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Ok...I'm 9 weeks post op now. My doc nicked my bladder during the hysterectomy...I'M OK NOW...but I still feel like things aren't quite right. I've had UTI's, Yeast infections, and constantly feel like "I gotta go"..or "I have the burning feeling"...ok...anyone else have a perforated bladder?
I had to had an emergency surgery 2 days AFTER my LAVH repair the perforation. I had a jp in the hosptial for three days, and came home with a suprapubic tube whch was removed a week after my discharge.
Help me to know I'm not alone. I know these things happen. I'm NOT suing my doc for malpractice...there was scar tissue from my c-section. He did the best he could. I feel alone, and I'm tired of the "I feel sorry for you" attitude I get from everyone!
I'm just so daggoned tired! I teach, and at the end of the day/week, I'm exhausted. I also go to grad school two nights a week...I'm mom to a 15 year old DD who is into field hockey at school; DH IS AWESOME and so supportive. Thankfuly DS is away at college. I'm so daggoned pooped it's nearly painful Doc has me on anti-depressants for 6 months to get me over the hump of getting back into life!
So sorry that you have had to deal with this problem. It just happens sometime. I also had a knicked bladder during my TLH BSO. I also have no intention of suing my doctor. My bladder was fused to my uterus. The bladder was cut while separating the organs. The cut was noticed immediately and repaired right then. I did have to come home with a Foley catheter. It was my companion for two weeks. I had constant bladder spasms. It was almost unbearable but with pain meds, preventive antibiotics, and med for bladder spasms I managed to keep it for the two weeks. At week one I begged the doctor to take it out. She explained that if taken out too soon that I could develop a fissure between the bladder and vagina. That was enough to convince me to tough it out. I just had my 6 week post-op and she said everything looks good. She did an internal exam. I do still have bladder spasms when I put off going to the bathroom as soon as I should. Hopefully that will get better with time. I'm wishing you a speedy recovery.
Not that I wish you anything bad, but it is comforting to know that I'm not alone. I guess adehesions from my c-section made things more difficult. The adenomyosis, scar tissue and size of my uterus just proved to be difficult for the doctor. He told me that I had considerable blood loss (thankfully didn't need transfusion) and he had a tough time during surgery. The hyst. was laproscopic, but ended up with a brand new vertical scar for the bladder repair.
I hope things get better for you as well. I feel fine, I'm just so tired! Exhausted is not even enough to describe how I feel. I know every week is better than the week before, it's just that after 9 weeks, I'm tired of being tired!
I go back to the urologist at the end of November for a follow-up...I keep thinking I should go now, I always have that feeling that I gotta go, that my baldder doesn't empty completely, or that the UTI is returning. It's been two weeks since the last one, so maybe I'm making things up. Who knows!?
Well, thanks for your reply! Again, it's comforting to know that I'm not alone in this. I know it happens, I think I read somewhere that it's like 1%. Pretty slim, huh?
I thought I was alone. My bladder too was nicked during my surgery on August 16th. Doctor said it was because my bladder was higher than normal due to everything being stuck together. I went home with a cathater for 9 days. Everyone I tell looks at me and says they never heard of that happening, so I felt even worse that it happend to me and that maybe it was the doctors fault. He brought in a urologist to stitch it up in surgery. I had everything removed and I too am 46, but with no children. I feel so much better now that I know that I am not alone. After I go to the bathroom and think I am finished, a stream comes from nowhere.. that's the scarry part!
I also feel so tired all the time, I can sleep all day long. I'm right there with ya. Let's hope for better days ahead!!
The good news is...Better Days Are Ahead!!
I am just over 10 weeks post-op. After a couple of UTI's and a yeast infection, I thought I'd never get to the point of feeling like myself again. But I am getting there.
It's been long 10 weeks. I ask questions such as "Why did this happen to me?" Well, then, why not? God does have a purpose in all He does. We may not know the answer right now, in the future, or EVER...but trusting in Him has been in the forefront of my mind since it did happen. I do know that I am healing and getting stronger each day. Yeah, I'm REALLY tired by the end of the week, and my classroom full of kids wears on me quicker than they had in the past, but I also know that God will never give me more than I can handle. Sometimes, I think He's up there laughing, but I have better faith than to believe that.
Things could have been worse. I read some of the other posts, and realize how much worse things could have been. So, I count my blessings , give thanks for the continual healing, and continue to support other sisters.
Thank Him for the ladies who began this website! Think of how you and I might feel had we not had this place to find other women like us. Yeah, it's comforting to know that we are not alone. Things get brighter each day.