Re: Fibro and Surgery
My fibro was onset by surgery on my spinal cord. My dr. has explained that everyone who develops fibro has the genetic propensity for it...your body/your chemical and hormonal makeup in your brain/ even your way of dealing with stress, but something triggers the onset. One of those triggering factors is the stress hormones you get when your body undergoes surgery.
I avoid surgery because I know if I have it, my fibro will be exacerbated in the area of the surgery. For example, just from carrying and delivering a baby, I have really bad pain in my tailbone, 4 years later. That was never a problem before childbirth. Something happened to aggravate the muscles and make it a trouble spot for me. It was so bad, I even went and had an MRI to make sure my coccyx bone was not broken! It just stinking hurts now! I need to have surgery for a bunion in my foot, but I am not going to until it is absolutely necessary because I am afraid I will develop chronic pain in my foot if it's aggravated. So, I see your point! I would do as much physical therapy as you can after surgery.
Last edited by chicabella; 05-26-2010 at 07:22 PM.