posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 11:25 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox
No idea about this procedure, I am kind of young (26) and only one surgery, and it was "plastic surgery" after a bmx accident where I face planted
and my I ripped all my flesh off my right cheekbone and nearly bled to death walking to the hospital, lucky I didn't snap my neck. 92 stitches around
my right eye, also lucky my eye wasn't ripped out.
Back on subject, use the pain killers as needed, but get off of them ASAP. I was on Oxycodone (spelling?) and after a few days I was having this weird
thing where my heart would feel like it was punching my chest (didn't hurt), and that could have been all the drugs from surgery wearing off, but I
stopped as they weren't doing much for pain and are highly addictive. I had this new view on life, then went through some withdraws.
With the rehab, just work out and do your physical therapy as they say, and maybe plus some. Don't stress your body too much, you will know your
limits. Biggest thing is don't re-injure yourself trying, and don't be too lazy or you will have a harder time getting back to normal. I was
inspired by pro athletes, they are told they can never do their sport again, and they just prove the doctor wrong, and it's for themselves. You will
be fine, just do it for yourself, and enjoy the off time! After a few weeks, maybe even days you will be stir-crazy with cabin fever, just get out and
enjoy life while recovering your muscles and body! GOOD LUCK!
PS: Remeber, you physical therapist and doctors are there for money, they didn't push me, and my gf had a knee problem, they didn't push her. Gave
her an hours worth of work a few days a week, and it wasn't helping. I literally had them give me a paper and they didn't even make sure I did the
work outs. I did them plus more, as I was getting weak from laying around recovering.