pressure from others that you are healed since you had surgery
anyone else getting pressure and friends and family thinking and pushing you to resume normal actvities? I had never had surgery before and am a very strong willed person, thus I tend to push myself, I was also very athletic and around the "no pain no gain" attitude. I fear that it may be not the best thing to PUSH myself, but am perseived as a whimp. Ive had friends etc w/ acl,shoulder, and lumbar surgery, but not sure if it is comparable to ACDF 567?
Am I a whimp, should i continue to participate in all the actvities everyone wants me to? I really just want to rest......I also was a caregiver for my former fiance (cancer) for 3 years and worked full time thus had to put myself on hold..
is the no pain no gain philosopy something I should continue?
I was at a family gathering and was treated as if I was being difficult askng for a chair with a back at the dinner table or a pillow....the expectations of the results of the surgery are great on my part, but the fatige of pretending I am fine is very debilitating and I just cant wait to be home so I can be comfortable.
Thank you for reading this...........perhaps I just need to VENT!
I hope no one else is going thru this but any recomdations are VERY welcome!
Also, I am not a workers comp. or insurance claim....just a former jockette and workaholic! F-54, and healthy in every other way I know personally I have never felt better.......but at my pace not theirs..it is so wonderful to not have the pain from before, I was working 24/7 even w/ the pain so this is actually a relief..........unfortunately I had to close my business to get ths done.....Again thank you if you have ideas for me, I just want to maintain a positive, yet realistic attitude.........My Dr. is great..........but not sure if i should even go over this part of t with him.