So glad you found us here! This site *is* a Godsend....It sure was to me when I was preparing for my trip to the castle.
I am just over 7 months post op and doing very well. I only wish I would have gotten myself taken care of sooner if I knew it was going to be this good.
I dont know how I would have felt going through this surgery if it wasnt for the wonderful Ladies here and all the great information.
Please try not to worry yourself about the post op pain. It really wasnt as bad as I expected it to be.
I can clue you in to what it felt like for me.....When I woke up in my castle room, it was like a burning type of cramp but the nurse quickly put the button for my PCA pump in my hand with morphine in it. Soon I was feeling better. I pretty much went through my castle stay pain free. I was also given Torodol shots into my IV. Both of these meds were great and I had asked for the anti nausea med too to prevent getting sick.
I was up and walking around late in the evening after surgery. I was in the castle 3 days and 2 nights. I had a hard time staying in bed then....It was Springtime and I felt the fresh air would do me good so when my DH and DS and sister would visit, I would take my walks outside with them.
The evening I went home from the castle was a little tough since the morphine and torodol were coming out of my system but as soon as I got back I took some pain meds and planted myself on the recliner.
After I got settled home, I got to feeling better, day by day.
My biggest worry about this surgery since I was also having my ovaries out was HRT. That actually turned out better than I expected too. Been on Vivelle Dot patch since the week after surgery and its been great.
Just keep reading here and focus on how you will feel so much better after your recovery time. You will have a better quality of life. You will be ok.
Do keep in mind too that we are all different on pain levels and healing...We are all individuals and have our own stories to tell.
Best of luck to you and just think....you are starting off the New Year on the better side!
s and prayers