recovering from surgery

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shellypoo
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   Posted 1/28/2007 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
I am having some difficulties after this surgery.  I've never really noticed a problem with recovery and the ms but this time I"m sure they are connected somehow.
 
I have lost 90 lbs. (on my own) over the last 6 years. I really am quite happy with my body but my thighs have not gone down in size and the skin was sagging badly.  This made it very uncomfortable putting on pants because my thighs were squeezed into them and they would get raw and painful. 
 
Anyway, last Monday I had a thigh lift.  My surgeon made an incision from groin down to about 2 inches above my knee on the inner thigh.  I am very swollen, bruised and miserable.  I go back to him on Tues.
 
I am very weak and fatigued.  My constipation is worst than ever and to top it off I am numb in my croch area so it makes that issue terrible.  I did not take my Avonex last week, I would have never made it with the side effects.
I am going to try the milk of magnesia today and pray it helps....
I am supposed to have the tests to see what is causing the constipation., but it will be after i heal.
 
 
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uppitycats
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   Posted 1/28/2007 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry you're doing poorly! I would guess that your lower half was anesthesized for the surgery -- and that could well contribute to your constipation issues. I hope you get some relief soon.

Losing 90 pounds is quite an accomplishment, though! Good for you.
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rhondab
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   Posted 1/28/2007 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Michelle!

I"m glad to see u here today! That surg sounds like such a rough one and would take so much from a healthy person, but add to that the already existing probs and there's no doubt it's gonna make the pain, fatigue and healing process that much more complicated. U hold tight and let u'rself have time to get over this. It can take a long time to get better, but be sure to know u'r not alone. I'm glad the tests will be coming up soon, but as u said, heal first.

U losing that much weight is great!! I'm in process...work in progress ;)...of trying to do that now and can attest to it's difficulty. Kudos to u!! I pray for u'r quick recovery and ease of tests friend. Take such good care of u'rself and know u'r in my thoughts and, of course, my daily prayers.
rhonda
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Kimber
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   Posted 1/28/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you are having so many problems with recovery Michelle.  I do hope that you get some relief soon though and the milk of magnesia helps.  That is an amazing achievement with your weight loss!  I have a very good friend who had a similar type of surgery and it made a world of difference for her.  Hang in there, and keep us updated on your progress. 
 
 
 
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Shashi
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   Posted 1/29/2007 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Michelle,

I'm sorry you're having such a rough time! I'll be keeping you in my prayers that you have a full and uncomplicated recovery. Hang in there!

By the way, if you're taking pain meds, they can cause constipation too. I hope the MOM works!
Hugs,
 
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