Despite anything the nurses said, please remember you are very early in your recovery, pain would be expected at this point I would imagine- even if everything went perfectly. So, please be gentle with yourself, take it easy,
as you can.
I know after my many laparoscopic procedures there were nurses who always expected me to have only minimal pain if any at all. I explained just what was done thru that scope inside my belly each time & they seemed to get the picture that it was still surgery. Remember, even though we have a few small scars on the outside- we still had organs removed & things shifted around & "messed with" when they arent used to it. It takes a long time for the swelling to go down in us too, not just the open surgery sisters.
Also, did you have other "work" done? You will often see on here that the more work done & the more meticulous, often that leads to more discomfort/pain.
gave you pain meds for a reason, so please do not try to be stoic & not take them. If your body is busy fighting the pain it cant put the energy it needs to into healing correctly. The other "motto" of sorts that you will find here : "you only get one chance to heal, so slow down so it can be right. This is a marathon, not a sprint".
I still, even 3+ months out have occasional bad moments/days connected to my surg-
, spotting, and fatigue. My advice would be to take the medicine if you need it, or if its ok with your
you could try over the counter tylenol or ibuprofen if you need something but not as strong. Some sisters have found that adding ibuprofen allowed them the ability to spread out the time between prescription doses & be more comfortable. Just be sure to still be careful.
The other thing- listen to your body. We are all different, so if course we each heal a bit differently. You may find comfort in visiting your "post-op recovery thread". It is made up of sisters who had their
visits within the same week as you. Its a great source of info, support, & a great way to connect to women who know exactly what you are going through & are in a similar spot in recovery.
I hope you are able to get some pain relief. If not, please do not hesitate calling your doctor to see what s/he may recommend.
Be kind to yourself & be sure to