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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.