Sitting after Surgery (Revised)

Sitting without feeling of butt cheeks tearing at butt crack

  • Less then one week

    Votes: 5 16.1%
  • 1 week

    Votes: 5 16.1%
  • 2 weeks

    Votes: 6 19.4%
  • 3 weeks

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • 4 weeks

    Votes: 4 12.9%
  • 5 weeks

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Greater then 5 weeks

    Votes: 8 25.8%

  • Total voters
How long after your surgery did it take before you were able to sit up straight in a chair (no cushion) comfortably without you butt cheeks feeling like they were going to split apart at your butt crack?
I had the excision, with the open wound that took 8 weeks to heal up, so it took about 2 weeks before sitting was even an option for me. Except for the first few hours after surgery, when I was nice and numb.
It's been a month since my surgery and I am finally sitting like a human being. Sometimes I still feel discomfort if I sit for too long, but I'm really fine.


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I've still got the open excision and can sit without feeling anything. Can't even feel the dressing changes. Am on tramadol but that can't account for the lack of feeling. Relatively big cut according to the physicians.
I had my closed surgery 5 days ago and sitting on my bed is fine, no pain, the ride home in a truck with hard seats was a little rough but sitting isn't that bad. I'll be honest, I haven't even thought to sit on one of my hard wood kitchen table chairs, and I'm not sure when that will sound like a good idea. Stitches come out in 10 days, so maybe then.
I feel like such a wuss, your on Tramadol and seem like your taking it all with a grain of salt, I did notice your quote about anything under a pain score of a 10 is a tickle, lol, I am very Envious. I've been complaining about Norco 10mg. And I have Tramadol from a RX I already get from other issues. Are you like that with all pain or is this medical issue not that painful for you? I've heard from both sides, some suffer horribly and others say they don't feel much of anything. I'm just curious, you don't have to answer since its private, however we are all here for eachother. Thank you for your time. Nicole


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Hi Nicole, hehe i got completely confused between feeling and pain. They cut deep and the whole area was numb along with all the local analgesia that lasted for a week or so.

The nurses ask me if its painful when they pack it or poke it. I was battling to work out if i could even feel them touching it.. And even if they did manage to hurt it a little bit... I could hardly compare it to the previous pain. And i hesitate to call anything they did 'painful' and even if it hurt, it was like a 1 conpared to the 10 I was comparing it to.

Generally im probably a bit of a woossy with pain. But i think that area over years really built up a resistance otherwise i would have passed out many times over. And when they cleaned it all up (surgery) ... It went completely negative like reversing all the pain and it going numb.
I can't tell. It's been two weeks since my closed surgery, and stitches come out tomorrow. I still feel a tiny bit of pain when I sit down, but it goes away quickly and mostly I just feel discomfort.