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Unread 10-12-2004, 06:44 PM
Church, how soon can I sit through half a service

I feel fine now & was hoping to go to half a church service this week, 12 days after surgery, should I be ok? When did you try going back to church & how'd you do?
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Unread 10-12-2004, 06:51 PM
Church, how soon can I sit through half a service

I WENT ALONG 3WKS POST OP.
I WAS DRIVEN THERE AND BACK AND I HAD CUSHIONS TO SUPPORT MY BACK WHICH HELPED.
YOU WILL KNOW YOURSELF HOW LONG YOU CAN SIT IN ONE POSITION FOR COMFORTABLY.
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Unread 10-12-2004, 06:52 PM
Church, how soon can I sit through half a service

I went to a Sunday night service on day 13 after surgery. I would certainly recommend resting a LOT before and after....have someone drive you to the door, or park close. Sit and let people come to YOU to say hello!
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Unread 10-12-2004, 07:18 PM
Church, how soon can I sit through half a service

Hello,
I went to church only 4 days post-op and only attended sevice no Sunday school so it was about 1 hour and 15 min. I was a bit uncomfortable did some squirming, but overall I was fine. I think you will know if you are ready or not. I am just not one to be able to sit still real long. Good luck and you will be in my prayers.

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Unread 10-12-2004, 07:32 PM
Church, how soon can I sit through half a service

Hi, I went at 3 weeks(a few days short of 3 wks) and did not do so well. I had the tvh and also the bladder sling which brings with it the incisions in your groin. I was running out of pain meds so didn't take any that day and had to call my doctor that night I hurt so badly. By the time I got home the pain was out of control and I had a very hard time getting rid of it.
I would say it depends on what else you have been doing because I think my situation was a cumulation of things. When I talked to the dr that night he was not happy with me and said I had obviously over-done. Who would have thought sitting in church could be over doing, but it was.
Only you can read your body. Does it hurt to sit? It still hurts me some, so I am kind of slow I think.

Blessings, Rita TVH with bladder sling and rectocele repair
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Unread 10-12-2004, 07:49 PM
Church, how soon can I sit through half a service

I wanted to go to church after one week. But there was no way-- I was way too tired. I did go at one day shy of two weeks. My husband drove. I sat on a pillow and had one in between the seatbelt and my belly. I took the one pillow in to sit on for service. Our service is about an hour and a half or more. I did pretty well. I didn't get up and down everytime everyone else did. I was tired later but it felt good to be able to go worship again.

I agree with the others --go with how you are feeling. Rest up plenty the day before. Take your pain meds if needed before you leave. It helped me tremendously.

Good luck to you. God speed.
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Unread 10-12-2004, 08:44 PM
Church, how soon can I sit through half a service

I went 10 days post-op (TAH). My daughter was in a performance so I only had to sit for about 30 minutes. DH parked at the door and I sat near the back in case I had to leave early. Turned out I did okay, (albeit walking slowly and doing lots of shifting in my seat to reduce the pressure in my belly). *I should note that I only live 3 minutes from the church so it did not involve much of a car ride, and was a relatively risk-free adventure*

Listen to your body and take it slow. If you feel like going to church will help you emotionally by getting you out of the house, it's probably worth a try if you think it will lift your spirits, (no pun intended)
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Unread 10-12-2004, 09:06 PM
Church, how soon can I sit through half a service

Hi!

I went to church 16 days after my TAH/BSO last summer. My husband dropped me off as close to the front door as we could get without riding into the building! I wore my surgical binder for extra support, and sat for the entire service. No kneeling or standing. I just sat, listened, and sang. It felt good to be back after missing two Sundays! I was a little tired when I got home, but the happiness I felt after being with my church family made up for the fatigue.

Should YOU go to church? I would say that you ought to give it a try, and if you're too uncomfortable you can always get up and leave. The Lord understands!
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Unread 10-12-2004, 10:34 PM
Church, how soon can I sit through half a service

Hi,

I had a LAVH and went to one hour church service 3 days postop. It was somewhat uncomfortable. I then wandered through the grocery store with my family, but no lifting anything or pushing cart. I was quite tired upon returning home. I went to church again the next week and it was much easier. I was glad to have gone both times. I would feel awkward not attending church unless I was really ill.

Best wishes,

Judy
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Unread 10-12-2004, 10:51 PM
Church, how soon can I sit through half a service

I went 11 days post-op and it was the best medicine I could ever ask for! DH parked me right at the front door and walked me in! My church family was so shocked to see me there! I really wanted to go on post-op day 4 but DH and mother-in- love said NO! Just praising and worshipping was truly healing to me! To know what the Lord had just brought me through and I was there just giving Him all the praise!
I guess I am really spoiled! I am blessed to also work at my church! I am the assistant to our Pastor and I missed not getting to worship and hear the Word of God being shared!
Please listen to your body and do what you think is best for you! I know that it was a blessing for me!

Take care and know that we will be praying for you!
TTFN,
Renee' <><
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