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Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Aug 09, 2020 Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Aug 09, 2020

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Unread 08-09-2020, 11:12 AM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Aug 09, 2020

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Hi, Liz. Make sure you rest A LOT before Sept. 1. Are you teaching online or in person? (I work at a University, too, but do not teach).
Thanks for the advice, I need to hear that! I'm very lucky to be teaching remotely, so I won't need to expend any energy commuting, parking, getting across campus, carrying materials, etc.
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Unread 08-09-2020, 11:19 AM
Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Aug 09, 2020

I expect to be able to work remotely some, too, even though our campus is opening back up this week. I am scheduled for Thursday. Of course, I am taking full advantage of a week or two of not checking email at all. Best wishes to you!

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Thanks for the advice, I need to hear that! I'm very lucky to be teaching remotely, so I won't need to expend any energy commuting, parking, getting across campus, carrying materials, etc.
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Unread 08-09-2020, 11:23 AM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Aug 09, 2020

good luck to you, too!
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Unread 08-09-2020, 11:45 AM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Aug 09, 2020

Hello,
My name is Sheree, I am 36 and I am scheduled for surgery on Thursday. This is the 4th time I have been scheduled since feb. The prior 3 were canceled because of covid in my area. So I am not counting on having surgery until I am getting wheeled back! I am going to have abdominal, and removing everything except ovaries. I am most nervous about having to spend the night in the hospital, and waking up from anesthesia because I have been very sick waking up in the past. Speedy recovery to everyone going in this week!
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Unread 08-09-2020, 11:49 AM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Aug 09, 2020

Sheree, That sounds so stressful, I'm so sorry you're going through this. I'm hoping this time you are lucky. Take good care!
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Unread 08-09-2020, 12:10 PM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Aug 09, 2020



I wanted to join in to welcome you here and let you know that it is my pleasure to be your recovery thread Sister to help you on your recovery journey.

It was over a year ago, that I was in your place! Let me tell you I was a bundle of nerves, It is hard not to be afraid of the unknown. Thankfully I found this website and the sisters posting on the forums put some of my fears to ease. SO, I COULD BREATHE! Have faith that you are in good hands with your surgeon and medical team.

There are no easy answers to the questions of length of hospital stay, bowel prep or not, recovery limitations, return to work …etc. as there are different factors for each of you, your health and the reason you are having surgery. Best to follow orders from your surgeon and medical team they will guide you for the best outcome.

Glad you too have found this website with tons of useful information to assist you for optimal healing. Take some time and read thru the suggested tips and links in this forum.

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My advice, (easy to give, but might be hard to follow) Try to relax and lean on your personal support system as well as those here that have traveled the road before you.

My thoughts will be with each of you on your surgery day, imagine you are enveloped in big warm hugs full of love, support and healing energy. I will be waiting on the other side when you are ready to post after your surgery on the special recovery thread set up just for those having surgery this coming week.
YOU GOT THIS!
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Unread 08-09-2020, 12:35 PM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Aug 09, 2020

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Hello,
My name is Sheree, I am 36 and I am scheduled for surgery on Thursday. This is the 4th time I have been scheduled since feb. The prior 3 were canceled because of covid in my area. So I am not counting on having surgery until I am getting wheeled back! I am going to have abdominal, and removing everything except ovaries. I am most nervous about having to spend the night in the hospital, and waking up from anesthesia because I have been very sick waking up in the past. Speedy recovery to everyone going in this week!



