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Unread 05-06-2004, 04:00 AM
asked about vacuuming,but not about sex ??!!

At my 6 week post op check (after TVH),the surgeon told me there was still alot of stitches there and some healing,and that I was not to vacuum for another month.

So whilst Im sitting in my dining room looking at all the cornflakes and toast crumbs on my floor and getting really fed up about them,it dawns on me I didnt even ask about whether it was ok to resume sex!

Shows where my head is at!I asked about whether I could go swimming (I can),I asked whether I could vacuum my floor (which is dangerously at risk of disappearing under the mountain
of breakfast debris from the kids!)Didnt ask about sex!!Duh!

Do you think the no vacuuming is because of the weight of the vacuum cleaner and the strain pulling it around will put on the sutures,because if thats the case,I wasnt planning of lifting my husband just making love!

Or is it the fact that there are still visible (to a gynaecologist) sutures?

I have no further appointments made with him to check on these stitches,and sex was just not mentioned.I am 6 1/2 weeks post op now.What do you think,gentle love making (not using chandeliers to swing from)or abstaining a bit longer?

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Unread 05-06-2004, 04:34 AM
asked about vacuuming,but not about sex ??!!

Hi Sam

Don't beat yourself up too can't remember everything!!!! (even if it is one of those IMPORTANT questions)

At my 6 week checkup my vaginal cuff stitches hadn't dissolved and my doctor told me to wait another couple of weeks before trying sex.

Why don't you give the doctor a ring just to check. Seems a shame to be missing out if you don't have to. On the other hand you don't want to risk doing something that might be harmful.

All the best and I'm sure you'll be doing the 'chandalier' swing in no time.

Unread 05-06-2004, 06:05 AM
asked about vacuuming,but not about sex ??!!

Hi Sam,
I went to see my Dr. at almost 7 weeks post op, and he said that my stitches were still visible as well. He thought it might have been due to granulation ( unhealed tissue in the vaginal cuff, forming over the stitches, kind of like a scab ).
He just told me to wait an extra week ( until the 8 week mark ), and then to proceed very gently. I would imagine if you wait til the 8 week mark, and maybe use some lubrication the first time, you should be fine. I have just heard that Dr.'s sometimes make their patients wait the 8 weeks to be on the safe side. Otherwise, as Silverfern recommended you could phone him to check as well. Hope that helps you.

s from Aurora
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Unread 05-06-2004, 06:27 AM
asked about vacuuming,but not about sex ??!!

LOL...that sounds like something I'd do! We are truly driven to just get our houses back in order...guess we need to think more about the house of romance... LOL.

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Unread 05-06-2004, 07:47 AM
vacuuming and sex...let me see..

Good morning Sam 12345:

I had surgery the same date as you and do have to wait a couple more weeks due to my stitches had not dissolved at the six week checkup. I have another appointment next week and anticipate the green light on sex and vacuuming .
So, enjoy the vacuum vacation as we know it's gonna be there from now on after we are release for sure. Although, you can do some "Swiffering" if you have to.
Dog gone if it I did have to take out the garbage cans on Tuesday though, and I was really enjoying not having to do some of those jobs. Maybe a little spoiled? But, what's wrong with that since we are the "princesses".

Take care!

Unread 05-06-2004, 08:06 AM
asked about vacuuming,but not about sex ??!!

Before this TAH, I had a cone biopsy of my cervix. Even after that, vacuuming was a HUGE strain. I was supposed to be able to do it after 1 week, but bled every time I tried. I'm going to hold off on that for a long time!!
Unread 05-06-2004, 09:02 AM
asked about vacuuming,but not about sex ??!!

Sam... Can you ask a friend to come over and vacuum?This will make you laugh... I asked DH to vacuum for me one day and he used the dust buster! I said not a word. Just smiled and gave him a big hug. Karen

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