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I had surgery on March 5th. The last 2 days I was feeling a bit less sore. Today I am considering taking my pain medication because my stomach feels so tender whenever I move.

Has anyone else had this happen after they had already started feeling better?

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it is possible you have moved too much? I had this happen after I thought I was all better and folded three loads for laundry lol I was super sore the next day. try a light heating pad and some Tylenol. take it easy!

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Yes! I was on Tylenol only within 2 days of surgery, but by 7 days out my whole body ached and I was back on narcotics. I was sleeping too much and not breathing deeply enough, and had developed atelectasis (partial collapse of the lower lung space, precursor to post-op pneumonia). Once I realized what was going on, I starting doing the coughing/deep breathing exercises again, and the body aches went away.

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Oh that must have been scary. I'm going to do my breathing exercise right now. I think I have been moving too much or in a wrong way. I did end up taking my liquid pain med and it seems to be helping

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1 hour ago, Avery's Mom said:

it is possible you have moved too much? I had this happen after I thought I was all better and folded three loads for laundry lol I was super sore the next day. try a light heating pad and some Tylenol. take it easy!

Yes, or I moved in a wrong way, this morning because I felt OK when I got up but I lifted my 12 pound puppy onto the bed an don't think I should have

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That's probably it, lifting the puppy, because you're not supposed to lift anything more than 10 pounds for about six weeks.

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My 25 lb dog made me lift her onto my bed the night I returned from surgery and continued. I just made sure to lift with my legs and contract my abs. Thankfully after shoulder surgery she learned she can jump from my couch to my bed so bypass should be easier. Silly dogs. We do what they want! My limit was walking her. If she went all Cujo I knew I wouldn’t be able to hold her well.

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