Fingers crossed that the 4th time will be a success. Please make sure you share with the intake nurse and doctor your past issues with anesthesia. I too am one that has been very sick coming out of anesthesia for 3 past surgeries). For my hysterectomy they decided to triple dose me with IV meds, sea sickness bands on my wrist pulse points and a patch behind my ear. It worked, other than making my mouth extremely dry. I did not care, happy to drink tons of water to avoid getting sick. Good luck, hope this info helps.
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Unread 08-09-2020, 12:36 PM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Aug 09, 2020

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Hello everyone! My name is Melissa, nickname Lissa. I am having a Davinci hysterectomy with vaginal assist on Friday, the 14th. I have had abnormal paps in the past and lost most of my cervix due to precancerous cells. I am anxious for my surgery, as I have waited almost 10 years to get it done. I am nervous about the recovery period because I am slow to recover from any surgery, but I am ready to not have horribly painful periods. Best wishes to all who are having surgery this week!
Lissa ... we’re so glad you could join us. Recovery can be so different for all of us. This recovery takes lots and lots of rest. Be careful to follow all of your restrictions ... no pushing, no pulling, no bending and no lifting over a gallon of milk. Try to prepare as much as you can this week ... meals in freezer, your recovery place, cleaning that you won’t be able to do for a while. Having things to occupy my time was helpful ... books by your favorite author, DVD’s to watch, watching your favorite series on Netflix, etc. And ... join your sisters on your recovery thread.

on your surgery dear ... we will be waiting for you.
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Unread 08-09-2020, 01:44 PM
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Hello! I am having a laparoscopic hysterectomy tomorrow. I am having everything removed except my ovaries. I hope I am able to keep my ovaries and there are no other issues.*Fingers Crossed*I am super nervous. I’ve been trying to keep busy, so I don’t think about it as much. I’ve been stocking up my bedroom with pillows, water and snacks. Also, put out all of my life insurance polices and employer information. Yes, I know I’m paranoid. I’m just praying for minimal side effects. Wishing everyone a speedy recovery.
sassybutsweetl ... it’s good to meet you dear. It is normal to be anxious before surgery. Take a deep breath ... you can do this. You will be in good hands and your medical team will be doing what they do best ... taking care of you. Remember you are not alone ... we will be with you each step of the way.

Best wishes on your surgery dear... our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Unread 08-09-2020, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by littlebee72 View Post
Hi everyone! My name is Melissa and I am 47, having a robotic assisted hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo oopherecromy on Tuesday. I've always had heavy periods but was on birth control pills which helped tremendously.....until I was diagnosed with ER+/PR+ breast cancer. I underwent chemotherapy which stopped my periods for about 2 years. I was on Tamoxifen to eliminate the estrogen in my body, but developed blood clots in my legs as a side effect. They put me on Arimidex daily and I started getting a goserelin shot monthly which was supposed to shut down my ovaries and stop my periods but instead I have been bleeding on and off heavy/light for 4 months. I am not so much nervous about the surgery, just more so for the after effects of losing my ovaries at an early age....bone loss, hot flashes, hair loss. Also wondering if intercourse be the same? Good luck to everyone having surgery this week! We've got this!!!!!
Hi Melissa,
I developed ER+/PR+ Stage 3 breast cancer 4 years after my hysterectomy. I also had chemo, rads, herceptin and am currently on Tamoxifen. I will say that the mastectomy was much, much more painful for me but the recovery for the hysterectomy was longer - a full 8 weeks for me. I hear your concerns about losing your ovaries, but you can't have those hormones anyway, so removing them will remove some worries about the bleeding, etc. When I had my cancer diagnosis, I was not in menopause yet (although I had no bleeding since my uterus was removed) and I did feel chemo shut my ovaries down somewhat, but things became hard-core once I started the hormone inhibitors. I was first on exemestance and Zoladex injections and then switched to Tamoxifen. While I am very uncomfortable on Tamoxifen, the vaginal dryness and other symptoms were worse on the first 2 meds. Some women are able to use vaginal estrogen cream during menopause but when I asked my Oncologist, it was a hard "no". It's hard to say how this will change intimacy for you, as we are all so different. I definitely need to use lubrication now I'm on Tamoxifen and I do notice intimacy is not as intense since I had my uterus removed. But some women say intimacy is the same for them, or even better. Hope for the best, and know that any issues you may encounter can be addressed with your partner & doctor. Things may not be the same, but intimacy can definitely still be pleasurable!

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I hope this information helps!


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