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Unread 03-13-2010, 07:28 PM
Help with Pain Management

I have read the forums for a while, but now I have my first concern, that I was hoping someone could help me with.

I had a complete hyst on 1/19/2010 - All is gone including most lymph nodes in the region. This was done with the vertical incision from almost navel down. They think they got everything no further cancer was found. 12/2009 DnC showed cancer in the lining.

I started back to work this week part time and start full time this coming week. By Friday I was really sore, tired and irritable because of it. I am not on hormones, guess you could say I am cold turkey. I am 38 yrs old and wasn't prepared for this, like any of us are.

I am hoping someone can help me find ways to manage this tummy soreness. It is mainly the left side from the belly button down.

Any tips would be great.
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Unread 03-13-2010, 08:10 PM
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I had a horizontal incision. I started back full time on Wednesday, and I am pretty puffed up today!

I have been wearing Bali Firm Support briefs, they help a lot. But I am thinking I need to add Naproxen Sodium at regular intervals to keep the swelling down more. (I have that weird falling forward sensation)

Do you have a tummy binder?? I still have mine, I am going to try wearing it more when I drive, long commute.

I have been having a lot of gas as well, and I work in a pod, so I can't toot when I need to. I have to go in the bathroom. I think that's some of my swelling, I am going to start taking the Gas-X again.

Maybe some of these things could help you as well.

It's tough going back, everybody thinks you're 100%. It's so uncomfortable setting limits on folks in the work place!
Unread 03-13-2010, 08:32 PM
Re: Help with Pain Management

I haven't tried support panties. I did try a tube bra and it became painful (tummy doesn't seem to like support). I don't have a tummy binder and haven't heard of one can you discribe or tell me where to find one?

I was thinking of adding naproxen or IB pro. Shouldn't hurt any.

Yes, work place limits suck, we had a imprompt to awards thing and everyone was standing after 30 min I went back to my desk.

I also have the falling feeling in the tummy area.

Thanks for the ideas.
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Unread 03-14-2010, 08:22 AM
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Ownedbypoms- this site sells abdominal binders. I got mine from the hospital. Waiting to wear it until after I no longer need granny panties, because it goes over them & makes it impossible to use the bathroom without taking it off. The few hours I wore it, though, were great.
Unread 03-14-2010, 11:57 AM
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Ownedbypoms, I have been back to work for two weeks now, I stand all day. I am extremely tired when I come home and I'm in pain mostly every day. I don't feel like doing anything around the house afterward either. My job is a very active job that includes lifting 50 lbs. I do not nor did I ever where a binder, didn't know that there was such a thing until I got on this site. I were bikinis because they are the most comfortable for me, wore the granny panties for the first two weeks though. One thing that I did notice more is lower back pain after a long day of work, I work full time. I used heating pads for comfort and strong IB pro when needed.

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