Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's Electrifying

When I here those words, I think of one of the final songs on Grease. Well trust me, what I am experiencing is nothing like that at all. Yes. I am recovering from my surgery, but at a much slower pace than I thought. Now remember, I am not one to super push myself, but with this extensive of a surgery, I thought it best to do what is expected of me and met my body do the rest.

My pain from pre-surgery is 100% gone, and for that I am thankful. But I have had a side effect that is starting to interfere with my recovery. I felt the tingling in the bottoms of my feet straight out of surgery, but it was extremely slight and only on the bottoms of my feet. Now, it has covered both feet, intensified and traveled to mid-calf. It is effecting my gait, and my knees, because it is effecting my gait...it is becoming a domino effect, but not in a good way at all.

Last night it went to a new level, it kept me awake until 4 AM. It was more like a restless leg syndrome. I could not keep still or find a comfortable position. So both me and my husband slept in the TV room. I on the sofa so I could change positions easily as not to disturb him in bed (Which he refused to sleep in), and he on his recliner. I finally dozed off and slept for about an hour and a half. Hubby was up at 5:30 to get ready for work and I went back to bed, hoping to be able to rest and hopefully sleep. Eureka! I slept until 9AM. I needed my sleep.

I did place a call to the nurses who deal with post-op questions and and hoping to get a call back today. Something is not right. The first nurse I spoke to said this could be something that peaks and subsides, or something that I live with the rest of my life. WHAT! Tingling feet that rank about a 6.5 on the Richter Scale? Come on. This is not right. I want answers. I know medicine/science is not exact, but a pall bark figure would give me something to shoot for.

Let's see what the nurses tell me and keep your fingers crossed.

6 comments:

Heather @ SGF said...

Fingers definitely crossed for you. I hope they can figure out what's going on and make things better for you.

thislittlepiggy said...

I have perephral neuropathy. I live with this every day of my life. Ick.

Hope yours isn't here to stay!

Lee said...

Yeeeyyy ..for 100% gone

Tingling sensation ..? People experience a lot of transient things that come and go like that after surgery ..let’s hope it’s one of those things. Keep us posted ..our thoughts be with you ~ lee

Lee said...

(This as a reply to your comments on my picture ‘road warrior’ ..I thought I’d post it here as well.)

Interesting ..! Thank you Red ~ you made me laugh ..TV star indeed. I’ll have to tell Bobbi that .. make her day. A brilliant observation on your part. I actually modeled it after a poster for the TV show ‘Saving Grace’. Reminds me that I need to be more informative. I’m posting the pieces that went into it so you get the idea. Thanks ..! Oh, and limited TV viewing is a definitely a good thing ~ lee

Tara B. said...

Hoping and praying you find answers, soon!

I had surgery as a teen that left tingly sensations for a year or two, followed by several years of numbness. One day it just disapeared! Hopefully yours wont last years as mine did, but even so, there's hope!

Tara B

Freakmom said...

I hope they get you some better answers soon.