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You may think you're ready...think again You may think you're ready...think again

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Unread 11-07-2005, 09:00 PM
You may think you're ready...think again

Hi, all!

Listen, I'm 5 months out and have felt terrific for the past month, walking, doing all the regular normal stuff I did before and so much more.

Warning - I cleaned my carpets Saturday and by Saturday evening I felt a little tired and my belly had swelled slightly. Woke up Sunday morning and looked like I was about 5 months pregnant and had some very blushy spotting. I felt like a rung out dishrag. So, I stayed off my feet today and ibupofened myself every 4-6 hours. Feeling better now but I'd really recommend that before you do anything you feel like you can do, stop and consider that maybe you feel ok on the outside, but you're still healing on the inside.
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Unread 11-07-2005, 09:05 PM
You may think you're ready...think again

I hear you on that one sister!!!! Last month I hoped the fence, and the next morning I was sore and swelled. Thank goodness for running pants, they can keep up with swelly belly.
I now realize that it really can take a year or more to be completely healed.
Please sisters, be kind to yourself and take it easy!!
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Unread 11-07-2005, 09:08 PM
You may think you're ready...think again

going deer hunting here at about 2 1/2 months post op. not likin the hoppin the fence and hurting after thing!! guess i will try to avoid the fences. lol was thinkin og trying to climb in to a stand though. hmmm maybe not. time will tell. hope i at least get a deer!!!! for my suffering
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Unread 11-07-2005, 09:10 PM
You may think you're ready...think again

Thanks for the warning ladies. I was feeling pretty good lately and am getting ready to do the heaving holiday cleaning -- including cleaning the carpets. I guess I'll ask for some help on that one!
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Unread 11-07-2005, 09:37 PM
You may think you're ready...think again

I am almost 5 months and I stepped up on a porch that was only one step with no railing or anything to hang on to. The step was about two feet up and I was sore for the rest of the evening. I guess I haven't healed yet! Ouch!!!
Debbie
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Unread 11-07-2005, 09:47 PM
You may think you're ready...think again

I am 3 months post op. I did some fall cleaning yesterday in the kitchen. I definitely overdid it. My swelly belly is back, I have more right sided pain than usual. I am physically exhausted, so much so that I went to bed at 8:30 and didn't wake up till 6:15 this morning, then I took a half hour nap during my lunch hour at work today. I know it takes time but these setbacks are getting rather annoying because I'm ready to move on with my life.
Michelle
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Unread 11-08-2005, 01:27 AM
You may think you're ready...think again

Hi Ladies, just wondering if anyone knows why the belly swells, Im 3 mons post op and have been really good at taking things easy but the other day decided to carry the carpet cleaner upstairs and by the evening my belly was quite swollen and sore, I did have cramps but I have been having these for weeks, just wondering. I need to start doing something, the weather here in Enland is dark, damp and foggy so if Im sitting around the house it makes me feel really low.

TAH, BSO
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Unread 11-08-2005, 02:30 AM
You may think you're ready...think again

Yes,
I was wondering why the belly swells too

How long should we leave it before...
We clean carpets
Jump a fence
Carry the hoover upstairs (should I invest on a second cheapie hoover upstairs so Hubby does not have to carry it up there )

What else should we not do and for how long?

best wishes
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Unread 11-08-2005, 03:01 AM
You may think you're ready...think again

Hi Eastbourne, just curious what sort of after care you have in your area? Im from the Gateshead area and find it strange that after surgery I waited 11 weeks to see consultant we had a very brief chat, he seemed to dismiss any pains Id been having as normal at this stage, I had quick internal then was discharged and that was that. I should be grateful he was happy at how well I was doing. I feel I still have a long way to go and would find it very beneficial if there was a menopause clinic or someone who I could talk especially trying to sort out the pros and cons of hrt. Dont really want to bombard my gp everytime something crops up. I have already been to see him about 4 times since surgery.
Hope your recovering well from your surgery.

tah, bso, verical incision.
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Unread 11-08-2005, 04:07 AM
You may think you're ready...think again

HI! Sorry to hear that! I have been back to weight training now for a few weeks and I feel soooo good....no pains what so ever in tummy or pelvic. But you know me, I still am working on having sex with no discomfort....go to the Dr's. today and then on Nov. 30. Sex is better than before though! Take Care and ((HUGS))
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