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Achy legs anyone? Achy legs anyone?

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Unread 10-12-2007, 10:06 PM
Achy legs anyone?

I have had achey legs since my surgery. The pains get worse when I walk my usual 3-5 miles. I just bear with the pain because fittness is a big part of my health regiment.
Soon after surgery, I was diagnosed with diabetes. I was borderline @ two years ago, but was on the road to recovery--then the fibroids and great loss of blood leading to anemia put a halt to my concerns with being "borderline". I did not have the energy to keep up with the regiment, I had a new battle--getting a hysterectomy and healing. I am now thinking that my pain stems from the diabetes. I have lost weight and am watching cholesterol and doing all I can to stay healthy. I too have to eat 1 banana a day as well as take my meds. This site has been a blessing to me. Maybe as I learn more about how to deal with these symptoms I can help another hyster sister to cope.
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Unread 10-12-2007, 11:49 PM
Achy legs anyone?

I'm glad to see Im not the only one I woke up on sunday night and thought for sure I had a blood cot. Called the doc monday a.m. he did not seem to concerned told me to take it easy not to walk too much what ever too much is???
Unread 10-13-2007, 08:00 AM
Achy legs anyone?

Originally Posted by MissKris71
Lisaanne2: try if you can do it(even better if someone else can for you because of bending) warmed lotion with a bit of peppermint extract drops in it to massage in the legs. It feels great, and helps with some of the cramping feeling.
I had the compression boots too , (I have a high risk factor for clots), and laying in the hospital bed after too long one gets crampy.After the boots came off(it felt kinda nice having my lower legs "massaged " like that!) It did feel good to stretch and move my legs a bit and take small walks because of just lying there, blood and circulation build up, and anethesia build up in the body, one gets leg cramps .

At home it is good to take small walks at first around your house occasionally to get the blood flowing in them legs!It eases up some of the cramping. If that doesn't ease or help a little and it is still very uncomfortable or if you had a previous medical condtion surgery may have aggrivated it, so speak your physician of course if it is or gets severe, or worse.
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Unread 10-13-2007, 05:43 PM
Achy legs anyone?

Hello sleeplessinCA,

Don't feel bad to have had concerns to call your doctor. It is better to be safe than sorry. I called also when I had seriouse concerns because I had to have peace of mind. Keep streatching and start of walking slowly. Listen to your body. Take care and rest often. Pamper the Princess often.

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Unread 10-13-2007, 05:46 PM
Achy legs anyone?

MissKris71, This is a great idea!! I used this often and not only did it do wonders for the cool sensation in my legs and feet, it also helped me to relax. I still use the mints each time I work out as a refreshing for my spirit and mind.

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Unread 10-15-2007, 07:16 AM
Achy legs anyone?

Originally Posted by sleeplessinCA
I'm glad to see Im not the only one I woke up on sunday night and thought for sure I had a blood cot. Called the doc monday a.m. he did not seem to concerned told me to take it easy not to walk too much what ever too much is???

I had a blood vessel near a site worked on in my inner thigh near my groin burst last week which felt like one could imagine, and when I went to see the Doc last week with deep pain from internally as well(it was mesh jabbing me come to find out), he was like, "eh, it happens." I mentioned it hurt for a full 24 hrs , now complete with a decent sized purple bruising/blood under the skin, and he was like "so?"

I will be happy when this is all behind me! I am hoping what I endured previous , pre surgery will be" it", with surgery now completed, in time feeling much better it will all be worth it, right?!
Unread 12-08-2007, 10:12 PM
Achy legs anyone?

I am so glad I found this thread. Everyone has described exactly what I am feeling at 3 weeks post op. My doctor said the achy legs was all part of recovery with not being as active. I did start eating bananas a couple of days ago but I will be adding Gatorade. I have been walking more too.

Thank you Thank you

PS I was getting very concerned.

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