when I used to get nervous before surgery- not pre surgery , but nervousness episodes in life before surgery- I used to move my body, using all the bones and joints as an instinct to combat stress. Now, when I have an episode of nervousnesss the fusion area and the hardaware makes me feel like in a jail or a hand(spine)cuff. Do you feel the same?
When I freak out I can't sit still, so I move , and then when I noticed that I did lost mobility I freak out even more
Sometimes I just wish I could remove the hardware by myself.
Do you have this same issue? How do you deal with stress events after surgery, like after full-recovery? do you feel the same?