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Unread 10-17-2007, 08:17 PM
Hysterectomy dates Sep 10-Sep 17,2007

Okay ladies.....

Being a Licensed Massage Therapist, I would like to offer the following information:

Scars are significant causes of adhesions. An adhesion is the abnormal union of adjacent tissues. Restrictions from adhesions of scar tissue cause unnatural lines of stress, postural changes, and pain. Scars cause tissues to pull on each other causing discomfort. Scar tissue can trap sensory nerves and produce local and radiating pain patterns. Some of your discomfort may be caused by scar tissue adhesions from long forgotten surgeries.

Adjacent body tissues should freely slide past each other. Myofascial Release Techniques restore more natural movement of tissues making you feel better.

The age of a scar does not affect its potential for being released. Releases of scars and associated adhesions have completely eliminated pain.

With that being said; I would definitely seek the assistance of a Licensed Therapist in your area who has knowledge and experience in Myofascial Release technique. She (or he) can also show you how to use these techniques yourself to aid in the healing process.

There is also the option to include the use of essential oils to aid the process. Helichrysum and/or Lavender are ideal for this purpose and Peppermint or Juniper can aid in the nerve regeneration process. Keep in mind that the regeneration of nerves is a very long process and you should not expect changes to occur quickly. This could take several months or even a couple of years and in rare cases, no change at all. If you are going to use essential oils, please, please obtain them from a reputable source who supplies you with 100% pure oils. I can recommend a couple of sources via private message.

This is in no way medical advise and should not be taken as such. Please consult with your doctor before seeking treatment.
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Unread 10-18-2007, 01:37 AM
Feeling Great

Hi Everyone

Just to say that at week 5, I am feeling great. I've had no problems with walking (the lure of clothes shopping is a great incentive to walk!), my scar has healed perfectly, I don't need any sanitary protection (not for the last 4 weeks - I will save a fortune - what will I spend the money on????) and I am expecting everything to be cleared ok to return to work next week. As I get full pay regardless of whether I'm there or not for the first 6 months, this possibly sounds a bit sad wanting to go back to work but I am in danger of going brain dead and the appeal of day-time tv is growing stronger by the day I need to make my brain work and some decent conversation. Maybe I'll compromise by asking my GP for a 3 day week phased return.

The only thing that got me was the vacuum cleaner yesterday - not my abdominals - but my back! Possibly caused by being over careful with the abdominals and holding myself in a funny position. Fortunately after a good nights sleep and some wine for medication purposes only (of course) my back is a lot better this morning and I've learned my lesson (still I can see the carpet now and I have to defend my DH, he tries but thinks vacuuming once every 3 weeks is the norm ).

Hope everyone is doing ok

A big to everyone
Unread 10-18-2007, 09:17 AM
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cajen, how ya doin today? I am having some burnig pain to the right of my navel this morrning doesnt hurt to touch it it hurts on the inside any ideas? bonnie age 31(bcmusiclover)
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Unread 10-18-2007, 09:31 AM
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Today is my 5-week mark and my post-op appointment. Except for my bladder control (or lack there of) problem, I am feeling really good. Starting to get my energy/stamina back and feel like I could go to work at least for half days next week. Looking forward to being told I can have sex again, but a bit nervous too!

Has anyone else had the loss of bladder control, and I am talking total loss of control, not just a little leakage, and had it come back? I took antibiotics for a very bad infection, and am now taking Detrol, but it hasn't changed anything. I am very depressed and frustrated having to wear bulky pads all the time.
Unread 10-18-2007, 09:33 AM
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I am wondering if any of you are experiencing pain that feels almost like it did just post op when the abdominal bruising really set in? Right around the top of my incision (vertical) there is an area that was VERY sore during the bruising, to the extent that even loose waistbands felt painful. It resolved, and just in the past few days I have noticed some new tenderness there. Not constant, but persistent. Also what's the deal with just under the ribs? I know there would have to be a lot of trauma in the abdomen from the surgery, but come on... if the doc went that high up he would have had to open me much more LOL... could this be intestinal or GI related? Taking a stool softener daily now, so I shouldn't be having that kind of issue....Just curious. Other than those things and swelling being more of an issue later in the day, I can almost say I feel normal 75% of the time physically....
Unread 10-18-2007, 10:35 AM
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I have the same pains going on, both on my lower abdomen - one spot in particular that gets very tender from time to time, and my lower ribs. Haven't been able to tie it to anything in particular and the doctor says it is just part of the healing process. On the up-side, I HAVE noticed that is isnt' happeng as frequently. STILL battling the yeast infection. Good thing the doc called in a refill on the Diflucan. Picking that up today and hoping it works.

