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Unread 06-13-2009, 01:13 AM
how long does swelly belly last?

my uterus was pretty huge (1535g, or over 3 pounds), and in the three weeks after surgery i dropped 14 pounds. that put me at 129. i'm up to 131 now. i'm 5'8" so that's pretty lean, and i feel great, and i have lots of muscle (esp. in my legs). but i still have this belly.
actually, i've lost 2" off my hips, but nothing off my waist.
is this swelly belly? can it really last this long? i'm more than 5 weeks post-op. i'm walking miles (3-4 hours a day) and just started running again. i have no pain. i feel fully recovered....
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Unread 06-13-2009, 05:38 AM
Re: how long does swelly belly last?

Hi you dont say what op you had done but if TAH i would strongly advise agaisnt running at mo ,muscles are still healing and you could damage them,ive started running at 5mths,on advice of doc and fitness instructor,and im a pro runner??just thought id warn you but its up to you??sounds if your doing well but in answer to your question yes this is swelly belly and it can last any lenght of time ,mine gone and im 7mths post TAH lost mine around 5/6 mth mark so good luck the walking will really help luv owls
Unread 06-13-2009, 11:37 AM
Re: how long does swelly belly last?

It sounds like you are doing great, but as owls mentioned, please be careful. You need to let the stitches do their job right now. As far as the swelly belly, I still have it a bit after seven months. It takes time as everything is shifting into a new position and tissues continue to heal for it to go away. All the best to you!
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Unread 06-13-2009, 04:09 PM
Re: how long does swelly belly last?

it was a TAH.
huh. well i have an appointment with my new gyno (i loved my old one, but i've moved since the surgery) later in the month. maybe i'll back off the running until i can talk to her (geez. i just realized that i don't know if it's a him or a her...).
i'm only running 3-4k, and not very fast. it's just that walking is so ****ed inefficient!
thanks for the advice and info, ladies. i will consider it carefully!

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