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Unread 08-26-2014, 11:00 AM
Spotting and cramping 12 days post hysterectomy

I am 12 days post op started Spotting and cramping 4 days ago. Spoke to doctors office yesterday,and they suggested propping legs up and staying off my feet for 24 hours. This has actually worked. Spotting barely there but still cramping some. Guess I'm confused about why started now when I've not had this issue before, and I really didn't feel like I was overdoing,just doing regular things.I've also noticed a dramatic difference in my belly swelling since laying here with my legs propped, i'd say 50% smaller. I was being encouraged by husband and mother n' law to not be to sedinatary.don't want to turn into couch potato, but don't overdue.So I feel guilty just laying here but this is the most comfortable I've been since coming home. I guess there is a fine line between sedentary and what is considered healthy movement. Now I'm worried ,I've read all the if you do to much and cause bleeding, organs can get stuck together and cause permanent adhesions and that I have already caused myself permanent injury? My husband says shouldn't talk about this everyday but it's all I can think about. I feel like they think I shouldn't be online researching about it that I am just borrowing trouble, being dramatic. I feel like I am trying to keep myself informed through others that have experienced similar problems to reduce my stress.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 09:14 PM
Re: Spotting and cramping 12 days post hysterectomy

12 days is super early in the healing process! I had ups and downs those first several weeks-feeling great, then bam I got super tired, or had some hurting. PLEASE do not feel guilty about laying around. If your doctor told you to do that, then you need to listen and do what they say! When you say "doing regular things" then I'm thinking that you are supposed to be resting and taking it very very easy so those "regular things" probably aren't what you need to be doing right now! I remember one day, about I guess two weeks post op, I decided to wipe the counter tops-ouch! I felt fine when I did it but a little while later I definitely felt it. I guess that twisting motion, who knows!

So at this point in your recovery, I think healthy movement means walking slowly, very short distances (meaning maybe a circle around your living room!) a few times a day- as long as your doc has said it's ok to get back up again.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 10:18 PM
Spotting and cramping 12 days post hysterectomy

[quote=bluebird;4441323]12 days is super early in the healing process! I had ups and downs those first several weeks-feeling great, then bam I got super tired, or had some hurting. PLEASE do not feel guilty about laying around. If your doctor told you to do that, then you need to listen and do what they say! When you say "doing regular things" then I'm thinking that you are supposed to be resting and taking it very very easy so those "regular things" probably aren't what you need to be doing right now! I remember one day, about I guess two weeks post op, I decided to wipe the counter tops-ouch! I felt fine when I did it but a little while later I definitely felt it. I guess that twisting motion, who knows!

So at this point in your recovery, I think healthy movement means walking slowly, very short distances (meaning maybe a circle around your living room!) a few times a day- as long as your doc has said it's ok to get back up again.
Hugs! [/QUOTE Bluebird, thank you so much for your reply yes I had decided doing laundry and dishes should be just fine and yes wiping down counters. My body didn't tell me No at the time, but later it let me know to soon for all that. Thank you fot letting me know your experience it helps me to know I'm not alone and not to feel bad because I didn't just bounce back from surgery after the 1 st week.
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