I'll tell you what I was thinking. I was thinking Day 1 surgery, recovery the next, bounce back to 100% by Day 3.
Well, today is Day 8 and I'm at (maybe) 63%. A few days post-op we went out-of-state to spend Christmas with my parents. Percocet, Ibuprophin, and laying horizontal were my best friends. Although I didn't initially have much bleeding with the cramping, that changed on Christmas Day when I woke up to a sharp pain on my right side. I can only explain it as something similar to a constant side-stitch that you get after running.
On Thursday, I returned "home" so I could watch my sister's five kids for a few days while she and my BIL went to San Francisco for a bowl game (something promised months ago). Unfortunately, the cramping/bleeding hasn't gotten any better so I'm excited for them to get home tonight so I can return to my house (about an hour south).
I'll only be able to enjoy it for a few hours because at 6:15am tomorrow morning I leave for Washington DC. I'll be there for three weeks as I fulfill a rotation assignment at the National Disaster.Operation.Center. At this point, I'm seriously wondering how in the ^#%* I'm going to do it. Right now I feel like I'm the walking (or rather non-walking) disaster.
Those of you who have had the procedure, what was your recovery like? Last year, I didn't have a D&C with it and I don't think Dr. H did as much tissue scraping... but is cramping/bleeding at this point still normal? I'm in new territory.
Advice please. I need to be at 100%. Quickly.
4:00pm UPDATE: Dr. H is on vacation but the Dr. on-call let me know that no, these aren't normal symptoms at this point. Bleeding and cramping should be tampering off instead of vice-versa. I need to watch it closely along with fever, etc. and go to the ER immediately if it gets worse or becomes unmanageable. Great...
He said it sounded more along the lines is a cyst rupture (which I've had before) or appendicitis. Even better.