- Jun 6, 2022
- United States
I read that ahead of time and it really does happen. I thought because I was so relieved and happy to get it done that I wouldn't experience it.I had another crying jag (had one yesterday too). I realized the surgery, pain, drugs, years of dealing with the arthritis might be influencing my mental/emotional state (you think?).
Post op blues is feeling depressed, weepy, nervy, shaky, fearful of the future, anxious, overwhelmed by what is happening to you, convinced it's never going to get any better and finally, uttering that most intense of all cries "I wish I never had this done!" It arises out of a variety of...bonesmart.org
Too soon to be practicing on this many steps, especially an outside stairway, in this heat.I did too much going down the stairs (using a cane and railing, one step at a time) and I had to sit and drink water and breathe. And yet I survived. We are in a heatwave and it's an outside stairway, so there was that too.
She asked me if I wanted to stop halfway or finish, a little annoyed at myself over that. The stairs are inside the building but outside air conditioned apartment.