SOOO tired 4 weeks post op

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Hi ladies. I'm 4 weeks post op for anterior & posterior prolapse repairs plus perineum reconstruction. I've been out in the car today - all of 7 miles to the supermarket & I am SOOO tired! I only sat in the cafe while my hubby bought a couple of bits, so why am I so exhausted? I also feel quite sick which I haven't done for several weeks. Does this sound normal? I feel quite disappointed as I thought I was ready for a trip out & felt I really should make an effort,  the constant resting is getting boring!

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    At about that stage i decided I should try going on a walk.  I walked about 100 feet and then had to turn around and go home.   It's amazing how tiring everything is early on.  

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    I think it's quite normal to feel very tired, your body has been through a lot. The fact you are getting bored is a good sign but try & resist doing too much. Best wishes. 🌻

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    Well done, I know at four weeks I couldn't have done that. At four weeks I was still tottering around at home, feeling fed up, supermarkets and sitting in a car were still out of reach. Don't be so hard on yourself, it's early days.

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    It's normal to feel tired at this stage, just make sure you rest after doing 'anything' for a week or two, you'll soon get back into things but it's early days yet. 3 months or so for recovery and your body lets you know when you've done enough or overdone it, believe me! No housework or carrying bags of shopping at all yet. Rest, rest and more rest is the way to go but keep moving, ie walk around the house/garden but not too far yet. X rolleyes

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    Thank you lovely ladies for your reassuring replies - they do make me feel so much better. It's all very worrying when you don't know what to expect. I keep thinking I must make more of an effort. I do appreciate your advice. Best wishes to you all.Carol x

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    Hi Carol, I so understand where you're coming from with this resting-up malarkey...it's driving me mad! Whenever I try to do anything however small...it's like 'oh no you don't!' I usually have a small bleed although very light & then have to go to have a lie down! It's crazy at over 4wks post-op. How can you start building up your strength if your body won't let you? As for your sickness...maybe it's all this lying down??? I hope you haven't got the start of a bug!!! Take care x

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      Janet your reply about all this "resting up malarkey" did make me smile! It really does get gutty. I went to my Slimming Club yesterday for the first time in 5 weeks - just stepped on the scales & sat listening for an hour - then spent the rest of the day asleep absolutely shattered!! How sad is that?!! At least I'd lost 1 & half pound as compensation! I think my nausea was caused by so many Ibuprofen so I've stopped them today. How did you get on at the doctor's today? I haven't even got a follow up appointment with my gynaecologist - he just said contact him if I have any problems. Think I'd have gone bonkers without this forum as mostly my mind's been put at rest by all the lovely ladies on here. Take care & "keep resting"!! Carol xx

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      Hi Carol, just got back from the Docs. She said it didn't look particularly inflamed but very tight stitches!!! Prescribed Penicillin just in case & some stronger pain relief to take when needed. At least that's put my mind at rest as don't see my consultant until end of October. Oh well back to lying down! x

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      Cheers Carol, well done also for losing some weight...I know I've put some on as I'm not in control of all the shopping & cooking & of course I'm not doing any exercise ha! Least of my worries at the moment x

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