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Unread 12-01-2004, 10:03 PM
2 weeks post op-almost


Oh you made me laugh! I needed that. Thank you so much for your reply! I feel better knowing what is happening to me has happened to others and is normal.

I am definately going to start taking Gas-X! Good luck with your continued recovery.
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Unread 12-01-2004, 10:07 PM

Looks like lots of us have all kinds of different stitches, staples, etc. This must be a based on the doctors preference or type of surgery.

My doc folded over the skin on my belly and put the stitches inside - I don't know how he did that!? Horizontal bikini cut folded under! So there are none to remove.
Unread 12-01-2004, 10:15 PM
2 weeks post op-almost

Good luck to you, too, bumble1 - let's keep each other posted on our recoveries!! Glad I could make you smile.
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Unread 12-01-2004, 11:20 PM
2-1/2 weeks post op

Mary Sue, I'm in the same position. Surgery was November 15 and had my staples out today after 16 days. I feel better having them out but very itchy. My restless leg syndrome (RLS) bothers me terribly and I have to get up, walk around, try to do things but afraid of doing too much like you said. Not sure what symptoms you're having but I'm not in pain but do have liquid gushes that pour out any time of day or night so am in Depends 24/7 which is a pain. Just very anxious for weeks to pass !

Wishing you the best in your recovery !!
Unread 12-02-2004, 07:34 AM
2 weeks post op-almost

I'd like to ask all you 2-3 week ladies a question. I had bleeding yesterday at three weeks post op. It was the first time I bled after my LSH on 11/10. It was more like spotting. Enough to have to change a panty liner once. At first it was red, but pretty soon it was a sort of brown color. This morning it is mostly gone.

I had walked 2.25 miles on my treadmill a few hours before this bleeding occurred. Do you all think I should call the doc. I wasn't going to, as it's virtually gone now. I had no pain associated with it. What do you all think?

Don't worry I will not do any treadmill walking today.
Unread 12-02-2004, 07:37 AM
2 weeks post op-almost

It's probably from the increased activity and the sutures dissolving. Take it easy today. I wrapped presents and visited my office yesterday. I'm pooped today.

Question: ANyone else having "meltdown" during this time of recovery? I have three times in the two weeks post-op where I start crying over something stupid/small and just can't stop! It's making my DH and myself nuts!

Take care all.
Unread 12-02-2004, 08:52 AM

I am doing the crying thing too. I just start sobbing for no reason. I guess I am just so frustrated feeling like I can't do anything and afraid to push myself too hard.

Plus it seems like for every symptom that passes I get a new one! Just get over one hump and something else is happening. I have IBS and have even had a severe bout of that during my recovery. Not to metiion the nerve in my back stabbing me from all the sitting and laying and restless legs, gas, bloat, difficult bm's, hot flashes, cold chills, fever, and I am only 1 week out! Oh lord I hope this stuff passes...I can't wait to feel better!

I am lucky to have an angel for a husband though! Without him I'd be crying out of my mind with all this stuff!
Unread 12-02-2004, 11:55 AM
2 weeks post op-almost

WOW as I read all of this I think wow these people are leading my life. I'm and old hat at surgery (cleft palate - 24 surgeries) and I keep have to reminding myself tht for every step forward you take a step back.

I've not been sleeping well. which is not unheard of but my wonderful DH got up with me at 1:30am and watched and old Cary Grant movie with me and then we went back to bed. It was very sweet and nice.

Hope all is well with everything. Keep in touch - this website is about my only way of hearing from people.
Unread 12-02-2004, 12:11 PM
2 Weeks post-op + 4 days

Wow, isn't it amazing all the different things that we all have and feel. Wouldn't it be nice if their was just one way...having these female problemos is such a pain. My two weeks was up Monday and so of course I thought, "no problem" and went and did stuff Monday and Tuesday. Wed. was spent doing nothing, today I am going to have a friend pick me up for lunch. Then it's back home for a nap. I've been going crazy not being able to do stuff and the guilt is killing me. I have break downs also and can't decide if it's cause the hormones are right yet or if it's cause I've been sitting on my rear for 18 days. My sweet hubby brought me a card last night that said he would wait forever if that is what it takes for me to get better. That started another crying spree but in a good way. I feel so "not so good looking" if you know what I mean. Hurts to get up and move around but I do it anyway with a look on my face that would scare off an intruder! Sooner or later this is going to get better, right? One day I'll be able to pop out of bed and get going, right? I am puttering around the house with a few chores but not nearly enough to satisfy this busy women!!

Thanks for all your reply's, they are definetly helping me to know I'm not in this alone!
Unread 12-02-2004, 02:06 PM
2 weeks post op-almost

Hello everyone! I had a TAH with RSO on November 17. I had been having heavy periods for over ten years, & a hydroablation two years ago that failed due to the fact that there was stilll a very large fibroid involved. When removed, it was 8 cm. Adenomyosis was also found. I looked 6 months pregnant! I am two weeks post-op and doing quite well, considering. I lost 4 pints of blood during surgery, and my potassium levels plummeted to the point that there was concern I would have a heart attack. Also the uterus was so enlarged that it had compressed the right ureter, shutting down my right kidney. Stents were required to open the ureter back up. I am home now, still somewhat shaky and weak, but on iron and potassium supplements to try and get me back to normal. At one week post-op, the doctor was amazed at how well I was healing. Two weeks post-op, I feel better than I have felt in over a year, which is saying something considering all the complications. I no longer have the pressure and backache from the weight of the uterus. This was a decision I had fought against making for some time, but boy, am I glad I did! If I had waited much longer, they may not have been able to salvage my kidney.

Right now my activity level is pretty low, due to the weakness and dizziness I still have. My doctor tells me I need to be really slow about getting back to my regular schedule. I remodel and decorate houses,doing most of the work myself, garden extensively, and do Pilates and walk 2-3 miles a day. The doctor said 12 weeks post-op I could go back to Pilates, which is bumming me out, but I'm willing to do it. I've had some of the emotional jags that have been talked about on here, and my brain feels awfully foggy. I'm only this week able to concentrate enough to read a book.

Thanks to everyone for their posts. It really helps knowing I'm not out here all alone.

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