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it's my first time posting on this site, I've only just discovered it and wish I'd found it before my surgery!
So, in a nutshell, I was diagnosed with stage 1b CC on 2/4/20 and had a RH on 28/4. I'm now 4 weeks post op. The op was done abdominally, so recovery up until now has been rough. Worse than I could ever have imagined tbh, and I've been struggling a lot, physically and emotionally
Everything with the diagnosis, the op etc all happened so quickly, and with Covid, I wasn't able to take anyone with me to any appointments. I feel like I was thrown on a runaway train with no way of stopping it....and now it's come to a screeching holt, and I feel shell shocked. Is that normal to feel like that?!
Ive pretty much stopped all pain killers now, and just sometimes need paracetamol or ibuprofen at bedtime to help get comfy. I've had a post op appointment with my surgeon who's told me they got all the cancer during the op and I don't need any further treatment
I was hoping you all might be able to help me with some questions I have, as I feel like I've already taken up too much of my lovely Macmillan nurses time....!
My first question might sound utterly ridiculous but I was wondering if it's ok to have the odd glass of wine now?! I feel like I've earned it 🙈
The next question I had again might sound bizarre to ask, but what are the "rules" about sex after this kind of surgery? It's the one thing I never remembered to ask and no one told me (that I can remember)
And lastly - sorry for so many questions - is there any hard and fast rule on going back to work? I assume I may need more than the standard 6 weeks as I'm a police officer, so a very physically demanding job. But again, no one really said, that I remember.
Thank you all for reading, if you got this far!