As mentioned in a previous post, my recovery was slower than expected. I’d say it was 4 weeks before I felt 100% like myself.
After a little research on my own, I can only guess that the random shooting pains were my nerves healing after surgery. That has subsided. My muscle cramps have also subsided.
It took 6 weeks for my stitches to finally fall out or dissolve. I was starting to think I’d have to go in to have them removed but one day they all just disappeared.
I just started my second post op period. I read that it’s possible for the first few periods after surgery could be more painful than usual. That is not the case for me considering my periods on the IUD were typically painful and very heavy.
I still have heavy days and cramping, but it’s not as severe as it was with the IUD, so I consider it a win. Who knows, maybe they’ll get even better with time.
As a final note, I’m still battling insurance. All told, my out of pocket looks to be about $1000.00. I’m appealing that because it should be covered as per the ACA, but I’m not holding my breath. I’ll keep you posted. This could take a while.