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6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you! 6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

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Unread 12-06-2003, 11:43 AM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

Before I had my hyst., I spent a lot of time reading posts here. Of course, you mostly only see the negatives, because why would someone having no problems come here to ask a question?

Unfortunately, I was scared to death. I was certain I would be depressed and totally screwed up! Well, good news! I feel great!!

I was scheduled for a TAH, but my doctor was able to do a TVH. Wow, I didn't even really feel like I had surgery! I never bled at all. I quit taking pain meds the day after coming home. I had 2 short moments of anxiety, but that was it. I felt a little blue for a few days, and one day I blubbered to my DH. Then I was fine!

I had endo, so I was on progesterone only for 6 weeks. I had some trouble sleeping, and suffered insomnia probably 3 nights a week, but still felt great. I finally got to start estrogen a few days ago (Dr gave me samples of Vivelle Dot and Climara patch to try, in different amounts--6 weeks worth, till next appt.) and these past few nights I have slept like a baby! Especially last night!

So, for those of you who are still pre-op, know this: there is hope! There are many of us with wonderful results! I hope they'll post and make themselves known!

Oh, and as for intimacy...last night was my 6th week post-op. The doctor gave us the go-ahead, so DH and I tried for the first time. Hmmm...well, honestly, it was painful! I was pretty sore and tender. DH was gentle, though, and we used plenty of KY! And I did bleed a tiny bit afterward. But Dr said that would happen and it was ok. So, it was definitely for him, and not for me. But I told him I didn't want to stop because I want to "break it back in" slowly! LOL I'm also using Premarin vaginal estrogen cream, so that will be helpful as well. BUT, the point is that I had the desire~! (And my orgasms are JUST as wonderful and strong as they were before, and I had uterus, ovaries, tubes, and cervix removed!) We have a few "dates" a week planned now to work on that department! I'm very excited!

Hope this helps some of you!

Becca
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Unread 12-06-2003, 12:07 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

Becca,

I'm only 3 weeks post-op from a TAH and feel great. My belly's still a little sore when I overdo it but it's nothing compared to the pain from endometriosis and adenomyosis before surgery. Not only is the pain gone, but all the energy that used to be sucked up by the endo and the pain is freed now and can go toward feeling good.

I'm on Vivelle Dot estrogen patches and have no mood swings and only minor hot flashes (rarely). I'm sleeping like a baby, especially since I'm able to sleep on my tummy again. After careful outercourse I'm happy to report that my orgasm still works

I don't regret doing this for a second.
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Unread 12-06-2003, 12:55 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

I too got anxious pre-op after reading some of the posts. It's quite understandable that people want to share problems and very helpful to feel you're not the only one experiencing them.
However, I too have had few problems after a TAH/BSO nearly 5 wks ago. I took no pain meds after the first two days home. Have taken it very carefully - plenty of walking, drinking lots of water, no lifting. The family have been great, I've done no cooking , housework etc. Still get twinges in various places, mainly where the ovaries were I think. No bleeding after 1st week home. I'm sleeping well and only resting, not sleeping during the day. I'm taking HRT oestogen only, Climaval is the UK brand name. Have had no menopausal symptoms. Anyway also wanted to say that it is possible to feel pretty good fairly soon, but quite understand that everyone is different and was suffering in different ways before surgery.
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Unread 12-06-2003, 03:18 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

I was 6 weeks on Tuesday and I just got home from a field hockey game - that I played 55 minutes of. I feel great and can't believe the difference in how I feel since having this surgery.

I think I'll have a nap though.....

Dawn
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Unread 12-06-2003, 04:12 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

I was also 6 weeks post-op on Tuesday, and I'm feeling better than ever. I'm back to walking 4 miles/day, and I'll probably start other aerobic activity this next week to help get rid of some extra fat I'm storing! I'm a better mom to my two active kids because I'm no longer in pain (taking Percocet half the month, etc. doesn't make for the best parent!). Surgery and recovery were so much easier than I ever anticipated. I'd do it all again in a heartbeat! Oh, and yes, the big "O" still exists!

Kim
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Unread 12-06-2003, 05:22 PM
6 weeks post op and feeling great

Hello....I am 5, almost 6 weeks PO from a TAH BSO and am doing wonderfully. I walk 2-4 miles each day, do most of the housework now, shop, take care of everyone and even ride and saddle my horse. I was cleared for "normal activity" last week and went right to it. I start next week back to FT work and look forward to no period or pain. Yeah!!!!!!

Sure I still have swelling belly and a little soreness in the tummy area but I feel awesome. I am not taking any HRT but am doing it naturally and organically with a vitamin drink. I love reading this sight and seeing all the wonderful people who are willing to share their stories. We are definitely not alone. I was also cleared for sexual relations with my DH and am proud to announce that we can have internal and external "O"s and they feel super!

I wish everyone a Happy Holiday and hope your recovery is speedy.
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Unread 12-06-2003, 05:35 PM
feeling good too!!!!

I was worried also, and I feel wonderful except for the occassional fatigue when I over do it!! My TAH was 10/21/03 and I went back to work at 4 weeks. I take the occassional nap, but this fatigue is so much different than the problems I had before surgery. My co-workers used to tell me I was green and looked awful. I feel awesome. Hugs to all!!
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Unread 12-06-2003, 06:16 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

Hi; I'm three months post-op and if I had known I was going to feel like this I would have done it a long time ago. Kay



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Unread 12-06-2003, 06:29 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

Thankyou!!! I am scheduled 12/17 for TVH, bladder sling, and rectoele repair, due to endo, and prolapse, and have been worried sick, and wondering if I am making the right decision in having the hyster, although, I know I really have no choice. It's scary reading all of the negative posts, and wondering what is in front of me. I feel much better now after reading these. It's a huge, life-change, and it's nice to hear the positive side. Thanks again. Cindy
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Unread 12-06-2003, 07:27 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

Hi Cindy,

I just wanted to with you luck for the 17th, I'll be thinking of you. Kay



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