parisqeen · 6 weeks ago
I've only had oral surgery so I don't know what it's like when it's your internal organs being mucked about with. I think the best advice I can give is take it easy, don't force recovery, I know it sucks especially if you're used to being a really independent and "I'll just do it myself" type of person but PLEASE slow down. Let someone help you out if you need it. A part from that, do as your told, if certain exercises are involved then do those when you feel ready or if there's cream you need to put on to stop scarring (idk). Be gentle on yourself, watch movies, stay in bed, relax. I hope it all went well and you feel better soon!
scatmandingo · 6 weeks ago
Along the lines of what @parisqueen said, if you can barely walk you shouldn’t be walking. Take the painkillers they give you, there is no reason to endure pain you don’t have to. It isn’t necessary for healing.
snowbeast · 6 weeks ago
If it isn't too personal, what did you have done? I've had abdominal surgery twice and it was the same both times - agony the first 2-3 days then suddenly it was significantly better. Hobble around as much as you can, it's better to be up and moving so your circulation is up. I found that holding/pressing a small pillow against my abdomen really helped "hold things in."
vulture_ · 6 weeks ago
I had testicular torsion, I'm on day #2 of recovery and I've never had to deal with something like this. Lost the little guy so I'm down to one. The doc said it was completely black when they took it out. That's mostly what I've been doing is getting up and down, Tylenol has been my saving grace. Other than that, I've been taking it easy, mostly been depressed about the whole ordeal but I'm surviving.
cakelover · 6 weeks ago
Damn, man
I'm sure you've heard all the jokes
Hope you recover quickly
I'd recommend keeping your mind busy if possible
Read or watch something educational on YouTube
interesting · 6 weeks ago
The best thing you can do? Nothing. Relax, try not to move much at all, you will be out of it. After a few days if you're feeling better? YOURE NOT. CONTINUE TAKING IT EASY. Dont do any workouts and avoid knocking boots until your physician says you can, period--do NOT jump the gun on this or it made lead to complications you dont want to think about.
interesting · 6 weeks ago
It's easy to get down on yourself or feel it's okay man and this sort of thing happens a LOT more often than people realize. Avoid alcohol or any depressants, eat a lot of animal protein, watch any comedy or anything with comedic relief you can find.
interesting · 6 weeks ago
Last and best piece of advise I can give you? Embrace the suck. Understand it's going to suck, period, and once you realize that you can take more solace in the positives. Hey I watched something funny on tv, hey I had a steak and it tasted great. Glass half full mentality even if your glass doesnt feel half full goes a long way.
interesting · 6 weeks ago
Above all else, you're FS family is here for ya!
vulture_ · 6 weeks ago
Thanks guys, I'll follow the advice to a T. I've mostly been playing my main game when I can and popping Tylenol 500, drinking water and eating right. Can't even lift 10ibs and I walk funny but I'm still kicking lol.
vulture_ · 6 weeks ago
@interesting yeah I've been here since my sophomore year of high school and I'm 21 now so it's Been an adventure for sure but one thing I've learned is FS is a place of support, listening, and understanding to the ones who care. I've watched some great FS users come and go and some of them RIP with respect. I've always enjoyed it here and don't plan to leave until FS is error:404. Cheers I'm gonna get some rest, thank you all for the advice and caring.
kenderoo · 6 weeks ago
I've had abdominal surgery last October, and I'm currently a studying to be a physical therapist. Listen to whatever your surgeon recommends first of all. You need to do some physical movement, walk as much as you can even if its just a circle around your room. The less you move while you are healing the harder it is to re-develop those skills later on. Nap a lot, take pain meds, and focus on taking care of yourself.
parisqeen · 6 weeks ago
Ooft, any operation to the downstairs region is awful, I hope it starts mending quickly. Luckily they sorted it out fast, heaps of guys only have one so I hope it's not messing with your self-esteem too much.
vulture_ · 6 weeks ago
It's getting better, day 3 and I don't have much pain or uncomfort. I can lift myself a bit better. Some things I sort of left out was that I was seriously septic to the point of needing antibiotic bags every 4 hours when I was in the hospital. It was completely black when the doc snipped it out.
Really, thanks for the support guys, means a lot to me.
parisqeen · 6 weeks ago
You don't have to say if you don't want to but how did that even happen? Google tells me you can twist it so the blood circulation stops which I didn't even know was a possibility until this chat.
vulture_ · 6 weeks ago
I personally have no idea how or when it happened, I was told this can happen while walking, running, sports, etc. It's like a roll of the dice and losing big.
parisqeen · 6 weeks ago
That sucks, glad it didn't get any worse
vulture_ · 6 weeks ago
Thank you lol