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Unread 07-10-2010, 06:35 PM

Anyone want to get to know each other over here?

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Unread 07-10-2010, 06:59 PM
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You invited any one to this . So here I am. What do you want to do?
Unread 07-10-2010, 07:06 PM
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Hi Hvad!

You can share whatever you like.

I am married. No kids. Lots of cats. I like working. I work from home for a large company. I've been with them 18 years. They don't mind that I work at home since I work lots of hours. I think a commute to an office would interfere with my productivity. I wish everyone who wanted to work at home could do so.
I like to cook, bake, cross stitch, go to new restaurants and pretend that I'm a food critic. I'm a terrible bowler and probably more enjoy going so I can have a beer.
I am generally in a good mood. I love the internet and how you can meet people with similar interests. And I love Zumba even though I'm always the big girl.
I was terrified of water my whole life but earlier this year I bought private swimming lessons so I could overcome it. I cried during the whole first lesson but I improved a lot and still have half my lessons left. They prefer that I come back after there is no chance I will bleed in their pool.

Okay now you go!
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Unread 07-10-2010, 07:23 PM
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I'm new to the site. I'm having a robotical hysterectomy next Friday, the 16th and I'm scared to death! It will be done vaginally. They are suspecting major scar tissue problems so I don't know about the ovaries. My mother died of ovarian cancer last Oct., just 3 weeks after being diagnosed at the age of 77, so I'm glad they're actually going in to look. I haven't had much of a libido in the last couple of years and I'm concerned that after the surgery, they'll be NOTHING!!! Has testosterone helped anyone post-hysterectomy?? hanks for the 'Hello" and for anyone's advice.

Unread 07-10-2010, 07:24 PM
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I'm married, no kids, no cats (allergies), have been owned by several cats and dogs in the past. Lost my job of two years this year because too much time in hosp and recovering, can get it back if 1. have no complictions with lifting after the TAH, and 2. we decide to return to our home town, have been living in a bigger town while I have been in hosp and follow up care and recovery and for the TAH. DH has a temp job here, was unemployed for over 3 yrs and couldn't find a job in our small town. Would love to have a work from job home, (Lucky you!). I like to bake, cook, do bead work, and cross stitch. Normally eat at home DH is a great cook and not many good places to eat in small town, better places in big town but not much funds for now. Terrible bowler and don't like the taste of beer. Would like cinamon schnapps but don't think it would help my newly found Diabetes. Mood is fairly good, would rather laugh than cry. Internet sure helps from feeling alone. Don't know what Zumba is, I would be the other big girl though. Try Pilates every once in a while, not much better than my bowling. Enjoy photography. Trying to learn Danish. Tell Danish knock knock jokes in pre-op so if I talk after beng knocked out nobody will understand me. And I'm a very slow typer and the world's worst speller.
Unread 07-10-2010, 07:29 PM
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Hey, Bakerbee and everyone!

My name is Stephannie, and I live approximately 30 miles outside of Detroit. I bought a brand new condo 10 months ago, which I live in with my 2 cats, Louie and Sammie.

One blessing of my upcoming surgery is all the friends and family who are willing and insistent on helping me! I've always been the helper/giver, I've never been on the receiving end. So being the recipient is new to me, and will take some getting used to. I am realizing how much people love me, and it's a wonderful feeling!!!!

In my spare time, I like to play golf and tennis, see movies and read novels. This summer has pretty much been loss to the period nonsense. But my goal for a year from now is to run a 5K.

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone much better!
Unread 07-10-2010, 07:31 PM
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Hi Irishize
Sympathy about your Mother. My Father died on Christmas eve 2008. He had just turned 80.
It seem so much harder to worry about something like ovarian cancer when it has hit so close to home. I have at least three of the conditions that led to my Fther's bad health. At least I can't blame him for the TAH. (My bad sense of humor). His mother had breast cancer, so I understand the concern over cancer.
Unread 07-10-2010, 07:33 PM
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I haven't had much of a libido in the last couple of years and I'm concerned that after the surgery, they'll be NOTHING!!! Has testosterone helped anyone post-hysterectomy??
Hi ladies,

I think it's great that you can meet here to get to know one another but want to remind you to please post any hyst-related questions on the main message boards.

Unread 07-10-2010, 08:04 PM
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Hi everyone. I live in the piedmont area of North Carolina. I have 5 grown children and 12 grandchildren. I work and live on the campus of a Children's Home. I cater food to groups that come here for conferences and such. I also clean the 10 guest rooms that these people stay in while they are here. Lots of laundry and bed making, bathroom cleaning, cooking and dishes. I have a very physically demanding job but I really love it. Sometimes we have groups that stay all week....some for just one meal.

My husband and I are actually living alone after all those years raising the children. We have two 10 week old gray kittens named Henry and Sadie and two large aquariums full of tropical fish. I like to read, crochet, take walks around campus, and play around with this computer.

I would love to do college courses one day on accounting and book keeping. Not sure when I will ever fit that in but it might happen some day.

It's great to be able to get to know each other here.
Unread 07-10-2010, 09:04 PM
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Hi Irishize, I'm glad you came to meet with us. Catherine is right. You'll get better answers to your hyst questions on the other forum. That's where the people who have the answers are lurking.

Hvad, that's cool that you like cooking, baking and cross stitch too! I could tell you had good taste! Zumba is a spanish kind of dance exercise. The instructors get trained and certified to teach it but it is pretty open to interpretation once they have their license. It can be full of hip hop songs or latin style or whatever's popular on Spanish stations. I don't understand Spanish but I like the sound of the songs. Sometimes I type in the song names and find the lyrics which turn out to be naughty. I went steadily for almost a whole year until this recent disruption. I'm sure I looked goofy but I really enjoyed the energy of having other people. I'm no good with motivating myself to Zumba at home. That's cool that you can speak Danish. I like to eat danishes.

Stephannie! I'm so glad you came over here. I noticed your posts on Pre-op. We'll get well together and you can run that 5K while I learn to swim like a fish.

Maw, what an interesting life you have. Keep those college courses in mind. It's fun to learn new stuff. I don't have fish but if I did I'd probably stare at it all day and do nothing else. There's one at my eye doctor's office and they can barely get me to leave the waiting room.

I saw some of you mention losing relatives. I'm going through this with no older family to ask. My grandparents and parents are all gone. I only have two sisters. One with no kids and one with a few kids. They are younger so I am blazing this trail with no family to fill me in. I know my mother had a hysterectomy but I didn't live at home and I only saw her a couple times during her recovery. She was the dramatic sort so what I considered her usual theatrics may come back to bite me next week when I learn what it's really like.

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