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Unread 05-08-2008, 07:01 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 03-Mar 10,2008

Callie, I lost weight too. About 15 lbs. I think I'm just eating better. My clothes are all slightly baggy when I get dressed in the a.m., but by the time I get home, my pants are all unbuttoned (swelly belly has taken over). The sun was out today and the temp. was around 50. I thought I could go out and help with a jr. high track meet tonight after school (perfect weather for it), but the swelly belly was just too big and heavy. There's only 1 home meet left. I have to go to that one for sure. My energy levels are much better now through the day, lagging in the evening, but that's more from being 51 than anything else, I suppose. This as I am sitting with my feet up, laptop on my lap, kicked back on the couch. Yes, energy is lagging.
Hope everyone has a good evening & a good night's rest.
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Unread 05-08-2008, 09:29 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 03-Mar 10,2008

Sooo i'm glad i popped by and found some posts!!! since my email is not playing nice and informing me...My day was ok a little better than the last few screamers, I had to crack myself all day thinking about what i wrote and the state of mind i have been in, my reactment was amusing to go along with the facial expressions as i explained it to a co-worker and about the love affair i have with this site!!! LOL since this is my fun time!! She laughed very hard and agreed thank god i do have this site.. I did explain No one has gotten hurt and how lucky they all are (the ones around me) so i am clear and not considered dangerous today haha..I do looked at my whole body today after my shower and my half (honkerblonked) shaving job i did..but i was pretty proud of it..after the frustration wore off..So i really just had to laugh the tears off as i stared in the mirror of course i had to lift my belly to see my incisions there were a interesting shade of red and purple-hmm at least i can make pretty colors..My pelvic incision is all ****-eyed and crooked but i have a new runway to blend in with that one..I was looking at the tan i have (since i went out and bought a one piece my first one since i was 17) i have a light tan in the front and i can blind you when i turn around since i havent figured out how to tan the back of me..i did become one with lumps and bumps,creces and crevices, and dried coveriing up all the flaky skin that was coming off after i dried off..its like i peeling and shedding some skin-who knows..I did get quite tired early today but kept on going and moving made some dinner, but not much of a appetite. havent lost a pound actually gained 3, I now am officially heavier than i was 9 months pregnant with my kids..The weather has been stifling hot and we finally had a rain drop woohoo for a whole 6 mins no rain for like a month. But other than that i dont think i will complain today dont have the energy..I too am sitting on the couch with laptop on lap, trying to figure out if the heat is from me or the computer LOL, I had to go for a drive and was blanking out and noticed i should take myself home--i would be very dangerous on the road to others so did just that and hung up the car keys..at least i know when i shouldnt be on the road..Interesting was that used to happen during either full moon or PMS..I did buy a whole bunch of books a few weeks ago and took them out of the bag today glanced thru them and realized i read them all already, so i bought duplicates of the same book!!! LOL guess they were good, but must of been the day my memory was turned off. So the vision of the stockings was great, i was thinking after clearance you should wear them with a cute skirt or nighty no one will ever know--start a trend for recycleing the handy leg helpers haha..hey add some bows to them!! But i wish everyone well lots of love and a great evening..

Unread 05-09-2008, 05:00 PM
to cry or not to cry that is the question!

I am seeing an ongologist because he is also the hematologist specialist. But to tell you the truth I think they are vampires seeking sources of blood. I had to be stuck twice today. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon. This afternoon's blood letting exercise was to see if I could fill 9 tubes. Maybe I should just invest in some leeches.
Just picture the news paper headlines ...... Woman found running through streets of suburbia in ted stockings and a bikini with leeches all over her screaming Where's my libido, where's my libido?......
I guess I have bad blood. Now mind you I don't need a doctor to tell me that one. I mean I know what kind of family I come from.
When the doctor looks at you and says " you just aren't normal" No duh. I didn't have to pay through the nose to figure that one out.

