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Unread 07-05-2007, 06:13 AM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op

Dear Mary1, ZuZus Petals, and Lisanne2,

I hope everyone heals soon. I also feel worse than I did a week ago. I now have a sore on my incision. I was "cut" from beneath my breast to as far as they could go. I had a 15 pound tumor that was removed. a complete hyssterectomy and had my appendict removed. I am a small woman, 90 pounds and have lost another 10 pounds. I feel weak and tired all the time. I can't wait to go back to the doctor August 17th.

Love to all.
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Unread 07-05-2007, 06:26 PM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op


Went to a pelvic pain specialist. Moment dr. touched my stomach I practically jumped off the table. Dr. knew exactly what was wrong. The stitches inside haven't healed as the outside incision and it is causing hyper sensitivity to pain. Dr prescribe the lidocaine patches will try them tonight and also another pain medicine to replace the advil. Keep taking the tylenol and the new medicine together. Hopefully this will help.

Dr. also recommending an abdominal ultrasound instead of an mri. I'll see how the patch and drugs make me feel before I go for the abdominal ultrasound. I definitely did not want to go for the mri. The goal for July is not to be a pincushion. I go back to the dr. in 4 weeks. I just hope this relieves the pain and the pain will go away.

Go figure, these gyn/oncs do these operations hundreds of times. You would think they would encounter something like this and be able to recommend a solution instead of not believing that you are still in pain!

You have to be your own advocate. I'm a firm believer, I should know if something is not right and that's why I'm here but then I have gotten lectures from the doctor how I should have gone to the emergency room instead of waiting until the next day.

Good luck to all!
Unread 07-06-2007, 06:32 AM
Naval Pain

Dear Zippee,

I am still on the Lidocaine Patch but it gives me temporary relief, about 50 %, but it does help. At least with the patch I am able to wear clothing and it doesn't hurt my abdomin. My husband is so upset that he said Monday morning he is calling the doctor and telling him he has do something. I don't want him to but he said that what I am experiencing is not right. He does not understand why we women have to endure this pain.

I hope the patch helps you, I know it will give you some relief but remember it will not heal anything it just helps with the pain.
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Unread 07-07-2007, 09:53 PM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op

Hi Sosore,

The patch is definitely helping. I tried taking the new medicine except that makes me nauseous. The dr wants me to try half. I'll see. I'm still a little bit dizzy from the medicine or it could be the combination of tylenol and advil and the lidocaine patch. I think I'll just try it with the tylenol and lidocaine patch. The pain isn't gone completely but it was amazing waking up with no pain and stretching without having to draw in like a turtle.

Being pain-free is part/goal of the healing process. I was so use to being in pain before my first surgery, removal of fibroids, a memectomy??? that I was amazed and astonished when I woke up one day pain-free. It was like a whole new world opened up. This is why this pain episode is extremely upsetting to me. I exchanged one problem, non stop bleeding for non stop pain.

I'm still looking for a new gyn/onc who is more responsive.

Good Luck
Unread 07-08-2007, 07:09 AM
Naval Pain

Dear Zippee,

I am so glad you are finally getting some relief. I know the medicine makes you dizzy, it does me also, but I'll take the being dizzy over all the pain. The patch doesn't completely take away my pain but it does help. In fact right now I'm very dizzy and am having difficulty writing this but again, I'll take the way I'm feeling over pain.

Let's hope this helps us untill we can completely heal.

Hang in there, there is a light beyond the tunnel.

Hope I didn't make too many mistakes in my typing.
Unread 07-08-2007, 08:03 AM
post op navel pain

I had a total hysterectomy last Aug. with removal of both ovaries. I too had pain at my navel several weeks later. It felt like it was pulling some too. My doctor said it was normal healing of the nerves that had been cut during surgery. He explained that they actually have to go that high internally when they're removing everything. Now I don't know if yours is more severe than mine, but the discomfort did go away after awhile. Ask your doctor if it doesn't improve. I hope this helps!
Unread 07-08-2007, 10:17 AM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op

My lap incision on my belly button gets easily iritated and doesn't like me wearing anything tight near it... I've found fold down waistbands to be the best for me (I don't fold them down) - it's looser and works for me... Take care!
Unread 07-08-2007, 12:17 PM
Naval Pain

Dear metime and Uterusfreeat41,

I am going on 10 weeks and am still having pain on my incision near my naval and my naval feels like a rubber band ready to snap. I have noticed that the pain in my incision above my naval, (they had to cut from under my breast to as far as they could go), has gone away. The patch that my family doctor prescribed for me helps and the pain medication helps. I also wear roll down waitstbands as it does help with the naval area.

Thank you both for the info.
Unread 07-12-2007, 08:22 AM
antibiotics did the trick-3rd round was the charm

My Last round of antibiotics did the trick. I am feeling much better. Keep up the heat on your doctors so that they listen and really treat what is wrong. Still moving slow and steady, walking everyday, eating right( most of the time)
Good wishes out to all my sisters that are in the 3rd month post op!
Take care and keep getting better every day!
Unread 07-12-2007, 08:27 AM
Naval Pain

Dear ZuZuPetals,

I am so happy for you. I can't wait until I can say I am feeling better.


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