I really would love to say since back surgery, my quality of life has improved, but it seems lately it is just going down hill.
If you have had back surgery (and I know a few of you have), please let me know if you had problems post operatively with pain in your rib areas. Since surgery, the areas around my ribs are just killing me. It isn't constant, but it is enough to cause me lots of pain. It will be on one side for a few days, go away and go to the next side.
I worked Monday and it started while I was sitting down at school and progressively got worse driving home. I had to take medication when I got home just to do my evening chores. Then yesterday I drove to work again (the school was closed & I will discuss that later)and driving in both directions I was crying.
Then, there are still the spasms I am having in my incision area and these aren't painful but very irritating as I never know when they are going to show up , how long they are going to last and what effect they will have on me. Mostly, they hurt and I can feel the cramp or a lump as it moves up and down my spine.
I am taking a medication that alleviates some of this, but not much. I am not sure what to do. My surgeon blames my Fibromyalgia and my Rheumtologist blames my surgery and I am stuck in the middle and feel I am going crazy.
I need to work and the doctor said I could work full-time, but right now I am very concerned because I am applying for full-time jobs and I am not sure if I got hired if I could perform my job duties.
Please, anyone with surgery, tell me if you experienced any of these things!