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Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Sep 26, 2021 Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Sep 26, 2021

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  #11  
Unread 09-26-2021, 07:46 AM
Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Sep 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the advice. I will definitely talk to them about the patch. I have used it on cruises before, and I am willing to try anything to avoid the nausea! Thanks again

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Originally Posted by Brocky View Post
Hi RobbiL,

I have also had severe nausea and vomiting after prior surgeries, but this time the anesthesiologist put a Scopolamine Patch behind my ear, WORKED GREAT. I did not have any nausea at all. Patch works for 3 days. I am also wearing Sea Band acupressure bands (as needed) that are used for motion sickness, they help as well.

My son had surgery 3 days ago has same nausea issue, he received the Scopolamine Patch, worked great for him as well.

Please talk to your anesthesiologist and Dr.

Best Wishes!
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  #12  
Unread 09-26-2021, 07:53 AM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Sep 26, 2021

Hi Sisterwash,

Wishing you great success on your surgery!
I had mine 7 weeks ago, I am 62 and I do think think recovery takes longer as we age. My doctor has told me I will need a minimum of 12 weeks.
My biggest advice is to make sure that you have help and follow your doctors orders. No lifting, bending, overdoing, etc. Don't try to rush yourself. Stay on top of your pain by using pain meds before it becomes too severe. Also, ice packs and heating pad are my new friends.
My bladder didn't settle down until about week 6. I still sit on a pillow, for me the pain from repairs has been more challenging than the hysterectomy. Even though my recovery hasn't gone as quickly as I would like, I am glad I had the surgery.
Your recovery is an investment in your future and I commend you for doing this so you can fully enjoy your future.
This website has been wonderful, so many wonderful women and so much great info.

Sending you best wishes and cyber hugs!
  #13  
Unread 09-26-2021, 08:39 AM
Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Sep 26, 2021

Hi Angela!

So sorry to hear about your anxiety. I am due up for a laparoscopic hysterectomy on Friday and can totally relate to everything you say. Having struggled with anxiety all my life I feel very fragile this week and all sorts of fears are keeping me up at night! However, the more women I talk to, the more I realise this is totally normal. It’s an overwhelming situation and so easy to fear the future in terms of how we will feel afterwards. What helps me most is connecting with others while also remembering to focus on how I feel and what I want in the end for myself.
Grief is a process we can’t control and that is so hard, but as my gynaecologist said to me “remember it’s a healthy grief.” You will find your way through, just think of all you have survived already!
And remember: fear of something doesn’t mean it will come true.
Sending love and support from one anxious sister to another!


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Originally Posted by asw79 View Post
Hi everyone!

My name is Angela, I am 41 and scheduled for a TLH, due to suspected Adenomyosis… also having an appendectomy, lysis of adhesions and excision of Endometriosis.
This will be my third lap surgery for Endo, second with my very amazing endo specialist.

I am anxious, mostly due to the unknown, I’ve been trying to grieve, but am scared of what grief and loss will look like post surgery. Also nervous about recovery, pain, sex, mood, activity- and as silly as it sounds- having to take time off from running as it’s a huge source of emotional medication for me. BUT- I’m at the tail end of my “last” period which feels pretty darn good to know that this is it. Also feeling very grateful for this forum and all of you!

How is everyone else doing?
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Unread 09-26-2021, 01:30 PM
Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Sep 26, 2021

Thank you so much Jean!
I need to write that down: “fear of something doesn’t mean it will come true” that is such a helpful and wise mantra going into this! Also, what your doc said about healthy grief. Thank you so much for sharing that! It’s so helpful having the support here! The anxiety can definitely be overwhelming at times and I hope you are feeling better this week… it’s not easy. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, HysterSister! Best of luck to you on friday!!! Xoxo

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Originally Posted by Jean271 View Post
Hi Angela!

So sorry to hear about your anxiety. I am due up for a laparoscopic hysterectomy on Friday and can totally relate to everything you say. Having struggled with anxiety all my life I feel very fragile this week and all sorts of fears are keeping me up at night! However, the more women I talk to, the more I realise this is totally normal. It’s an overwhelming situation and so easy to fear the future in terms of how we will feel afterwards. What helps me most is connecting with others while also remembering to focus on how I feel and what I want in the end for myself.
Grief is a process we can’t control and that is so hard, but as my gynaecologist said to me “remember it’s a healthy grief.” You will find your way through, just think of all you have survived already!
And remember: fear of something doesn’t mean it will come true.
Sending love and support from one anxious sister to another!
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Unread 09-26-2021, 01:46 PM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Sep 26, 2021



