Does anyone have experience & tips with chronic pain after surgery?
I had opp two months ago. I was finally diagnosed after 10 years of complaining to doctors but struggling with my periods, cycle etc since I started having some. (Always just dismissing this by me & by my family members as normal female problems)
They removed Endo on two places. Unfortunately each on ligaments which hold the uterus etc in place.
Now 2month's after the surgery I can't sit for longer time (it gets very painful after 30 min), can't stand or walk for longer time, lift heavier objects etc.
The pain is so bad that I'm on heavy doses of codein, naproxen + some other meds.
I've just seen the consultant yesterday and it is most likely to be caused by the fact I had it for so long & it caused significant nerve damage. He is just prescribing antidepressants for pain relief. With a comments that recovery is going to be slow process.
I'm like a zombie most of the time, due to the pain, pain meds & I will be even more after the antidepressants.
I'm getting really down as the only thing I manage is lie in bed with two cats to keep me company (bless them :).
Will it work? How long did it take you? Any tips how to be more able to do stuff? Any tips pls help. My boyfriend is amazing & looks after me in the evening but that's just makes me feel guilty for some bizarre reason. Although I know it's not my fault.