I'll tell you what happened to me after I had my right hemi. I have a microbusiness making soft furnishings. Had my surgery on
3 Apr (good friday of all days), out of hospital on 9 Apr which was the same day I had to get those groceries. Fast forward to
25 April and I'm standing up at the table using a rotary cutter to prepare strips of fabric, I'm right-handed too. I'm also still
on Panadol Forte and I don't feel the initial pain cues from my body saying "Yeah, knock it off now" so I keep going, I have all this
energy after being quite crook for some time pre-surgery and the fatigue. I just want to get back in the saddle and up to speed
When the pain hit, it was like I'd been in the fields throwing bales of hay up to the wagon or chasing sheep around paddock.
Who knew!!?? Who would have thought that standing in me own bloody house slicing up fabric with a rotary cutter for half an
hour would shove me in the pain locker......
So......with a modified body, you live and you learn. One time I smoked some dope, went down beach and did some cartwheels,
woke up next morning wondering why my wrists were sore....I seem to be more at risk of breaking myself when I'm on substances
that mask the little warnings. Some of those substances were legally prescribed.
Take a load of blame off yourself, Freddy. You're on a learning curve, hasn't even been three months. You'll be right.
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding
following emergency R. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception (ouchies)
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX
Ordained Dudeist Priest, the Church of the Latter-Day Dude