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Getting really tired of surgery/procedures already

Nov 04, 2015 12:26 AM

Well, looks like another minor procedure is coming up on Thursday morning in the surgeons office. Given my luck, it's almost a guaranteed surgery. This one will be #11 by last count in one year. There has got to be a change next year because I'm getting quite frustrated with it. The anxiety of knowing what is coming and there is not a damn thing you can do about it, except to just go with the flow already. Sorry, just needed to get that off my chest this morning so I can finally go to sleep now.
Good night. Catch everyone in the morning already. I've just had enough anxiety to shake a stick at. Oh and there is a possibility of one more set of facet joint injections. Chiro helped quite a bit, just not enough to get past that nagging back pain already. Ok, getting off my soap box now.

Nov 04, 2015 6:52 AM

Amanda, I am sorry that this is happening to you. I hope and pray that whatever they need to do is the last of it. I hear you about surgeries. You have really been swamped with 12 in one year. I've had 28 (actually 29) in the last 22 years. So mostly once a year, some twice or three times. I had knee surgery once (orthoscopic) and I week after the stitch popped, I felt something "pop" in my knee and it shot hot translucent fluid across the room!! The doctor had me come in and I was back in surgery in 2 weeks. The joint dehist as they called it and it would fill up, start to burn and I would have to bend the knee and tighten it and my thigh muscle and it would drain out into a cup and I'd throw it away. I drained anywhere from 12-16 ounces a day out of it (an entire bottle of soda worth). Fortunately it wasn't an infection but was something that needed to be fixed. I need a left knee but am too much of a hippo so they can't do it. I'm sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers my friend. You got this.. Things will improve. If you start getting to the end of your rope, let me know and I'll throw you some of mine to hang on to. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Nov 04, 2015 9:13 AM

I think now that I've got my head on straight, I'm starting to feel more at ease with it. I've been doing this so many times that I don't even know why I'm freaked out about it. I guess telling myself that to get better, is going to involve pain to get there already.

Nov 04, 2015 9:47 AM

I can sure understand that!! Each of my surgeries freaked me out and I would be crying and not sleeping and sick for several days before I'd go in. Then I'd worry about clearing the pre-op and pcp clearance. Waiting was bad enough without being told they were putting it off because something was wrong!! All needless and bothersome stress!! Also thinking about the pain afterwards is never fun because meds are barely helping what you're dealing with and then you have to have surgery. I'll be thinking of you and will be here to support you through the whole thing. Sending {{{Hugs}}} and prayers your way.💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Nov 04, 2015 10:02 AM

Alwayz, thankfully I still have Vicodin left from the last one, so pain should not be an issue tomorrow at all.

Nov 04, 2015 10:33 AM

Amanda sorry to here that you have to have another procedure. No matter how many surgeries a person has it is so scary. I have had 10 through out my adult life. It never fails when I here the word survey I start stressing. I think it is a natural reaction to what is going to happen. Everything will be fine, you will do great. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Nov 04, 2015 11:59 AM

Okay to throw a monkey wrench into my day already, this might be tmi(sorry). Thinking I've got a yeast infection post surgery so going to do what I hate to do and go to the gyns office again tomorrow. Why couldn't this have happened yesterday already? I was just there for a post op appointment then. Gah!

Nov 04, 2015 1:53 PM

These things are never convenient. Just go to WlMart or another Pharmacy and get the medication over the counter. That's what I do when I get yeast under my belly fat and my breast, the little tube are in with it to insert inside. Sorry tmi also.

Nov 04, 2015 2:04 PM

Weezie, I actually do have to go in to their office because I'm considered immunocomprimised at this point.

Nov 04, 2015 6:38 PM

Amanda I'm so sorry it keeps recurring! Does the doc know why it's not clearing up & recurring? Is this something you'll have on & off from now on? MRSA has been around long enough they should have a big gun abx for it by now. Having had too many surgeries myself, I understand the frustration and apprehension. We're all here for you when you need us. I'll keep you in my prayers! (((Hugs))) 🙏🌼

Nov 04, 2015 6:49 PM

Flappys, the only idea that the id specialist has is that I have many, many antibiotic allergies(sulfa, PCM, tetracyclines, vanco, zyvox). The problem for now is that the MRSA is resistant to everything but the vanco and sulfa drugs. So the only thing we can really do is have it i&d by the surgeon and do the daily Cubicin infusions in the office(which is a pain in the neck in itself). Appointment with surgeon is at 11:30 am and that hopefully will deal with the issue. Appointment with immunologist is Friday morning at 9:30 am. They are going to try desensitization therapy at this point and also try to figure out if I have an immune system issue that's causing me not to be able to fight off these stubborn infections. That's gonna be fun(not). I'm beginning to get mad at this. A person who is 35 years old should not have so many ologists at one time(8 at present count-just my two cents).

Nov 04, 2015 8:52 PM

Well you are in my prayers. I know it's frustrating. I'm allergic to many abx (antibiotics), including sulfa. I don't know what Id do if I got it or some other infection.

If it makes you feel even a little better, at 53 I've seen 32 doctors since 2010...really! My disability lawyer's secretary was shocked at how many records she had to request. Lol I'm averaging 16-20 appts each month, with 12 as PT & pelvic floor therapy right now. Praying everything goes well tomorrow! 🙏🌼

Nov 05, 2015 6:33 AM

Trying to stay calm this morning, but anxiety is kicking me in the ass royally already. Feel like a big old chicken.

Nov 05, 2015 9:12 AM

Amanda, you are NOT a big chicken. You're going through a lot and it's hard to cope with. I am sorry that you have so many allergies to antibiotics and that the only two that work on MRSA, you can't take. You'll get through this. I know it drags on you and makes you angry, I've been there and sure understand how you are feeling. I am praying for you and sending you your daily gentle {{{Hugs}}}. Deep breaths, Amanda. You got this!! 💕🙏🏻🌻

Nov 05, 2015 9:39 AM

You might want to take a good Probiotic if you aren't already, especially after any procedures/surgeries. It helps balance your body's natural environment so you have less chance to get yeast infections, and it does help boost your immune system for healing too!

Nov 05, 2015 9:45 AM

Alwayz, going to try to breath through it. Got Christmas music cranked up right now while I'm waiting to go upstairs. I do better if not waiting in the office waiting room, kind of need to be in a neutral place at this point. Hoping I won't have to go back on the IV antibiotics after this.

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