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Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jun 07-Jun 13,2021 Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jun 07-Jun 13,2021

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  #111  
Unread 07-08-2021, 12:58 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jun 07-Jun 13,2021

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Whoa, wait a minute, we're also not allowed to push or pull anything over 10 lbs?! I thought it was just a lifting restriction! I've been opening and closing windows since the first day I got home so I wouldn't die of heat stroke. I even moved the portable air conditioner one day, but it's on wheels and I could move it with one finger so I decided to just go for it.

I've just been going by what hurts. If I feel the slightest twinge of pain, I call for reinforcements, otherwise I just go for it. I figure if I'm allowed to get in and out of bed and that hurts as much as it does, then the stuff that doesn't hurt must be okay too.

Might have something to do with why my belly's so outrageously swollen still though . . .
I think I thought the same as well so you are not alone. I guess we don’t realize how fragile our bodies are during this time. After my shopping cart incident I am much more aware. I don’t want to feel like that again so I won’t do anything like that again! I will say my doctor wasn’t very specific besides saying not lifting anything heavier than a milk jug. A detailed list of NO’s would have been helpful. Thank goodness for My HysterSisters!
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  #112  
Unread 07-08-2021, 02:26 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jun 07-Jun 13,2021

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I think I thought the same as well so you are not alone. I guess we don’t realize how fragile our bodies are during this time. After my shopping cart incident I am much more aware. I don’t want to feel like that again so I won’t do anything like that again! I will say my doctor wasn’t very specific besides saying not lifting anything heavier than a milk jug. A detailed list of NO’s would have been helpful. Thank goodness for My HysterSisters!
I didn't even get the milk jug instructions until I got my staples out a week after my surgery! All it says on the discharge sheet is no heavy lifting, and I'd already been opening and closing my windows by then without trouble, so it never occurred to me to ask if that was okay. Pushing isn't lifting, after all!

Then, I only found out what was wrong with me after the fibroid cut off circulation to my left leg and I wound up in the ER. Talked to the gynecologist when she came in, and our conversation pretty much went like this:

Surgeon: "So you know I won't be able to save your uterus when I remove the fibroids, right?"
Me: "WOO HOO!"
Surgeon: "Well, that was easy. See you later this afternoon or tomorrow morning then!"

So, yeah, I've been pretty much flying blind here! Now I'm wondering if giving my cat Leo his sub-Q fluids requires too much pressure on the syringes, never mind all the work I've done opening and closing windows . . . scary to think how much I might've accidentally hurt myself here.
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Unread 07-08-2021, 01:25 PM
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Hello Everyone,

Glad to hear everyone is doing better! I'm progressing each day. I've kept my ovaries but feel like I've been fighting the blues these last couple days. I'm trying to remind myself that I'm still healing and not to expect to wake up one morning totally healed and myself again. I've been reading about women on this site that are walking miles and basically feeling back to normal now. I've even read some forget they've had surgery until they do too much. For myself, my body never stops reminding me of what she's been through! I am walking more normally now as opposed to walking like a little old lady. I still get tired very easily and need to nap during the day. I also still feel pressure and like something moving in my stomach near my belly button incision. And I cry at the drop of a hat..
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  #114  
Unread 07-08-2021, 02:01 PM
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Hello Everyone,

Glad to hear everyone is doing better! I'm progressing each day. I've kept my ovaries but feel like I've been fighting the blues these last couple days. I'm trying to remind myself that I'm still healing and not to expect to wake up one morning totally healed and myself again. I've been reading about women on this site that are walking miles and basically feeling back to normal now. I've even read some forget they've had surgery until they do too much. For myself, my body never stops reminding me of what she's been through! I am walking more normally now as opposed to walking like a little old lady. I still get tired very easily and need to nap during the day. I also still feel pressure and like something moving in my stomach near my belly button incision. And I cry at the drop of a hat..

Keep at it! I also am reminded daily/hourly how much our bodies have gone through, and it does get better. I was getting blue about my progress so my mom took me on the same walk she took me on in week1. It was amazing to see how much further I could go and fewer breaks I had to take.

I felt that something moving feeling as well, I think our bodies are settling into itself as swelling goes down.
  #115  
Unread 07-08-2021, 05:19 PM
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I am almost 4 weeks post-surgery. Was doing well but tonight feeling lots of soreness and throbbing and some spasm or cramping internally. Is this normal???
  #116  
Unread 07-08-2021, 05:46 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jun 07-Jun 13,2021

It’s normal especially depending on how much moving around you may have done today. That’s your body’s way of telling you to take it easy. We aren’t quite out of the woods yet!
  #117  
Unread 07-08-2021, 05:49 PM
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It’s normal especially depending on how much moving around you may have done today. That’s your body’s way of telling you to take it easy. We aren’t quite out of the woods yet!
Thank you
  #118  
Unread 07-08-2021, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Megor View Post
Keep at it! I also am reminded daily/hourly how much our bodies have gone through, and it does get better. I was getting blue about my progress so my mom took me on the same walk she took me on in week1. It was amazing to see how much further I could go and fewer breaks I had to take.

