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Unread 04-21-2017, 02:36 AM
7 weeks post hysterectomy and feeling sore

Hi Im new to signing up to this forum but have read alot of things on here about hysterectomys before my surgery
I have had a pretty good recovery , no bleeding or discoloured discharged and pain has also been very good . I did alot of walking after my surgery .
I was cleared to return to work at the 6 week mark I however I work on a train as im a train hostess so theres alot of movement throughout the day alot of rocking and rolling so to speak I was coming home exhausted everyday day and sleeping for like1 hour after day 3 I was getting sore by day 4 I was very sore I had one days rest then worked again and now IM really sore like I have gone 10 steps back in recovery , pain as in a pulling sensation whiich my dr said it was normal but im worried about the strong pain in my pelivc area and pain in and around my scars , is this normal ? I did wake after surgery to massive pain in my pelvic area and the Dr said it was like i gave birth to a new born baby as the fibroid was that big should i be worried about the pain im getting since returning to work. Would love some feed back
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Unread 04-21-2017, 09:24 AM
Re: 7 weeks post hysterectomy and feeling sore

My hubs is a railfan, and we've been on train excursions before. It takes a surprising amount of core work to stay on your feet AND keep your balance on a moving floor (with forward motions, swaying, grades that the tracks are on, and the locomotive itself starting from a full stop). Normally we wouldn't notice how our abs are working to keep our balance, but after surgery, I can definitely see where that could put a strain on the core muscles. It's like doing a standing abs routine for core strengthening.

For me, doing an activity for the first time post-op would often be rewarded with soreness/dull aches and a bit of additional swelling - some activities more than others. From 8-12 weeks whenever I'd do something which really engaged my abs (power washing the house, heaving a 24 pack of soda over my head, body surfing at the beach), the same thing would happen. Last time at the mat with it was at 5 months after doing a short but intense abs workout.

Is there any way you can take shorter shifts, or take some breaks to recline and put your feet up while on board - or not take as many days in a row? It could be that you'll be okay again after a few days rest over the weekend, but if not, talk to your doctor some more about it, especially if the pain is getting worse or you start spotting or bleeding.

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Unread 04-22-2017, 07:51 PM
Re: 7 weeks post hysterectomy and feeling sore

Hi Cussette ,

Thank you for your feed back I do feel alot better knowng it could be due to using my stomach muscles I did think it could be that but wasnt sure My first 4 days back was really hard I had 3 days to recover then back to work the first shift back after having 3 days off i was sore I put a heat pack on and went to bed i felt great in the morning that day at work the pain wasnt bad , today im feeling really good . As im on a rotating roster i cant change the amount of days i work in a row but i will just use my heat packs at night if im really sore . I do have a dr app on monday just to confirm its my stomach muscles im over using with work and theres nothing wrong .

warmest wishes
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