Surgery and recovery

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Highlandrose, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Highlandrose

    Highlandrose New Member

    I'm getting ready to have outpatient surgery next week and I'm a bit concerned about recovery time. The last time I had surgery it felt like it took forever to get back on my feet. What's worse is this is an exploratory round for more extensive surgery in the spring and I'm more than a little concerned

    Does anybody have any suggestions, ideas, experience with getting through this kind of thing? I plan to take it easy as much as I can, but still.... Maybe I've over worrying?

    Thanks so much,

  2. CanBrit

    CanBrit Member

    I must admit, I haven't had any kind of surgery since I was diagnosed with FM, however, I did get my flu shot and it took me a week to get over it. Not bedridden, but exhausted and in pain.

    The only thing I can think to suggests it to make sure you take all your meds like you would if you were in a flare. Maybe be preparing for it, it will soften the blow.

    All the best to you and I do hope your body is kind to you afterwards.

    Best regards,

  3. GBHope

    GBHope New Member

    I hope everything goes well for you and you bounce right back, but definitely pamper yourself. I made the mistake of not doing that after having a hysterectomy the end of June of this year. I am very sick and having a horrible time because I just kept on pushing and never slowed down. I thought, oh I must not be as bad as I thought because I made it through the surgery. The surgery wasn't the problem, it was pushing the rest of the time and taking Premarin, which then sent me into a hyperthyroidism bout. Not pleasant. I hope to at least get back to my baseline soon. Take care of yourself.

  4. Highlandrose

    Highlandrose New Member

    Eileen...That's a good idea. I haven't really had flair problems, but will definitely be pro-active to prevent one. I've hated it the few times they hit.

    GB...Ouch!!! That's what I'm afraid of. I'll spend forever getting over this and still be a mess if and when I've got to have the major surgery. Will spend the days leading up to and after pampering myself. Hubby will be home so he'll do as much as he can.

    I'm also going to have a looooong chat with my gyno and anestisialogist (sp??) during the pre-op visit. I'm giving them all my pain specialists notes as well so they will have a good clue about what they're dealing with. Just wish my pain specialist was gonna be my anestisialogist. That's her second specialty. Then there wouldn't be any possible problem.

    Stormy...I think I understand the raw foods. That's anything that hasn't been proccessed to death correct? What do you mean by green suppliments? And is it something I should check with my drs for about when adding it to my meds? I'm pretty stable right now and don't want to do anything to mess that up.

    Thanks bunches,


    [This Message was Edited on 12/27/2005]
  5. GBHope

    GBHope New Member

    Just try and pamper yourself and give your body the time it needs to heal. Best of luck to you!

  6. Highlandrose

    Highlandrose New Member

    Okay, thanks for the clarification Stormy. I thought I was pretty sure about the raw foods. I do a lot of scratch cooking to begin with, so that won't be too much of a change. Will also call the dr about the green suppliments this afternoon.

    GB...not to worry, you didn't scare me too much. I'm still adjusting to not healing like I used to. Will keep looking at the upside of all of this. No more menstral cycle!!! Yippeeeeee!!!!....ROFL If there's one thing that I can bet on knocking the stuffing out of me at least once a month, that's it. No amount of pampering, lazing around or exercise ever makes it better.

    Thanks again all. Will let you know how it goes.


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