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Unread 09-20-2007, 07:25 PM
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Your Welcome....LOL!!!!
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Unread 09-21-2007, 06:53 AM
And now for week 2.....

I'm nine days post op now, and feeling good the majority of the time. Like so many other posters here, I have learned that when you do too much you pay, tho. I over-did it on Monday, and come Monday night I had more aches, pains, and twinges than I had prior, but was able to take ibuprofen to make it manageable.

On the down-side, because I have felt so good, I think my significant other does not realize how major this surgery was, and that I am limited in what I can do. The first couple days he would ask if I needed anything, but it has progressed to me cooking supper last night! (He did put the pan of water for the spaghetti on the stove--whoopee--then went out to mow the yard!). I've been doing laundry ever since I came home, too! AAARRRGGGHHHH--guess I just needed to vent! (no, it's not just hormones, I have a patch!).

Hope everyone continues to feel better each day. This board has been great, with answers to questions and the sharing of post-op stories. Thanks!
Unread 09-21-2007, 06:56 AM
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I got kicked in the stomach accidentally by my odd early this morning . Luckily I had my pillow on my stomach. It still hurt like getting punched.

Doing better. Off the heavy pain meds. On regular ibprofen now. Hopefully, I won't be such a zombie..
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Unread 09-21-2007, 08:31 AM
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It is also day 9 for me. The last two days I felt great and I guess I am paying for it today. I feel crampy, have a little bleeding and just feel blah!!
Unread 09-21-2007, 09:18 AM
very emotional

My first post! How exciting I wish I would have found this site before I had my Histerctomy. Let me start by saying how wonderful this site is. It has helped me a alot. I had my TVH on sept 10th. (kept both ovaries) The first 8 hours after were horrible, but once they figured out the pain meds were not strong enough and started a double dose it was all good. I'm feeling pretty good for the most part. having a few cramps. trying to stay away from the heavy pain meds. I am feeling very emotional though. crying over little things.....from what I have read this is normal. I hope my ovaries wake up soon and balance out.

Went for my 1 week checkup 2 days ago . dr ses i'm heeling well. I didn't exspect to have an exam, but to my surprise it didn't hurt.

Best wishes to all in recovering
Unread 09-21-2007, 12:35 PM
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I'll have to check out the food channel. I do watch HGTV and that's making me wish I can get up and do these home projects that have been sitting on the back burner. So I started watching all the judge shows i e Judge Judy, Judge David Young, Judge Mathis, Peoples Court, Judge Joe Brown, Judge Alex, Judge Mathis, Judge Hatchett and Divorce Court. Wheew! This is crazy!! : )
Unread 09-21-2007, 12:56 PM
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OK, so I am reading alot that it is common for the ovaries to freak out and stop working right after surgery. How do you know if this is happening? I am supposed to have my post-op appointment on 10/1, and am just wanting info on the signs that the ovaries are/are not working so I can discuss options with my doc.

I don't feel overly emotional, but I tire easily, I'm headachey and backachey and have general soreness in my lower abdomen. I'm tired of laying around, tired of not feeling great, and frustrated about it all - those things make me want to cry, but I think that is normal.
Unread 09-21-2007, 07:28 PM
I'm allergic to every pain med and going nuts!

Hi -- just needed someone to go poor baby! I'm allergic to Vicodin, Codeine, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, Darvon, Darvocet, Oxycontin, Percodan, Percocet, etc. The only thing I can take is Morphine, and I'm afraid to keep taking it, plus it knocks me out cold, and Tylenol, and I've read about long term liver damage if you stay on it for more than just a few days -- I've been taking it non-stop since Tuesday (it's Friday now) and I'm afraid to stay on it longer.

The heavy duty stuff makes me have asthma attacks/anaphalactic breathing problems, so I can't mess with those. I was actually so desperate tonight I took some Aleve with a Benadryl chaser -- Aleve just gives me hives so far. My husband and I actually planned this because we don't have too much going on tonight so a trip to the emergency room wouldn't be too inconvenient. Ha ha.

My surgery was on Thursday -- laparascopic so I would have thought it wouldn't still hurt so much. I still have a fever of about 99.8 too. I am so sick and tired of this -- I am the kind of person who is never sick and I need to get back to work. I am a Realtor and if I don't work I don't eat. I am worried my clients will go to someone else if I can't show property this weekend.

Is this normal to still be in so much pain? Or is it because everyone else can take pain meds and I am going commando here?

Also, the hotflashes are driving me nuts -- what's that about ? Did the fibroids (I had 4, total size of uterus about the size of large grapefruit) put out their own hormones or were my ovaries damaged by the surgery? I wake up drenched in sweat -- I wasn't having these symptoms before surgery.

Lauren (Horseylover)
Unread 09-21-2007, 08:39 PM
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Hi there! This is my first post-op report. I'm nine days out (surgery on 9/12) and have to say that I'm finally glad I did this!

Things went pretty well for me. I was supposed to have the supracervical laparoscopy, but ended up with a supracervical and bikini incision (I was too small and my uterus was too big). Other than that, it was a lot less than I expected. I made them stop the morphine the night of my surgery because I was too snowed and went home on just tyelonol and motrin. When I see the pain some of the other women are feeling, I feel so badly. I guess I got very lucky because I haven't had an issue with pain.

I'm back to work and driving around town, but my surgeon's been pretty lenient. He said to do what I feel like I can do and not do the majors (lifting, stretching and running/exercise). I go back next week for my two week post-op and I hope he tells me the steri strips can come off. I also hope he clears me for longer distance driving.

I did have the drenching sweats a few nights like you, Lauren, but I think they've gone away. Hopefully yours will, too. If you're in pain, though, I'd call your surgeon. He might have areas to investigate that you haven't thought about. I had a UTI a week out and started feeling lousy. As soon as I got an antibiotic, it was like a switch went off and I'm feeling almost fine.

Basically, I'm pretty much back to myself prior to the surgery but thankfully without the 650 gram weight around my neck that was pulling me down.

My story is that I'm 38, single and never had children, so I tried a couple of other options first, including the uterine arterial embolization. But now, I'm fine with the decision if it means a pain-free, re-engergized existence.

Anyone know what happens next? I'm hoping that we just keep feeling better and better and get all of our lives back.
Unread 09-21-2007, 09:05 PM
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Has your nausea stopped? Mine is still here nine days out. My doctor is now telling me he thinks it is anxiety related but it started the day after surgery.

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