I had a few painful days and restless nights, and one weepy day (then remembered I came off the pill when I went to hospital so maybe hormones are a bit all over the place!)
It's now day 12 and things are heaps better. I still can't sit comfortably, need to sprawl (but I've just got a new "comfort lapdesk" for my laptop which is great for lying in bed.) The pain has reduced to just discomfort, so I think today I can stop taking paracetemol. The main problem now is intense itching, it's SO hard not to scratch!
And I figured out that it wasn't urine leakage, but moisture/slight beeding from inside my vagina.
I'm pottering around the house, resting in bed while studying, or reading, going for a walk every day (half to one hour) and not doing much else. I've learned my lesson in the past not to try and do too much too soon.
The first week seems forever, but things do get better with time and patience