Afraid of Pain?


 
Posted by Guinnessgirl (3 posts)
Mar 01, 2017 2:48 AM

Hi, all! I'm new here - I have a SCS. My surgery was 1/30/17. I am doing well with my recovery. I thought I would be eager to be more active, but I find myself hesitating. I'm afraid of the pain returning. Does anyone else struggle with this? Also, I feel like I will be letting everyone (co-workers, family, friends) down if the SCS is not 100% successful. Can anyone relate? Thanks so muchl

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Posted by flygal (483 posts)
Mar 01, 2017 5:57 AM

GG
I am so happy for you, but you need to watch out for yourself first. You are only 1 month out of surgery, and are still healing. I would start up very slowly. What activities did you like to do before your pain?
I did not go full out for a year or two. I started a few weeks post op just walking and, after a few months, when fully scarred in, riding my bike. Eventually I was able to do much more, and my work friends and husband are my greatest cheerleaders.
flygal

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Posted by Ant173 (2 posts)
Mar 01, 2017 7:16 AM

Hi, I have recently had the SCS fitted too, surgery was two weeks ago and my recovery is OK so far. Glad to hear you are getting some immediate benefit from it, my pain is typically brought on by activity so my viewpoint is different in that I can't wait to get more active to see how much benefit I can get from it, albeit I do admit to having similar concerns as you. I like flygal's approach of setting goals to aim for, I have short term goals based on local walks I want to do, longer term goals will involve running (I hope!), maybe setting yourself some goals may help overcome your hesitation?

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Posted by DianeWurtz (1 posts)
Apr 17, 2017 12:07 PM

@GuinessGirl, Don't be afraid to return to your daily life activities and have a few quick walks everyday. This will help stimulate healing as blood flows increases enabling fast transport of nutrients in the op-site. Hope you have a fast recovery. Also don't forget to eat nutritious foods.

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Posted by Blanca S. Darr (3 posts)
Oct 27, 2017 7:33 PM

Well! This is the great post.

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