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Unread 03-28-2004, 08:29 AM
Pelvic discomfort.

Hello ladies! I had my surgery 3/10/04 and since then I've had the leg and hip pain, backache and fatigue. But I think the worst feeling that I've had and still have is the pelvic discomfort. Heck!
I've never had a time when I could't even wear undies. Anything that touches that area and my abdomen almost hurts. Have any of you experienced this? Silly as it sounds, it's making me a little nervous. Please help!

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Unread 03-28-2004, 07:05 PM
Pelvic discomfort.


I had the pelvic , hip , and backache problems as well as fatigue. It took me a long time to heal. I think we are all different in this regard. It seemed to take more out of me than I thought it would. I was a good princess and rested and took it east for 6 weeks post op and some afterwards.

I would see what the dr says about your pain . It should help give you peace of mind just to have it checked out.

Unread 03-29-2004, 05:38 AM
Pelvic discomfort.


Sorry to hear that you are suffering, I too found this pain to be very difficult to take. Immediately after surgery my hips, thighs and buttocks were in agony, after any exertion I felt like I had got the flu, I had a numb left butt cheek (fun huh!) sitting for any length of time was a nightmare. I have now been left with coccydinia (severe tailbone pain). My GP is not very helpful I was just given Vioxx to help with the pain and inflammation, but couldn't offer any long term assistance with the pain. I have been told that it was problably due to the way I was hauled about during surgery.

But I can tell you that the aching hips should lessen over time, but even now 5 months on, I still find it difficult to stand up straight for any length of time, and when I get tired (very often!!) the first thing I feel is that nagging old hip/buttock and thigh pain.

Keep smilin, I think we just have to give ourselves time to heal, much longer than we at first thought.

Take care

Liverpool Lady
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Unread 03-29-2004, 07:43 AM
Pelvic discomfort.


Your tummy will most likely be tender for a while. Those nerves that have been cut will tingle and give you little twinges from time to time as well. A lot of us went "commando" or "free spirit" in the early days post op. It was so much more comfortable. I would wear a loose comfortable nightgown and a pair of socks. Sometimes I would put on a loose pair of cotton jammie pants and t-shirt....but I didn't wear anything that rubbed or put any pressure on my tummy.

Good luck to you.
Unread 03-29-2004, 08:36 AM
Pelvic discomfort.

Yes, no underwear for at least a week or two. For the first four days I only wore a tee shirt gown and socks. Then started wearing a tee shirt and lounge pants. Now that I'm wearing underwear, I'm still wearing big underwear! They have to completely cover my belly to be comfortable.
One of my biggest pains right now is the fact that I still can't lay on my side to sleep and when I get up in the morning my lower back hurts soooo bad!
But, it will all eventually go away in time.
Think positive.
Unread 03-29-2004, 10:07 AM
Pelvic discomfort.

it does help going commando as long as stitches aren't dissolving and causing the need of a pad or pantiliner. I think I went almost 4 weeks until I started wearing underwear again unless I absolutely had to, then I would try to wear granny panties or a fanny shaper as I call them, they had a little bit of reinforcement that would help with the swelly belly, didn' start wearing thongs until about 6 weeks.

It does get better and I know what you mean about sleeping on the back, I am a side sleeper and eventually was able to use body pillow and slept much better with that wedged between my side and the bed.


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