OK, it's been 6 weeks since 9/2/09 when I had: full hysterectomy, bilateral oopherectomy and a large ovarian cyst removed. Was in the hospital on a morphine drip for several days. Left, then had to have others help me out a lot the first 2 weeks...then came home and have been, for the most part, taking care of myself. On a daily basis, I DO things to try to improve my condition. YET, according to my OBGYN Dr. I just saw today, for my 6-wk post-op visit, I"M STILL NOT 100%! She says it can take up to about 6 MONTHS, not weeks....for me to regain the physical strength in general that I did have before the surgery. WELL--what ELSE IS THERE that I can DO at home to IMPROVE my overall strength??? So far, I: walk outside 15- 20 minutes but then it hurts/burns and I have to lay back down awhile and get up again, I can do light chores around my apartment but it still hurts to vaccuum (I tried!), and I can drive to the store for up to about 10-15 minutes, walk around TOPS--at maybe one hour while taking my time...then I start hurting again and have to lay down again! AGH! Just---what ELSE can I DO?? By the way, I am not taking any pain medication at all for this...not even aspirins or other stuff. THANKS for any advice you can offer....even if there isn't anything, I will appreciate your support. thanks....."Fire".
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