How is recovery after surgery?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Sheila1366, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Sheila1366

    Sheila1366 New Member

    I will be having my torn rotator cuff repaired soon. My FM is pretty bad. IS it common for fm to get worse after surgery?
  2. nink

    nink New Member

    I've had two major surgeries since fibro set in. My recoveries were not outside of the normal spectrum of recovery, although I suspect my fatigue post-sugery lasted longer than for normals. But, no, my fibro sxs did not get worse. Of course, I am not working, so I didn't have to get back to a working routine.

    The biggest problem was post-surgical pain control. I was already taking significant pain meds due to the fibro, and the surgeon did not take that into account adequately in the 24-48 hours after surgery, even though I expressed my concern about this to him before surgery. I remember laying in my hospital bed, moaning and groaning. I was better off when I got home and could take the meds from my pain management doc as I needed them.