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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.
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.