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Unread 06-20-2006, 07:58 PM
increased activity/increased pain

I'm at six weeks, and this week I've really had to increase activity. First, it was back to work, but very part-time (just two part-days a week). But I've had to drive more, because my husband was called out of town by a family medical emergency. Before he was doing almost all the shopping, errands, and all but the easiest housework (he was a dream!) Just having him gone one day has made a difference. Even without heavy lifting, there is so much to do.

Then last night in the night I was woken by pain - short stabbing pains, but nothing that was heavy duty or really a shocker. I'm more sore today as well.

I'm trying to rest and pull back, but I have to keep going. Are most of you "handling life" at 6 weeks, and how's the pain?

Thanks everyone for this great site.


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Unread 06-21-2006, 04:40 AM
increased activity/increased pain

Jordanwrites, I know just how you feel.

I am trying to gradually increase what I do, in some cases I have no choice like you and have to do stuff. This always results in a bad day when I wake up sore.This morning I woke up at 5 with a sharp pain down my right side so I was looking to see if anyone had posted about it. (It's eased off now).
I tend to think that the pain and swelling is a the body telling you to slow down and I suppose if you look at the whole healing period as 6 months plus then feeling (as I do) like you are a couple of weeks behind your other sisters in healing is not so bad.

I had a couple of really good days in week 5 when I woke up feeling 'normal' - no pain -no tiredness. But that was after 2 days on the sun lounger with my dh coming home and cooking dinner....and that's just not my life.

Hope you have a better day today
best wishes
Unread 06-21-2006, 12:29 PM
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Thanks, I think seeing this as "6 months recovery" is really helpful. The way the doctor talks about 4-6 weeks is misleading in the big picture, even though the recovery at six weeks is remarkable. I'm paying close attention to make sure I take it easy, and I'm starting to think about being "still in recovery" rather than "at 6 weeks and back to work."

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Unread 06-21-2006, 12:42 PM
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Please remember that pain is your body telling you to slow down. If your dh will be back soon, then I say - let the house go. I was handling life at this point in very short spurts. My family was eating a lot of frozen dinners, stirfry's and casseroles. BTW - your dh sounds like he's been great. I hope everything's okay with the family.

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