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Is it normal to have extreme back pain 11 days post op? It feels like someone is stabbing me through my back to my heart. I haven’t slept for longer than an hour and a half since surgery. It’s really affecting my mood. I can’t stop crying and I’m angry at everyone. My PS is at a conference so I don’t know when I’ll be able to visit him for a checkup. 

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Hey @CJ Is it back pain from sleeping on your back? If so, then yes it is incredibly painful. When did you surgeon advise you could sleep on your side? 

I'm sorry you're feeling so down, do you have any painkillers left? If your surgeon is unavailable make an appointment with your gp for help xo

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Hey @sabP he actually said I could sleep any way I felt comfortable (including side and on tummy). I have been mostly on my back though because I’ve found it easier to get up in the morning. I had no pain killers left. Went to my local gp today and he was just awful. Didn’t even look at my incision sites and was obviously furious that I asked for endone at the request of my nurse. 

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On 11/5/2019 at 6:12 PM, CJ- said:

Hey @sabP he actually said I could sleep any way I felt comfortable (including side and on tummy). I have been mostly on my back though because I’ve found it easier to get up in the morning. I had no pain killers left. Went to my local gp today and he was just awful. Didn’t even look at my incision sites and was obviously furious that I asked for endone at the request of my nurse. 

Hey @CJ - your GP sounds awful! It's not up to him to judge you or your pain levels. Maybe it's time to find a new GP. I hope you're starting to sleep better and feel better xo

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Hey @CJ- if you have no luck with your GP you can buy  panadol Osteo over the counter from your pharmacist to hepl ease the pain a little. Your doctor dosn't sound very empathetic and i hope you were able to get some sort of pain relief,  the sleeping on your back thing can be very uncomfortable and down right painful at times but this will pass so just know its not for to much longer,  if its more upper back pain than lower back then you may have pinched a nerve between your shoulder blades,  you could also try a heat pack to help relieve the pain.  

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@I HaveBoobs yes it was more upper back pain. I’ve never had a pinched nerve so maybe that was it. I’ve never really been hurt before in terms of broken bone or sprained ankles so I didn’t realise my pain threshold was so low. I told my sister who has kids that I was never giving birth even though I love kids but once the pain subsided I was like hmm maybe I could handle it... 😂 the memories of the pain fades when there’s something to enjoy after. I’m loving my new boobies 😁

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On 11/10/2019 at 6:03 PM, CJ- said:

@I HaveBoobs yes it was more upper back pain. I’ve never had a pinched nerve so maybe that was it. I’ve never really been hurt before in terms of broken bone or sprained ankles so I didn’t realise my pain threshold was so low. I told my sister who has kids that I was never giving birth even though I love kids but once the pain subsided I was like hmm maybe I could handle it... 😂 the memories of the pain fades when there’s something to enjoy after. I’m loving my new boobies 😁

Glad to hear your feel better, your over the hardest part and it will only get easier,  if you would like to friend request me we can see each others po pictures 😊

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