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Unread 03-24-2002, 06:22 PM
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I had a complete vaginal hysterectomy on Wednesday, February 6, 2002. The cause was uterine prolapse, after giving birth to seven kids. The oldest is now 40, the youngest is 23.

After the operation I had virtually no discomfort or pain. I was in the hospital for two nights, stayed the weekend with my daughter and drove 40 miles home on Monday. My only restriction was that I was not to lift anything over 10 pounds until my 6 week check-up. I had to remind myself to take it easy because I felt completely normal. The only sign that I had surgery was the usual discharge, which lasted the whole six weeks.

At the six-week check-up this week, my doctor told me that I was fine and could resume my normal life with no restrictions. I went to my aerobics class that night.

I am posting this to tell you that having a hysterectomy isn't necessarily terrible. I may have been lucky, but I am grateful my positive experience.
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Unread 03-24-2002, 06:40 PM
GREAT :)

I am so happy to hear everything went so well for you ! Your story encourages us ( ladies in waiting).
Keep taking it easy...just because you got the ok from your doctor doesn't mean you should really push yourself.
Just go slow & if your body hurts STOPS ! Sometimes our bodies can fool us until it's too late. Take it easy
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Unread 03-24-2002, 06:45 PM
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AnnEllen, I share your surgery date,and I also had a total vag. hyst. I actually would have breezed through it if it weren't for getting an infection. I just had my 6 week post- op and have been cleared for all activities!!! I'm so excited to hear you are doing great! 3 cheers for all you can do this gals!! Here's to a better pain free life
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Unread 03-24-2002, 07:12 PM
Thanks

Hi, Thanks for the encouragement. I am 50 years old and will be having the same surgery for pretty much the same reason. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get back to my excercizes. Thanks for being so positive.

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Unread 03-25-2002, 07:45 AM
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Thanks for sharing this with us..I too had a TVH five weeks ago tomorrow..I was expecting the worst kind of pain but the only real pain I had was in recovery room, I woke up feeling like I had to go to the bathroom cuz of the pressure and it was the packing causing that..I too breezed thru this and it was easier than giving birth to me and my pain on a scale of one to ten was a one..The worst part of the surgery I had wsa hemmorhoids..which were caused by the laxatives I took the three nites before my surgery..I was cleared to have sex at three weeks cuz I had healed and was released to do whatever at that time too...as I feel I can do it ..except for vaccuming and mopping which I have to waite for six weeks tod o..Oh darn...I was so afraid of this before but I am here to tellyou ladies..the waiting is the worst part..The funny part now is that I started to have this pms last week with the sore breasts is the only pms I got and I kept thinking oh my period is due..grrrr..and then remembered..HEY>.it's gone forever..hahahaha..So keep ur chins up it is not so bad
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