Nerves heal at their own pace. Getting back to the way we were before an injury or surgery takes time if we are willing to wait.
I feel that our lives are in a fast lane. We don’t want to wait to for anything let alone to get out of pain. Our pain is caused by nerves that are aggravated or damage. Many of us look for a magic pill that will take the pain away. These medications come at a price and I’m not willing to pay.
Pain pills can lead to addiction. Opioids take over our brains function to deal on its own with the pain. These pain pills may leave a person worse off because of your dependency on them. I try to keep my brain as clear, so that it can do its job. Our brain is the nerve command center, it tells us when to breath, eat, drink and when to urinate. So I want my brain to function at its best.
I listened to the doctors after surgery. They were trying to help me, but were rushing me to get me better before my nerves was ready. I’m not talking about rehab or eating and drinking healthy. I’m talking about letting my body take care of the healing process in its time before the next procedure.
After my lumbar decompression surgery, they kept saying you should be better than you are for the amount of time that has past. They thought I was not getting better because of the pain I was in. I was sent for another MRI and found out that the nerve damage is probably permanent.
This leaves me with options one was to get fitted for a spinal stimulator to block pain, take pain killers or do nothing. I choose to do nothing because I wanted to see if time will help my body in the healing process. A healthy diet, Kombu Cha tea, exercise, rest and acupuncture is my way of supporting my body healing the damage nerves.
Pain is not new to me I deal with it everyday. It tells me when I have to stop what I’m doing and deal with it. Since I refused the stimulator and drugs their is nothing they can do for me at this time and that’s okay. Time is on my side because my pain from the damaged nerves is now at tolerable level and I know it,s gets better from here.
The damage is done, stenosis is genetic and at this point slowing down is helping my nerves heal from surgery which is lowering my pain.
You can understand more about spinal stenosis here: Spinal Stenosis Treatment