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  #1  
Unread 12-05-2004, 07:45 PM
6 monther checking in

How are all the other "6-mothers" doing out there? Where do you stand? What are your symptoms? Here is where I am at:

1) Very frustrating weight gain of 40 pounds
2) No libido
3) Sleep difficulty
4) Sweating profusely throughout the day ( I go through 4 shirts a day)
5) Short term memory is a joke
6) Constitration is also joke
7) No pelvic pain, yahoo!
8) Still trying to figure out what hormones my body will expet
9) Thankful it is not worse and I am alive.
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Unread 12-05-2004, 08:07 PM
6 monther checking in

Hi. I am a May 7th surgery too.
I have good and bad outcomes from the hyst, but still do not regret having it for one moment!!
Here is where I am:

1. No bleeding, cramping anymore. yeah!!
2. no longer anemic. went from 5.5 to 12.3. tons of energy now!
3. don't need to miss work from flooding out
4. difficulty making my bowels empty
5. rectocele at 6 months and maybe other rectal problems
6. short term memory is a joke.
7. dry, itchy skin and dry hair
8. no sweats or hot flashes, so my ovaries are working
9. sleeping good
10. abdominal pain from scar tissue and who knows what else
11. gallbladder removed Sept. 22
12. have lost 30 pounds since surgery
13. have whole new wardrobe!! Yeah!!
14. sex is very uncomfortable
15. serious financial problems since missing so much work from the 2 surgeries
16. grateful to every sister here for their support
17. I am alive and doing ok. I would have been dead by now, so things could have been alot worst. I live to see another Christmas and new year

I am still glad I had the hyst. that is my Christmas present to myself this year.
Peggy
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Unread 12-06-2004, 11:29 AM
6 monther checking in

Hi, mine was May 4. I spend most of my time on the road less traveled message board.
I have to have more surgery. I have ORS (Ovarian Remnanat Syndrome.
1.Tired all the time.
2.Pelvic Pain
3.Back pain
4.Flank pain
5. Painful sex
6.Thew my scale away (probably up 40 lbs as well)
7. short term memory is a joke.
8. headaches.
9.endo is back
10. adhesions
11.libido... what is that, been so long I had one I can't remember!!
12.Happy my DH and son are putting up with all of this.
13. PRAISING GOD for all the sisters here!!
14. Knowing with all the support here I ca and will get through another surgery!
Carrrie
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Unread 12-06-2004, 10:35 PM
6 monther checking in

June 16. TAH/BSO
1. Didn't lose or gain weight due to the hysterectomy. ( I have lost almost 20 pounds since the hurricane though. stress!!!!!)
2. Libido better post-op. No cramping, pain, or constant bleeding.
3. I don't take any HRT. I did at first, but didn't like the way it made me feel. Soooo....no HRT for 4 months now and I have no complaints!
4. Acne improved.....then was bad again....but over the last few months it has improved. Face is clearer now than pre-op.
5. I do stay tired. But since we were hit by Hurricane Ivan, the stress of recovering from that and having to move, etc....it has taken a toll on me. Hoping to feel better (soon) with a fresh new start!
6. The big "O" is still fine and dandy. We use lubrication...but...then again...we used it pre-op also. So I guess no real change there.
7. Brain fog is a constant. I was doing that pre-op also. But you know what? I chalk that up to being a woman. A woman's work is never done!!!!! We have so much on our plates all the time, whose brain wouldn't take a time out every now and then? LOL
7. I think I have a rectocele now. Or should I say that I know that I have one? Is that something that goes along with a hysterectomy?
8. I did have insomnia at first. Now I usually have no problem falling asleep or staying asleep.
9. Sometimes I have minor abdominal pain. One day I was riding on the motorcyle with my hubby, we hit a bump and it felt like my insides were ripped! ugh! But after a day or so, that improved. No lasting effect. Oh yeah! I backed into a pole the other night and it jarred my abdomen, and I had some minor cramping then. That went away after a few hours. Where did that telephone come from?!?!?!?

I feel very blessed. I would do it all over again.
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Unread 12-07-2004, 12:07 PM
6 monther checking in

It is good to hear sucess stories. We all need that hope. Light at the end of the tunnel and all. I pray one day I will be where you are! :hair:
Bless you on your rebuliding after the storms!
Carrie
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