5 days post op

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Had full hysterectomy we'd 16th August  due to fibroids discharged Friday with pain killers and no other instructions was told would be uncomfortable after op but nothing prepared me for this  

had to phone for district nurse ( coming tomorrow ) to check staples she thinks may have infection 

I have never had pains like this before some sharp stabbing pains from inside and bloated also constipated due to the codine in pain killers hoping this gets better I haven't over done things and have been for small steps from bedroom to bathroom and to living room when do things start to get better can anyone tell me ? Feeling like it's just me but I know it isn't 

 

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    Hi Collette, 

    I really feel for you, you should of had a care leaflet given to you. I hope you can see your doctor to give you some advice. If you join hystersister they have some very good advice, also the hysterectomy Association which i found very helpful.

    Plenty of fluids, and a bowel softer if you need it, keep on top of your pain relief, keep a note of when you take it, (my mind was terrible). The district nurse, should be able to give you loads of advice also. 

    Try to take small walks each day and increase when you can, so by 6 weeks you can walk about 30 mins.

    hope this helps, I'm 9 weeks post op now and has just started to feel myself and I don't need as much pain relief.

    take care

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    Hopefully the district nurse will be able to clarify whether you have an infection. 

    Ask for some Movecol to help ease the constipation, I had two sachets a day for the first six weeks following my hysterectomy and anterior and posterior repair. It is not a laxative, just ensures everything remains soft!

    It is still so very very early days for you, you have had major surgery and at this stage it will still be uncomfortable and painful. Ask for as much advice as possible, I have leant so much I have from this forum.

    xx

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    Drink plenty of water for the infection and for softening stools. I also went for fybrogel as a softener too. Prunes are fantastic! Initial healing takes six weeks and then six months to a year for all the healing to take place. Sounds as if you are taking it carefully which is really important. No lifting, ironing or hoovering. No shopping for heavy items. It's worth time out now to get a better result for you recovery. It will get better - hang in there. Big hug. 

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    You are not the only one my first 2 weeks were the worst.  Get some Phillips stool softener that's what the dr told me it helps and gas x.   Cause passing gas is very painful 

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    collette48126

    1st question... why staples.....

    Everything you feel is normal....i was told the same thing - only told to take pain meds..... you have to have ibuprofen 800mg in the rotation because it helps with inflammation inside....you need gas x and Phillips milk of magnesia... I also drink 3 ballerina tea every other day to help with the constipation....as long as you are able to urinate, Pass gas and have bm' s you should be fine....walking around the house or down the street will help with moving that air out of your system.....gas will be a big issue..... also drink a lot of water and eat healthy.... eat foods that promote bowel movement.... make sure you are not doing anything....be selfish take care of you for the first few weeks...my surgery was the 10th..... just got off pain meds yesterday....learning how to cope with the pain....was given 30 tabs have 5 left just in case.....my issue now is feeling exhausted after doing small tasks....i purchased a multi vitamn today .... also coughs and sneezing are determinal .....hold your incision tight and it does not hurt that bad.....all I have for now

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    Hello Collette, so sorry to hear your  suffering so much discomfort, it's all so frustrating isn't it. We all heal differently and it's hard to be patient but we really have to. It isn't just you, I was just the same and I don't think people know what it's like unless they've been through it themselves! Glad the nurse is coming to see you, tell her everything your feeling, and be kind to yourself. Take care

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    Sitting upright and lots of short walks around the house helps ease everything and move gas along. If gas really hurting, lie on left side for a while. Drinking heaps as someone suggested above, for the infection ain't going to do anything for infection in staples. That advice is for urinary infection!! 

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