Today's journey caused me to get the luvenox upped to a bigger dosage and the coumadin upped to a bigger dosage. The good news was that for at least 1 of the genetic disorders for blood clots, the test was negative. On the bad side is they still don't know why I am clotting so much. The most likely scenerio is that my body fought so long to stop the internal bleeding hematoma that it sent my blood into a perpetual state of clotting. Go figure.
Anyhow I just wanted to fill you all in. Today I choosenot to cry (again) and to smile and give thanks. I hope you all have had a good day and I will touch base tomorrow. Mmmmm..... I wonder if ted stockings can be tie dyed. They might look cool with some capri's. Until later
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Unread 05-09-2008, 05:24 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 03-Mar 10,2008

Wow callie44, you conjure up some wonderful images. It must be tough to phsyc yourself up for the surgery and then have it go on and on. I feel for you. Hopefully they will fing out the cause and fix you up good as new.
As for a libido, I had one for one day, itmade me feel like things may get back to normal. I too have reached the 9 month pregnancy weight, I am hoping it is because my bones are now filled with lead... all I can say is that I must have been really skinny back then. That waste thickening middle aged women thing totally sucks.
I will be putting good thoughts out there for you all to get better and back to enjoying your wonderful lives.
Unread 05-10-2008, 07:03 AM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 03-Mar 10,2008

Here we are, Ladies..another Sunny Saturday..at least in the Northeast USA it is. It's not quite bikini weather but at least I don't need my winter coat.
CAllie and Rachel and others with more med stuff going on...I'm thinking of you and pulling for you....and we, the hyster sister listers, are all here for you. Apparently we don't get many notices from the list at this point, but I check at least once a day to see who's written in and how folks are.
I think I'm regretting that ride on my critter the other night. We were in a "round pen" which is exactly that..a round area, maybe 25 or 30 feet across, if that. He was so pleased to canter under saddle that he was really bouncy and my gut just went pa LUMP pa LUMP pa LUMP...and it stll feels a tad ouchy..but it's more stomach myuscles I think..I hope. Makes me also wonder if I forgot my fiber additive!!! There are just sooo many places that can hurt now.
We're almost at the 10 week mark aren't we? Wow...that must be good news if I have to stop and fiigure it out. I still have to have a mammo, bone scan and colonoscopy soon..but I dread the mammo and col. Apparently the bone scan is a piece of cake tho...never had one of those. I WAS scheduled for that colonoscopy for May 7 but cancelled the appt..it was made in January before I knew that I needed the hysterectomy. I think I already ranted and raved about THAT fiasco. 6 months from referral to procedure??? way too long.
To add further insult to injury etc, I just checked my credit card receipts, and in the last 2 months..all post surgical, I have spent almost $1000 for dental stuff..and that's only the co-pay. egads..I am really falling apart..is that what turning 61 is all aobut??? It beats the alternative but it sure is expensive!
ok..I've rambled and rambled..hang tough...hugs Joan
Unread 05-10-2008, 08:38 AM
Day by day

Getting back to that old life is a slow process for me. I feel for you Equinox.We try something and feel funny the next day and doubt ourselves. 10 weeks ago I spent 5-8 hours on the tennis court a week- yesterday I tried 15 minutes hitting balls fed by a pro in rotation with 4 others in my old lesson. I feel OK today- but this is going to be slow going back into it. I asked my women tennis pro what her experience is with women returning to tennis post hyst- she in her 60's and has had hip replacement. She said aim for getting fully back to it this summer.

What got to me the day before was stooping and bending to do a little yard work- that hurt way down low if you know what I mean.

I wish someone could give me a road map for the next 6 months. But I guess we are each unique! this is one time I'd prefer one size fits all. then dear Callie 44 and Rachel would not have their extra hurdles. Take care,

And guess what? I'm getting reminders again- I did send them $32 so that may have something to do with it...now if I could just figure out those smilies .
Unread 05-10-2008, 12:20 PM

