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Unread 02-27-2005, 07:59 AM
Almost 3 wks Post OP

My first post, had TAH/ BSO on Feb 8, 2004 I have read alot and am so thankful for this site. Thank you! My surgery went well. I have not had hardly any pain, not taking any pain meds but Motrim the first few days home. However, I will be three weeks on Tuesday and I 'm having pain. I guess this is normal? The healing? My doctor put me on Keflix at 2 weeks. The right side of my incision did not close. For some reason he stapled it different then the left side, which is closed. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone out there had little pain until 2 1/2 weeks. Kidneys hurts. I have done very well and I Praise God for that, I hurt worst now then the first 2 weeks. Dr found severe Endo with organs fused together in my back. He did an excellent job cleaning me out.
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Unread 02-27-2005, 08:17 AM
Almost 3 wks Post OP


It seems to be pretty normal to have an increase in discomfort at around three weeks. It could be from the last of the anesthesia and pain med effects wearing off, it could be that the nerves are starting to regenerate, it could be that the internal sutures are starting to dissolve, or it could be that you're more active now and the increased activity is pulling on the incision and internal sutures more than previously.

Back pain seems to be pretty common too since the back muscles are having to compensate for the weakened abdominal muscles. However, if it is your kidney area that's giving you problems, it wouldn't hurt to call your doctor again, just to be on the safe side. It might be nothing, but you want to rule out a kidney infection.

Hope you're feeling better soon. Best wishes for an uneventful recovery,


Unread 02-27-2005, 01:52 PM
almost 3 weeks

Hey surgery buddy! I had my TAH on Feb. 8th! I know what you mean about the pain. I actually felt worse than the day I had the hyst. The last couple days I have felt pretty good so that's a blessing but not to long ago I was shuffling around crying my eyes out!!! Hang in there. I think the saying goes " things have to get worse before they get better" Also remeber God will never give you more than you can handle!!! Keep healing and take care of yourself!!!!

shorty 75
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Unread 02-27-2005, 02:45 PM
Almost 3 wks Post OP

Also had TAH/BSO on Feb 8. This 3rd week has been the worst though. My husband thinks I should call the doctor, but after reading your posts, I'm thinking that this must normal. Belly is more tender than before. The healing process, I guess. Also have a problem with painful gas in the mornings, and muscle contraction at the completion of urinating. Am hoping this will all pass with time. Otherwise, it's not been a bad experience at all.
Unread 02-27-2005, 05:49 PM
Almost 3 wks Post OP

I'm sorry you are having more pain now, but was glad to read your post as I am in the same place. I had my TAH/BSO on 2-7, felt really good until a couple of days ago. Now I am very sore and having a burning pain in the left side of my vertical incision. I think I have probably been doing to much. So lets take in easy for a couple of more days and see if pain gets better. Good luck and take care of yourself.
Unread 02-28-2005, 08:39 AM
Almost 3 wks Post OP

hey systers...I had my TAH on the 9th of Feb. and while I am doing alot better the cramping is really bothering me. I had some burning going on last week and my Doc. said it was from overdoing it so am now resting more and taking it easy. I am so bored I can't stand it...Thank you for this helps to know I am not alone out here. Rest seems to be the key here and I am for whatever it takes to get back to normal again. Hang in there ladies it's got to get better!
Unread 02-28-2005, 09:54 AM
Almost 3 wks Post OP

Amen to all you wonderful sisters who are right there with me. I think Sashi said it so well, in that the numbing is leaving the stitches and tummy area so I think we are feeling all the nerve regeneration etc. Also, the bladder spasms must be coming out because of the same reason. It is so good to hear that we are all not alone.
Keep me posted and I promise to do the same!
Unread 02-28-2005, 10:18 AM
Almost 3 wks Post OP

Hi everyone, I too had surgery on the 8th. I'm fortunate in that I don't have children still living at home and the husband takes good care of me, but yesterday I wanted to cook dinner for a change. After making a quick, but tasty dinner, I felt the burning and twinges of pain near and around my abdominal incision. Other than folding clothes and watering plants, that's about the most I've done since the surgery. After resting a few hours, the pain subsided and all was well. I can't stress enough the importance of taking it slow and easy. We don't want to solve our problems at the expense of making more...
Unread 02-28-2005, 10:39 AM
Almost 3 wks Post OP

I, too, had a TAH BSO on Feb 8th. Most of the burning pain is gone for me, but when I overdo I can feel a pulling type of pain just to the left of my bikini incision. It sure doesn't take much to overdo either! I went to church yesterday, and from simply sitting on the wooden bench in an upright position for too long, I had that pulling pain again. I went home, took some tyolenol, grabbed my heating pad and headed for bed. DH was a doll. He had meetings after church, (he's in the Elder's quorum at our church) but he cancelled and opted to stay home with me because he was worried. An hour in bed with my heating pad, and my DH, and I felt much better. It sure doesn't take running a marathon to overdo at this stage of our recovery! Today I feel wonderful again. While I like feeling this good, it's dangerous for me, because I start feeling like I can do things I shouldn't be doing, then I get discouraged and cry like a silly li'l kid when I end up back in bed. Silly me!


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