Hello ladies, it's been such a help reading through things on this site.
I was diagnosed July 11th and had a radical hysterectomy 4th of this month. I came home last Friday and am making slow steady progress with the support of family and friends. I have terrible pains in the top of the front of my legs, it feels like severe sunburn. I'm told this is nerve damage and am trying different meds to manage the pain. I also seem to have lumps and bumps all around my derrier and hips making lying down or sitting so uncomfortable. I had 27 lymph nodes removed from my pelvis so is this fluid retention? I had my surgery keyhole so my tummy is fine, it's just this uncomfortableness that is driving me nuts. Has anyone else got similar, tried relief that has worked? I wondered about massage but don't think a local beauty therapist will do the trick.
My bowels are working with medication but my bladder is not. I have come home able to self catheterise 4 times a day. Has anyone else experience of this. Did your bladder function come back? The doc said it may work on its own again in the future, I s'pose it 's early days.
I'm hoping to get to Let's Meet in Newcastle on Saturday. It will be a good opportunity to get some more information. Is anyone else on this site going?
If you have read this I send you a big hug...........you can beat this horrible disease, you will be amazed at how strong you are. X