Depression during fusion recovery
I'm one month out from an ALIF at L5-S1. I'm still having quite a bit of pain but decided not to refill my pain meds due to addiction issues in my family. They weren't helping much anyway. The last 2 weeks I've been struggling with severe depression. I think part of it is that I'm spending 10 hours a day home alone while my husband is at work and my 13 year old son is enjoying his summer. I go for my walks every day but the isolation is getting to me. My friends all work during the day and haven't shown much interest in coming by anyway. I think it wouldn't be as bad if I could stay distracted but there is only so much you can do when you can't stand or sit for longer than a few minutes at a time. I'm also not sleeping more than 3 hours or so a night in spite of the meds I'm prescribed for that. I'll be out of work for another 4 weeks at least & I honestly can't bear the thought of another month of loneliness & boredom. It's to the point where I'm crying every day now. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please. I'm at my wits end.