Post op

Home yesterday after my recent op. Felt really low. Achey, sore and sick and shaky. I know I'll improve daily though.

I tried injecting myself with the Claxene. (Spelling) ? I did it wrong. Think insanities ended up with a lump on my tummy and the injection liquid running down my belly.

I've since googled how to inject correctly.

I asked my surgeon if my cancer could come back. He replied that in 2-3 years it might but it might not. Depends on the card you've been dealt. I'm not worrying about what might be. I'm going to get out and enjoy life when I've recovered from this surgery.

Wishing all you ladies well. Xxxx

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  • Oh those horrible injections!! Even once I was feeling stronger they were always the low point in the day.

    My technique was to do the 'stab' very slowly gradually increasing pressure until the needle goes through with a little pop..

    Look forward to getting out and having fun Suzanne it won't be too long!

    Xx L

  • Glad your home you will begin to feel much better... The injections are a nightmare... I had lumps too πŸ˜–

  • Glad you are home, must remember to rest and relax and don't try to do anything!

    Tummy injections are a bit of a pain aren't they? Mine were given at 10.30 at night which was far too late for me once I was home so once I read that you can amend the time by 30 minutes max I slowly brought them to 8 pm over the next few days. Then I read that you shouldn't give them within 1.5 inches of your actual belly button and to pinch the skin up between your fingers first, that made a difference. I used to lie on the bed and find a good piece of skin, pinch it, put the applicator in place and slowly but firmly press until the applicator pops. Remember NOT to touch your injection place for at least 30 mins or you will bruise.

    You will slowly but surely start to feel a little better but this is your time to heal so enjoy reading, daytime to, embroidery etc etc etc!

    Take care

    Clare xx

  • Good that you are home, you will rest more now in your own surroundings. I had 4 weeks of the clexane injections and hated every one. I couldn't do them myself. What a wimp. My partner was brilliant at it though. It doesn't take long till they are over though. You sound in high spirits so thats a good sign. Relax and listen to your body healing. Take care, xx

  • Hi Millie.

    I'm going to get my partner to do the injection tonight. It didn't hurt when the nurses did it in hospital but when I did it last night it was awful. I just stabbed myself with it. Lol.

    I hope you are doing ok with all your treatments etc. Xxxx

  • Hi Suzanne Glad to hear you are home. Now you are home you will start to recover from your op. Just think, all that day time TV, Jeremy Kyle etc (!!!) I didn't have the injections, maybe it's a new thing! (my op was 9 years ago mind you!) I like your comment about not worrying what might be and getting out and enjoying life, that's exactly the right thing to do. Whilst you are 'laid up' you can plan what you want to be doing. Mind you with Christmas round the corner you have that to look forward to, the Christmas markets if there are any near you. You might have to take things slowly but I loved getting out after my op to our one in Manchester. Did have to stop and rest a few times with a nice glass of mulled wine..... Wishing you a speedy recovery. Best Wishes, Kathy xx

  • Hi Kathy.

    Thank you for your reply. I'm resting well. Still in bed but been up a few times to the loo and had a wash. I don't want to shower as my dressing is still on till next Wednesday.

    I am looking forward to doing some gentle Xmas shopping. Getting out, yes but I might do a lot of it online. I don't think I'll be watching Jeremy Kyle. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    I hope you are doing ok Kathy. Xxxx

  • I couldn't face doing it and made my husband do my injections in my thighs. The low point of my day for a month.

    Worst one was the one he dropped that landed in my calf. Still, it was one less for the thigh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  • Oh the memories of those shots....I never could handle needles, even in my children when they needed an injection for one thing or another. Just couldn't watch. Now here I was sticking myself with needles! I had small bumps & lot of bruising, but I got through it. Amazing what one can do when there is no other choice!

  • Forgot to add that it's good that you are home!!

  • Glad your home now and you will get better just don't do too much. I injected into my thigh and found it not as painful, although I did look like a junkie with all the bruising . Take care Ann x

  • I'm glad I'm not the only one who hated those injections! I tried all sorts of techniques but still made a complete mess of my tummy-it ended up technicolour with the bruises.

    I was able to shower with my dressing on-it was waterproof. Maybe you can?

    Take care

    Lou x

  • Hi Suzanne, welcome home, I am glad your surgery went well and that you are back home again, Take it easy no heavy lifting. Best of luck with the injections, my son had to inject his wife with a vaccine for Crohns as she was unsure of the procedure so she got him trained up instead. Wishing you well

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