11 weeks post hysterectomy and anterior repair

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Hi girls I am now 11 weeks post op and still getting lower pelvic pain and backache is this normal does anyone know. I was given 3 months as recovery time and told all should be fine by then but still not good. If I speak to Sister at hospital they say backache has nothing to do with hysterectomy but never had it until this year. First I had an anterior repair in January and woke up to be told needed a anterior repair and hysterectomy as well which I had in August, this has been an awful painful year and still is. any replies appreciated

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    Hi Lesley

    I am almost 14 weeks post TAH BSO and still in terrible pain on my left side, I have had 3 courses of antibiotics and nothing changed, I have been back to doctors 6 times since my operation and now saying it could be adhesions and may need to go back in, I am at the hospital this morning to see my gynaecologist to see what is going on, I inderstand it's a long healing process but you know your body and I feel something is wrong. I hope you feel better soon but if you are worried get it checked out, regarding your backache I have only got this last couple of weeks but I feel this could be because in pain my posture has changed but I will find out today hopefully ūüė• xxx

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      Hi Lesley

      So glad you got your appointment through as well let me know how you get on, my consultant is not sure what is wrong? He said that it could be adhesions or due to infections prolonged healing? Xx I'm going for a scan this afternoon but not expecting anything as what I've read adhesions can't be seen on a scan? Hopefully check my bowel and bladder as I have no warning when needing the toilet? Xxxx

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    What I am going to tell you is my own opinion, not medical advice.  The truth about this devastating surgery is all over the internet but one has to search for it.  I wish I did before this terrible thing was done to me.

    As soon as I woke up from the surgery, and to this day, I have a constant lower backache.  What has happened is that (something they usually won't tell you) the ligaments, muscles etc. that supports the uterus and other organs are severed.  This means that the support structure for your entire abdomen has been altered drastically.  Muscles, ligaments etc. that did not have to do the job of support now have to try and hold things together--hence the backache.  They do a poor job because they were never intended to do this.  

    The only solution to this is to have someone go in and try to reconstruct some form of support (a tummy tuck).  But unless the pain etc. is very drastic, no insurance will cover it.  So unless one has enough money to have this done, the backache will continue.  I want to buy one of those tummy bands in the hope that it will give me some support and help with the backache.

    Doctors, nurses etc. will find all kind of excuses as to why these things happen after the surgery.  I spent 2 years researching this and am shocked at what we were never told, or are being outright lied to.  Remember this is all my opinion only but I encourage women to start researching.  You might want to start with the HERS website, where you will find many stories of women who found out too late what was going to happen to their bodies over time.  

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