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Unread 12-10-2004, 05:17 AM
4 weeks tomorrow - I'm a wreck today!

first off hugs to you all. I remember all too well being 4 weeks. My mood swings were pretty nasty, and thank goodness I had a room to go into, shut the door and shut the world out. My big breakdown came at 7 weeks with PMS from H^**.... I was put on Effexor which worked, or seems to be working. Dont be afraid to ask... Hormones are going to fluctuate for a few months, and yes you are gonna have mood swings. Effexor in my case is supposed to be short term but if it keeps working as well as it is now, I just may extend that few months into forever!!

Allow yourselves to feel all the emotions you are having, it does help. Explain to your families that you are having these feelings and they are not personal, at least not to them. Hopefully your doctors can find something to help! Black cohosh FYI can contribute to breast cancer....Ask your doctors and see if they want you on it....Mine said no....

Grits, I love that statement you made about teenagers!! I had to laugh when I read that. Last night tho, when I went to watch TV, my almost 13 year old curled up with me. I told him I really enjoyed watching TV with him, and he told me he did too. How long is this gonna last. Christmas day it will be two months before he turns into a teenager. I am starting to be afraid, very very afraid!!

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Unread 12-10-2004, 05:33 AM
4 weeks tomorrow - I'm a wreck today!

Originally posted by hkaci75
I know what you mean i am 4 wks today and 29 yrs old, my emotions are out of control i even found myself yelling at my kids for stupidest reasons so i appologized and asked forgiveness. I just don't understand i'm feeling great one moment and a different person entirely the next moment. Also i'm having bladder complications and noones listening to me about ran out of pain killers last week and now every time i do anything ANYTHING i end up in bed again crying with pain in abdomen cuff wall but mostly blatter i hated the pain killers but i would almost give my soul for one right now (alomost).

Everyone says just hang in there so that is what i'll do but i mean really is my vagina on the inside supposed to feel like it is going to explode or drop out of me at 4 wks aren't i spposed to be feeling somewhat better not 3x worse than the day i came home from the castle? Anybody has advice let me know?????????????

Meanwhile girl i will pray for all of us!!
Unread 12-10-2004, 05:41 AM

Iwas interested to read your piont about how you feel your vagina feels as if it is going to drop out as this is exactly the feeling i have been experiencing. I had my op 6 weeks ago and the feeling i have been getting is the same as i had when i had a womb prolapse, sometimes when i walk i am getting the same heavy feeling, it is just as you say , it feels as if something is about to drop out!!
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Unread 12-10-2004, 06:57 AM

Grits, what hospital did you have your surgery in? I had mine in Clear Lake and only lasted a day. I also started to panic in the hospital and was quite adamant about going home. The treatment was okay, the morphine was horrible, and the bed uncomfortable. I must admit that I am the 500 thread count egyptian cotton sheet and down comforter type.... I do have a bit of a princess syndrome.

and hkaci75 hkaci75 hkaci75 I don't know if I did that right, but call your doctor and get some more painkillers. There is no reason why you need to be in pain!!!!!
Unread 12-10-2004, 07:06 AM
4 weeks tomorrow - I'm a wreck today!

Had mine at Clear Lake, too! Stayed 2 nights. Day of surgery I felt great - had all that anesthesia still in me! First night was rough - didn't sleep well (since I didn't have my Ativan! Also had those annoying leg things on.); I would doze off and then jerk awake. Mom says that was the anesthesia wearing off. Next morning they got me up for the first time, which was a nightmare! Got dizzy and threw up lots. Then had the panic attack. Dr. came in and said, "Give her her Ativan!" and then I was OK. Slept MUCH better that next night and went home late the following afternoon.

I'm calling my dr. this morning (as soon as they open!) to ask about an anti-depressant. I just feel like I need it. I'll probably ask about my back pain, too. Mom is taking me out to breakfast and then to do a little Christmas shopping, so hopefully that will lift my spirits some. Today is my husband's 40th birthday, so I'm aiming for NO MELTDOWNS TODAY!!!

Love to all my princess sisters!
Unread 12-10-2004, 07:09 AM
4 weeks tomorrow - I'm a wreck today!

I hated those leg things. I'm not even overweight, but I'm not made of steel or anything. I am 44, but I felt as if my flesh was billowing out of the top of those things... totally gross
Unread 12-10-2004, 07:14 AM
4 weeks tomorrow - I'm a wreck today!

Did anyone have severe itching after surgery? I was itching like crazy. They had to give me benadryl. Said it was from the spinal block that I had. Just curious. I hated the leg things too. They made my legs hot and I felt closed in. The next morning after surgery, I kicked those babies off! Lori
Unread 12-10-2004, 07:36 AM
4 weeks tomorrow - I'm a wreck today!

I had the itching too and had to take Benadryl. Nurse told me it was from the Morphine and alot of people have that feeling. Made me crazy, but then subsided.
Take Care.
Kathy R.
Unread 12-10-2004, 07:54 AM
4 weeks tomorrow - I'm a wreck today!

Hi, I had itching too, and I am sure it was the morphine. Once I stopped using that, it went away.

I'm surprised at how little medication I have come home with compared to some of you folks. I have a 14 days prescription for Ativan for sleeping, that I asked for. Other than that, I take regular tylenol and an Ibuprofen as needed. I take Celexa (anti anxiety) regularly and other than two short crying jags, have felt fine.

Today is one week since surgery and I've been walking a little every day since I got out, on day 4. Guess What! NO EXTERNAL STITCHES!. My doctor was a magician... the cut is long, but all of the sitches are inside. He says it was the size and shape of a football - but other than the 2nd day (the worse) I've been lucky with pain. I'm having no pain at the site of the incision at all. I wear my swelly belly belt dry, as a support, under my clothes.

I had a friend who died of cancer recently - he was so itchy and no one could understand it... It finally occurred to me when I went on morphine. I've shared it with his family.
Unread 12-10-2004, 08:31 AM
4 weeks tomorrow - I'm a wreck today!

I am nearly 4 weeks post op and i too have that feeling! Its a heavy feeling and yes it feels like it is all going to drop out!
Anyone know if this is good or bad?

Also is anyone doing any pelvic floor exercises? They told me to do them daily!

Does anyone find sitting up uncomfortable still?

So many questions!

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