’m still recovering from my first & to be honest, that wasn’t fully healed when I had my other one done but I’m young & I can do this. In many peoples eyes, I should be fine but I’m not. I’m in that grey area. Some days are good & positive & some days are not. I’m very emotional. There’s lots I can do but there’s also lots I struggle with.