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Aibu to expect to be pain free by now?

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QueenArseClangers Tue 15-Dec-15 13:20:39

Was sterilised by laparoscopy on Wednesday.
Had a lot of pain in the recovery room (bloody awful cramping, like the 6cm bit in labour) but was just sore going home that evening.
The past two nights though the pains are getting worse, well not improving anyway.
No sign of infection, wound sites healing nicely but still have stabby pain.
Maybe I've been over doing things by forgetting and lifting toddler/bending over too much?

Haven't got time for feeling like this 😳

DoJo Tue 15-Dec-15 14:36:41

Are you taking ibuprofen? That can apparently worsen the pain in some cases (only heard of this anecdotally). I would have thought that lifting a toddler would probably be contributing to the pain though, so stop that and call the hospital where you had it done for advice.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 15-Dec-15 14:48:24

I think you should be resting and not lifting or bending over.

I had a Hysterectomy a few years ago and I always knew when I'd done too much too soon by the odd stabbing pain and my abdomen would swell up in protest.

I know it's difficult but you must rest.

QueenArseClangers Tue 15-Dec-15 14:56:37

That's interesting about ibuprofen.
Yeah, think it's probably my own bloody fault.
DH will gently bollock me for doing stuff. He comes home and gets stuck in with the housework/kids.
Got tutted at yesterday for emptying the dishwasher and not waiting for him to do it blush
If it's no better tomorrow I'll ring up the hospital as it'll have been a week.
Don't think it helped that I walked to the school nativity about 20 hours post op powered by industrial strength painkillers and parental guilt...

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 15-Dec-15 14:59:42

Don't think it helped that I walked to the school nativity about 20 hours post op <gives Queen a very stern look>, you daft nelly!

BillBrysonsBeard Tue 15-Dec-15 15:15:53

Take it easy woman! The more you rest the quicker you'll get back to normal. You sound like you have a lovely husband so take him up on his offer to do stuff for you wink

FairyFluffbum Tue 15-Dec-15 16:24:14

Do they use gas to inflate the tummy for easier access? This can be painful too. What bothered my husband more when he had his appendix out. Relax as much as you can. It will take longer to heal if you keep over doing yourself

stopfuckingshoutingatme Tue 15-Dec-15 17:05:53

its a pretty major procedure OP!!!!! you need to rest woman, no lifting

I guarantee you if you rest and don't over exert, pain will go

I think you were ill advised on the recovery, a week! sheesh

HicDraconis Tue 15-Dec-15 17:54:58

You should not be lifting anything more than 10kg using both hands (and not a wriggling toddler!) unless you want a hernia in your umbilical incision.

I'd say around a week to ten days to be completely pain free from laparoscopic sterilisation; it seems to be far more painful than it should be for a 15 minute op. I've had patients on opioid painkillers for a week after it (tramadol).

Take paracetamol regularly (1g every 6h) and an anti inflammatory (ibuprofen 400mg every 8h) and see if that helps - and go and see your GP if you're still sore after another 2-3 days.

QueenArseClangers Tue 15-Dec-15 19:35:32

Thanks for the replies. I consider myself told off blush
DH has arranged to work from home for the rest of the week so that should help.
Don't think it hurt this much when I had my gallbladder removed and that was a 6 inch scar!

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