When you go from an active productive life to aching in pain and losing everything, it is definitely depressing. You become someone else, one you no longer recognize. But alas, the power to recreate our disabled self has arisen!
I am the same,if I go to the grocery store I come home completely exhausted. If I can stay awake till dark I'm lucky. I tend to go to sleep between 6 & 8 and sometimes sleep till noon the next day. It usually takes a couple of days to recover.
When I can do something with in hrs or that night I'm physically exhausted. Sleep 12- 18hrs
Debbie850. Drs don't know what their talking about.It is true if you can catch it before it gets to far.but sometimes life throws YOUR sharp curves and I for one can't get a hold of myself.and when your sleep, and you start pulling away from going out and isolate its hard to COME back from that and then that can even be to late.but I have found out THE better the relationship I have WITH GOD it seems like things are managing and then if you don't have a supportive team.its really really hard.because I have had pasture's not even BE able to help.because they don't understand.GOD BLESS you your team will always be here for you.
yes, I would say most people do. Hard to give up the life you once had for a new normal, constant pain or physical limitations. Keep searching for things to give you some amount of joy even if its sitting outside in the sun everyday for 1/2 hr watching the squirrels & birds. Try to be around people as much as possible, even if you dont know them, helps with the isolation. Be Well!