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Unread 03-15-2012, 08:23 PM
Swelly belly advice

So I am day 4 post surgery ...Happy to be home because,geez you don 't get any sleep in hospitals. Had a TAH ....kept ovaries. Good news so far no pads needed and breaking pain pills in 1/2 ....the one concern is the "swelly belly" I have been reading about on this site ....right above my incision line ..any advice on best aftercare for that?
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Unread 03-15-2012, 10:06 PM
Re: Swelly belly advice

I think it eventually goes away after about 6 months. I'm in my 8th week and back at work full time, so mine has been bigger than ever.
Unread 03-16-2012, 04:21 AM
Re: Swelly belly advice

The swelly belly has been one of my main recovery issues/complaints. Walking, tons of water, resting none of which made a difference for me. I'd get up with a smaller belly and as the day progressed if got bigger and heavier. In the last two days I'm seeing a noticeably smaller belly all day & night. I'm 5 weeks out today. Just gotta be careful not to over do or it will be back & big as ever.
Recently have spells of menstrual cramp feelings. Not bad just uncomfortable. Other than that I feel great.
We go so many different stages & feeling during our recovery. It's wonderful to have this board to ask others "did you have...." or "it is normal too".
Best wishes for a smooth recovery, and yes your swelly belly with go away, it just takes time.

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