41/2 weeks post opp, sharp pains after walk around supermarket

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41/2 weeks post opp after anterior and posterior prolaspe surgery I have just returned back from a walk around the supermarket with my son, no lifting or pushing trolley round involved at all, out for about 40 minutes in all, but I now have sharp pains around where the stitches are,to be honest it feels like pins sticking in to me, has anyone else experienced this, I thought the walk would do me good but must have done more than I relised I'm now back on the sofa with my feet up and feeling sorry for myself as before today I was starting to feel so much better. Post opp appointment not until the 18th November and did think that I would be able to return to work but now starting to think that's wishful thinking.

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    Hi kay I'm 5 weeks post op today for exactly same op, yes I felt the same I did a walk round supermarket and knew abt it , since Monday evening I felt so tired I put myself to complete best rest but from I've been reading past few weeks it's normal , we just need to remind our self's not to push outselfs
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    I had the same experience, try and do more then feeling I should not. I am now 6 weeks post same op and feel sooo much better. I am doing more now, driving and shopping. Just do things slowly and you will get there! There is light at the end. I am going back to work on a phased return after Christmas. Keep smiling Kay! 😄😄😄
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    Thank you for your replies, it's nice to find out it's not just you and that other people have had the same experiences. It was the first real walking I'd done apart from up and down the road a couple of times and potting around the house, so it really must have been a little bit too much, but as you say you start to feel better than you really are and over do it.
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    Hi Kay yes ive had this for a few days and decided to see gynae as had pale green discharge too im now on antibiotics as he thinks I may have an infection so maybe if it doesn't get better have it checked ,I'm four weeks post op for bowel repair and full hysterectomy !
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    Hello kay. I think it's just been too early. Try and rest tonight and take things easy for a few days. I would put off shopping for another 2-3 weeks
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    Hi matron, yes I think I just got carried away with feeling better and did too much, I will go back to rest rest and more rest, it's so easy to think that your on the mend just because the pains have gone. I've had two lots of painkillers so far and the pain is now starting to ease off. 
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      We all do too much following surgery. You'll be fine. Rest is the best medicine 
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    I am 4 weeks post op for posterior repair and having same issue. I contacted my doctor yesterday regarding my concern over this, and he said it was normal.  I feel like I take one step forward and two steps back in this healing process. Dr assured me I should feel better in another week! After reading the responses on here, I'm not counting on it!
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      I don't want to be a killjoy but it was about 6 weeks before I started to feel better. Remember this is major surgery
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    Hi Kay,

    I think the key is you said the most walking you had done before your excursion was around the road a bit and pottering around the house.  My uro gyny suggested post op that I walk around the house once or twice the day after surgery - only what I was comfortable with - and then once I was up to walking around the house up to 10 times without feeling tired I should go outside.  I did this and started out by going to the house next door - 100 feet and back and then rested.  The next day I went two houses and came back - and so on.  It took about 10 days but by then I could go to the end of my rural gravel road - about 1000 feet one way - and back.  At that point, I went shopping with no fatigue.  I think we need to take it easy at first but do some walking without lifting anything to work our way back to some fitness.  I also had a hysterectomy with anterior and posterior repairs.  From the sounds of it I was likely lucky as well but by 4 weeks I returned to work to my desk job which includes valet parking - the garage is too far for the elderly residents.  The walking appeared to speed up my recovery - and my spirits.  My surgeon said it would help as long as I did it very gradually which I did.  Maybe you need to start over again and work up to your next excursion.  Of course we are all different and I would consult with my own doctor before trying this but you never now - it could work.  Rest is good - it is major surgery.  But some activity seemed to be very good for me and for a few of the other ladies who had the same surgery I had at the same time.  We have kept in touch.  The advice may be different since I am in Canada but it can't hurt to ask.

    Nickie

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