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3 days post hysterectomy -  it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up 3 days post hysterectomy - it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up

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Unread 08-01-2020, 09:09 AM
3 days post hysterectomy - it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up

I never imagined how painful it would be afterwards, though it is less painful than what I was experiencing before surgery. It certainly is . I'm resting a lot and taking my meds on time. I had surgery on June 29th but it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up. Is this normal?
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Unread 08-01-2020, 01:39 PM
3 days post hysterectomy - it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up

I refused to take pain meds so i went full on naturally, accepting all pain, I couldnt sit up either, my boyfriend had to pull my arms to get me up and had to lower me down too. He helped me put pants and shoes and socks on. I think it was the gas that was most of the pain, in a few days it was so much better and the actual surgery incisions really didnt hurt that bad but he did have to help me put socks on for about 1-2 weeks.

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I never imagined how painful it would be afterwards, though it is less painful than what I was experiencing before surgery. It certainly is . I'm resting a lot and taking my meds on time. I had surgery on June 29th but it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up. Is this normal?
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Unread 08-01-2020, 05:53 PM
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I never imagined how painful it would be afterwards, though it is less painful than what I was experiencing before surgery. It certainly is . I'm resting a lot and taking my meds on time. I had surgery on June 29th but it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up. Is this normal?
I'm 21 days out from surgery. I took all pain meds as prescribed, got a refill of percocet, and have continued with ibuprofen even now.

I am still uncomfortable most of the time but the true pain is getting less and less. I'm still in pain to get up and down and don't want to bend all the way over to pick something up from the floor. I'm still using my grabby thing.

Today was the first day I got up from the couch and didn't have pain. It was marvelous. But then it hurt the rest of the day!

It's so hard for us to grasp how serious this surgery is. It's major. It's going to take some of us longer than 6-8 weeks to heal and move back into normal activities. Try to take your time and invest the time you need to heal now so you can ease back into normal without harming yourself!
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Unread 08-01-2020, 08:22 PM
Re: Had my hysterectomy finally!

Surgical pain is expected up to a week post op, it is ok, it will get better!
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Unread 08-02-2020, 04:17 AM
3 days post hysterectomy - it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up


If you join your recovery thread, you'll meet up with other sisters who had surgery last week, and you may find that many of them are experiencing the exact same thing. Many people don't realize how the simple act of sitting up uses the core muscles until they go through something like this, but as GPMS mentioned, it should abate as your recovery progresses. Wishing you all the best for a smooth recovery!
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Unread 08-02-2020, 06:51 AM
Re: 3 days post hysterectomy - it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up

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"Still"? Ah, dear one - you're just 3 days post-op, practically fresh out of surgery and it's major surgery indeed. You had 4-5 sets of ligaments and many blood vessels cut in addition to organ removal. All those tissues were stitched or cauterized and recovery has to be measured in weeks rather than days. We're our doctors' patients for up to 8 weeks with good reason. If you thought 3 days was enough to begin feel normal (or at least on your way to it), you'll need to adjust your expectations. Definitely not like getting over a stomach bug.

Sitting up uses your core, the very area which has been cut and stitched or cauterized, and everything is inflamed at this stage. Sitting up in bed made my butt cheeks numb , so I chose to recline in a comfy easy chair with strategically placed pillows so I could truly relax.

Since you've just joined us, you might find these resources helpful in knowing what to expect during these first weeks:I'd also like to invite you to connect with your Recovery Thread for women who had surgery the same week as you at Recovery Progress Reports for July 27-Aug 02. Recovery Threads are wonderful for getting support, comparing notes, encouraging others, and keeping one another company.

So rest, rest well - and cultivate lots of patience!

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Unread 08-03-2020, 02:45 AM
3 days post hysterectomy - it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up

Indeed rest rest rest.
I was told I’d be out the same day. I couldn’t imagine it.
I’m still in hospital. Had my surgery 1st of August 2020.
Having trouble peeing on my own so on catheter and training my bladder.
I knew it was going to be hell but is worse than I thought. I’ve had 6 other laparoscopies and this one by far the worst. Have had total hysterectomy and bladder pulled up.
Stitches everywhere and it is those that I feel. And my tummy needing to get into its place.

All good and time needed.
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Unread 08-03-2020, 08:35 PM
Re: 3 days post hysterectomy - it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up

Three days? I spent three days after my surgery in the hospital. Yes, you're going to hurt. You aren't going to be able to lie on your side for a few weeks. It will be a challenge getting in and out of bed and using the toilet. (Luckily, I have a towel bar right next to my toilet and used that.) Take it slowly, get plenty of rest (but also take two or three short walks a day), and give it time.
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Unread 08-03-2020, 09:44 PM
Re: 3 days post hysterectomy - it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up

I'm day 7 post op and I swear I've been killing myself getting in and out of bed. I'm single and my son's daily visit can only do so much. So 2 days ago I bought a bed assist from Amazon and it was the best money spent.. I can pull up on it with all of my weight as well as lower myself down gently. It's like a detachable bed rail that can go on any size bed (I have a king size). You definitely should give this a try. Good luck and speedy recovery to you.
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Unread 08-04-2020, 03:56 AM
Re: 3 days post hysterectomy - it's still hard to lay any way but on my back and it hurts to sit up

For getting in and out of bed google log roll after hysterectomy, it really does work. I was able to lay on my side with a pillow tucked into/under my belly about 4 days after surgery.
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