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Unread 05-19-2009, 09:02 AM
recovery from robotic hysterectomy

I am 6 days post robotic hysterectomy.Has anyone else had it and when did you feel back to normal? I feel some cramps and can eat very little.It feels like I can feel every bite I eat go down my GI system, still have lots of gas too! Did anyone else feel that way?
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Unread 05-19-2009, 01:17 PM
Re: recovery from robotic hysterectomy

I had the Davinci robotic surgery on the 29th of April and had a hard time gettinng rid of the gas, pain and bloating. They pump a lot of CO2 to move things around to see when they do this procedure. It seemed to take quite a long time to get rid of it all, but I saw a little improvement each day and I think around the 10th or 11th day I felt much better with just a little bit of pain under my shoulders when I walked. To get rid of the gas try to walk and rock. Rocking and walking helps move stuff around so the gas can escape and/or absorb. Until the bloating and pain diminished a little, I ate little bits at a time, too, and didn't feel like eating. You may feel relief sooner than I did, too.
Unread 05-20-2009, 06:20 AM
Re: recovery from robotic hysterectomy

Thank you for answering,it is reassuring that you feel the same way.I am glad you are getting better. Did you have your ovaries removed and if you did are you using HRT?
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Unread 05-20-2009, 07:25 AM
Re: recovery from robotic hysterectomy

I have the Davinci on 5/12/09 they only removed my uterus, I was able to eat actually I was real hungry. I have done alot of walking and moving around so my gas is getting worked out. I still have alot of bloating and am very tired, I went back to work on 5/18. The only problem that is strange to me is I am hurting down on my lower lower pelvic area, not sure why since there was nothing done involving the area. My doctor put me on pain and stool softener. I hope you feel better soon.
Unread 05-20-2009, 08:20 AM
Re: recovery from robotic hysterectomy


I had my ovaries removed as I had lots of adhesions and issues with endometriosis. Had had had pelvic pain for a while. The reason I had the surgery is that a right ovary cyst was getting larger and my CA-125 was climbing (now I now it was the endometrosis). The cyst turned out to be an endometrioma. I haven't started HRT yet as I really haven't had symptoms. I am scheduled to see a specialist who deals with HRT and am looking forward to that. Hope you are feeling better.

Unread 05-20-2009, 11:18 AM
Re: recovery from robotic hysterectomy

Thank you for answering. My story is the same-left ovary,right was removed in 1996 because of a cyst,had to go because of a cyst that was too big and took over, cervix had a cyst on it and uterus had many adhesions.My obgyn gave me the hrt patch,not too crazy about it because my mom had breast cancer when she was 45 and just a few months ago,at 45,I found a lump on my breast,turned out to be fibroid but it scared me to death.I think I will look for an hrt specialist to see.Hope you are feeling good too!
Unread 05-20-2009, 03:20 PM
Re: recovery from robotic hysterectomy

I am glad I had the robotic surgery, though. Once I got rid of the gas pain I started feeling better very fast. I am three weeks post-op and started work two weeks post-op (I have a sit-down job) and feel so much better each day. I can't wait for the go-ahead to do more. Please let me know if you are feeling better. HRT doesn't thrill me either. So I wanted a person who has done research in HRT; one who personalizes treatment that is best for me, not only on a chemical level but psychological and lifestyle level, too.

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