I had my hysterectomy on 6/23 (open hysterectomy -kept ovaries)--I came home after only 2 days in the hospital, but developed a bad vaginal cuff infection as well as a bladder infection. This caused me to be put back into the hospital. Then I had to go to the ER twice--I needed to have a catheter put back in and then I nearly ripped it out getting out of bed---UGH!
But finally, I am physically feeling much better, the infections "feel" like they are about healed. Of course I still need to go to the urologist to check on that next week and then the following week check back in with the gyn to double check everything for my 6 week check up. Hopefully all will be healed up.
My DH had to return to work just 3 weeks after my surgery-he travels out of state the majority of the month--so life has been quite hectic being alone with my three kids-although they are aged 11-16--but they are soooo bored too! They want to get out and do more things, but I am still not up to taking them everywhere just yet. I am driving, but not very much. I am very blessed to be less than a block from the grocery store, so I can quickly pick things up or send the oldest to walk up there for milk or other small items.
My concern is that since the surgery I have a real feeling of melancholy. (I hope I spelled that right). What I mean by this is that nothing that I would normally be interested in seems to mean much to me these days. I am not super depressed or anything like that...I am just in some sort of an emotional fog. I don't seem to be happy about much, nor do I care to get back to doing the things I know I enjoy.
I am going through the motions and doing the things I know I need to do and that I would normally like to do--but am just not "into" doing anything. I found more pleasure in cleaning my bathroom, than in my hobbies or anything else. Enjoyment activities no matter how small all seem to be more of a chore to me.
Also, I am NOT hungry in the slightest. I have lost weight and am having to MAKE myself eat and drink. I simply don't care to and am not finding myself hungry very often. Nothing I eat tastes good to me--everything seems so boring and dull.
Please don't think I am simply trying to whine...I am just concerned because this is very unlike me. I am normally such a positive person with more irons in the fire at one time than I care to admit--over achiever if you will....but I don't want to do anything. I don't want to sit there and watch tv or sleep, but I don't want to get up and do anything either. It is not due to pain...it is not due to discomfort.
My DH called the other day and asked when I would be cleared for marital activites...and I have to admit, in that regard, I am glad he is not home, because I have no interest/desire there either. Am I going crazy???
I guess I just want to FEEL like me again, and for some reason, it is like I don't feel like I am myself anymore. It is like I am watching myself from across the room going through the motions...like I am out of body or something. Has anyone else experienced anything even remotely close to this? I am afraid to tell my doctor about this because it sounds to me like I am losing my mind or whining ...not quite sure which way I would classify it...LOL
Also, the hot flashes are still with me but they are getting better. The doctor said that the ovaries should kick in after a few months, they seem to be starting back up...but I hope they kick back in soon--this is one hot summer!