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First week back to work after foot surgery 11-12-2005 - 03:55 PM
The first week back to work did not go well at all. Monday went okay, but when I got home from work I started feeling really bad. By 6pm I was in bed shivering and feeling so awful. I felt clammy and just couldn't get warm. Head was pounding, tummy was extremely swollen and every bone in my body ached. I took some cold meds and managed to get some good sleep.

I did get up and go to work on Tuesday, but only made it until 9am. I came home and literally crashed on the sofa. Despite eating only soup and broth my belly was still extremely sore and swollen. I spent the entire day dozing off and on, finally getting up to go to bed at 6pm.

I felt a bit better on Wed, and Thurs was okay, but felt awful again on Friday. Luckily, it was my accupuncture appt day. The doc fixed me up and I am feeling much better now. I've still got a ways to go and I am under strict instructions to take it very easy. My body is just too weak to handle surgery without alot of rest afterwards. Doc did say that my entire body is retaining water, which does make alot of sense. While I always have problems with my stomach, this week it's been unusually swollen (if that is possible ) and my bowel movements have been really weird also.

I really am sick of this body of mine. I just want to be normal and would like to feel better for more than a few days at a time. Maybe some day..... I have to keep hoping that one day we will find a cure. I think we're finding out the causes, but it's the cure that's the problem.

Foot does seem to be healing well, but it is still incredibly sore. It is getting better, guess it is just going to take some time. Patience, patience, patience.

On a better note, today is our anniversary so dh and I are going to a nice restaurant for dinner. He bought me a case of my favorite wine and even remembered to get me a beautiful card.


 
jmberg said at 11-12-2005 - 04:14 PM
Kim,
I feel so bad for you. Recovering from surgery, not matter where on our body, takes time and each one seems to take longer. May you feel better soon.

Enjoy your anniversary and your dinner out.

Jane

 


gemsab said at 11-12-2005 - 09:39 PM
Happy Anniversary Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emily :

 


 

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