(Closed) Emergency Surgery :(

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3967 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@OzWinterBride:  Did they do it laproscopically? or a long incision? i find that affects how long it takes. If its lapro, they use air to “poof” your stomach, so a lot of the pain is actually caused by gas. Try to keep walking, slowly, but often, and it really helps your body heal / get the air out!

Post # 4
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@OzWinterBride:  I had an emergency appendectomy this February. I kept feeling a sharp pain that wouldn’t go away (I thought it was gas) and my mom and Fiance told me to go to the er. I had mine done laprscopically.

Honestly, it took me about 3 weeks to feel *fully* normal again. I was only on the pain medication for a little over a week. It was wintertime here and so when it was really cold, the main site would flare up. Walking does help with the pain a lot. Be gentle on yourself too…try not to stress about things as it will only make the pain worse. I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 5
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m so sorry, that’s such bad timing on top of an already awful experience 🙁

If they did it laparoscopically (a few small incisions rather than a big one), you should definitely be feeling better in a few days. I had an emergency laparoscopy for an ovarian cyst last month, and was back at work 6 days later (definitely not at my best, but it was very do-able). It took about 3.5 weeks to feel fully back to normal. Good luck and feel better!!

Post # 6
12242 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Aah! That’s terrible!

I used to nanny for a family where the husband had an emergeny appendectomy three weeks after the birth of his twins!

I think they said 2 weeks before he could lift heavy objects, but he felt WORLDS better after like 4 or 5 days!

Post # 7
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@OzWinterBride:  Did you have a laparascopy? If so, I think you’ll recover much faster. I’ve had several laps, mostly for endometriosis and ovarian cysts. My first laparascopy was for appendicitis (but then they decided to look around since I’ve had pain for years, and found endo and ovarian cysts). Move around a little bit each day as much as you can. I also found for several days post op that bringing a pillow with me in the car to go between teh seat belt and by abdomen helped a lot. Also, just listen to your body. If you need extra sleep, sleep! Try to take care of yourself as much as you can

Post # 8
110 posts
Blushing bee

Excessive pain is not normal after surgery. Maybe you should talk to the doctor about this. And ask for painkillers!!! It’s easy to become depressed when you are in agony. 


Post # 9
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@Jaey:  + 1!

Post # 10
4839 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had a laparoscopic one a few years back. I was up and good in about 5 days 90% normal within2 weeks. Feel better!

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