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Unread 12-13-2008, 10:40 PM
3 1/2 weeks post op and feel worse than week 1

So, I am asking if anybody else is experiencing this? I am 3 1/2 weeks post op and am feeling more pain than I did at week one. Granted its not bad pain, its terribly annoying pain though. I hardly had any pain with this surgery and felt great right away and wondered what everyone was talking about re: the pain. Well, now here I sit, 3 1/2 weeks out and feeling like everything inside is twisting and pulling. I stretched a little bit a few hours ago and my back is hurting and my abdomen is achey.

I had a LAVH and like I said, I felt wonderful. I am so frustrated with the pain I have been having this entire week. It was like the three week mark hit and BAM, everything starts hurting again. I took pain meds last night even though the pain, I didn't think was excruciating. Maybe I am just expecting too much out of myself or something? All I know is I am very frustrated and "down" about all of this!
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Unread 12-13-2008, 11:01 PM
3 1/2 weeks post op and feel worse than week 1

your not alone, me too hang in there
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Unread 12-13-2008, 11:32 PM
3 1/2 weeks post op and feel worse than week 1

I feel lots of twisting and pulls, also, at three 1/2 weeks out. Guess it's the stiches....?
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Unread 12-14-2008, 10:33 AM
3 1/2 weeks post op and feel worse than week 1

I am at 5 weeks now & some things that are still healing are hurting too. I am sure it is just another stage of the healing process.
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Unread 12-14-2008, 10:55 AM
3 1/2 weeks post op and feel worse than week 1

Totally normal. I felt like crap at the 3-4 week mark. Doctor said it was normal and expected. I felt like a million bucks the first 2 weeks!!!

I'm at week 5 1/2 now and I'm still getting a day here or there that is not great. But I have more good days than bad ones. I guess the recovery process really does take a lot of time.
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Unread 12-14-2008, 12:49 PM
3 1/2 weeks post op and feel worse than week 1

Weeks 3 and 4 were tough, mostly because the pain is still there and you feel you should be able to do more but you can't. Hang in there, it does get better.
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Unread 12-14-2008, 03:14 PM
post op pain

The slow recovery process can be so maddening! I felt like I was going bonkers around the 3-4 week mark because the pain level was the same every single day and it felt like I was never making progress. I had 2 c-sections prior so I thought the recovery would feel the same, but I was enlightened that lots of ligaments, etc., were cut this time all around my uterus, which makes for a slower recovery than a c-section. Things are "finding a new home" in there! Try to relax and take one day at a time, and know that it will get better, I promise!
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Unread 12-14-2008, 04:44 PM
3 1/2 weeks post op and feel worse than week 1

Thanks everybody for your support. It really helps! I feel a little bit better today but am taking Advil on a regular schedule and that is helping. I had to take a percocet again last night and don't want to have to do it again. I only have a few left, so no need to rely on them, huh? I have done absolutely nothing today and only went to the store yesterday with my husband.

Again, thanks everybody for the support!!!!
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Unread 12-14-2008, 04:54 PM
3 1/2 weeks post op and feel worse than week 1

You may want to try something like Tylenol PM for the night time. I was told by my Aunt who is a nurse that the pain pills actually have something in them that hype you up a little bit so they are not good at night. Most people save them up & take them at night but sometimes they make it worse. Just a though. Best of luck!
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Unread 12-14-2008, 05:25 PM
3 1/2 weeks post op and feel worse than week 1

Seabutterfly- Tylenol#3's have caffeine in them. 15mg of the stuff. That's like 3 cups of coffee. Its in there to keep you from getting too sleepy and with for people with migraines. I'm not sure if percocet has any in it though.
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