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Are you taking it easy enough post-op? Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

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  #141  
Unread 01-13-2012, 10:19 AM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

Well, I thought I was taking it easy but I vomited while I was brushing my teeth. Not sure what that means. Now I feel weak and just wanna lay down. I was going to go in living room but not happening right now.
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  #142  
Unread 01-13-2012, 10:30 AM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

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Originally Posted by Soully View Post
ok i had a great day(chilled but made my own lunch and took a shower) and then tonight...AWFUL pain! It was as if someone suddenly hit me in the stomach....took 2 dilauted, 4 ibprofen and a muscle relaxer before it helped.....on day 22......

ANY one else have this sneak up on ya?
YES... what the heck! In the shower I suddenly felt like someone hit my tailbone with a baseball bat!

Couch, heatpad, motrin....
  #143  
Unread 01-13-2012, 10:34 AM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

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Originally Posted by atl2s3xi3 View Post
Ok, so I walked to mailbox and now I'm dizzy and tired. Trying to figure out why I'm dizzy from the short 5 min (if that) walk. This happen yesterday I believe my dizziness started after I went to mailbox. I'm not taking my prescribed pain meddle anymore. So not sure what is going on. Has anyone else experience this?
Something similar happened to me... I thought I might have been a bit anxious/nervous about being outside the first time. It happened in the grocery store too. Could also be a bit of hormone pressure?
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  #144  
Unread 01-13-2012, 10:48 AM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

I am 32 days post-op and returned to work Monday, at not quite 4 weeks.

Sunday, I slept in my bed for the first time. I had been on the couch because it was just easier to roll of the side. Also, I am a side sleeper, and as you all know, that hurts at first! So the couch kept me from rolling to my side.

But last night, I was back to walking slow and had a constant pain in my stomach. I could not sleep and moved back to the couch. And I have also been having shooting pains, is the best way I can explain them. Also, under my incision has been itching like crazy!

Like I read somewhere, it's like I'm entering a new phase of healing, even at 4-plus weeks post-op!
  #145  
Unread 01-13-2012, 11:06 AM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

4 weeks today too and I've only managed like 4 nights in the bed. I'm a stomach/side sleeper and the couch or recliner feels so much better. Maybe that's why I have insomnia.
  #146  
Unread 01-13-2012, 11:08 AM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

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I"m 28 days today, I think. Yes, last night I was SUPER uncomfortable, no matter how I laid or sat my tummy hurt in a completely new way and I did not like it. It was more on one side too. This was a definate first for me, rough night-but I'm chalking it up to moving a dog crate and mopping.
Mopping is a definite no-no, I hear. I did something bad went I pulled a pair of wet jeans out of the washer the other day. Very frustrating when you feel like you've turned a corner pain-wise and think you can do more stuff...
  #147  
Unread 01-13-2012, 11:46 AM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

Guess this is why they say weeks 3 and 4 are so hard. In our minds it seems as if we should be able to do more and then we try and somethings are fine, somethings are sneaky and hit us hard!

Just went to the field where we let our dogs off leash and run like mad. I announced "NAP TIME" as we came home. Goodness I'm nausious!
Couch, gingerale, ice pack.....

SO thankful for all who posted!!

Helps me not feel so alone and not dwell on the crudiness of being awake most of the night, tossing & turning...well, as much as ya can Freezing my hubby out at night with the fan going during winter...good thing he loves me

Happy healing Sisters XXOO
Guess its time for more movies~ urgh!
  #148  
Unread 01-13-2012, 01:30 PM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

I knew I shouldn't mop, I did it as gently as I could thinking how I shouldn't be doing the entire time-ugh, I just could not let dog pee sit in my house all day long.

So when we do things: like I just cleaned out the fridge/washed shelves, then did dishes, my belly hurts-but I know we can't sit around and do nothing, but I imagine we just must get passed the pain and continue to do a little here and there or how will we ever get back into the swing of things??? I am just confused for some reason here at week #4 as to what I can do, what I should feel while/after doing it, etc. REALLY looking forward to the day we all wake up and feel 100% for a full 24 hours.

  #149  
Unread 01-13-2012, 01:45 PM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

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Originally Posted by kathy1970 View Post
I knew I shouldn't mop, I did it as gently as I could thinking how I shouldn't be doing the entire time-ugh, I just could not let dog pee sit in my house all day long.

So when we do things: like I just cleaned out the fridge/washed shelves, then did dishes, my belly hurts-but I know we can't sit around and do nothing, but I imagine we just must get passed the pain and continue to do a little here and there or how will we ever get back into the swing of things??? I am just confused for some reason here at week #4 as to what I can do, what I should feel while/after doing it, etc. REALLY looking forward to the day we all wake up and feel 100% for a full 24 hours.

Well we are all different. I am recovering from prolapse surgery so I am not going to get passed pain to do anything. Any extra pressure on my tissues is not going to help my recovery... actually once my stitches dissolve is probably more of a crucial period for me as scar tissue needs to then form/strengthen/take over for the dissolving stitches. I have heard that this is from weeks 4 - 12 (approx). At 12 weeks I am starting to see my pelvic floor physiotherapist again. I need to strengthen my pelvic floor before life can resume back to normal or my new normal - I will always have to live with lift restrictions now.
  #150  
Unread 01-13-2012, 02:33 PM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

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Originally Posted by kathy1970 View Post
I knew I shouldn't mop, I did it as gently as I could thinking how I shouldn't be doing the entire time-ugh, I just could not let dog pee sit in my house all day long.

So when we do things: like I just cleaned out the fridge/washed shelves, then did dishes, my belly hurts-but I know we can't sit around and do nothing, but I imagine we just must get passed the pain and continue to do a little here and there or how will we ever get back into the swing of things??? I am just confused for some reason here at week #4 as to what I can do, what I should feel while/after doing it, etc. REALLY looking forward to the day we all wake up and feel 100% for a full 24 hours.

Ditto here. Four weeks out definitely beats 4 days, though!!!
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