As some of you know, my recovery was going really well, so much so after 6 weeks I was discharged.
I then started driving but only very short distances.
I seem to have very painful bouts on my left side, this recent one started on Monday after I had driven a little on Sunday, a little on Monday and a walk. This is after over 9 weeks so although I haven't started physio yet I am only doing basic fitness (not sure you can even call it that)
last month I went to the GP and he said that I should expect some pain after having a major op and gave me some co-comamol. Well this week has been really bad with pain in my neck, shoulder and back, last night my shoulder was in agony I found it hard to get comfortable although the pain killers have helped.
Today I have sent my apologies to the annual family BBQ which is to celebrate my sister's birthday as I don't want to try and be nice when I am still in pain (although it has eased a little as I have just popped a few pills)
I intend to phone the GP on Monday to get more pain killers and want to know how long should I put up with this pain before asking to see someone.
I am seeing the physio on the 31st and am hopeful they should have some answers.
I don't see the point in actually seeing the GP as they just tell me having had such a big op this is to be expected.
Did anyone else have as much muscular pain and if so how long did it last?