1 Mar 2017
5 days post op
I have to post again today. This nerve pain…
I have to post again today. This nerve pain is relentless. It has gotten so much worse throughout the day. It is like stinging electrical zaps either random or when I try to bend or really do anything. The compression tank on my skin is starting to feel like a nagging annoyance with these hyperactive nerves! If I take if off, I feel good for 30 mins and then it's a series of zaps and shocks in a different area so I put it back on.
The clinic offered to call in an Rx to help the nerve pain but I'm not keen taking new medications unless it's a drastic neccessity. We are now heading into the realm of drastic necessity but I'm trying to hold out. The nurse said this will resolve on its own so maybe today is just the worst day?
Dealing with this nerve pain is both physically and mentally exhausting. I'm cranky, I'm yelling at everyone (at work and at home), my house is a mess and bending to pick up toys is excruciating. I just can't do it. I can't.
I have to imagine this is still more tolerable than lipo or a major surgery. Drain tubes are disgusting so at least I'm not dealing with that. But this pain... it's like razor sharp daggers plunging into my dying fat cells and sliding across my nerve endings at the same time. Repeatedly. Even if this ends up being worth it, (I really hope it is) I'll never do it again. This pain is absolutely unreal.
Is this what fibromyalgia sufferers deal with on a daily basis? I'm not strong enough!
Pain scale: 9-10
Hurts as much as possible