10 weeks today post A&P repair still sore

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10 weeks today post A&P repair, had my up and downs days, but this weekend upset more than usual, I haven't felt too bad on the whole but did expect that by now I would be feeling almost myself, still quite sore and have horrible sharp pains inside now and again, keep putting it down to the stitches but feeling really fed up now. Tried to have a look but to be honest don't really know what I'm looking for so that's not really a help probably made me feel worse. Been doing my pelvic floor exerciser, as I can now drive I pop down to asda and use that as my walk around as at least it dry and warm, husband brilliant still do all the ironing, hovering, laundry and bed changing,so I'm not doing any lifting but I have taken over the cooking now.but so worried that something not quite right or that I will never have a day without some kind of pain or discomfort 

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    Hi kay I'm 11 weeks post op and feel brilliant , going bk to work Thursday can't wait, I think if ur not feeling good u shud see ur doc and try to get bk and see ur consultant , everyone's recovery is different , let us know how u get on
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      Hi Joan, I had my post op 3 weeks ago and was told all going well but still had a row of stitches that hadn't yet dissolved so thinking that the course of my discomfort at the moment. I'm not due to go back to work until 11 th January so hopping I'm feeling better by then 
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      When I had post op appt and my consultant had to remove the stitches that didn't desolve
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    Bless you. I had the same op 3 weeks ago this Thursday. I never realised it would be quite this painful so totally know where you're coming from! I would say that you know your body and if you're not sure about something then go and see your GP otherwise you will just worry about it. If you do this at least they could possibly have a look down below and put your mind at rest.

    If you're anything like me, I worry myself unnecessarily that I've damaged something... I think it's because we can't see it which makes it worse.

    Try to get something sorted today and keep informed xx

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    Hello kay I'm so sorry you're feeling this way but to be honest it's not unusual. You are probably one of those unlucky ladies whose internal stitches take a long time to dissolve and that's why you can feel these sharp pains. Sometimes the stubborn ones need removing so if you're not expecting another appointment with your consultant then I would speak to your GP if it doesn't improve. A post op examination at 3 weeks is very early. I would have expected you to have been offered another follow up.
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      Hi matron, sorry I may have wrote that wrong, I had my post op appointment 3 weeks ago, but that was when I was 7 weeks post op, and seem to have more little pains now,as I will see if things improve this week if not I will try and see my dr or if all else fails ring the consultants office as he did tell me if I have any problems just to ring. To be honest I think I'm a bit of a worrier anyway and being fed up really doesn't help does it 
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      kay I probably misunderstood but I'm pleased it wasn't at 3 weeks. I think everyone gets anxious following this type of surgery because recovery takes such a long time in many cases, mine included. It is major surgery and I think people forget that because discharge from hospital is within 48 hours so it's assumed recovery will be quick. Listen to your body and keep resting.
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      Took the plunge and called consultants office, lovely lady at the other end going to speak to consultant and call me back 
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      That's very reassuring kay. It's good to hear consultants giving patients an open door system. Keep in touch 
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      I'm even more impressed. I wish all hospitals have such wonderful service and you're going to be much more reassured after today without worrying for days on end
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      Yes I'm very lucky to have this consultant, he a very nice and understand man. And you are so right about feeling reassured if everything is fine and normal at least I will stop worrying 
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    Just had my posterior repair surgery 12 daus ago. My doc warned me before the surgery about the 12 week post op time frame. He said that is the time that is super critical because you will feel normal and good and most people think they can go back to all normal activity. He told me to NOT do that. Squatting is a huge culprit in stiches failing. No squatting over toilets in public restrooms...line seat with paper and SIT! Just think about things before you do them. I am only 2 weeks in and have to think about everything I do cause I am used to doing everything! Please be careful, ladies!
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    Just back from see consultant, so glad I called his office, still got a few stitches left and the start of an infection, so now armed with a prescription for that. Everything healing very well but told me to take laxatives if start to get constipated, also to take ibuprofen as a bit inflamed around the stitches. A lovely man made me feel so much better and said would rather check to make sure everything is going well and that there's no other problems and that I was right to give his office a ring better than wording and getting myself upset.

    So glad I made the call as feel better in myself now,as in my mind I thought things hadn't worked and that I'd gone back to square one.

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      Pleased it went well kay. I thought it could be the stitches and by seeing the consultant so quickly you've got treatment early.
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