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It's been a year! :) But still.... It's been a year! :) But still....

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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:15 PM
It's been a year! :) But still....

Wow time flies! Well, it's been a year for me and I can say thats its been great to not bleed anymore. It actually took me a little while to get used to it..almost like I was expecting it to come back.

But anyway....I still have a couple issues. For example..every month, I get cramps on one side, always my left. I was thinking it was ovulation but boy, it can be pronounced. Also, it's like my hormones have kicked into high gear. I have started back getting pimples around that time and also a lot of "wetness" like someone turned on a faucet in my nether region. And, this is embarassing, but I also have a different type of odor under my arms, very strong, but usually only when I am ovulating. I literally have to use men's roll-on to help control it (though I read that apple cider vinegar will help so I'm going to try that tomorrow).

Are any of you other ladies having these issues since surgery?
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Unread 10-25-2011, 06:35 AM
Re: It's been a year! :) But still....

Congrats on your hysterversary! Wish I was already a year out. I had a tah, and just approaching 3 months on Nov 3rd, so i can't chime in. But I was curious when you found yourself not swollen? I'm tired of looking in the mirror and seeing this gut all puffed up. Do tell!
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Unread 10-25-2011, 11:31 AM
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You are NOT alone!

Prior to my hysterectomy, no one ever knew if I wore deodorant or not. I rarely ever had an odor, not even much of one with hard exercise. Post hysterectomy, I now have to wear deodorant just like most people!

I have always had issues with a lot of vaginal moisture and that didn't really change with my hysterectomy. Recently it has slowed down quite a bit, but I am also almost 11 years post op.

Initially, I had more issues with acne. That seems to change for me. For awhile, I didn't have any again. The last couple months I have had more.

In my case, I had used birth control pills since I was 16 to try to help with my cycles. Apparently, the bcp's were doing more for me than I had realized! Now that it is just me and my own hormones, we don't always get along well!

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Unread 10-25-2011, 12:47 PM
Re: It's been a year! :) But still....

gah!!! Have to wear more deodorant now cuz I get schtinky!! WOnder what is up with that? Also hair is more greasy.

Am loving that I will never ever ever bleed again. Pads are in the dumpster. oh yah!!
Congrats on one year.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by cgm10sne1 View Post
Congrats on your hysterversary! Wish I was already a year out. I had a tah, and just approaching 3 months on Nov 3rd, so i can't chime in. But I was curious when you found yourself not swollen? I'm tired of looking in the mirror and seeing this gut all puffed up. Do tell!
Hello Im a fluffy sister so I it wasnt too pronounced but still I couldnt button up my pants for a little while. I think though by 3rd month or so, it wasn't AS bad. I still actually have some stomach troubles that I thought was being caused by the fibroids but I think it was just exacerbating them. So I am always quite gassy and have these terrible "episodes" of (TMI) diarrhea/vomiting/pain. Wish I could tell you more lol! Hang in there though...it will pass
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Unread 10-26-2011, 04:14 AM
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I was just thinking about that the other day! I am just over 8 weeks out and am now on my 3rd type of deodorant trying to find one that works.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:30 PM
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Ladies...I'm going to preface this that I am not a doctor and don't know if this will work for everyone. HOWEVER...this is what I have been doing for my underarms. First, I am bathing with medicated soap for the stinky parts and then I just go over with my sweet stuff. But no sweet stuff under my arms or in my nether region. THEN...after I shower, I splash APPLE CIDER VINEGAR under my arms. From what I understand, it helps the ph balance and basically that is what causes bacteria (stink). Then after that, I put on a ladies deodorant and VOILA! no more smell. Been doing this for about a week and I'm loving life again
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Unread 11-04-2011, 01:23 AM
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Question! Why are people bloated? Is this only ladies that had the lap hysterectomy? I had a vaginal and I don't think im really bloated. I mean I may have been a little swollen the first day or two but all my normal clothes fit. Just wondering!
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Unread 11-04-2011, 05:18 AM
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Hi, for 20+ years I had a sharp stabbing pain in my right ovary that went around my side and into my spine every time I ovulated. Just before my hysterectomy my surgeon prescribed progesterone for 10 days a month and the pain stopped.
As for acne, greasy skin, swelling and smelly underarm. Yeah, I am having it all at the moment! Still early days though.
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