I felt that something moving feeling as well, I think our bodies are settling into itself as swelling goes down.
Thanks for responding, good to know I'm not alone!
  #119  
Unread 07-08-2021, 11:00 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jun 07-Jun 13,2021

Hello ladies,

It’s true, lifting, pushing and pulling all use the same muscles. It also includes moving furniture with your feet, wrestling with
stubborn windows, shopping carts, sweeping, vacuuming, moping. You may be wondering
Why Can’t I Vacuum After Hysterectomy <This article can explain further.




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Originally Posted by TyLeRoAd View Post
Whoa, wait a minute, we're also not allowed to push or pull anything over 10 lbs?! I thought it was just a lifting restriction! . .


TyLe,
In the case of moving a wheeled object, use your judgement. I don’t know how much an air conditioner weighs, but sounds like maybe it’s best to leave it to someone else.

You aren’t alone since joining us. Some surgeons are more explicit than others. My own was very vague until I asked. What could cause a cuff to tear? I was told pushing, pulling, lifting, bearing down/straining with a bowel movement, intercourse too soon… so I took those restrictions very seriously.

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Originally Posted by LuluRose View Post
Hello Everyone,

Glad to hear everyone is doing better! I'm progressing each day. I've kept my ovaries but feel like I've been fighting the blues these last couple days. I'm trying to remind myself that I'm still healing and not to expect to wake up one morning totally healed and myself again. I've been reading about women on this site that are walking miles and basically feeling back to normal now. I've even read some forget they've had surgery until they do too much. For myself, my body never stops reminding me of what she's been through! I am walking more normally now as opposed to walking like a little old lady. I still get tired very easily and need to nap during the day. I also still feel pressure and like something moving in my stomach near my belly button incision. And I cry at the drop of a hat..

LuLu,
Even though you kept your ovaries, you can experience a hormone disruption for up to 15 weeks! Strong or new emotions are still normal for this stage of recovery, as are swelling, cramps, zips, zings&zaps, fatigue (which often sticks around far longer ham we’d like) as well as other discomforts. But take heart, you are seeing progress! I know exactly what you mean graduating from walking like a little old lady


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I am almost 4 weeks post-surgery. Was doing well but tonight feeling lots of soreness and throbbing and some spasm or cramping internally. Is this normal???

Jen,
What you are describing is par for the course weeks 3-4 and beyond. As your body moves through the stages of healing and as you increase your activities, you will feel new sensations while nerves and tissues knit back together, activating and re-engaging. However, if you are doing more than your body is ready for or used to, you will have increased discomfort as well. It would be a good idea to take it easy, put your feet up and get some extra rest if your body is sending strong signals.



I think a great big group hug is in order.
Hang in there sisters, though surgery 4 weeks post op seems like a long time ago, and you are eager to get on with life, try to be patient a little bit longer. Next thing you know, you’ll be looking in the rear view mirror and recovery will be a distant memory.
  #120  
Unread 07-09-2021, 12:49 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jun 07-Jun 13,2021

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Originally Posted by C Marie View Post
TyLe,
In the case of moving a wheeled object, use your judgement. I don’t know how much an air conditioner weighs, but sounds like maybe it’s best to leave it to someone else.
Probably. My mom bought me a second portable air conditioner for my living room because we both thought I shouldn't be moving my old one, but during the hottest day of the heat wave I rolled it in anyway because I was melting. (It was 32 / 90 degrees indoors with both units running, 43 / 110 outside.) The wheels are a huge help -- it took two people to get the new one up the stairs and into my trailer for me, but the cats push it around if they brush against it.

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You aren’t alone since joining us. Some surgeons are more explicit than others. My own was very vague until I asked. What could cause a cuff to tear? I was told pushing, pulling, lifting, bearing down/straining with a bowel movement, intercourse too soon… so I took those restrictions very seriously.
The problem is this all went down so fast. All I knew was the surgeon was gonna take out that evil organ that tried to kill me once a month and I didn't want to know more than that! I didn't even know that I should be asking her questions, let alone about what. I doubt I talked to her for more than 10 minutes altogether before the surgery.
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