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Hi Maria, One often notices some useful features of a treatment only after one stops it. I look forward to hearing whether Valdoxan helps. Nothing's a miracle, nor should be touted as such, but this one does work in a chemically novel way, and may help where others didnt.
At any age, an operation is far more of a strain than most people expect, especially as one gets older, and especially when there's more than one - I've experienced that myself.
Its not only about Warfarin, my orthopaedic surgeon advised against several anti-inflammatories, as he believed they might slow the rate of bone healing. I haven't had the chance to check if research bears this out.
They should think around other pain-killers than antiinflammatories - even Paracetamol is helpful. ( Remarkably, there's a relatively new special version for giving intravenously that's powerful post-op - I tried it, and it was !)
Unrelieved pain is depressing, too.
OF there is depression, certainly treating it would help. And though I haven't seen studies testing the more recent drugs in this regard, some of the older antidepressants had a degree of analgesic effects themselves.
I think your idea of working through the GP sounds wise. Apart from yourself, does she have any other relatives or friends she likes, who could be usefully supportive ?
ANd yes, one can run short of compassion ( they talk of compassion fatigue ) ; there's a point at which one has distinctly less to offer anyone else. At such a stage, take better care of yourself, and replenish your supplies !
Kitty welcomes the colder weather today. She hated the hot humid weather we had this week. She lies round in odd postures, as though posing for a centerfold picture in PlayCat ( move over, Lindfay Lohan )
Have a peaceful Holoday season, and lets hope 2011 will be better than 2011 was !
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