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Warning Sisters Please Be Careful Warning Sisters Please Be Careful

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Unread 01-22-2005, 06:02 PM
Warning Sisters Please Be Careful

Hey fellow sisters. I am almost at my 3 month point but I found myself in the ER last night with extreme pain. I have been quite careful with myself during my first 8 weeks but then found myself doing more as I felt better. Now I have an office job and have been doing much of my regular work including making booklets with a binding machine. I didnt think that this would be a huge problem. But on Wednesday I found myself in quite a bit of pain. Thinking that this was normal 'over-doing it' pain and that I might just need to be careful and take some pain pills. But by last nite i just could not take the pain and had to get my dh to take me to the ER.

OK now for the diagnosis : apparently I tore an inner lining of my incision and the dr could feel it through my skin. I have been stuck back on strict bedrest for the rest of the weekend and possibly a few more days.

Had to warn you all and to encourage anyone if you are going thru this and unsure of what to do i ask you to get checked out and if you are not then please be careful.

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Unread 01-22-2005, 06:43 PM
Warning Sisters Please Be Careful

Thank you Linda for the post...I would be one of those that should probably listen to your message. I'm listening loud and clear. I don't want to mess up my recovery and as for you I wish you well on your healing.
I feel so bad for you, how long does the doctor think it will take to heal itself? I can't even imagine the pain.

And get lots of rest
Unread 01-22-2005, 07:20 PM
Warning Sisters Please Be Careful

Thank you so much for the warning. It will help us all to remember to be careful! I'm so sorry that this happened to you. Please take care of yourself and keep us posted!
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Unread 01-22-2005, 08:16 PM
Warning Sisters Please Be Careful

Thanks for the post Linda. I hope that you are feeling better soon. I think that I am guilty of trying to do too much. I will take your advise. Thanks.
Unread 01-22-2005, 08:35 PM
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Wow, how timely for me. I don't come around here much anymore, but thought I'd drop by. Yours was the first post on the list.

I'm at 13 weeks. That would be 3 months and a week, or something like that.

I went for a bike ride today with a group. I've never done that before and we rode in a city where I don't live. They went about 30 miles. I was in it for the long haul because I didn't know how to get back on my own. I've never done 30 miles before. I feel like 5 weeks again. No sharp pain or anything. I just feel heavy, dull not-quite-pain pain.

When will this recovery ever end? I have so much more energy now that when the alien football was eating my blood supply. Now that it's gone, all that energy is mine and I want to use it!
Unread 01-22-2005, 08:38 PM
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Oh Linda how awful for you. :cry:

I haven't heard of this happening. It sounds like it couldn't be helped. There was nothing you did wrong.

Can you tell anymore about it? Looking at my surgery report it says, the rectus sheath was stitched and then the subcutaneous (skin layer) was stapled. So that makes two layers of stitching one inside, one outside. Was your tear on the inside sheath? It must be the same thing as," inner lining". So laying still will make it mend? How are you going to know if and when it is healed enough to trust it again? I'm sorry for all the questions, I know you don't have those answers now. I'm just so sorry this has happened.

Thanks for telling us, you're a true sister to warn us too.

Heal well,
Unread 01-23-2005, 09:45 AM
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Acording to the ER dr it is the Rectus Sheath that seemed to tear away. He said its common to have it happen and when it does you can usually know that you have this injury by being able to feel just below the skin level and you can feel a lumpy type of injury. When you press it it will feel like you have just come out of surgery. But I had felt that lump a few days before and was wondering what it was. But this dr said that it gets inflamed and then swells so that you can feel it through the skin. His recommendation was to be on strict bedrest and take Advil and Tylenol #3 for a few days and see if that helps. I am on day 3 now since seeing hm and I can say that I am feeling better. I just never want any of you do ever go through this. Please take care sisters.

Unread 01-23-2005, 09:55 AM
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So sorry to hear you news. Thanks so much for sharing it. I think we often look at the outside and forget how delicate inside we really are.

You take care and I send you my love.

Tricia x x x

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