Monday, October 7, 2013

Slow recovery: How is your pain? Is the question (Fibromyalgia vs Surgery Pain)#fibromyalgia

It has been five weeks since my surgery and the recovery is sure but slow coming....I had my appointment on Thursday and my doctor stated that I was progressing as scheduled.  I asked him several questions to get a better understanding on the changes that my body may be going through as the result of the I cave procedure that I had (Full Abdominal Hysterectomy). I was advised to go ahead and give the Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).   I was kinda hesitant, but agreed to go ahead for a month to see how it works out for me.  So before leaving the doctor's office I was given some samples of the medication ( Minivelle) that am now to add to my daily regimen that is supposed to do what my body is no longer able to do on it own, which is hard for me to know as in the past everything was working in my words as "normal" so know I have to wait and see what changes I will be going through or not going through.

MINIVELLE® (estradiol transdermal system) is a prescription medicine patch that contains estradiol (an estrogen hormone). MINIVELLE is used to treat moderate to severe hot flashes due to menopause.

The questions that I know get from family and friends is , how do you feel? Can you tell a difference in your pain? They are referring to surgery pain and fibromyalgia pain?  I find myself lost for words and not knowing how to respond to the question as I continue to struggle with controlling the pain from my recent surgery and spend most my time lying in bed to help me to feel better an not focus on what all my body is dealing with... 
I am trying to wean myself off the pain medication as I do not want to have to need them to be able to get around on a day to day basis.  I already take enough stuff in my opinion to deal with the fibromyalgia.

I will keep you posted  as I am not sure if the hormone replacement therapy (HRT)is for me and pray for the day when I get back to normal....if there is a such thing as normal.
   
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