Hi - I'm knew to this forum. I had my operation last week when the surgeons removed an ovarian cyst and endometriosis. After the operation, I told the surgeon that I had a lot of pain on my left side, she told me that there was more stitches on that side of my abdomen. The pain is subsiding every day but it's still very sore, particularly if I stand or walk for more than a minute. Is this normal? I visited my doctor today and he advised that I should move about as much as I can to enable healing. Normally pain is the body's signal to rest so I'm confused, is this just normal?