SENIOR FORUM ADVISOR
Senior Forum Advisor
- Jun 26, 2017
- United States
Extra, extra, read all about it, lol. You just successfully put it out there.am looking at the difference in scars and I dont want to say anything else for fear of disturbing people which is not who I am.
I think by the time we get here (BoneSmart) we're aware of the fact that we'll have a incision. Most of us not giving much thought to it since through the process we're given a second chance at life.
Small price to pay. Wear it proudly.
I experienced Posterior approach and as my only surgery, I have no comparison. I'm wondering where you got the idea it "will be harder". I had no difficulty sitting or sleeping. By choice, I slept in a recliner for three weeks straight, in two blocks of three-four hrs each, waking only once to use the bathroom midway through the night. I chose to sleep in the recliner only because I feared rolling over onto my incision while asleep. I had zero restrictions. I was cautioned to move slowly, cautiously and if something hurt, STOP.
You can get through this. Many have successfully gone before you and many will triumphantly follow you.
We do this for ourselves, first. No one expects us to be a martyr. It is our body and our choice, alone, to submit to surgery. You are doing it to lose the pain you're suffering, to increase the flexibility and mobility you've lost and move beyond the limitations imposed on you. Your husband may benefit in you having more to offer, physically, mentally and emotionally, sans the pain you're suffering, but the main reason you're doing it is for yourself. And you can still be a cheerful person, it's a choice. Fake it till you make it. And you will make it.
Wishing you comfort and peace of mind.