Well I have to say day 9 was rough. I was doing well and then I felt a lot of pain after working all day and starting back in my regular routine. I had a lot of pressure and soreness and had to ice again just to fall asleep. I began taking 400-600mg of Motrin 2x per day just to get through the day. Slight constipation came back at day 11 and then diarrhea for two days but I am sure that is due to all the smooth move tea and liquids. Feeling a lot better today but I will tell everyone to take 2 weeks off, not 1. Your body just isn't ready to go back to the grind. This is also my first few days of discharge and there is quite a bit so you will need to wear panty liners 24/7. I had the discharge checked by Dr. Goodman and he said it was normal. Just make sure it doesn't smell and isn't yeasty. Sitz baths are a godsend!! Also go out and buy gentle cleansing soap! Washing burns! Especially with soap w fragrances. The baths have really helped out a lot. Wiping after a bowel movement is pretty painful so get the flushable wet wipes because it makes such a difference. I also line my pad with two tucks wipes and this gives some soothing relief. Today is the end of week 2 and I am finally walking normal for the most part. Sitting in the same position for a long time is bad and so is standing for long periods of time. I have been taking walks every day and this has seemed to help me feel less lethargic. I still haven't gone back to eating normal because the stomach issues but it's getting better. Passing gas even hurts sometimes. I still love the results and don't regret the procedure at all!!
Had my first period!
Had major cramping the night before last! I hadn't had cramps like that in a long time and lower back pain. Now the worst period I have had in a long time but it is finally slowing down. Super bright red blood and pretty heavy. A bit rough especially since I still have pain from the surgery so I highly recommend scheduling your surgery for right after your period ends so you have some time before your next period. Just a thought for those thinking of getting this surgery. Everything is still good and feeling more energetic each day. Still absolutely no desire for anything intimate AT ALL!!! Which depresses my husband but I am in healing mode. At week three, oral sex is allowed but the mood is definitely not there yet.