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Unread 03-03-2010, 06:12 PM
Re: age 55

I'll be 55 in May and had a TAH/BSO four weeks ago yesterday. I had an enlarged uterus due to fibroids and had a period after being post menopausal for 2 years. Because of the size of my uterus, the doctor felt he had to make a vertical incision, so I have a scar up the middle!

I feel like my recovery has been great. I either have a high tolerance for pain or didn't have much because I quit giving myself the PCA morphine less than 6 hours after the surgery and I didn't need to fill my prescriptions for pain meds. I did take Advil at night for eight days to try to sleep better, but I don't know if it helped much. I think not taking the narcotics helped me get back to normal more quickly.

I was getting dinner and doing dishes 3 days post op, but I mostly just relaxed and read. I had my staples out and replaced with steri-strips 6 days post op at which time the doctor said I could ride in the car that week and drive the next. Dh and I went to two banks and the grocery store 5 days later and by day 15 I started driving with no problems. I also started taking walks outside at that time, but the weather turned yucky and I haven't walked outside in a while now.

I've tried to be careful not to overdo even though I've done a lot. I make sure to rest in between activities, although it's getting harder to remember to do that as time goes on. I think I was on my feet too much today. My back started to ache while I was making dinner, so I went and laid down for 10 minutes.

If it wasn't for the incision and getting tired a bit more easily, I think I could forget that I had surgery a month ago! Tomorrow is my 4 week checkup with the doctor; I hope that he will say everything is healing well and that I haven't hurt myself by doing too much. I stayed well within his guidelines, but I've read much stricter things here.

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