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I am 33 years old and had a laparotomy to remove 12cm ovarian cyst, right ovary and fallopian tube in May this year. I had a 15cm horizontal incision.
Since the operation there hasn't been a day when I haven’t needed to take ibuprofen and paracetamol.
I have just returned to work full time but do not feel at all like I did before the surgery.
I find it painful to walk, sit at my desk and open the heavy doors at work. As the day goes on my belly swells and gets more painful and I am exhausted by the evening. I don't feel like myself and my boss and colleagues do not understand and I have found it difficult returning to work.
I was very active prior to the surgery and regularly ran marathons, cycled everywhere, went to gym etc.
My doctor has cleared me to do non weight bearing exercise and I can cycle on an electric bike for short distances and walk for short distances.
I am never without pain and discomfort since the surgery and I wondered if this is normal 5 months post op?
My doctor said the pain will continue for months yet.
Any advice is appreciated.
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