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This is so incredibly hard and painful. I am now 9 days post op and life seems so grim. I stayed 6 days in the hospital bc I was vomiting a lot and having a lot of problems getting out of bed. I didn't even have a bowel movement until today. (About 10 days--my belly was HUGE) Did everything. . Metamucil, stool softener, extra fiber foods, miralax, suppository. Finally today I did but I still look like I am pregnant.

I don't know what to do about the walking or pain or any of it. Being so dependent on others is making me miss my ex even more (I know I deserve better). I am on percocet and valium and the percocet doesn't touch the pain and my evil doc won't give me anything else bc he said I'm a "drug seeker". I am a recovering addict but I never liked pills I just don't want to be crying all day! Is it abnormal to still be in a lot of pain 9 days post op? They say I need to be up and walking as much as I can but I feel like I'm dying. I could go on and on about how ****** I feel.

I got a 360 two level fusion so I am feeling twice the hurt. Luckily I didn't need a harvest from my hip. How long until you guys felt relief from your incisions? Mine are starting to itch and my mom said that's a good thing. How long do I have to do this log rolling thing (its really, really hard!!!) I still can't figure out how to wipe myself without bending a little to the front or side (sorry for the graphic nature). I think most of the time I get up from the toilet and chairs and sometimes my bed in a way I am not supposed to.

I don't know if I can handle this. I don't feel strong enough. Basically all my friends are gone. They send ******* messages, texts, IMs, etc but no one offers to keep me company. Thank god for my mom.

-KT