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Unread 01-12-2005, 08:49 PM
sitting in a chair--hurts more or just me?

today is my second week anniversary. I was supposed to have my post-op but we got caught in traffic so its rescheduled to friday.

I have been working really hard at doing nothing but must confess that sitting in the bedroom gets lonely after a while. I have noticed that sitting in a chair--like at the computer---or upright on the sofa, leads to discomfort in the tummy region. If my feet are up in front of me I don't have as much of a problem. The discomfort goes away if I go back to bed and take some motrin.

I haven't had a lot of pain at my incision --more above the line, so to speak. The thing I have noticed most is this sitting thing. Is anyone else having a similiar experience or have any sort of thoughts on why this is?
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Unread 01-12-2005, 09:07 PM
sitting in a chair--hurts more or just me?

I am experiencing the same thing. I started week 3 this past monday. If I recline back I feel so much better.
Unread 01-12-2005, 09:36 PM

I can't tell you exactly why, except that sitting you are putting extra pressure on that abdomen. Reclining, even a little lets gravity work for you. I could stand, walk, do lots of things, but sitting for long periods of time hurt for a few months.

My doc's instructions said to get off your feet and recline at least two times a day for an hour each for the first 4 weeks.

I thought that worked pretty good-I did my walking, light housework, etc in between.

Take care of yourself, and enjoy lounging-I moved from the sofa bed, to the couch, to the recliner, and back to the the sofa bed, then up to my own bed-just for variety!

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Unread 01-12-2005, 09:54 PM
sitting in a chair--hurts more or just me?

Yeh...I agree...even at 11 weeks post op...I find when I come home from work I want to lay down...not just cause I'm tired but because it feels better.
Unread 01-12-2005, 10:11 PM
sitting in a chair--hurts more or just me?

I'm so glad to know this isn't unusual! I will be 6 weeks post op tomorrow and still have difficulty sitting upright for a long peroid of time. I expected it the first few weeks but thought it should be gone by now.
Unread 01-13-2005, 06:50 AM
sitting in a chair--hurts more or just me?

I'm into my sixth week and sitting up for short periods is still painful. I started going back to work this past Monday (1/2 days) and about an hour after sitting at my desk, I couldn't take the sharp pain. Had to leave. It seems to only be in one particular area away from the incision.
As soon as I lay down, it subsides.

How do you know if it is a healing pain vs. an adhesion pain??
Unread 01-13-2005, 09:15 AM
sitting in a chair--hurts more or just me?

Hi. I am seven weeks post op. does get better. I felt the same discomfort while sitting up. Kind of a dull ache and a pulling sensation.

Gravity plays a BIG part in this. Sitting in a restaurant at five weeks post op was uncomfortable and a bit painful after about an hour.

Now, I can sit up longer with less pain. It is slow, but it does get better.

Unread 01-13-2005, 09:24 AM
sitting in a chair--hurts more or just me?

Im 6 wks too and for me sometimes it hurts alot.
I have pain down there and also above my pubic bone. Like a grapefruit insides me pushing down. I saw the doc today and of course he saw nothing. I told he he wouldnt.
Its like above where my cuff would be. anway my doc said I could go back to my OB and I said there is no where Im going back to him but I would go to another one and of course he said another might not see my but wait and see what happens with the pain and pressure and if its not better we would talk about at least getting an ultrasound.
I know you all are feeling the same as me with me pain with sitting but what about the other that goes with it. anyone?
Unread 01-14-2005, 03:22 AM
sitting in a chair--hurts more or just me?

I'm 7 1/2 weeks, and have just finished my first week back at work. I'm a legal secretary sitting in front of a computer all day...when I do get up and move its to lift and carry HEAVY files. I found the first couple of days, when I finished at 3 o'clock instead of 5 that I was fine, tired and a bit swollen but no pain. by friday I worked until 5 and not only am I exhausted by my tummy is so swollen and tender, itching internally around my scar....I couldnt believe that I could be so 3pm I am nearly in tears with tiredness.....and the return to work has seen the return of insomnia....go figure.

Apart from that work is great and my brain slowly got working again after a few days.


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