I am finally feeling the energy to tell a brief rendition of my hyster-story! I had my TAH-BSO this past Thursday, June 27th. My surgery started at 9:50 a.m. and was done by 12:05 p.m. I woke up around 1 and was taken to my private room by 2. The whole first day is really hazy...I had a PCA pump with demerol and was given other meds in my IV that kept me very relaxed, very pain-free, and sort of silly! I hear that I kept my DH and all the nurses laughing all day at the things I said!
The second day, they removed the cath, but my bladder had "performance anxiety" so they replaced the cath for another 24 hrs. I had severe nausea and vomiting all of the second day. Found out it was from the demerol, so I stopped that and began taking Mortin and Vicodin, which worked pretty well.
The third day, I was able to go home in the early evening. The ride home was rough, but once I got the pain under control, I slept very well! My kids are at grandma's all week and DH is home all week to care for me, so I feel very, very blessed!
This is the fifth day since my surgery, and I feel really great!! I'm getting around fine and my pain is very manageable! My only complaint is that I haven't really had a BM yet...but I'm working on that.
I just want to encourage anyone who is anxiously awaiting her surgery with this: the waiting truly is the hardest part! If you have been in pain for a great deal of your life, like I was, this is the best thing you can do for yourself! I feel like a free woman knowing that I will NEVER suffer from another period again!!
The support of this web-site made a HUGE impact in my preparation for and recovery from surgery. THANK YOU ALL!!
One very happy princess,