Sunday, 19 October 2014

One Month Post Op

I said this when I had the first operation but the first month post op always goes so quickly, that's my experience anyway. It was no different this time around, I was in hospital for 5 days but I almost feel like I never had an operation and I never stayed in hospital. Despite having a few bad days in there where they struggled to control my pain it was actually quite pleasant. I was next to a girl who was 11 and she had her spinal fusion surgery to correct her scoliosis just a few days before my operation. Her Mum was so nice to me and when my Mum wasn't there she talked to me and I had a laugh with her and her daughter. It was also weird though, seeing it from the other side, I really did feel for her as she was in a lot of pain and I just completely disconnected from that. I forgot that I had gone through that, it has been nearly a year though so it feels like it was a lifetime ago. 

I ended up giving them a lot of advice and tips about how to make things easier post op and I have to say I really enjoyed that, I just like helping people! It was amazing to get a message from the same girl a few weeks later, she said she was doing well and thanked me for all my help. That really made me smile and it reminded me of why I wanted to be a nurse, with my health I wouldn't last a week though!



One month post op and I have to say it hasn't been easy, not in the sense that you might think though. I was very much aware before the operation that this wouldn't be a quick miracle cure but I don't think I quite prepared myself enough. Just a week after the operation I was able to sit up for 3 hours but after that it went back to how it was before the operation. The nerve pain has improved a small bit but at the same time I feel like I'm only doing more because I've convinced myself that this is how I'm going to be forever. I have been reminding myself that the doctors were very clear when they said that it could take a few months for me to get any kind of result so I've got to wait until Christmas before we know whether it has been a success. Pain wise I'm a lot better now, I only get the odd ache and pain in my back so I'm very happy about that.

Unfortunately I have had a few other health problems popping up, it would seem I have a problem with my hip and my knees have been very unstable recently so I'm off to the doctors next month to get them checked out! That's the Marfan Syndrome playing up and I have to admit it is starting to get me down, realising just how much this condition can and does affect me. It isn't all bad though, I'm off for a week away in Yorkshire next week, just a relaxing break away from everything. I've got someone new in my life as well that has made me a lot happier so I'm focusing on the positive things right now.

I think that's all for this month! I'll probably update you when I'm 3 months post op as I don't think much will change in the next month. Let me know one thing that you are looking forward to in the comments!

Thanks for reading,
Shona x
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8 comments

  1. This is such a cute post, i hope you stay fit and well and if your intrested my blog is littleworldofrachel.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Great post! Hope you are feeling better - it's so nice to see that you have such a positive outlook! x

    emily x ♥ | emily's beauty blog

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  3. Super glad your doing well chicken, you're a hero :*
    xx
    Coleoftheball

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  4. I know it's easier said than done, but staying positive will help you get through this!

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