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Unread 05-09-2003, 05:37 PM
TAH and Bladder Suspension

I had my TAH on 4-30-03 and am still in a fair amount of pain. I just want things to get back to half-way normal. I am still taking Vicodin, although not as often. I cannot sleep in my bed because it is excruciating. I am quite a bit overweight, and have not found a comfortable position in bed yet. I sleep in the recliner. I don't have to go back to work til 6-11-03, which is good....I may be posting this in the wrong place. This is my first post. I guess I'm kinda scared to do anything physical for fear I'll mess up what the Dr. did.....
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Unread 05-09-2003, 07:18 PM
tah and burch procedure

You sound just like me, I had my surgery on May 1st and am still in pain. They told me my burch procedure, which I think is like a bladder suspension, didn't work. I too am overweight and have not been able to sleep in my bed. I'm happy for the recliner although I'm getting awful tired of it. I hope things get better for both of us from here. good luck

p.s. I told my husband I was sleeping in the bed tonight, I hope I told the truth.
Unread 05-10-2003, 04:50 AM
TAH and Bladder Suspension

Hi Beth and welcome!

As a new you posted on the right forum, so no worries there!

The initial recovery period from a hyst is generally accepted to be 6-8 weeks, so you are still early in your recovery. Complete healing, where all post-op symptoms are gone, can take quite a bit longer. When I had my hyst, I was around 10 weeks post-op before I really felt like my "old self" and things like fatigue and swelly-belly were gone. It takes some women even longer and others less; we're all different.

At this stage of your recovery, you shouldn't be doing anything physical except for frequent short s. Walking is very important for circulation and the lungs. Many women found a recliner to be most comfortable to sleep in, so you're not alone there! For me...pillows were my best friends during recovery . I had 4 bed pillows that I used in all different positions to make me comfortable, and this was both when I was on my sofa during the day or in bed at night.

I didn't have any type of repairs with my surgery, so I don't know about the additional pain from that. I would suggest that you be sure to let your Dr. know since you describe your pain as excruciating. You should begin to feel a little bit better each day, though it can seem like a very slow process when you are the one recovering.

Please let us know how you are, ok?

Best wishes and lots of s
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Unread 05-10-2003, 08:57 AM
TAH and Bladder suspension

Thank you so much for your replies!!
Daisy--you said your Burch procedure didn't work?????? What happened??? That scares me....I figure just because I'm so overweight might do something to harm the Burch Proc. What are they going to do about it?
This morning my bladder felt reall full, and I almost completely emptied my bladder BEFORE I make i to the toilet.
The 2 surgeries I had seem to be able to really mess a person up.
As far as exercise, that's what I do. When I have to get up for anything, I usually walk around the house (inside) and find little things to do to keep me up for about 1/2 hour. Then it's back in the recliner. I feel a little better about things now. I thought it was just me, and the healing was too slow.
Thanks again,

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