I was under the impression that after a few days, maybe a week, I should be feeling nearly perfect.
That is all that I had read, and also what everyone has told me, even one of the ER docs.
I had a hysterectomy on Wed July 8, came home Sat July 11 (my birthday) and was back in the ER Mon July 13 with severe gut wrenching pain. Well after being in the ER all day and taking serious doses of Morphine, being examined by a few doctors, my own doctor came to the hospital to check me out.
Well anyway my doctor asks me if I had been taking my pain meds ("yes" i responded), then he asked if I had been taking my antibiotics? (I responded, "No, what antibiotcs?") as I was not discharged by the oncall doctor with antibiotics.
My doctor asks if I wanted to stay, and I didn't so I went home. He did tell me to come back by the end of the week.
So friday comes around and I am still in agony, especially if I am on my feet more, (but I was told in the hospital to move around some). I have this pulling sharp pain feeling. I go to see my doctor and he once again examines me, and begin to sweat and I nearly jump off the table due to the amout of pain I am in from the examine. My doctor told me that "no pain" like I expected just wasn't possible. He told me that it seems I am experiencing a high level of pain but nothing out of the normal. He said I was fortunate that he did the vaginal hysterectomy, and that the vaginal procedure for me though a difficult one came out very well.
Can anyone out there share with me what there pain levels were, what was norm, what I should expect realistically, and recovery????