Hello everyone! So, here I am 12 days post op from PFD surgery. I'm starting to feel good. I can go without pain meds for longer durations, and it's mostly soreness than pain. My incision has behaved beautifully! I've had my days where it feels like carrying around my head is too much and still feel like I am fighting CM and other days where I feel like I can take on the world. I'm getting anxious about things like driving, but I AM behaving and adhering to weight restrictions & such.
Back in Oct/Nov. I wrote a journal entry about what CM has destroyed the most about me. My laugh. God, I've just missed laughing without pain! Well, yesterday my mom sent me an email forward that literally had me laughing so hard I was crying, snorting, hyperventilating (yeah, one of those)! It didn't dawn on me. About an hour later, I was thinking to myself when I would start feeling "normal" and then hit me; I LAUGHED!!!! I laughed and didn't have to hold my head! I laughed and didn't say ow! I laughed and didn't cry from PAIN!!! At this point, of course, I burst into tears and started yelling for my hubby and just started saying "honey, i laughed!" and he kept saying "I know!" because he did know. He watched me reading (or attempting) to read that email, and laugh uncontrolably and sat back as I LAUGHED freely for the first time in so long!
I know that I still have a ways to go with my recovery, and as I speak the back of my head is killing me, which is my cue for my night time "cocktail", but I had to share my joyous news with my family who would understand the most!!!
Thank you for your love & support!