I'm not sure if I've posted about my post-surgery pain. It was so bad the past two weeks that the doctor sent me for a CT scan thinking I had developed a hernia at the incision site. The scan came back clear and I'm still having pain. Phil thinks I've torn a muscle going from the abdomen into the pelvic region.
I've finally graduated from the Ibuprofen 800mg pills I was taking twice a day to going cold turkey. Right now the pain is centered around the incision and navel. I told Phil it feels like a knife being inserted into my belly button and being twisted. I prayed for relief on Saturday night. It was much worse but it's getting better. I have to remember to move. I can't sit in one spot for very long.
Still, while I'm complaining about my pain, I think about so many people who live with constant pain. I don't know how they do it. I am such a wuss.
Phil and I were discussing the hysterectomy surgery. He said the doctor told him he went through every organ and through the bowels looking for any issues. Other than some adhesions, a small fibroid and a hernia (how come I didn't know this sooner?) there was nothing found. He did have to cut through the bowel and do a resection because of the adhesions. Maybe the muscle pain is part of the healing process? I don't know except that this pain seems to be lasting longer than the pain after my original colon resection back in 2007. Maybe it takes longer to heal the older a person gets? I feel a lot more abdominal swelling after this surgery. Wearing jeans or anything that even rubs the navel area hurts like crazy. I know I can't walk around with my panties down under my belly. That would feel really good but look so gross!
It's 10:30 here. I have a lot of people to pray for tonight before going to sleep. It's a very long list and it seems to be getting longer. If you're a person who believes in the power of prayer, please end your prayers tonight with an addendum. Ask God to please be with everyone that I pray for. Thanks!