Good afternoon, ladies *hugs* daffy ( i luv that name ha) and joan thankyou so much for the thoughts they are soo appreciated from all of you hysters..So far today i have been packing with some twinges here and there, of course its the bending and squating..my mind says yes, my body says no how can do!! but i attempt it anyway, i do have this side way bend i try and of course theres the beely lift bend to go with the belly lift squat, and not last but least the tippy toe reach..that ones my fav, it prevents me from pulling something god knows that might just fall off after and then i have to bend to pick it up and figure out what body part it is and where i should stick safely..Tennis must be great wish i took it up, but 15 mins is a start!!! sooo be proud 10weeks ago or so it was just a thougt hmm. I used to play handball it was a NY thing in FL its more like raquetball depending on where you live here the ladies dont get there hands dirty lmao ( i do crack myself up) or they just watch.. Getting little tired spouts here and there wish i had that little motivation button i could turn on and off, but trying to make the best of the day before i work later..which i'm already stressing what am i gonna where to go hand out shots at a bar- yep thats a vision...Hi would like to try "so & so" from a hormonal,raging hyster who could forget any minute whats shes giving you to begin with..by the way watch the belly and no i'm not pregnant..thinking hurry up darn it my stretch pants are falling down and my feet are gonna explode any minute.Oh that alarm you hear is my phone once again reminding me to take the hormone pill,so i dont hurt anyone Please dont aske me about the product because by the time i register the question..brain went to time out or potty which ever came first..that vision goes right along with callie in her socks and bikini screaming leeches LOL..So i'm sitting here looking at the big mess i made trying to pack..because my attention span has gone on vacation so i started in 10 areas and cant finish one of then.I ran out of newspaper and have no desire to drive miles and waste $4 a gallon gas to spend $3 for newspapers..ohh lazy maybe. For those who have to go thru testing i wish you the best I cheated and just cancelled everything i couldnt honestly deal with it, wasnt up for it. I figure after i move and get some what settled in the house and my head then i will reschedule with all those people that like to pick and poke at ya.Joan i hope you feel better from that bumpy ride i'm sure that was little rocky, but still glad you did it insted of just wondering if you could. Well i guess i will keep it moving since i can go on forever the chatty kathy that i am. By the way LOL @ $32 now recieving alerts!! I paid it too in the beginning, maybe it doesnt count anymore haha, cause i havent recieved any just checking in on my own..Gives me a reason to sit and take a break. Enjoy your Saturday.

Unread 05-11-2008, 03:36 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 03-Mar 10,2008

I hope everyone has had a restful, healthful week-end. Yesterday, I turned 52. Growing older is certainly not for sissies. But yes, Joan, it beats the alternative. And yes, it is expensive. I've met every deductible on my insurances. Oh, not my vision. I'm afraid to get my eyes checked this year. If the pattern I'm on continues, I'm sure my eyesight is probably falling apart. Anyway, yesterday I was Queen for the Day. DH brought me my toast and coffee in bed. He is such a sweetie, he does it every week-end morning. I've trained him right! We did everything I wanted to, including skipping a charity auction last night that I just ran out of energy for. We didn't do anything special and that was part of the fun of the day. We got a frozen Boston Cream Pie and had that for a birthday cake. It is very different for me to say no to something that people expect me to do - like that auction. And it was for a charity that my boss's boss heads up. And he personally invited me. I'll see him tomorrow & give my apologies & he'll be fine. But before this surgery, I would have gone even if I was exhausted or ill to the gills. Quite liberating, actually!
Well, off to the garden tonight. We will be putting in some cold weather plants......lettuce, spinach, etc. I'll sleep good tonight! Back to the old grind again tomorrow. Let us all be thankful that we are able.
Be well!
Unread 05-11-2008, 04:38 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 03-Mar 10,2008

In spite of the fact that I was achy after my canter ride, I chose to ride again on Saturday. This time I made him go round and round and then we went into the outdoor arena (so I could get on with the mounting block!) and we jigged aorund a bit. He apparently really doenst like rings much. then we left the arena and walked around the sort-of trail that loops around the outside boundary of the farm. A very short but telling walk as he was much more relaxed and happy. then a friend caught up with us and we went into the woods a bit..not much of a trail but at least it's different scenery. I was sooooo h appy with him and with myself. I wore the belly band that I got for my daughter after her third C-section and it really made a difference. I think I will be wearing that for riding until my abs make some sort of appearance!
TADA..what a great weekend! Hope you all had as much fun and confidence-building as I did! hugs Joan
Unread 05-13-2008, 05:13 AM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 03-Mar 10,2008

I'm "keeping on keeping on" and rode XL again on Monday night. He was a good boy...my gut wiggled less ...and I was a happy camper..I think he was pretty happy too..even tho having mommy back is not so much fun as testing other riders!
I'm doing exercises to tighten up ,,,or read that as find what I can of what muscle I had and try to make it work again"!
Hugs to all...Joan

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