Post double ALIF

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Morning, I had my double ALIF on Wednesday 13th April, so I am 3 days post surgery. Has anyone else experienced this?

I only feel pain in my back when I move the wrong way, however, it is the front op site that is horrendously painful. Getting in and out of bed is a journey of pain. This morning it took me 35 minutes to get up and out. I am still in hospital and the beds aren't the easiest to get out of.

I just wish the feeling that I am ripping my insides apart would go away when I am moving. Still looks like I have a mini Alien growing on my right hand side.

Can someone please tell me it gets easier quickly? I know it's a long road to recovery but I thought it would be a little easier than it has been. I know it's only 3 days post op, just getting a little frustrated. Plus, I can't move my bowels. No bowel movement equals no go home!

Sorry is if the post is a little all over the place, pain and frustration isn't a good combo.

Thanks

Scott

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    Dear scott,

    I dont have any experience, I just want to tell you that I wish you to get better soon! I am sending my support. 

    You ll get through it!

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    Hello Scott,

    I have no experience of the operation you have had, thou i have had many operations. What i can say is that each little step is an improvement, each day will get easier .Your body as gone through a lot and slow recovery is best. Do everything your pysiotheraphy and consultant advices. Ask for pain relief when you need it. Hospitals are not the best places to rest. Constipation is also a problem after an operation, again ask for somehing to help with this, once your moving about more this will become normal again. 

    Wishing you the best for your recovery.

    Elizabeth.    smile

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