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  #1091  
Unread 04-08-2008, 03:46 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 10-Mar 17,2008

Panties! My first two wks I wore my boyfriends loose white fruit of the looms because I had a mini pad on.Then my first rides out of the house I wore little support shorts from victoria secret I use them when my low back hurts for yrs & bought my sister some when she had her hyster.,anyways I would take them off soon as I got back in & put on jammie pants commando.Finally this week I am able to wear the nice bikinis I bought before surgury,I still dont like my pants on very long,they arent tight it just seems I cant stand any contriction around my belly area.I have not thrown out my pads since I kept my cervix my doc said dont be alarmed if I get miniperiods,has anyone gotten one? I havent had any discharge or bleeding since I came home. When the doc told me the mini period I thought That would happen to me still getting periods after a hysterectomy!
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  #1092  
Unread 04-08-2008, 04:49 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 10-Mar 17,2008

Panties continued - Right now I am using soft, cotton, granny style panties one size too big, as I have five small holes higher up in my abdominal area. BTW, hydrogen peroxide works great on the blood stains and Chlorox "Oxi Magic" stain remover on everything else . . .
  #1093  
Unread 04-08-2008, 04:55 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 10-Mar 17,2008

Hey all! What did I miss? I've been trying to catch up on all of the posts....whew. I drove to MI on Sat. and came home yesterday. Had a good time with my friends. Drank more than I have in years, ugh!!! Lots of good food and conversation as well. It was nice to see my friends again. I did see my old house too and it made me miss it. I loved that house. On the way home yesterday I saw the Harlem Globetrotters at a rest area. LOL! Those are some tall dudes.

The weather has been awesome. We went to the zoo today. I handled it well. I did take a nap when I got home though. I'm feeling better each day. Belly still gets swollen though.

Well I'll write more tomorrow. I'm tired! We're taking the kids out for ice cream...yum yum!
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  #1094  
Unread 04-08-2008, 05:05 PM
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This is all good stuff - thanks- I am so greatful for this forum. I ended up not going to the support group - Just too sore - and listened to my body - yeah Debbie
In adddition to all the good advice let me tell you what I take.
Vit C 1000mg
Omega 3 1000mg fish oil
Folic Acid - brain
Selenium - a mineral quite scarce in our diets
Calciom 1200mg
green tea supplement - high anti oxidents
barley green
I have also been eating alot of green veggies as they are high in vit K (the healing vitamin)
No fried foods - no refined foods
No soda
(I'm no purist so I have chips and chocolate in moderation - just don't ask me what my definition of moderation is cause it might change on any given day)

Think I'm gonna get me one of those chillows - anyone have one - do you like it?

Hugs and kisses
  #1095  
Unread 04-08-2008, 05:22 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 10-Mar 17,2008

I kept my cervix and should have had my period none so far. No discharge either.

I am good today-was out all morning at a job interview- second one actually and held it together. It is 45 minutes from my house-drive felt good.

I feel a little flat- not much enthusiasm for much. Gonna go to the lake this weekend and do some fishing. Staying in a motel so I can just chill when necessary. Have to go back to work next week so I thought a little time off would do me good, plus it is going to be in the 90's.

I take estroven- combo of natural ingrediants geared toward menopause symptoms. I think it works great. I also go to acupuncture and that helps.
  #1096  
Unread 04-08-2008, 05:38 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 10-Mar 17,2008

I kept one ovary I havent had any menapause symptoms, funny I had them off & on before surgury.But I was on dailly bc pills for a yr to stop ovulation so who knows. My friend was fine with her lone ovary then two months later boom hot flashes,but after six months they stopped. I think surgury or not 40's can be a stormy ride its a good time to listen to your body pamper yourself & adjust.Glad women talk about it now,& deal with it.My one Grandmother would tell me nothing she was of the opnion ladies dont talk about that I got through it & you will to someday.My other Grandma told me she would look at the laundry & housework & wanna sit & cry so she would just open a can a beer put on some music & do it!
  #1097  
Unread 04-08-2008, 06:29 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 10-Mar 17,2008

Ilene, I can't believe you are going back to work already!

Today I got emails and a phone call from work, telling me that the woman who took over my job screwed up BIG TIME and they wanted to know when I am coming back.

My boss did his usual screaming, dropping F-bombs, and ranting at everyone.

I am underpaid and underappreciated and I am not going back to that toxic environment until I absolutely MUST. Stress kills.

Meow dammit.
  #1098  
Unread 04-08-2008, 06:35 PM
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Amen Tooo Hoo Naa Meow!!! Id rather be poor for six weeks than go back one ninute before I have to!
  #1099  
Unread 04-08-2008, 07:36 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 10-Mar 17,2008

I went to work today and my boss said 'Are you crazy - what are you doing here - go home' so I listened to myself and told my husband take me home. I love my boss she's a smart lady. hee hee hee

Tanks God for laptops, high speed and remote access.

Night sisters - I'm off to bed
  #1100  
Unread 04-08-2008, 07:36 PM
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I had to go to my son's baseball practice. 2 hours of sitting on the bleachers- getting up because my butt hurt-sitting down again because I was tired-getting up because my butt hurt.

It was a nice evening and it felt good to be outside. Boy I am tired now.

Pam
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