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Unread 03-23-2008, 08:42 AM
Internal healing

I am four weeks post op. When did your internal healing start to feel better? I know it can take up to a year. I still have quite a bit of discomfort/pain inside and externally feel quite good.
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Unread 03-23-2008, 11:03 AM
Internal healing

I was just telling DH that I thought by day 10 I would not feel so much discomfort internally anymore. The worst is first thing in the morning when I wake up, all the pain meds are out of me by then from the night before and it is a stark reminder that my body is till healing.
Unread 03-23-2008, 11:30 AM
Internal healing

I'll be 4 weeks post-op tomorrow after TVH, and am wondering the same as MonLee. I'm getting around OK, but am still feeling some pain during certain movements --- nothing very significant, but enough to notice it and definitely slow me down. I've been off of prescription pain meds since after week 2, but still take the occasional OTC ibruprofen. I guess I thought I'd really start to notice a big difference by now, but it seems like there hasn't been a lot of improvement from week 3 to week 4.

Looking forward to hearing from others as to when they were really starting to feel better with the internal pain.
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Unread 03-23-2008, 02:07 PM
Internal healing

Hi ladies, I am end of months post-op and regret to say, for me, I still have internal aching and pain (with the wrong movements). But that just could be me...having had the TAH/BSO, lots of work was done inside.
Unread 03-23-2008, 02:17 PM
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I'm 7 weeks post op Tuesday, and feel much better, although there is definitely still some noticeable tenderness at times or wh en I do certain things. But the last week (that is, after 6 weeks post op)things definitely improved a lot.
Unread 03-23-2008, 02:18 PM
Internal healing

I am also finished week four tomorrow, I am finding the internal aches not as bad any more. I was down to one Tramacet before bed and now I think I will try and go without any meds for a few days and see how that goes. My biggest complaint is still crampy bowels, in fact if I had to say what one thing was most painfull of all so far that would be the winner hands down. To me it feels like all the other pains and twinges are normal healing stuff. I decided to stay home one more week and then head back to work. My belly still swells in a fairly reliable pattern every day but the girdle panties are definately helping.

Have a good day ladies.
Unread 03-23-2008, 03:59 PM
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I think if you continue to feel bettter (even if it's just a TAD better) each week, and you don't feel like you're getting worse as time goes on, then things are normal. I remember being so shocked that by week 4 I was still not feel normal.... I wasn't even close to normal at 4 week in fact.

I am almost 7 weeks now, and last week, I felt really good! I can honestly say last week was the first time since my surgery that I went a good share of the day w/out being reminded of my surgery. I even worked out every day last week (light workouts.... I'm taking it very slowly).

But, this weekend, I decided to wear jeans for the first time. The kind of jeans i wear are low rise style jeans. I was able to put them on fine on Saturday (which was 6 weeks 5 days post-op), and I was out for 4 hours and sitting down for part of that time. When I got home, I literally tore them off of me. My belly started to ache. it was the first time I felt my belly ache like that all week. And, the burning sensation returned also!! So, I just stayed home the rest of the day, and put on my bathrobe so there was nothing constricing my waist at all, and I took some ibuprofin, and I started to feel better.

This morning, I woke up, and I didn't hurt, but boy, my swelly belly had come back and I suddenly gained 1 1/2 lbs (which was obviously from the fluids or whatever else from my swelly belly)! haha. So, obviously, my body did NOT like me wearing jeans. I guess I'm not ready to wear jeans yet (at least the kind of jeans I like to wear).

My doctor told me at my 6 week post-op check.... "you have no restrictions now, but if you do something and it hurts, then stop doing it and wait a couple weeks to try it again."

So, that means I'll be waitiing another couple weeks before I try my jeans again.

So, my point is that you are probably close to feeling a LOT better, but even when you feel really good and feel amost normal, your body is still healiing inside, and your body will remind you of that if you do the wrong things.

The good news for me is my body hasn't complained at all to me yet about working out, so that is excellent! I'm not running yet, but I am able to workout now. My personal trainer thinks it'll be another week at least until I can start running.... I am sure he is right.

Hang in there.... it WILL get better. :-)
Unread 03-23-2008, 05:00 PM
Internal healing

I'm now 4 1/2 months post op - I had an SAH for fibroids that wouldn't stop bleeding - kept the cervix and both ovaries. The third and fourth weeks were actually more painful than the 2nd week, which was strange but apparently is pretty common. But, around the 3rd month, it seemed like all of a sudden I was feeling 95% normal again!

The skin above the incision is still sensitive in patches. I had some occasional abdominal discomfort for 3 months, and still have some twinges above the cervix, but really just discomfort rather than pain.

As one pain would go away, a new one would surface. I don't know if they were masked by the previous stronger pain, or if life just brought them one by one as I could handle them. But every day was a little better. I have no regrets!
Unread 03-23-2008, 07:35 PM
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I'm 4 weeks post op and I know what you mean. Last night my fiancee and I went to a concert and as we walked back to the car, I began to feel really stiff and sore. Then it dawned on me that this great "healing" day that I keep waiting for will come, but that I will never be "back to normal". We had a major part of ourselves taken away, for those of us on hormones this is forever and for those of us taking them temporarily its still different and I realize that I will not be the same again. I talked to my DD about this last night and I'm still thinking about it. I'm not sad to have those horrible periods be over with, but I now am thinking about how to live the rest of my life in a healthy and joyful way. To take a phrase from singer Jill Scott, I'm gonna get through this ache, pain, whatever else comes along as a result of this and live the rest of my life like its golden!

Be well sisters and remember that the best is yet to come!

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