Back on deck (& why did you spoil my fun by telling everyone I was in hospital?)
(I had a coronary angiogram for those of you who did not know I have been having heart problems).
The procedure went very smoothly, but at 3.15pm I was literally clamped to the hospital bed in extreme pain. If I had attempted to send you healing messages/massages, you would only have received pain (if it really did work).
When they took the tube out of the groin, they put a long clamp on my groin attached to the bed, to ensure the cut artery doesn't bleed out. And the back pain, because I had to lie flat for 4 hours was really bad (tears in the eyes stuff).
I can't lie flat (with the lumbar scoliosis & 2008 back surgery), so this was like concentration camp torture for me. But am starting to come good now - still sore, but my application of arnica seems to have erased the small amount of bruising & most of the pain.
I forgot to take some of my Bach Rescue Remedy before the angiogram, but did take it regularly every hour afterwards. Once they released the clamp, I recovered very, very quickly from the actual procedure & they let me go home early in a taxi. In fact, the 2 people in beds opposite commented on the fact that they let me go home very early.
They were rather astounded at my quick recovery. But that night I was in bed by 5.30pm & asleep quickly. Later that night I woke in excruciating pain - FM reaction I suppose, so took my Bach Rescue Remedy all day Saturday. I really did think it made a big difference.
Recovered from ankle surgery in 1998 the same way - they let me home early that afternoon, and dear 6'4" friend (well, a bit more than friend ) literally carried me up 3 flights of stairs to my flat (old flat was on third floor at that time).
After my colonoscopy/gastroscopy the same thing happened in 2004. I was wide awake & itching to go home, when all other day procedure patients were snoring their heads off.
Bach Rescue Remedy seems to make a difference every time.
I do have amazing recovery from surgery MOST of the time, but I can end up with weeks of IBS & FM pain exacerbated by the trauma of a procedure.
Procedures don't worry me at all. But the after effects can be bad for my FM. I think stress does play a major role in FM (as well as CFS).
Typed up some notes on IBS to post to you all later.