Apr 21, 2012 - 4:35 pm
I think last time i stopped by it was January. Things have been fine with us since then. Tom has joint a gym in March to strengthen his back. He has lost 4 pounds again and now back to 153 (his pre-diagnosis normal is 170-175). He thinks it is due to the physical exercise, and I choose to believe him.
However few days ago there has been an unexpected turn. Tom thinks he got a food poisoning after eating some sandwich in the school cafeteria. He had a very bad stomach ache from Wednesday evening until Thursday afternoon. But, I always thought food poisoning involves diarrhea and vomiting - none of which he had, just a very strong pain. He was crunched up for two days, and on Thursday and Friday complained about bad back pain that the episode had caused him. Today (Saturday), we had to cut our morning walk to the park short and walk home, because his left shoulder was killing him. The pain was so bad, that he took oxicodine for the first time since November. I am freaked out and insisting on calling a doctor. He thinks that it is just a left-over pain from the food poisoning and the stress his body had. I have not seen him so measurable for months. His current state is equal to probably 2nd-3rd week post-op.
Has anyone experienced anything similar?
wife of Tom, 38 y.o.