Physical Therapy

feeling good just got done with my physical therapy and i feel great. a elective stimulate and a massage wow what a difference. today definitely beats yesterday. it amazes me that after two visits i am feeling so good so something is actually working. the only problem i have is that with the implant i have the area is still tender, but i feel great.  8^)

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Jme5
Jme5

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Anyse
Anyse

Jme,

Any time after surgery, the pain is indescribable at best. Also, others can not relate to it at all with the idea that, \"Well, you had your surgery. Now, you should be all better.\" Recovery, even for a simple procedure, much less a transplant, can take many months for all those \"inner\" assaults that happened in the process of the surgery itself. I do hope that it does not take much longer than it has. Be patient as it can go away and you will be fine.

I had a PowerPort put in three years ago. It was a bit invasive and done on a local anasthetic. They must have torn up so much muscle tissue to put it in (they had to make an \"indent\" for it and then suture it in for parmanence. The first time they stuck in the special needles it takes to use it to do an IV on me, it hurt like the dickens and it was a month after the procedure. Honestly, though, it took 3 months until it no longer hurt anymore. The pain has never been from the needles, it was from the damage to surrounding tissues. If you look it up, maybe you can understand what it is and how it works. It is so good. Without normal venal access (no veins were available to me for many years, making this essentil to living and proper health), having it put in sort of saved my life! Here is the URL for anyone to look at it. (http://www.bardaccess.com/powerPort/about.html) Can you imagine that this can also be used during CAT scans and MRI\'s when they shove those 300-600 cc of contrast into your system for a better picture? Yes, I have done it. It is good.
Jme5
Jme5

thanks for your comment. they did mine mostly as a local i don\'t remember being moved to recovery though. it also hurt like none other but i had to be awake for them to know if they were putting the wires in the right place. a week later they did the actual implant where they wanted me awake also. i made a deal that if it hurt too bad being slightly sedated they would put me out and that is what happened on the second time. now i carry around what looks like a pager for the rest of my life. i use it to change a program or reset an intensity. i am still working out which setting is best for me to stop the leakage but haven\'t found one yet that works as well as the test pager. it\'s just a matter of time though. if the ones i have to work with (4) there are up to 64 to try out. i think i need to turn it off when they do the stimulation and massage so it isn\'t fighting it. things will work out though.