I wanted to join in to welcome you as well as let you know that it will be my pleasure to be your recovery thread sister to help you on your recovery journey.
It has been only a few years since I was in your place! Let me tell you I was a bundle of nerves; it was hard not to be afraid of the unknown. Thankfully I found some of the articles on this website and the sisters posting on the forums helped put some of my fears to ease. So, BREATHE and have faith that you are in good hands with your surgeon and medical team.
There are no easy answers to the questions of recovery limitations, when I can drive and return to work etc. We are all different and factors for each of you, your health, the type of surgery and the reason you are having surgery. What is the same is that this is major surgery and healing needs to happen both inside and out and no matter what can’t be rushed. It is so important to be patient and listen to your body. It is the key in helping to heal.

Glad you have found this website with tons of useful information to assist you for optimal healing. Take some time and read thru the suggested tips and links in this forum. Here are a few of my favorite links to share when preparing for surgery.
50 Things I Wish I Knew Before Surgery
6 Things Your HysterSisters Think You Should Do When Preparing for Your Hysterectomy

If you did not find what you were looking for in the above links or from others who have posted here, then click and do your own search on particular topics.
Pre-Op Hysterectomy Articles

My advice, (easy to give, but might be hard to follow) Try to relax and lean on your personal support system as well as those here that have traveled the road before you.
My thoughts will be with each of you on your surgery day, imagine you are enveloped in big warm hugs full of love, support and healing energy. I will be waiting on the other side when you are ready to post after your surgery on the special recovery thread set up just for those having surgery this coming week.
LADIES YOU GOT THIS!
  #16  
Unread 09-26-2021, 03:11 PM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Sep 26, 2021

Hello, I'm Pauline. I live in the Pacific NW and am 65. Looking forward to hysterectomy this Thursday to correct pelvic floor prolapse of bladder and uterus. My doc is a urogynecologist and she recommends taking my ovaries/tubes as well, since I'm long past needing them (and ovarian cancer is a slight risk). My only concern with surgery is that, even though my doc prefers an overnight stay due to my age, this will probably be out-patient because of hospital wanting to keep beds available for possible covid admissions. The alternative is postponing surgery indefinitely, which is a worse alternative since my urethra is kinked and I can't keep body parts from falling out Hoping and praying for a quick recovery so I can get back to keeping up with very busy grandchildren, but I promise to obey my doc and my body... no lifting anything over 10lb is going to be the most important but most restrictive! Not my first rodeo
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Unread 09-26-2021, 03:19 PM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Sep 26, 2021

Please tell your anesthesiologist about your nausea. He/she can add something to the "drug cocktail" to prevent nausea. Also, your doc can prescribe Zofran or another anti-nausea rx to take at home with your pain meds. I learned the hard way, with a previous surgery, that narcotics make me vomit
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Unread 09-26-2021, 03:25 PM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Sep 26, 2021

For Sisterwash 73: Glad you're getting things fixed! You're wise to do it now, but be extra careful after surgery especially if you're anything like my aunts who are in their 70's. They're stubborn and self-reliant and don't think the rules apply to them when it comes to following doctors orders. Please don't be like them or you'll regret it!
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Unread 09-26-2021, 08:57 PM
Re: Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread - Today Sep 26, 2021

Hello, my name is Leatha and I'm 54. I'm scheduled for surgery Wednesday, 9/29. I'm anxious and excited to finally have the surgery. It's been a long journey to get to this place. My biggest concern is the level of pain. Because of the size of my fibroids, I'm getting a C-Section cut so I really have to be mindful of how I move my body after the procedure. I know I'm in good hands with my doctors and medical support staff but this is the first major surgery I've had in my life.

I'm thankful I came across this website because you all offer such great advice and it's been really helpful as I prepare for my big day.
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Unread 09-26-2021, 10:59 PM
Pre-Op Hysterectomy: Open House Chat Thread Sep 27-Oct 03,2021

Our time today has come to an end - our Pre-Op Open House Chat Thread is now closed. Thank you to all our members who attended as we support one another - women helping women.

The staff of HysterSisters is sending you hugs for the best outcome for your hysterectomy.

As you wait for your scheduled surgery, if you have more questions, please start a new thread discussion here in Pre-op hysterectomy forum area.

Then, after your surgery, there will be a specially created thread for our members who have surgery this week. Look for it in the Post-op Hysterectomy Recovery forum - specifically the Hysterectomy Recover Reports forum with dates matching your surgery date. You will find your surgery sisters there.


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