Help!!!!!! I had a LAVH/BSO with the Da Vinci machine, the surgery was supposed to take 1 1/2 hours but instead it was almost 4 hours. My doctor said he was 5 minutes away from cutting me open but a urologist was willing to come in and help. He could not see for all the endometriosis. He said I had as much as he would have taken out of 7 other women. Also my uterus was twice as large as it was supposed to be and the fibroid tumor was as big as my uterus. He had to cut the tumor up to get it out and I lost 600cc of blood instead of the usually 100cc. I am 4 1/2 weeks out. Can anyone tell me how long I will feel tired and how long does it take for my insides to heal after the Dr. cut all the endometriosis out?
Hi (((LLeoBond))) So sorry you had such a rough surgery. For any type of pelvic surgery, it usually takes at least six months for internal healing to take place, and for some women it can take up to a year or so before they feel completely healed.
You've had a tougher time than most. I would give yourself plenty of time to and heal and not have too many expectations for now.
I had my TAH on January 15th of this year. Like yourself, my uterus was very big. Before I had my hysterectomy I had "two" D&C's. The first gyne just couldn't get to my uterus. When she referred me to a specialist it took two interns to assist him with the D&C.
As a result the D&C I found out that I was in the "very" early stages of uterine cancer. The best option for me was to have a complete hysterectomy.
It took seven months for my insides to heal completely. Like our sister stated in a previous post it can take up to one year. Our hormones have to adjust from major surgery.
I was just at the doc yesterday and she told me it could be 6mos up to a year's time...especially since I had lots of endo that they removed too. I feel for ya, since mine was everywhere too! Did you have to do that awful bowel prep before the surgery?! I did, but I'm so glad that I did since they really needed to be able to see everything and not disect anything that was supposed to stay in there, if you know what I mean! I even had to have a urologist put a stent in on the left side prior to the surgery so that they could identify the left ureter and not mess with it! My doctor said yesterday that there were a lot of "raw" surfaces that they had to treat with some type of medicine before closing me up and that's why I'm slowly on the mend.