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Where is this horrid pain coming from?

I had endometriosis, fibroid in my uterus and severe cycles for years. In Sept of 2020 I had my uterus and adhesions behind uterus removed. They left adhesions on my intestines. Several trips to ER, in Nov of 2020 they opened me back up and the adhesions were on ovaries as well as appendix. They removed ALL adhesions and removed ovaries abdominally. Ever since 2nd surgery I have had horrid pains under my left incision and it goes to my hip. Then it started going deep in my groin, the outside of my thigh, then started going down to my knee and then my calf and toes. I can't stand or sit for more than 30 mins. It feels like a rubber band is squeezed around my thigh and like a cement block is stuck in my hip. The tightness is so bad. I can't lean forward or bend down without extreme pain or a pinching feeling. I can't lay on my left side or stomach. I can barely lift my left leg. I am only 42 and I had to start using a cane. It's to the point where sometimes I can't even walk. I have very limited mobility with my left leg. I'm basically in tears every day from pain and frustration. My boyfriend has to help me with getting dressed and getting shoes on. He basically has to do everything for me. The more activity and walking the more pain I'm in. I do not get good sleep, even with aids. I became depressed. I am emotionally and mentally exhausted. I feel useless. My doctor's have no answers so I just started going to the UofM to see if they can help. I went from a VERY ACTIVE person to feeling like I'm elderly because of all the pain and how difficult it is for me to do things that should be very easy for me. I used to do 3 5 mile speed walks a week, worked out 5 days a week for 90mins each time. Loved house work and yard work. Has anyone else experienced any of this? I feel like something went wrong when they cautered ligaments?? Could that be it? Is it nerve damage? Will I ever get better? Will I ever get back to me?
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I'm so sorry you are going through this...how awful! It may be nerve damage. Sciatica is another possibility. I also had a hysterectomy and have suffered some life shattering effects but, thankfully, no chronic pain. However, I know some women whose hysterectomies caused debilitating pain. Unfortunately, it's difficult to get a diagnosis for a number of reasons. Have you seen your GP about it? I wonder if physical therapy would help.
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