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recovery after the surgery

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4 years 11 months ago #66321 by NK18
recovery after the surgery was created by NK18
I had a surgery at the beginning of February, 2019 for ovarian cysts and endo. One ovary was removed along with the tube. Glad it was not a cancer. :) But it has been 2,5 months since the surgery. I have not recovered completely. My PT said that it is because I cannot take antiinflammatory that usually are prescribed after such surgeries. I know each body heals differently, but I am getting more and more upset/sad/ frustrated with the whole thing. Just wondering if anyone here had a similar experience after the surgery. I feel like it will never end and I am stuck with this pain forever. I tried to take ibuprofen because tylenol does not help much. But I am starting bruising right away and have more red dots.
( I took Promacta before the surgery for 2 weeks and got my platelets to 80, which dropped shortly after the surgery to usual 40's:) But at least I know Promacta works!:) )
Thank you everyone in advance!

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4 years 1 month ago #68533 by Bluetiful4u
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I had a bilateral tubal ligation and was told the same about NSAIDS. My counts aren't really low but I was on aspirin for some other health issues. I always say I'm allergic to NSAIDs (told the will prevent my aspirin from working and will put me at high risk of another stroke) due to fear of being given them in recovery! My recovery has been very long but I am terrified of the consequences of using motrin. Hang in there a little more pain is far better than having something worse happen to you!

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4 years 1 month ago #68534 by NK18
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It took me 6 months to recover. I was taking vicadin and smth else. I don't even know how much Tylenol I took. A lot! My hematologist said that aspirin is the worst because it kills platelets. Ibuprofen makes them do not work for some time. I am taking ibuprofen time to time if I have a headache. But I cannot take it more than 1 day here and there. Just sharing my experience.

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4 years 1 month ago #68543 by MelA
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I have never heard that "aspirin kills platelets" - aspirin reduces the clumping of platelets that's why I was put on baby aspirin 2x a day for 30 days after each knee replacement, to help prevent blood clot/s. And you know what? - my count actually increased during those two 30 days taking baby aspirin!

"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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