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Why is it hurting to sit? Why is it hurting to sit?

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Unread 11-21-2010, 09:22 PM
Why is it hurting to sit?

I keep reading about people saying they are having sitting pain. What is this about? I haven't heard about this. Why is sitting a problem post-op?
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Unread 11-22-2010, 12:21 PM
Re: Why is it hurting to sit?

Because a lot of work has been done down there and there is internal swelling and inflammation.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 10:33 AM
Re: Why is it hurting to sit?

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Because a lot of work has been done down there and there is internal swelling and inflammation.
I understand that part of it-- especially in the days and weeks after the surgery.

I have just read several threads where people say that the pain happens around 4-6 weeks post-op... which I took to mean that they didn't have pain while sitting in the beginning and now do. I just didn't understand why it wouldn't be mentioned as a big issue immediately after they surgery and mentioned a lot as an issue several weeks after the surgery.

I ask for two reasons. I work from home and sit a lot at my computer. And I have two very young children (13 months and 3) I know I can't lift them for several months after the surgery but I was hoping to counter that with lots of floor playing... It just makes me nervous/sad if I can't sit without pain.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 12:22 PM
Re: Why is it hurting to sit?

kimberely i felt so thrilled that right after surgery i could sit on soft surfaces and i thought i had escaped the painful sitting. The first week i had normal post surgery pain, weeks 2 and 3 terrible nerve pain in my legs and then low and behold weeks 4-5 (i am 5 weeks right now) it got painful to sit. Supposedly everything is very swollen now, part of the healing process. But then i see some folks still have this 3 months out too. I sit on one of those neck pillows (cheaper and softer than a donut pillow). I still cannot sit on hard surfaces.

And as far as lifting your children after surgery, i think you will still be needing them to climb in your lap. I have permanent weight lifting restrictions.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 01:20 PM
Re: Why is it hurting to sit?

I have trouble sitting on hard surfaces because it causes me immediate bladder irritation so I have to go NOW.Don't know why yet...
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Unread 11-23-2010, 03:59 PM
Re: Why is it hurting to sit?

It hurts to sit if the mesh is too tight or if its eroding into the urethra.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 10:11 PM
Re: Why is it hurting to sit?

i do not have mesh, it is the swelling that is hurting me, it is less this week, week 5
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