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Post op-spotting due to lifting weight-WARNING Post op-spotting due to lifting weight-WARNING

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Unread 03-17-2012, 12:46 AM
Post op-spotting due to lifting weight-WARNING

Wow, just found an old thread on this issue, this just happened to me this past week. I was 18 days post-op, total hysterectomy when I decided to go grocery shopping with husband. He carried everything to check-out. However, I grabbed the smallest bag to take to car-2 dozen eggs, and a carton of cottage cheese. I was in severe pain, especially when I raised my left knee-leg, for two days. After those two days of resting and using hot-pad, I spotted for about 30 hours, lightly, but it frightened me enough not to do lift much for the next couple months. The exact pain in my left side and groin felt like a burning hot poker stabbing into my flesh and other tissues; it brought tears to my eyes without me having the emotion to cry. Lesson learned! BTW: I had not had any spotting since the second or third day post-op.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 01:18 AM
Re: Post op-spotting due to lifting weight-WARNING

I did the same exact thing today! I ventured out 9 days post op and just walked around Walmart and I carried my big ole purse. Well I'm now having spotting. Lesson learned. I made peace with this semi bedrest and am now taking it serious. My prob is that I have a full house. I'm 36 with four kids. One is just 18 mo. So my other kids ages 8,9,15 and daddy are really trying but I'm such a control cleaning freak. I tend to micro manage it all fr the couch then I flip out and get up and try to cook or wipe the counters. Yup it didn't work cause now I'm sore and spotting. So I learned a lesson the hard way
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Unread 03-22-2012, 01:05 AM
Re: Post op-spotting due to lifting weight-WARNING

30 days post-op. Feeling 50% back to normal, being more aware of what I'm lifting and how much. Since I'm a full-time student, leaving heavy books at home, and opting to carry totebag close to body with two arms, instead of letting it hang out on arm. No more spotting so far, which is scary when you see it happen suddenly.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 04:32 AM
Re: Post op-spotting due to lifting weight-WARNING

Hi Coco, Umm are we related LOL

I saw the micromanage from the couch comment and I couldn't help but laugh. I've been a big couch jerk the last couple weeks (I'm now on week 5) I'm getting extremely impatient with resting!!! I'm 32 with 4 kids




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I did the same exact thing today! I ventured out 9 days post op and just walked around Walmart and I carried my big ole purse. Well I'm now having spotting. Lesson learned. I made peace with this semi bedrest and am now taking it serious. My prob is that I have a full house. I'm 36 with four kids. One is just 18 mo. So my other kids ages 8,9,15 and daddy are really trying but I'm such a control cleaning freak. I tend to micro manage it all fr the couch then I flip out and get up and try to cook or wipe the counters. Yup it didn't work cause now I'm sore and spotting. So I learned a lesson the hard way
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Unread 03-22-2012, 04:35 AM
Re: Post op-spotting due to lifting weight-WARNING

I've had that pain a few times and always from doing something I shouldn't have. I'm now 5 weeks post op and still get it on occasion. Always a reminder not to go too fast.




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Wow, just found an old thread on this issue, this just happened to me this past week. I was 18 days post-op, total hysterectomy when I decided to go grocery shopping with husband. He carried everything to check-out. However, I grabbed the smallest bag to take to car-2 dozen eggs, and a carton of cottage cheese. I was in severe pain, especially when I raised my left knee-leg, for two days. After those two days of resting and using hot-pad, I spotted for about 30 hours, lightly, but it frightened me enough not to do lift much for the next couple months. The exact pain in my left side and groin felt like a burning hot poker stabbing into my flesh and other tissues; it brought tears to my eyes without me having the emotion to cry. Lesson learned! BTW: I had not had any spotting since the second or third day post-op.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 06:27 AM
Re: Post op-spotting due to lifting weight-WARNING

Take it easy ladies. The last thing you want is repair surgery. I know it's hard. We girls don't sit still well. But, the longer you take it easy, the better and faster you body will heal.
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Unread 04-14-2012, 03:14 PM
Re: Post op-spotting due to lifting weight-WARNING

7 1/2 weeks post-op and 90% back to normal and better than before. I still avoid heavy and prolonged lifting. Sitting when I've been on feet too long, but able to do most light housework, excluding vacuuming. I'm doing well on HRT. NO, more tearing of stitches, and got Doctors clearance this week to resume most normal activities The best advice I read on here was to not lift anything over the size of a 5 lb sugar bag. Honestly, for the first 2-3 weeks it was painful to lift anything larger than my mug of hot tea.
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