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Friday, October 12, 2012

A Giant Pain in the Port and Missing the Mud

So, I know it's only been a little more than three days, but when do you start to feel normal again?  Of the six incisions I had, the port site is of course the most painful.  This comes as no surprise based on all of my pre-op research, but when does the soreness start to subside?  The pain meds they gave me (hydrocodone with acetaminophen) work a little but not enough to alleviate tha pain from the port site.

Good news is that I managed a 1/2 mile walk around the neighborhood this morning.

I love mud.  I love getting muddy.  I love going off roading in our Atv. I know tonight wouldn't be the best of nights to go, the trails are rough and steep and getting muddy is probably not the best idea with open wounds, but I'm so sad that I'm missing it.  I just want to know when it would be safe to get back to it.  Hubby says two months but I don't think I can wait that long!  Waaaahhhhh!!

Please share your experiences


  1. I didn't feel totally normal for about a week -and the port took the longest to ease up. I know you are eager to be active but be cautious about getting too active too fast. Your body needs some down time to heal and adjust --it's okay to rest.

    I think hubby is prolly right about the muddin'. The last thing you wanna do is get an injury that sets you back further. It sucks to wait but just think of all the muddy fun your skinnier self will have in the future.

    Just my $.02 --- best wishes!!

  2. I felt pretty good after a week or so. I went back to work a week out. I felt the worst on the 3rd day after surgery. I agree with your should wait on the muddin thing.