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Major surgery on Wednesday. I was discharged on Saturday and was uncomfortable but okay. The last 12 hours, the pain has got worse, and I’m struggling to walk. The information from the ward says to call if the pain doesn’t improve, but I don’t know how long to wait before calling.
I’ve never had surgery so not sure how painful it should be, and if I call them then what they can do. Any advice?
Do we get any hints as to what type of surgery you had? If you're not sure what to expect afterwards (in terms of pain), why not just call the ward and ask? The "rescue" number is given out for that reason.
I had an ovary removed 2.5 weeks ago by keyhole surgery. Have you been taking all your painkillers? I felt not bad for the first week, not much pain but did nothing for a week as DH was off. However since that I've been v tired & really dizzy/foggy headed. It feels like I'm drunk most of the time.
What out of 10 is the pain like and is it inside or around the surgery incision sites? I'd say of you're worried give them a call
Thanks. Still struggling with the pain - I didn’t think it would be this bad. I don’t really want to keep calling the ward but realistically if everyone has pain like this then how on earth does anyone get anything done post op? (And when I say done I mean move/walk/sit/stand).