7 weeks post Op and still sore, swollen and feel like I have a UTI

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Hi everyone,

I don't usually join anything like this but I'm 35 and have just had a full laparospic hysterectomy and have no one else my age to talk to about it.

I felt I was recovering quite well and with two young children haven't been able to rest probably as much as I should be. I've been out and about walking and seem to be doing a lot of bending etc which is probably why I still feel sore. I am trying not to lift but occasionally have forgotten and picked up my 3yr old.

I went to the Dr on Monday as felt I had a urine infection..I feel heavy pressure in my pelvic region, it's sore and when I go to the toilet it's quite painful at the end. They checked for infection but apparently there isn't and she had a good look inside and apart from some bruising still right at the top all looked ok. Does/did anyone else still feel like this 7 weeks in? I'm due to go back to work Monday and not sure how I'm going to manage tight clothes again and not being able to sit with a hot water bottle .

Thank you in advance

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    hi Leanne wow you really sound like you've over done things I'm six months on and still have sore times if I do too much I keep hearing it takes over a year to get back to something like your old self. It's a big op and your body needs proper rest to heal. So try to slow down a little and listen to your body. gently does it. keep mending. Teresa

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      Hi Teresa,

      Thank you so much for replying to me. It's good to hear i'm not being stupid and am just probably overdoing things. I actually listened to my body today as was so sore and cancelled all the plans I had and stayed at home with my children. It's so hard to rest sometimes but I think I just need to stop trying to be OK and just take it steady.

      Thank you again, Leanne 😃

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    i had a full abdominal hysterectomy 7 weeks ago, im 34 years old.. im like you not resting much as got a young family to look after, been bending a lot and walking around lots, i rest when i can but it is hard. im still sore and im also having problems going to the toilet, where it hurts towards the end. went to the drs and had a sample sent to the hospital and it was clear. i still have good days and bad days, some days i get by with no discomfort and other days i have a lot of discomfort. i was wondering if i was over doing things.

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      It does sound like you are overdoing things, but it must be difficult to avoid with young children. I'm also 7 weeks post TAH, am 40 and don't have young children, so am able to rest when I need to and also avoid doing bending/lifting too much etc. I am still not able to drive and am still swollen and tender, particularly below my belly button. Have you had your post-op appt with tour consultant? I hope your recovery goes well and you're able to rest a little more.

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      my consultant said i dont need a follow up at the hospital, i am booked in next week with my gp for a post op check up. still tender and sore and get tired easily, so these are all things i am going to discuss with my gp

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    Leanne, I am with you on this. I am three weeks post-op after an abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and find it very difficult to not be up to my old levels of activity.

    I did very well the first two weeks and then this third week is a struggle, my wound is weeping but the GP says not infected, and I'm just very tired.

    We need to be kinder to ourselves, but it is very difficult when others don't understand what a big op it has been.

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