Hello my name is Brenda and I am having some major issues since this surgery. My surgeon didn't explain anything to me for post-op. I have been back to the hospital for dehydration and to my doctors office for bleeding bowels. Haven't been able to get out of bed for about
a week. Can't sit up for longer than a few minutes, then it's right back to bed. My latest issue is that for the past few nights, at the same time each night, I am awaken by severe pain in my chest. Feels like the biggest gas bubble in the universe. I am able to still burp the way I used to, which I might add is like a trucker. Pain medicine isn't helping. I drink hot tea and chicken broth but still no relief. I had this surgery done Jan. 17th, 2011. My chest feels like someone picked me up and body slammed me. It's the worst pain I have ever experienced and I have 4 kids. One of which was a 23 1/2 hours of pure labor, another c-section, and another was 16 hours. That was a piece of cake compared to the pain I feel now.
Does anyone have any information or suggestions on how to deal with or relieve this pain? I would really appreciate any input.
Thank you and have a good night, as I am up at 3 am due to pain.