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Unread 07-09-2006, 08:04 AM
4 wk Post-op appt w/ Dr...

Helloooooo Sisters , Friday I had my 4 wk post-op visit, the nurse didnt like that I still walk s-l-o-w, I told her it was painful to walk. The Dr came in and said I "looked good and everything is healing as it should"...said I should begin aqautic therapy to strengthen my muscles....he examined 'internally' as well and said all is healing fine...BUT Fri nite I woke up at 2 am and was in pain for nearly 3 hours...it was a burning pain on the left of my insicion ( I have had this before but worse then)..I had to take a Rx Percocet..I felt like a baby cuz I had been off the pain Rx for 2 weeks....I did forget to ask when I can vacuum and cut the grass..(I miss working in my yard)....anyone think it is too soon?...Thanx for listening...Sister Juls
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Unread 07-09-2006, 08:13 AM
4 wk Post-op appt w/ Dr...

At four weeks I was just starting to drive again and it was pretty painful getting into and out of a car. I started work back after 6 weeks and my collegues said I walked like a penguin until 8 weeks (I wasn't aware!). I used rx darvocet and graduated to motrin as needed. You are not a baby for needing the pain meds. This was major surgery. I could not have vacuumed or cut grass at 4 weeks, but that's just me. I was still going up stairs slowly at that point. But, I won't discount the importance of doing something you love-I'd say do what you can but listen to your body. I remember feeling great and doing things then paying for it for a couple of days after-it still felt great to do those things-just a bummer when I was sore and tired.
Unread 07-09-2006, 09:21 AM
4 wk Post-op appt w/ Dr...

Hi - It was my 4 week anniversary last Thursday and I am still in pain, I walk very slow and hunched and I still have not got dressed. I def could not drive a car or go outside the house. I am getting worried and frustrated and depressed - I feel like I will never be any better. Dont know how I will make it to the hospital for 6 week check up in a week and a half.

TAH/BSO + tumour (benign thank god)
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Unread 07-09-2006, 11:23 PM
4 wk Post-op appt w/ Dr...

Yes, four weeks is too soon! If you do it (vacuum, mow, rake, etc.) as the least, you will be in pain for days (not just two or three hours). Is it worth it to you? Wait the extra two to four weeks and get your doctor's blessing. If you must clean and organize, do your drawers!

* bacardi, Cut yourself some slack. Your body has been through SO MUCH. Everyone heals at different paces. You'll get there. This too shall pass!

to both of you!
Unread 07-10-2006, 09:54 AM
4 wk Post-op appt w/ Dr...

Hmmm ... a post-op check-up, hey? Funny, they didn't mention that when I left the castle. Apart from district nurse coming to my house after five days to relieve me of the staples, have seen or heard from no-one! Am beginning to believe the media about how our NHS is in a mess!!!!!!!!!
Unread 07-10-2006, 10:29 AM
4 wk Post-op appt w/ Dr...

blue 2, I too was told nothing about a post-op check. I was told to make an appointment to get the staples out at the clinic but when I asked the Dr when I should set up the post op check he said I could make it at 8 weeks if I wanted to. I was surprised. Took me 5 weeks to decide that I would be more comfortable to be given the go ahead so I made the appointment. Makes you wonder doesn't it?
Unread 07-10-2006, 01:00 PM
4 wk Post-op appt w/ Dr...

Hi Sister Sandy,
Thanx for that - guess I'll make an appointment with my GP (family doc) now. Hope you are okay and everything's feeling good. x
Unread 07-10-2006, 06:33 PM
4 wk Post-op appt w/ Dr...

blue2--I wouldn't knock your NHS until you have tried it on the other side first!! Talk about a mess!! You had a nurse actually come into your home?! Unheard of in the US.

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