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Unread 03-27-2004, 12:36 PM
Newbee; need somewhere to turn.

Hello Fellow Sisters:

I am just over 5 wks. post-op (TAH) and I sure thought I'd be feeling much better by now. The pain in my back is gone, thanks to removal of that grapefruit-sized fibroid, but I still don't feel up to par. I've read about the tubby tummy on the posts here and maybe that's part of my problem. Mine feels tight all the time and the left side is painful to the touch. I'm a little concerned about returning to work on Apr. 5th feeling this way. It's uncomfortable to sit for any length of time. I could understand more if this aching was where the surgery line is located. Another area of concern for me is "EMOTIONS". I'm taking Estrace, but I still have these mood swings. Sometimes I feel great and others I am so blue it's as if a cloud has settled over my head...tearful and low for no reason I can muster. My brain is saying "...get going and do something..." and my body is saying "I don't wannnnnaaaaa." I feel like I'm in limbo. I am just so fatigued all the time now. Please tell me all of this is normal and will pass in time. I hate to sound so whiny, but I'm just not use to sitting around all the time. The Dr. said that during surgery she would remove some scar tissue from a previous endo. surgery I had. Could this be why my tummy hurts so much? Thanks for your advice and this place is the best!!! God bless and wishing all a speedy recovery.
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Unread 03-27-2004, 12:43 PM
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It could be something as simple as needing you HRT changed or the dose might need to be upped. I needed mine increased but for different reasons. Call your doc and let him/her know how you are feeling. It can take a some tweaking to find just the right combo for you as we are all so different. I am on the climara patch and my best friend (whom I met here) is on a different one but it's what works best for each of us. If you are feeling out of sorts SPEAK UP and be heard, your a new woman now and you should be enjoying your new life.

Let us know what your doc has to say.


Unread 03-27-2004, 12:49 PM
Newbee; need somewhere to turn.

Thank you Donna. I do have an appointment with her next Thursday and I am certainly going to bring all of this up with her. I am trying to see this from a "new woman" prospective and I keep telling myself it will get better and be worth it in the long run. I'll let you know the outcome after my visit with the Dr. Thanks again and have a wonderful evening.

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