Today will be my first "normal" activity day. Working 9 hours and then going to see Ozzy and Rob Zombie tonite. Gonna rock out gently. I'm hoping all goes well...
Unread 10-18-2007, 11:02 AM
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Thanks very much for the info. I sent you a PM.
Unread 10-18-2007, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by bcmusiclover
cajen, how ya doin today? I am having some burnig pain to the right of my navel this morrning doesnt hurt to touch it it hurts on the inside any ideas? bonnie age 31(bcmusiclover)
I don't have burning pain but I an sore all over. I am using muscles that I haven't used in a while. LOL My abdomen is a bit swollen and is pretty sore. I might have jumped the gun at 5 weeks and a day. I told hubby that maybe I should have waited the full 6 weeks. We did plan this, it just happened. It might not hurt to call your dr to see why you have a burning pain. Maybe it is normal to have different types of pain? One thing I expected was more bleeding, but nothing!! Yea!
Unread 10-19-2007, 02:38 PM
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Our thread has gotten a bit quiet... Everyone must be feeling better!! YAY

I had my 5 week follow up appointment yesterday and it went great. Doctor released me to do anything I wished. He said that as long as I can tolerate sex, I'm free to return to my normal activities. He said that I can return to work on the 29th of this month. So the next week will be dedicated to making sure everything at home is taken care of before going back to the grindstone.

This experience was not anything near what I initially expected, but with the guidance and support of you, my hister sisters, I made it through in total confidence. You are all wonderful and I love you all dearly. Thank you Hystersisters for being here for me. I will continue to visit often and keep you updated of how I am doing.

I hope that one day I can give back the wisdom and knowledge I've gained.

Lots of love and hugs to everyone... God bless you all.
Unread 10-20-2007, 07:02 AM
Good morning Sisters

6 weeks this Monday, but I have to wait til' Thursday for my last post op check. I can't wait... since my boss (best friend) won't let me come back to work until the Dr. has cleared me. He refuses to be the one that causes a "setback". I am happy he is giving me time to heal and get my strength back, since I normally work from 9am to 10pm M, W, F and 11am to 6pm Tu, Th. I am sure those hours will change though until I don't show signs of get tired during the day.
I have been reading the posts and I am please to read that everyone is doing very well.
I am still having the mild spotting and a lil odd odor, but I am sure the Dr. will tell me not to worry, he is sure it is just the stitches dissolving. Over all... I feel great!!! I am back into my jeans, but I need to buy a smaller size. I have lost 15 pound since surgery, I think that is because I still get nauseous at the smell and sight of food. Coffee, tea and toast have been my friends at mealtime.
NO PERIOD!!!! WoooooooooooHoooooooooo! That has got to be the best part, because that has meant no pain!!! I have noticed that my remaining ovary has woke up, because sex seems to be the only thing my body and mind are thinking about. Makes for a very long day. I know the Dr. cleared me for sex, but I really want him to say it again just to be on the safe side. I thought 4 weeks was to early, so I will continue to wait til Thursday, then Friday my DH better be rested, because there may be no sleep for days!!!! LoL!
Anywho.... I am happy everyone is doing well, keep up with the pampering since I know we are still going to be recovering for a couple more months.
Thanks to all my Sisters who have helped me through this and always had kind words.
Much love to you all!!!!!

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