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Unread 06-22-2004, 04:20 PM
Feeling guilty

I'm 3 weeks post-op today. And I feel so guilty that I'm not up to doing much yet. I just get soooo tired so easily. I feel like everyone thinks I'm faking it. But I'm not.
And the depression and mood swings are driving me crazy. Be fore surgery I had depression and panic attacks, on Zoloft for that. I lost my left ovary and people say that its because my right ovary is in shock. Is this true? Will I ever feel normal again?
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Unread 06-22-2004, 04:53 PM
Feeling guilty

We each go through life differantly. You are doing the best you can. Don't feel guilty. Take it a day at a time and don't let them get you down.
Unread 06-22-2004, 05:42 PM
Feeling guilty

Don't feel guilty. You can only heal one time. I am letting my husband do some things he has never done before. Take your time.

Really, I am enjoying not doing as much, these afternoon naps are the greatest and I have a feeling they are coming to an end.
Unread 06-22-2004, 05:48 PM
Feeling guilty

Please do not feel guilty! Don't listen to anyone else or compare yourself to others who have had this surgery. I am just over 21 weeks post op and I am still not up to par. I tire easily and still need naps on occasion.

Please take care of yourself and listen to your body. Don't let insensitive people make you feel inferior or as if something is wrong with you. Your body will heal at it's own pace. For some of us it just takes a little longer than it does for others. And that is okay, and very normal. s~Moonchime
Unread 06-22-2004, 05:53 PM
Feeling guilty

Dont feel guilty AT all. I am also three weeks post op. I have to pace myself and am no where near being my old energetic self yet.

Today I took my second outdoor outing. My plan was to go to the bank, to WalMart and then to the post office. I made it to the bank and then I started hurting, feeling weak and nauseaus. So, I went home and put my feet up. So much for being ready to do multiple errands.

Tomorrow I will try to go to the post office, and maybe the next day to wal-mart.

We have had major surgury and major trauma to our bodies. Some of us had more work done than others - so some heal faster.

We arent lazy, we are HEALING.
Unread 06-22-2004, 07:00 PM
Feeling guilty

Since my TVH I have felt guilty about:
1) having an easier time post-op than other women
2) having support when others might not
3) not suffering long enough before having surgery
4) not cooking dinner
5) not needing to return to work when others must
6) not training my DH & kids to keep house years ago
7) doing too little (I'm lazy)
8) doing too much (I'm delaying my recovery)

If you get bored by feeling guilty about recovering from major surgery in a rational, reasonable mannner (I mean by limiting your activities and resting while your body deals with the trauma of surgery)--where was I? Oh yeah. . . If you get bored with feeling guilty about that, feel free to use one or more of my guilts. I have lots to spare! And actually, they really aren't good for anything except a laugh.

Also, have you had the questionable pleasure of living with a martyr? Take it from me, a messy house is better for everybody!

Zoloft gave me my first experience of life beyond depression.

You'll get better. This is temporary.

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