Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60
I'm having a bad pain day, so it may not happen anyway. I've also been sleeping so much I'm getting sore spots on my shoulders and hips.
Oh dear. Those days are going to happen for a short while. You have your staples out and now the real healing begins. Try sleeping on your side with a pillow at your back so you don't roll back.
You know the routine. You have had a major invasive surgery and it is not going to heal overnight. In spite of what you want. I have been there so many times that I have lost count. Which one was the worst? The one on my spine.
I had a very deep abscess that never came to a head and ripened. It became a hard tumor that developed tentacles that were wrapping around my spine. Just taking a breath after the surgery was enough to make me want to die. I did a lot of crying and couldn't wait until the next pain med came my way. But I made it. Sleep was my best friend. Today I have a very large hole in the middle of my back. And no pain. But for years my kids thought it was a bullet hole from where the police shot me when I got caught in the crossfire.
I got sick of everyone asking me what the hole was from. So I made up the story about the police. My kids sat wide eyed. It wasn't until they became adults that I told them the truth. They were so disappointed.