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Unread 02-01-2008, 02:36 PM
throbbing pain on one side

Today starts the 3rd wk post op and I am having cramps like period cramps with very sharp throbbing pain on my right side. no vag pain at all. my post op ck up isn't until feb 7. should I call the dr's office or is this normal. I went out for 3 hrs yesterday and mabe walked too much. could I have pulled a stitch out? It seems that I have more pain now than I did the first week. Is that normal?
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Unread 02-01-2008, 02:49 PM
throbbing pain on one side

Hi Sheirol

wondering what pain relief you are taking if any..think i was still taking something at week 3.

I've had all sort of aches and twinges over the weeks. Have read about period like cramps from people. Also many people seem to have more pain one side or another.

Think you have to decide if the pain is too much...if it is, you should check with your doctor. I think it's quite unusual to pull stitiches, especially if you've just been walking, but the worry of not knowing can be very stressful - might just need to put your mind at rest.

hope you feel better soon
Unread 02-01-2008, 03:06 PM
throbbing pain on one side

for the past 3 or 4 days i've been taking darvicet but during 2nd week po op i was only taking the 500mg motrin rx from my dr. I'm wondering why i'm going backwards instead of forward.
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Unread 02-01-2008, 03:54 PM
throbbing pain on one side

So you are on reduced pain relief as you should be...

I remember feeling down about progress from week 3, for a few weeks. Because in the first 2 weeks you seem to come on so much, and then you expect to get a bit better every day.

Don't think it works like that. I felt like 2 steps forward, one back - really frustrating. I had days with no swelling or pain, then go out and do stuff, and then have to have a day off - do nothing at all.

I went out on New Years Eve, so 20 days post-op. All I did was sit on a big chair and talk to people, but was up late...really had to rest for a couple of days after that. Worth it!lol.

You are still such early days...unless the pain is really bad, it probably is just the healing process. Presuming it's not gas..that can keep on coming back for weeks!!

Just try and relax, read the information on here about what is happening to you at this stage...and do nothing but rest if 7 weeks post-op and can tell you, healing does not happen over night..

Have you been posting on your date thread - is anyone else having these pains in your group?
Unread 02-01-2008, 06:00 PM
throbbing pain on one side

I am going through the same thing. I've concluded it's because I've overdone it to some extent - have been working some back in the office ... drove today for the first time and went on some errands by myself. I guess it's no coincidence that after I do this stuff is when I have had pretty significant pain. It is discouraging. I don't have a sense of whether this is typical of LAVH. I may be trying to get back to life too quickly but I also feel like I need to do these things. My follow-up appointment is this Tuesday the 5th.

Hang in there. I believe you need to listen to your body and rest. I am trying to do the same!

Unread 02-01-2008, 06:13 PM
throbbing pain on one side

Glad to see this. I posted a question about a twinge in my right side and I got no responses just a couple of days ago. I'm glad to see that these little twinges and pain are part of the recovery process.

I agree that I am a little more discouraged now because I don't feel super all the time. I feel tired so often now. I guess it is still rather early in the recovery time. I am going to be on some restrictions for 12 weeks because the doctor doesn't want anything to "drop" again. Maybe she is being cautious because I am older than most hysterectomy patients--almost 61.

Unread 02-02-2008, 05:07 AM
throbbing pain on one side

Hi ladies
can't stress enough what you've said Susan, about listening to your body.

It can be quite depressing from week 3-6(even 7) when you can't feel much progress...but it can be from 6months to a year before everything is completely back to normal

...if you read posts from ladies months post-op they are still have different pains, everything from throbbing, burning, soreness, swelling..

all sounds hideous, but not unheard of. so don't be dissapointed if your not running up the stairs yet..

try and enjoy this time - I know lots of people seem to have a change in the way they are looking at life now - putting their health(physical and emotional) a bit higher up the is so hectic - why not take some time for youselves..

the errands can wait..
Unread 02-02-2008, 01:00 PM
throbbing pain on one side

Thanks, I'll check out my date thread again I did not do as much yesterday and took my darvacet meds and today the pain is less but its still there. I am really going to have to watch what I do. I think I walked too much because i walked humped over like an old lady trying not to pull on my stomach. its so frustrating because you feel like your alright and then you get a set back from just walking.
Unread 02-03-2008, 12:01 AM
throbbing pain on one side

I'm 35 days post op and I had a similar experience -- in weeks 3 and 4 I found that I'd wake up one day feeling pretty good. I'd go out and run some errands, or visit a little with friends and do more walking, standing, etc than I was accustomed to. The I'd hit a wall and be totally exhausted and really sore. At times in week 3 it seemed that I hurt in more and different places than the previous weeks.

I think part of it was much more activity and part of it was much less pain medication. The combination was very frustrating and a little worrisome. I'd feel great one day and then really sluggish, sore and worn out for the next two.

It gets better, but slowly. This week I'm feeling light years better. More active and not nearly the same degree of tired or sore. Trust your body to tell you when you are trying to do too much. Treat yourself well and rest when you need to.


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Unread 02-04-2008, 11:50 PM
throbbing pain on one side

I still have that pain on my right side, I cant go one day without taking something for the pain, it that normal? I cant go anywhere or do anything with out having more pain. this 3rd week post op has been the hardest so far, I cant really do anything or go anywhere still Its a slow process and I have to just be patient. cant wait to see my dr on the 7th to get checked out.

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