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Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:08 am
Sorry I wasn't more help buddy. I had a Total Cholectomy from the onset, so I was opened from above my navel to my pelvic bone. I had drains front and back with both sutures and staples inside and out, so specific areas of discomfort were distorted. I do remember trying to raise my body from a laying position...had to learn to "roll" out of bed and required assistance to get up from a sitting position, which means I could sit. I had been hospitalized and flat on my back for almost 5 months prior to surgery, so my extremeties were weaker than they should have been, I guess. I was back at work in 3 weeks, but back in the hospital in 4 due to uterine hemorrage and bladder prolaspe, UGH. It required reopening of my abdominal wall for a Total Hysterectomy and bladder tack...so I started the healing process all over again. I never remember my bottom causing me any problems then or now.
JUST TAKE CARE, DON'T LIFT ANYTHING ......expect phantom pressures from the non-existant rectum. I still have those from time to time.
I'll be waiting to hear from ya, OKay......BEG