Sure would be nice if I could sleep–this hurts! I have really really bad cramps. I usually don’t have bad cramps, so YMMV. I asked for pain relief in recovery room (the nurses, 2 of whom I used to work with, wanted to give me morphine–these are my kind of people!), doc looked surprised and ordered 2 Tylenol #3’s.
Now, I have had #3 in the past with no problem–it’s a good analgesia. But I might as well have taken a placebo. I called the docs office and was told ES Tylenol or Motrin. I am not taking ES Tyl–I like my liver, thank you. (I ahve already had close to a gram of it, and ES each tab is 1/2 a gram. An adult can have up to 4 grams a day, but I would prefer not to do so; plus it’s not working.)
I might try the Motrin in a few minutes–I just wish I could sleep–I got less than 5 hours last noc; I am tired. I feel like an ADD kid–I can’t concentrate on anything, yet can’t doze off.
Anyway, the cramps are not really cramps–more like a constant grinding above my pubic bone (sorry if TMI). Eating fine, no problems there–I just am not comfortable. I am spotting a bit, nothing major. No "fun"for at least 2 weeks, no bath or tampon usage either–I hope to never see a tampon again, frankly!
Hope this answers any questions. Oh, and I complimented my nurses on an excellent job–they were so glad that I did. It was like I gave money away. So, next time you are treated by a nurse and s/he does a good job–please praise her. We don’t get enough positive strokes. [end of commercial/charity plea]