I had a post all done up for yesterday. Somehow word Press ate it, and I was just too tired to repost it. Yesterday was the worst day I’ve had since surgery. I had a ton of pain. there was so many little pains jumping around my hip I had no idea which was which or where one another was originating. I rode the bike and it only got worse. I tried about 30 different positions with no relief. I finally in desperation took a percocet, even though I get hives with it. I decided all the itching from the hives would be distracting from the pain. The percocet worked. I also ended up just crying for several minutes for no good reason. I think I was just tired.
This is an odd stage in recovery. I have slightly more energy, but am not 100% yet. And I remains a little “cotton-headed”I have decided that so much of my brain is occupied in concentrating on things we almost never give a second thought to that I dont have the ability to concentrate normally. Instead I am thinking about how to roll over, getting in and out of the public push door bathrooms, and sitting up. I definitely would not advise ANYONE at this post recovery stage to make any decisions that are long term…like home purchases, marriages, or career changes.
Anyway, I schlepped into PT today. I was being returned to my original PT. I was very very worried about this as I had rather loved My secondary PT lady. My current PT guy is really a great guy. He just is not always so clear on what I should do exactly which leads me to be doing this or that and him to be interrupting me a lot correcting me. Secondly he is not as nuturing as the other lady. That said, I told him he had to address my piriformis pain or I was going back to the other lady.
Initially i got a little irritated as he wanted me to start on the exercises I do at home. As my other PT pointed out~no point in doing them at PT if I am doing them at home~ so I very pointedly mentioned that and he stopped. Sometimes I think he has too many clients at a time. But he did stop that and have me do some things I can not do at home so that is good.
Since that time I have been feeling Much much better.
I have a really hard time understanding pain. I mean, you stomp on my foot, Ouch, I get it, it hurts, but lingering pain… I really sometimes don’t identify as actual pain. So many times when running last year I had a hard time sleeping, I found if I took a motrin, I actually fell asleep about 30 mins later with no issues. But I would have never identified that as pain.
I am trying to pay a little more attention to how I react to pain so I can deal with it faster.
But for this particular moment I am thrilled, that I am only having mild muscle spasms tonight. Yay for my PT guy and his magic elbow!!!