I wanted to come on here and write this because I just wanted to document it for other people who might go through surgery in the future. I had surgery on January 13th and the first month after surgery wasn't too bad. The pain in my wrist was bad, but I had energy. I was able to cook even with one hand and do a lot of things. But into the second month after surgery, my energy just collapsed. Talk about a delayed reaction. PEM at its finest. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with physical therapy that I have twice a week and it's two hour sessions each time, along with the fact that I just have this crazy illness. Well, I know that's it for sure. Wish I could snap myself out of this. I'm so tired that I don't really feel like talking that much and I can't muster energy for a yawn! On the way home from my two hour session of physical therapy all I could think is, God, I feel awful. I feel brain-dead and it's just all I can do to get through the day. My memory is much worse...could be anesthesia. I was out and under for 3 hours. The woman that I hired to come and help me out with laundry, making my bed, etc. I have decided to keep her on just because I'm that beat. Usually, I have energy on my worst days to do laundry. It's not happening now. Not at all. I know that this too shall pass and I'm trying to just cave in and rest and do whatever it is that my body needs right now. I just wanted to let someone know in the future that if they go in for surgery that it's not uncommon I guess to go through this. Other people in PT who are well have energy, but for us it's twice as hard. Make that ten times as hard!