Chiari Malformation Community
More on the flu
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Chiari Malformation and Living with Chiari Malformation.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

More on the flu

I wrote to my NS this morning, because--for the first time, really--I'm having difficulty controlling the pain.  He wrote back soon (another reason I have the utmost respect for him), even though Wed. is his surgery day.

He said to treat the pain as best as I can, that the flu can be a "nasty additional stimulus".  Indeed.
So, Im going back on a more immediate post op schedule--and mindset.

I feel like Charlie in "Flowers for Algernon".  :(
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
620923_tn?1426651955

  Can I ask do u feel since u r so newly post op that the flu is having this affect on u?

I am not familiar with "Flowers for Algernon".....
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Yes, definitely; the pain level is quite high.  Just bad luck I guess to get sick at the 3 mo. dip.

My DH is starting to feel sick now, but he wont come home from work--no surprise there--so it will be interesting to see how it affects him.

That book, & the movie "Charlie" (w/Cliff Robertson) is about a retarded man, who after a science experiment, becomes a genius.  But eventually he regresses to the point where he goes back to being being a janitor.  
(As if that isn't sad enough, there's a love story in it too.)
Blank
620923_tn?1426651955

  I will have to look for this movie...I like Cliff Robertson....the name of it sounds familiar but I am not familiar with the story......

  Well I hope ur DH does not get a full blown flu and u feel better soon.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
My DH actually did stay home from work today & is coughing his guts out.  Says he feels fine, lol.
Blank
1827123_tn?1383868876
oh geez! so sorry Viva. We all know the "I'm fine" answer really mean I feel like death, but dont want to worry you about it!  A man that stays home from work, is a sick man!  Hope he gets some rest today!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thanks.  He really does "seem" fine, but I've learned that that really doesn't mean anything.
Blank
620923_tn?1426651955

  well I am sending healing MoJo ur way for the whole family <3
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
979826_tn?1389039958
Blank
soccero surgery #25 aug 18th 7am! r... Comment
Aug 03
620923_tn?1436154699
Blank
selmaS, and soccero commented on soccero's status
Jul 31
979826_tn?1389039958
Blank
selmaS, and soccero commented on ChiariWolf's status
Jul 31
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1436154699
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
7530528_tn?1428275172
Blank
AKC_75
TX
9432311_tn?1432828685
Blank
Elisaandbucky
Charlotte, NC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
12573102_tn?1431705217
Blank
Lottida
Thibodaux, LA
979826_tn?1389039958
Blank
soccero
germantown, MD
Chiari Malformation Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1436154699
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
7530528_tn?1428275172
Blank
AKC_75
TX
9432311_tn?1432828685
Blank
Elisaandbucky
Charlotte, NC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
12573102_tn?1431705217
Blank
Lottida
Thibodaux, LA
979826_tn?1389039958
Blank
soccero
germantown, MD