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Unread 01-25-2008, 06:52 AM
Exhausted & Sore 8-9 wks post-op

I went back to work full-time, 7 wks post-op. I am a supervisor in a large dept. store. I have to walk the store constantly, it seems like at least 2 miles. I move and lift merchandise. I am exhausted at the end of my shift. My belly's (I have 2, 1 under the incision & one on top) starts off small, by the end of the day it's huge & hard, & hurts to touch it. Yesterday, my day off I was useless. I took a 4 hour afternoon nap! Anyone else feeling the same.
TAH/BSO 11/23
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Unread 01-25-2008, 07:00 AM
Exhausted & Sore 8-9 wks post-op

I am 5 months postop and my belly still swells and hurts if I am on my feet all day walking. My back hurts too. I think it just takes time for all the muscles to get back to normal. I had a horizontal abdominal incision where they cut through all the muscles to get everything out. I know its hard when you have to go back to work just try and be careful when you lift, make sure you squat and lift using you back muscles and not your stomach. And rest whenever possible. I started working out again and I think that is helping me.
Unread 01-25-2008, 03:41 PM
Exhausted & Sore 8-9 wks post-op

My hysterectomy and surgery for uterine prolapse was Dec. 4th, 2007. It is so true when they say we take two steps forward and one stop back after this surgery! I worked 2 days last week and 3 days this week and it totally exhausted me, and I had to call off work today. I sit most of the day but have been working so hard to catch up on all the work from being off for 6 weeks that it must have wore me out. Most days I feel great, but after a few busy days in a row I feel like I hit a wall.
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Unread 01-25-2008, 05:29 PM
Sore 8 1/2 weeks

I have been back to work for 2 weeks, I work Monday to Friday from 5am to 1pm, Getting up at 4am and working 8 hours , 5 days a week is so tiring. I cannot even believe how tired and sore I am.. After standing on my feet all day, my stomach is swollen and its all I can do to stay awake until 7:30-8:00 pm at night... I sympathize with you, and I only hope it gets better real soon...

Take care
Unread 01-25-2008, 06:27 PM
Exhausted & Sore 8-9 wks post-op

same here--sore, swollen, and exhausted by the end of the day (if not sooner!) i do feel better in the mornings this week, so i know i'm making progress. it is kind of frustrating though--i'm used to having lots of energy. people keep telling me that after about 6 months i'll feel great.
Unread 01-25-2008, 07:00 PM
Exhausted & Sore 8-9 wks post-op

I'll be 9 weeks on Monday and I'm having the exact same problems and I don't even work!!!! It takes everything I have just to work out for 45-50 minutes and that's just walking at about 4mph. I tried doing some crunches yesterday and it was very difficult to do without pain. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to do them anyway to build back up or should I just hold off on those for awhile longer.
Unread 01-26-2008, 03:45 AM
Exhausted & Sore 8-9 wks post-op

Hi, I am also 9 weeks post op TAh and struggling with being back at work. I get very tired and achy from the waist down after being on my feet for a few hours, and find I can only go two days at work then need a day off to recover.
It's hard - as I keep thinking I should be back to normal activity now.
I wonder if I have become lazy with all this lazing around! or is this normal? I guess normal is different for everyone.
Unread 01-26-2008, 06:18 AM
Exhausted & Sore 8-9 wks post-op

Thanks for the note, I guess we can only keep hoping for the magical day, some say its 3 months.. lets hope.... Hang in there....
Unread 01-26-2008, 08:26 AM
Exhausted & Sore 8-9 wks post-op

It is so comforting to know that it must be somewhat "normal" to feel to tired and exhausted while trying to live the life we used to live prior to our surgeries. I have also been trying to work out and manage to do about 30 minutes a few times a week - and again, sometimes I feel great afterwards, and other times I'm just wiped out! I think its important to be well rested and well fed before working out. I'm supposed to work 5 days next week and am very worried I won't be able to make it through the entire week. I get so tired that I'm almost dizzy! Guess we'll have to see how we all feel at that 3 - 6 month mark.
Unread 01-26-2008, 08:30 AM
Exhausted & Sore 8-9 wks post-op

I had tah/bso, went back to work 5 weeks. My Mondays (and the first day back included) is 11 hour day. Lots of walking.
I havent slept since an MVA several years ago. I only get 1-3 hours/ night. Some nights 0 It's getting old. BUT, I do have to keep reminding myself how much better I DO feel. I was really ill before surgery for a long time...
I do have pain, as well. I'm not sure why, I was cleared for everything... Does that mean everything WITH pain ???

Oh well, like you said, maybe there will be a "magical day" i just hope it isn't that far away.

take care, keep healing and try to think of something, even the littlest thing that may be positive.

...I keep thinking .. I MAY win the lottery and NOT have to work!


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