by PainGoAway on Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:20 PM
I have/had Carcinoma inSitu of the cervix and had a conization done 2/8/2012. The first five days were ok; minimal pain, barely any bleeding. On Day six I passed a huge clot and started with bleeding and severe pain. My doctor and employee health had to extend my days off of work.
My doctor explained to me today that most people don't have much pain afterwards and that I must have a low pain tolerance. The more I do, the more bleeding I have.
I am a nurse and I'm on my feet all day; if I had a desk job I know that this wouldn't be a problem.
It's been an entire week, and now I'm back on the couch taking pain medications and changing pads every couple of hours. I'm frustrated, hurting, and scared. I also am an athlete and usually run 5 days a week; but I'm told 3 weeks I cannot run, but can return to work in 3-4 day.!??
If I can't run for several weeks, how the hell can I work? I think work is harder than my work outs.
Does anyone know how long the will the pain last? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciate.
I'm sadened by how physicians minimize this process. If only I were prepared to take more time off work, I wouldn't have to be second guessing myself right now. It's so sad to see how much women have to endure and how little it's tolerated.
by wenthewyntr on Wed Jun 13, 2012 09:35 AM
After being shoved aside by my oncologist when I said no more to chemo, I found a wonderful Dr. of Internal Medicine who looks to a whole body approach. It may benefit you to try getting more advice as I have done. He was brutally honest. I'm very glad about it. But, he told me that many of the side effects from chemo are permanent. I'm not saying your pains are, and hope they are not. It is just nice to hear the truth, and then to hear that I have options. My oncologist replied," just wear a pad" when I had bleeding and urine problems. ( This was NOT helpful!) My new doc explained that at that time I was not yet recovered from surgery, and was up and around too much, too soon for my body's liking. Would have been nice to hear back then. I thought I was going to be wearing Depends at age 46 forever! Kinda makes you sad, and depressed to feel that way. Look at me ramble! Just sayin', you are NOT "most people". You are you. Find a doc that treats you as a special person that will get you back on track, in a way that you like. I realize it's been a while since you wrote in, now that I saw tha date! I am guessing you are doing awesome now! Use these forums. They are great places to bounce info around. Even if not so timely. :)
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