1 year on new job starting to ache

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Hi Everybody I had a posterior repair 1 year ago .I have just changed  jobs .I am a Teaching assistant in a school and have been moved upstairs.I am going up and down 2 flights of stairs 6/7 times a day.I am also on my feet so much more, after 1 week I am noticing a pulling sensation like i did in recovery when I had done too much.My question is after a year is this normal.Has anyone else experienced this and will it go in time ? Thanks everyone.

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    Hi pam. After a year you shouldn't really be having this sensation however you could be using muscles in the pelvic area that you haven't used a great deal since your surgery. Personally I wouldn't be too concerned and I'd wait and see if things improve.

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    I was a teaching assistant before I retired and I remember what an exhausting job it is and I was only saying the other day how pleased i was not to be trying to do the job now post op (I am seven weeks post op) . There is lots of carrying of books, pushing wheelchairs if you are working with any students who have a disability, rushing around from class to class and standing on your feet all day. I feel for you. Also in the school where I worked I was hit in the stomach by a student  who flung his bag at me to get away from another teaher after being in trouble. It is a very hard job for not much money but we do it to help those kind of kids!

     

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    Thank you for your replies Angela , I have gone from a large year 1 class  which was hard work in lots of ways . But this is much more stressfull and on my feet much more as you say it is a very hard job at the best of times ,but now I have 2 flights of stairs and a  challenging class.. Thank you Matron I will see how it goes over next 2 weeks my recovery has been fine up till now.I always knew when I had overdone it !! This is how it feels now.. 
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      Hi Pam. I am also a teaching asst in a primary school for children with special needs and lots of challenging behaviours. I had a total hysterectomy,A&P repair and a tvt last April. I went back in sept and boy it's been exhausting. I was recovering really well but since going back I've had pain near pubic bone area. which is being investigated. I've been on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories as he thought it was inflammation of the muscles on and around the pubic bone. But they didn't do anything. I was back last fri and he trying me on imipramine for nerve pain for 4 weeks. If no joy he's referring me to an orthopaedic specialist. My pain is made worse when I do any bending so changing children is something I haven't been able to do. Even picking toys up from floor or sitting on smaller chairs etc has been hard. It's really made my role as a TA very difficult. I've been so stressed too as head hasn't been too supportive trying to push me to go sick instead of adjusting my duties. But after many battles they have as a temporary measure but I worry how long they will do this for. I just want to be able to do my job. I really feel for you too. I don't have stairs in my school but I'm constantly walking through the corridors from class to class. X

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      This sounds awful for you. I was working with special needs too and know what sort of job it is-wow you are amazing to want to carry on without going on sick. I hope things work out for you
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      Hi Fi-45 so sorry to hear you are experiencing such a rough journey. Not good that you are in pain and worse that you are having to battle with an unsupportative boss. Hope things improve for you soon
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