DARNIT I HURT!!!!

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Registered: 12-12-2002
DARNIT I HURT!!!!
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Fri, 04-11-2003 - 12:35pm
I am so determined that I am not taking anymore of that darned pain medicine, but darnit, I HURT! The entire point of having surgery was to make it BETTER, not worse! Now, it isn't pain from incisions that is hurting me, it is the damned cramping.

At first it wasn't bad, just mild cramping, and let me tell you during my normal monthly, I have cramping that puts typical people in bed, so I'm not wimp to normal cramping. I've just learned to deal with it. But this is rediculous! I'm cramping bad enough right now that I NEED the pain meds, but I don't wanna take them!!! They were supposed to be for after surgery pain, not cramping! And yes, while we are talking about it, I'm bleeding more now than I was before surgery! UGH! And I have to use a pad instead of a tampon b/c of the surgery, but wearing panties just puts pressure on my poor tummy, which makes it WORSE!

Yes, I'm whiney, and grumpy and hormonal, and MAD!!! WHY couldn't they have just done the darned hysterectomy and gotten it over with? Yes, I would be hurting still, but it would almost be over with. This way I'm most likely going to have to go through it all over again! RRRRRRR!!!!

btw...I've been stuck inside my house since Tuesday now...that might be adding to my hormonal issues!

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 6:20pm
I hope you feel better soon!

And, hey, why not take the pain meds if they gave them to ya?

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Registered: 12-12-2002
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 6:55pm
My biomom has been a drug addict all of my life. Only since she has been out of prison this time (released in Dec2002) can I say that I honestly believe she is trying to stay off drugs. My dad is an severe alcoholic, as was my mom (stepmom who adopted me). Moms death was caused by what her drinking did to her liver. My sister (step...or half by adoption) and brother (full-blood) have both struggled with drug addiction as well.

Me? I haven't ever been addicted to anything, but that is because I am horrified by the thought of it. The idea of using any type of medication any longer than absolutely necessary disgusts me. And I am just sooo hesitant to use any type of narcotic.

Personal preference, I guess. Which is how you can tell when I'm really in pain. If I take the meds, it really hurts! lol

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 7:49pm
Awww...sending you anti-cramp vibes and wishes.

Not that you haven't already thought of this, but did your doc say this would happen? If not, I'd give him/her a call.

Hope you feel better soon.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 10:23pm
I sure hope you feel better soon! I totally understand your reasons for not wanting to take the pain meds, but I think this soon afterward, that's why we HAVE them. If it were 2 weeks post-op and you were still taking them because you liked them, that would be different.

I can completely relate, though. I've had a grand total of maybe 6 alcoholic drinks in my entire life, and each one made me extremely paranoid because of my dad's alcoholism. If someone close to me had a problem with Rx drugs I might have the same reaction as you.

Have you spoken to your dr? Get better SOON!

Lauren