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Unread 03-17-2009, 07:22 AM

I'm exactly 6 wks post op today, and I still can't wear my jeans. It hurts!!!! It feels like its squeezing me and I feel tender inside. This is really discouraging to me. Not to mention I seem to be losing my mind. I cried off and on for about 2 hrs, Friday night, because I spilled a drink.
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Unread 03-17-2009, 07:29 AM

it took me a while before I could fit in and feel comfortable wearing jeans, but eventually I did. hang in there, this was major surgery and everything inside is still tender and still in the healing process, give yourself a little more time
Unread 03-17-2009, 08:24 AM

Friday is my 6 week mark and I tried to put my jeans on. I was pretty discouraged also. You are not alone! I felt the same way, still quite tender. I know we will get there, it is just taking more time than we (at least me I know) expected! Keep hanging in there

I feel very lucky on the emotion thing. I don't have anything left and haven't had any crying spells...yet. Now the night sweats are another story!
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Unread 03-17-2009, 08:30 AM

I didn't feel comfortable in my jeans ( or any of my "normal" ) clothes for a few months after my hyst. My dr explained that initial recovery is between 6 - 8 weeks but complete recovery can take a year or so.
Hang it there; it should get better

I was also pretty emotional for awhile

Unread 03-17-2009, 09:13 AM

Thank you everyone. I was really beginning to think that something was wrong with me. Not so much because I couldn't wear my jeans, but the reason WHY I can't wear them. I know most people around here don't understand when I say I am tender inside, that I can feel it if too much pressure is on my belly. So I was wondering if I was imagining it, or if something was wrong. I tried the jeans again today, it was a no go. sigh
Unread 03-17-2009, 09:20 AM
Glad somebody feels what I do

I am also 6 weeks today and am so glad to hear someone else is feeling tender and sore inside. I swear I felt better 2 weeks after surgery than I do now. Does anyone know when the discomfort will finally go away? My DH was planning to take me to Mrytle Beach this weekend for a special treat before I go back to work but I don't know if I'm up for the 7 hour drive.
Unread 03-17-2009, 09:25 AM

A 2 1/2 to 3 hr drive to our beach, which I've done twice since surgery, pretty much has me almost in tears by the time I arrive. And girls, I'M NOT A CRIER!! lol Be verrrry careful if you decide to make that trip. Usually 30 - 40 mins in a car or sitting position, is all I can take before I HAVE to get up and move around.

And I know exactly what you mean about feeling better at 2 wks than now. Whew!!! I'm so relieved its not just me or all in my head!!!
Unread 03-17-2009, 09:45 AM

Thanks for the advise Amy, I will wait until Friday to see how I feel. I think getting away for the weekend would make me feel better emotionally but I don't know if it will be worth it physically. Also could someone tell me what type surgery I had as far as these intials go( TAH, so on so forth) I had my uterus removed and a Burch procedure done on my bladder. My uterus was prolapsed and causing all my bladder problems.
Unread 03-17-2009, 09:45 AM

Geez, I don't want to disappoint anyone but I was almost 3 months post op before I put my jeans on; then I only had them on for about 2 hours.

Today, I am 6 months post op and still feel twinges sometimes. BUT I'm wearing my jeans more and more. My oncologist told me it would be at least a year before I could resume my exercise plan, lifting, etc. Of course, walking is okay. Like a previous post, this was major surgery. Organs were moved around and put back in place. Give yourself a chance to heal. Don't overdo because you could develop adhesions? Wish I had better news to deliver because we all just want our "normal" back.
Unread 03-17-2009, 10:00 AM

Phoenix, although that is a little discouraging, its at least a relief for me to know that its not just me and what I'm feeling isn't unusual.
When I put my jeans on, its only for a few mins before I feel like I'm going to lose my mind if I don't get out of them. lol

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