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Unread 02-03-2004, 11:23 PM
11 days postop

I feel like I am dying here!!! Incredible right sided pain just below my ribs. Stayed in the hospital for 7 days and as soon as I came home, wished I were back. Please tell me this gets easier. I had a TAHBSO on 1/23/2004. The doctor didn't start me on any hormone medication or even mention it? I don't go back until 2/16/2004 - is this normal?
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Unread 02-04-2004, 12:07 AM
11 days postop

I completely understand what you are saying. I had my TAHBSO on 1/21, the slapped a hormone patch on me and sent me on my merry way on 1/24. I don't go back until 2/23. They don't even want to hear my voice on the phone!
Your pain is very real and you should call your doctor. You should not have to suffer. I think sometimes it's forgotten who is the consumer here and paying the big bucks to be treated?????
I'm learning that I have to speak up for myself or they will forget all about me.
Call and tell your doctor what's going on, and do it soon. Maybe you have something else going on?
I'm only 2 days ahead of you, I guess it gets better, but not fast enough.
Good luck to you.
Unread 02-04-2004, 12:15 AM
11 days

Thanks. I am actually attempting to work right now. I can't sleep anyway because the pain is too severe. I'm a medical transcriptionist, so I work from home. I havent even had a BM yet and I feel like my insides will fall out if I take this belt off???? How long does this last? I haven't even had pain meds since I came home from the hospital (Friday night).
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Unread 02-04-2004, 12:29 AM
11 days postop

Hello chhaun,

I had my TAH-BSO on 1/20 and went back to the Dr. today for a 2 week check up. Then I go back in 4 weeks. The first few days were hard, but then I felt better as each day passed. I guess follow up appointments are different depending on the Dr.

But, I feel really bad that you're in so much pain and your Dr.'s visit is still so many days away. Why were you in the hospital for 7 days? Sounds like you've had a very difficult time. Are you taking any pain medication? Maybe you should call your Dr. and let them know how bad you feel. Did you discuss HRT with your Dr. before your surgery and is some reason you can't take hormones? Please call your Dr. and let him know how bad you feel and does he think this is normal.

Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

Unread 02-04-2004, 12:47 AM
11 days postop

Oh my. I did recall from previous surgeries not having a BM for 10 days and what horror that was. I asked about how to avoid that this time around. I drank gallons of apple juice and took stool softeners. It was much easier.
I would definitely ask the DR what you can take to make that easier!!!

Hang in there, and don't sit too long, sitting for very long makes my belly feel likes it's burning.
Unread 02-04-2004, 07:29 AM
13 days Post op

Ladies I have post here at least every day since my surgery or rather maybe 4 days after..

I because I did not pass gas upon my discharge on 1/24/04 I was sent home on saturday I call my Dr on tues her response to my call was take gas x... you know...that's all...I continued with the Pain bloat..felt like a band around my waist..running a low grade fever all the way....
finall went to the ER to have a x-ray because I wanted to make sure that I did not have a blockage of some sort... I am a RN and of course I over think every thing
DX was a Ileus... Part of the gut was turn on the other still off the Prognosis: YOU have to wait... so I have this unbearable Pain I thought and the resoultion is to wait.. YA right.. well I ask for a shot to dermerol... shoulder sore.. I ached He also prescribed Milk of Mag...2tbls or course he check with my GYN first....I had insomina since I had been discharged....etc.... I went into such a deep sleep I we replenished...So the next day
I was determine at first to decrease the fiber.. to continue to walk to small sips of water thru out the day.. and rest.. the diet for me was white rice and IcE..it was gentle.. say my dr yesterday..she stated to start on metamucil and to quit taking the Milk of mag.. so I started on a small amount of OAT meal this am... the BOWEL issues is no joke...It is my main focus...up side I have lost 10 lbs..RICE and ICE diet...
that is just my story...

Contact your Dr.....
Your have alot of questions and you need answers...
Unread 02-04-2004, 10:29 AM
11 days postop

Well today is no better. But... I guess I am somewhat relieved to hear I am not the only one. Sorry. Still nothing on Day 12 - too sick to eat, have no idea how much I have lost, still no BM. I was diagnosed with ileus too, was why I spent 7 days in the hosp. I haven't had pain meds in days. I'm so depressed - I just wish I could pass out for a while.
Unread 02-04-2004, 10:37 AM
11 days postop

Originally posted by chhaun
Well today is no better. But... I guess I am somewhat relieved to hear I am not the only one.
Please call your doctor. Hystersisters isn't a medical website and we can only speak from our own personal experience. That doesn't mean that because others post that they had pain similar to yours that you don't need to call your doctor.

I just wish I could pass out for a while.
Pain so severe that it makes you wish you could pass out needs to be addressed. Call your doctor now. He may want to see you.
Unread 02-04-2004, 03:48 PM
it gets better

i also have right side pain it does get better i still have it but it's not as intense. I was also in the hospital for seven days and although i cried each day i was told i had to stay i knew it was in my best interest. Looking at what i went thru i wish i was able to stay a few extra days avoiding the night trip to emerg days later.
Hang in and for me a heating pad wored to relieve some pain.
Unread 02-04-2004, 03:55 PM
11 day postop

Thanks. I actually did finally get to talk to my Dr. today and he called in a new pain med. I took it 2 hours ago, but no relief yet. I hope you are feeling better soon too. I practically begged to come home on the 7th day to see my child, and an hour after being home, wished I had stayed. Atleast I had help to get to the restroom there . Hang in there. We're tough!

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