Okay, fellow hysterectomy-undergoers: What is the deal with the pain that feels EXACTLY like uterine cramps? It's very real pain, and nothing makes it better. And it's freaking me out not a little.
I know that people who lose limbs will have "phantom limb" pain for ages afterward, and I'm wondering, can you have "phantom organs?" I mean, it hurt for so many years...is it out of the question that this is all in my head, psychosomatic? I'd rather think that than to think something is ACTUALLY still wrong in there.
Remember, moms, how even after you were pregnant, for a long while afterward, you would still "feel the baby moving" inside you? If we can fake ourselves out like that, after only 9 months, can't my body/brain be faking me out now, after 20 years of this cramping? Because it feels EXACTLY THE SAME as those nightmare menstrual cramps. Except that Motrin isn't helping, nor is any other pain medication.
So what is up, and what do I DO about it? Help? It's keeping me awake all night, and miserable all day.