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6 days Post Lap for bowel endo and cystectomy-Feeling awful

Hey lovelies,

I’m 6 days post op now and home from hospital. I have had two laps previously and I can remember the recovery being rough the second time. I’m just feeling pretty awful, I feel so low, so sickly and like I have no energy or life whatsoever. I’m such an upbeat person, have an amazing husband and 14 month old boy and our life is full of so much love and adventure but I seem to not be able to see a way through this hideous post op feeling....it’s almost like I can’t imagine feeling well again. I know I’m feeling sorry for myself. I’m struggling with the meds. I’m also on clexane as being treated for a suspected blood clot on my lung too which of course hasn’t helped as I have bad chest pain also. Can’t bare the morphine as it makes me so so sick and the buccacen antisickness isn’t quite strong enough to take the sea sickness edge off of that and the tramadol. To be honest I would rather manage in discomfort just taking paracetamol as I feel sick enough already.

Does anyone have any speedy recovery tips or words of advice/positivity.

Thanks for reading xxx

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I hope you feel better soon. It's alot to deal with but you won't feel this unwell much longer I'm sure, have you discussed the side effects of the medication with your doctor? X

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I haven’t got my follow up for 8 weeks now and even speaking to a GP on the phone these days is honestly quite painful. If things keep on then I will definitely call them to make an appointment x

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Maybe call 101 or speak with a chemist. Could be normal to feel the way you do or it might be an issue with the prescription. See how you feel tomorrow but don't suffer in silence x

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Hi,

I’m sorry you’re feeling so awful, I think everyone’s recovery is so different! You can only do what you can to help yourself recover. Drink lots of fluids and make sure you keep on top of your pain medication (I’m sure you are anyway.) if it helps to think about at all I found mine was/is so up and down - I felt great one morning then lots of pain in the evening and sometimes one step forward two steps back, but the first week was really hard. I’m at 2.5 weeks post op now and just managed to get back to work today but depends what is right for you - I definitely noticed a marked increase during the second week though. It’s still early doors, try not to put too much pressure on yourself x

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Thanks lovely, oh wow. 2.5 weeks and already back at work, that’s very commendable! I am feeling slightly brighter today and my appetite has certainly returned, I will take it Day by day, all the be st with your recovery also xx

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Don’t get me wrong it’s been a bit of a struggle today, feel like I could go to bed already and back on the pain meds! It goes up and down though, just got to ride the waves! 🌊 xx

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Indeed we have, but make sure you take though honey, don’t over do it as you may end up in a worse state!xx

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