Dec 04, 2006 - 10:14 pm
First of all, I don't know if I have selected the correct chat board catagory to go to, so if anyone thinks that a different catagory would be better, please direct me accordingly.
My mother has recently had surgery to remove cancer. It was melanoma. Her doctor was considered an oncologist/gynecologist because the cancer was located in her female areas "down there" (please excuse my ignorance for not knowing the exact parts or the exact phrasing of things).
We've heard that this particular procedure is one that will have a long healing process.
Her surgery was the day after Thanksgiving. She stayed in the hospital that evening then was home the following morning. The area that had the surgery was not stitched up. She is to keep the area clean, do sitz baths and just wait for it to heal on it's own.
It has only been a few weeks since her surgery, and I know the healing process will take time. I guess my question for anyone who has had a similar procedure done is how long did it take for you to start to feel less pain and maybe be a bit more comfortable to even sit? It sounds like she's in pain when she tries to stand or sit, and once she's sitting - it's difficult to find a position that doesn't hurt.
We've been told that the healing process will be different for everyone, and I completely understand that.
I just thought if I could give my mom some thoughts on how long it took others to start to feel better it might help her to feel better or help her to have something to look forward to.
I think at this point she feels like the pain will never go away.
I am interested to listen to any stories, advice, help or anything that you can offer.
Thanks greatly for your help.