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Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged. Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.

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Unread 02-09-2009, 03:37 AM
Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.

Hello ladies! 4 weeks post op and not doing as well as I had hoped. I am back on pain meds for lower abd pain. Feels as though I have pulled all the muscles and also like I can feel exactly where my ovaries were removed. Crazy huh? Getting in the auto accident didn't help any I am sure. Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.
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Unread 02-09-2009, 05:37 AM
Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.

I had my surgery 4 days before you and am in no way 100%. It takes a while...much to my dismay There are good days and bad days. With my prior surgeries, I jumped right back into the scheme of things. Not so much with this one. It can be very frustrating and annoying, but in order for us to heal properly, we need to take it easy and not push ourselves.
Getting into an auto accident can surely set you back a little bit...think about the tightening of the belt against your stomach and the jarring of your body...that can take its toll on your insides. I tripped over the dog the other day and I spent the rest of the day & the next day primarily on the couch because it hurt like heck.
They say it can take 6 months to a year to be 100%. The insides take a while to heal properly.
Hang in there!!!!!
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Unread 02-09-2009, 06:26 AM
Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.

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.... It can be very frustrating and annoying, but in order for us to heal properly, we need to take it easy and not push ourselves.

Getting into an auto accident can surely set you back a little bit...think about the tightening of the belt against your stomach and the jarring of your body...that can take its toll on your insides....

They say it can take 6 months to a year to be 100%. The insides take a while to heal properly.
Hang in there!!!!!
While I am sooooo bored here I'm not going to push my luck (and health.) IMHO, I wouldn't worry about being 100% for a while. I'm aiming for 50% by 3 months post-op. I'm not going to worry too much, unless things progress slower or not at all, past that mark.
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Unread 02-09-2009, 06:56 AM
Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.

Recovery is like a roller coaster, with the ups and downs. At four weeks, I was finally feeling like myself in some ways and began to do more around the house--which then made me develop more aches and pains as I used muscles for the first time in a month--and then that made me feel less like myself--and then I'd rest and begin all over again.

I returned to work part-time at four weeks and had to use pain meds during that time. I wondered if I would ever recover. I'm only six weeks post-op and am nowhere near 100%. I've had to accept that although it is very frustrating, this is just the way it is. A lot of women here have pointed out that full recovery can take up to 6 months or a year.

I'm sorry to hear about your accident, as I'm sure that hasn't helped you feel better at all. Be sure you continue resting, and remember to pamper yourself.
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Unread 02-09-2009, 08:13 AM
Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.

Hi, I'm sure your accident did set you back some but I will be 3 weeks post op tomorrow and was positive that I'd be back to work at least part time by now....HA! No way near ready-
Rest up and feel better!
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Unread 02-09-2009, 09:41 PM
Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.

At 4 weeks I was really discouraged too and thought I'd never see the light at the end of the tunnel. Week 6 was a huge turn around week for me and each week after kept getting better and better. Its different for everyone as we each heal at our own rates with ups and downs. I'm at week 15 now and feel great, but still have days where I have discomfort at the surgical site and feel really tired. But I'm back to work at a fairly strenuous job - about 60-70 hours per week and my stamina is increasing. Hang in there.... it truly does keep getting better!
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Unread 02-09-2009, 09:57 PM
Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.

5 to 6 weeks was when I started feeling like I could go back to work (went back at 6 weeks) I'm just starting 12 weeks out and nowhere near 100% although much better than I was at 4 weeks. I'm back to exercising, finally was able to get back to intimacy (was delayed until 11 weeks on that instead of the 6 or less for some, my cuff was slow to heal). My new gyn said at least 6 months. I've heard 6 months to a year depending on what all was done (some have other repairs and complications).
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Unread 02-09-2009, 09:59 PM
Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.

I'm 5 wks today and am definitely not feeling anywhere near 100%. I also have some back muscle problems going on, so it's hard to do standing for much time.

I can't imagine your accident helped your recovery at all. Be easy on yourself and heal well!
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Unread 02-10-2009, 05:08 AM
Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.

Take it easy, I had mines 1/22, It still hurts to bend, stand,or sit too long. It is real easy to do too much too soon. I am getting married next month, and we are building a house. I went out to see the progress last weekend. it was chilly, and I was not walking on solid ground. needless to say, I paid for that visit.

I know you are board out of your mind (me too) but I keep telling myself it is not a race

be well
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Unread 02-10-2009, 10:44 AM
Should I be 100% by now? I am very discouraged.

Yes, it takes quite a while. Four weeks is nothing. I'm not sure what kind of hysterectomy you had, but I think that goes for all of them. I was very restricted in my activities until week 6. After that I was able to resume normal activities and felt maybe 85%. I'm now in week 11 and still not 100%. I get tired if I do a lot, my incisions hurt if anything presses against them or even if I lean over the wrong way, and I've still had bleeding issues post-op, which complicates things. Other than that I'm good. I think it will take several months for the incisions to completely heal and my doctor also told me at my post-op that it can take months to get to 100%.
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