Day 5 post op and I can't go to the toilet - help

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5 days after TAH and feel horrible. Hot sweats and now I can't go to toilet. Got terrible cramps. I have taken a dulcoease.  I am also getting a heaviness in my chest at various moments in the day which is really uncomfortable. Can anyone help me? 

Lee x

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    Poppy buy some Movicol from the chemist it really works, it takes the bloating away and helps with the loo. I can't praise this product enough, the chemist and a nurse have advised me to use it.

    I also had the feeling in my chest but it does go eventually.

    My op was 11 days ago and i am experiencing a tight feeling in my head with pain all down my neck. I don't know if it is a tension headache as i get my results next monday.

    Good luck x

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      Hi Jacqui. 

      Not great. Hot flushes quite severe 

      still cramping. And scar sore as lots of sneezing today. 

      I did manage to sit in the garden for half hour today though

      how you?

      max and poppy are great 

      how is Rosie?

      xx

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      Hi Lee

      Excellent a lovely dose of fresh air will do you good.  Just taken Rosie for a walk, just in the park, which backs onto our retirement complex and round our gardens.  Very enjoyable.  She has been playing up our neighbours while they have been walking her, refusing to walk, sitting her bum on the pavement with a very stubborn look!  I think it is because I am indoors and they are taking her away, I think she feels abandoned by me.  Now she is up and playing and back to her old self again.  I decided to use her as my 'increase steps each day' monitor.

      Aren't the hot flushes awful, I lost them when I gave up coffee, many moons ago when I had to give up my HRT cry and went straight into menopause.  

      Have you tried oil of pepperment for your cramps.  Just two drops in a glass of water 3 times a day for 2/3 days, takes it all away.  

      I really hope you feel better soon, it takes a while for things to settle down.  

      I feel amazing, it is so lovely to have everything back in its rightful place.  I have lots of energy although about twice a day I hit the wall, as the girls here describe it, so I go to bed for a couple of hours and awake fighting fit again.  

      Love and cuddles to Max and Poppy.

      Take care Lee, it wil come right for you.

      Love

      Jacqui lol

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      Thank you Jacqui for your lovely words 

      he dogs know when something is going on don't they?  They are not silly. 

      I have the cold so the headaches and sneezing are not helping. 

      Andy picked up my hrt today so hopefully get that started soon

       can't wait to get to the park with the pooches 

      you sound great.  Good for you. 

      Lee xxx

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      Hi Lee

      Oh poor you a cold on top of everything else!  sad

      Yes the dogs know, you cannot fool them.  I had a lovely walk with Rosie this afternoon really enjoyed it.  She always walks to my pace so we had a slow stroll and then sat on a bench and watched the world go by and then a slow walk home.  

      My friend drove me up to the chemist to get my prescriptions (the tubs of cream I get are too heavy for me to carry yet!) so that was great, popped my letter into the surgery, so all in all a very productive day.  Feet up for the rest of tonight.  

      I bet Max and Poppy miss you walking them.  When you are able you will enjoy it so much.  

      Pamper that cold Lee, once you start on your HRT you will feel a lot better.

      Take care

      Love

      Jacqui lol

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    Hi, I am now 5 months post op.

    Everything you are describing I experienced.  Eat small meals, add bran to your breakfast cereal and dring as much water as you can.  Rest, rest and rest some more, let others look after you.  

    I still have a bruised feeling in my stomach and find excercising very difficult.  I had a tumour so had no choice but to have TAH, just had a smear test which came back negative thank goodness.

    you have had major surgery, look after yourself.

    Debbie

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    Hi Lee

    So sorry you are really suffering.  sad

    Have you got any oil of peppermint, a few drops in a glass of water, about 3 times a day will help the cramps.  Movicol as well as your dulcoease should help.  You can take up to 3 movicol a day.  Your chest is probably the anesthetic and should wear off in a few days time.   Eat lots and lots of veg and fruit, it will help with the toilet problem.  

    Really hope you start to feel a bit better soon. 

    Love

    Jacqui smile

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    I am also a Movicol fan!  I took it daily for the first couple of weeks - as the 'toilet' was an issue for me in many ways!!!  I think psychologically (as well as physically) it is scary which means that we are inclined to be scared to 'push' at all!  I am four weeks post op and all normal in that department now.  I got the cramps and they were painful... I ordered peppermint oil, but by the time it arrived I was normal.  I would definitely ask the GP about the chest pains, but it may be related to anxiety, or hopefully will be relieved when you have a nice big poo!!!  Deffo take Movicol for that! Good luck. xxxx

     

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    Hi Lee

    Im the same as you 5 days post op and I feel dreadful today. I am also taking dulcoease eating plenty of fruit but no movement at all. My partner bought me some sliced pears today as I heard they are supposed to begood. im so uncomfortablecry Glad to hear the feeling in my chest is the norm as Chris (my partner) was already to take me back to hospital. Im very weepy today as well the slightest little thing and Im off. We live in Hove so going in the cardown to the seafront for a little bit of fresh air...

    Di biggrin

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      Hi Di

      thanks for your reply. Omg you can go in a car. I feel I will never go outside again. The sun has been shining here the last two days. I live in dundee Scotland not far from beach x

      my chest is really uncomfortable. It's a horrible feeling. 

      Family coming over today but I'm gonna struggle I think to join in. 

      Really tired and sore. 

      Keep in touch. Have a nice day 

      lee x

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      Hi Diane

      Try lots of veg.  I eat piles of them with every meal.  Brussels Sprouts particularly are excellent for a 'good movement', he! he! I bet you are going to tell me now you don't like veg!   I was dreading the BM as that was where a lot of my surgery was but it took me by surprise redfaceand I have had no problems, so eat your veg.  He! he! now I am sounding like my granny!  razz

      This is why grannies in the old days always used to say 'eat all your greens'.  

      Hope you enjoyed Hove seafront.  We used to live in Brighton, Hove and Worthing lovely bracing sea air.  It brought back lots of memories when you mentioned Hove Sea Front.  

      We live near Sandringham now, very pretty and only 15 mins from the sea so the best of both worlds really.  smile

      Hope you will be feeling more comfortable soon.

      Love

      Jacqui smile

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      Hi Neverstaysstill

      Yes had my op on the 3rd April.  Very shocked  to come round with no drug button to press, was looking forward to that!  Seriously though I am only on a small dose of paracetamol and that is for 'bum' pain.  My surgeon said it would be painful for about 4 weeks as he had put the bowel way up back where it should be.  Actually apart from the odd twinge,  it is just on sitting down it takes my breath away but once in position it is fine.  I am amazed at having so little pain and no toilet problems which I thought would be the worst, thought I would be in for a very rough ride there!  

      Have had two little walks outside today.  Have a sleep every afternoon, very enjoyable with hubby and Rosie my Shih Tzu.  

      Apart from the hospital buzzers going 24/7 and the vaginal pack coming out the entire experience was great.  So so glad it is done, and so so grateful to my wonderful surgeon.  

      Take care and you will soon be joining us all on the other side.  Let me know how you get on.

      Love 

      Jacqui lol

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