I was wondering if any of you have had surgery, if so was it on bone? I have surgery on my foot on Wednesday and I’m very concerned it will put me into a flare. Does anyone know if this will happen?
Pain after surgery is inevitable because nearly all surgeries result in trauma to the skin and muscles. This post-surgical pain is usually accentuated in fibromyalgia patients due to their enhanced pain processing (see “Understanding Pain and Pain Amplification” – also known as central sensitization).
Ok I had surgery to remove part of my kidney. And during recovery I had the worst neck pain. But o think it was from the gas that filled my abdomen up with to puff me up. After that went away. A lot of my pain resolved. It was amazing. Like it shocked my body. It came back of course, but it was a blessed year or so. Now I just need to have surgery every few years and I’ll be sitting pretty. 😜
Actually I broke my wrist last thanksgiving and had to have a plate and screws and I was nervous about flairs too. I will say the recovery pain was rough but after 48 hours got better. I didn’t experience a fibro pain in excess just a bit fatigue and had to use pain meds . Now it’s been 8 months and it only aches when I flair. Good luck and do what your doctor says. PT helped to recover quicker.♥️👑
I agree with Loraine. Try not to worry. It’s usually my anxiety around surgery that is worse than the surgery itself. But if you do worry about anything, call the surgery center and don’t be afraid to ask all your questions until you get answers. Tell them you have Fibro and if you have to have anesthesia, tell them to prop your body in a helpful way especially making sure your neck is in a relaxed position. Tell them if any meds mess you up.
For me, I have to tell myself double the timeline they tell me for recovery. If they say I will be better in a month, I give myself two months before I start to worry why I am not getting better. My body just needs more time and that’s ok.
Also, bring someone with you to the surgery who knows you really well and can advocate for you.
I hope your surgery goes really well and that it’s easier than you anticipate!