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  #1  
Unread 10-27-2007, 04:27 PM
Normal or not?

Hi everyone, thought that I would get some advice from the experts!

I am 15 days post op and have been feeling relatively great. Took one pain pill this week and other than that, I'm just relying on the occasional Ibuprofen. Until today that is. I am weak, dizzy, nauseated and crampy. It's out of the blue and I guess I'm kinda concerned. My bladder feels funny today also. Like it's heavy or something and there is a stabbing pain when I initially start to urinate. I'm wondering if I'm getting a UTI or if this is normal post op pain because I overdid things. What do you think, does it warrant a page to the doc?

Thanks for all of your support!
Pam
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  #2  
Unread 10-27-2007, 04:36 PM
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I would call your doc. Do you have a fever?
  #3  
Unread 10-27-2007, 04:36 PM
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When in doubt, call the doc. You know your body and if something doesn't feel right, it's best to have it checked out.

Keep us posted! Will be thinking of you!
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Unread 10-27-2007, 04:38 PM
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psbromberg

I'm glad you've been feeling so well but it's vital not to overdo things in the initial weeks of healing. A hysterectomy is major surgery ~ even with a less invasive procedure.

It is important that you contact your doctor as soon as possible as something's obviously not right and you need it nipped in the bud.

It may help you to read the following HS article <link> Doing Too Much, Too Soon.

Will you let us know what the doctor says? I hope you're feeling alot better, very soon. Take care!

  #5  
Unread 10-27-2007, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply!!!

I guess it never hurts to call the dr if there's a question, right? I just needed validation that I'm not nuts! Hehe
Will let you all know what the dr says.

Thanks a ton,
Pam
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Unread 10-27-2007, 04:46 PM
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Pam, I think most of us felt really good by week 2 and that made us all over do things just a little.... then you don't feel so good...

But if you're having some pain when you are starting to urniate, I think I would rather be safe than sorry and call your Dr and see what he or she thinks ....

Let us know what you find out... Good Luck !!!
  #7  
Unread 10-27-2007, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the advice everyone! I called the surgeon and he told me to go to a walk in clinic. I did, and sure enough, I do have a UTI and he suspects infection of the surgery site but he couldn't prove it there. I am on broad spectrum antibiotic and am to follow up with the surgeon on Monday.

Thanks for telling me to listen to my body, it was right.

Pam
  #8  
Unread 10-27-2007, 08:06 PM
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Pam, thanks for letting us know. I'm so glad you went in. Be well.
  #9  
Unread 10-27-2007, 08:58 PM
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So glad you called your Dr. and went and got checked out!!!

Hope your feeling better real soon!!!
  #10  
Unread 10-28-2007, 03:55 AM
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Yes, I'm glad you called your doctor as well. I know I felt (and feel) kinda like a complete idiot for my "question of the day" routine I did the first week or so out of surgery. But you know what? I paid these people good money (well my insurance company did) to do what they did and also for the post-op care...and any question anyone has isn't stupid. It is always best to err on the safe side than to wait and have something REALLY bad happen. And that's what they've all been telling me, so it makes me feel even better.

Remember that old adage "there are no dumb questions"...it's always, always better to be safe than sorry.
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