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Unread 01-05-2005, 09:51 PM
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Hi all Im new here and I am 3weeks and one day post op. I had a fibroid tumor and it was 7.3 cm and uters was size as if i was 5 mns prego. I said well that explains my fat gut ha ha guess I have swelly belly cuz I still have a fat gut I will be glad when it goes away any ideas on bout how long swelly belly last???I had to have a abdomal removal everything but one ovary came out due to Im very high risk for cancer. Im feeling pretty good just still very sore. went to my doc yesterday for post op check up she said all is well told her all I had been doing she said i was doing way to much so soon and to slow way down.Its hard to slow down with two boys lol but I am trying my best.So anyone have ideas of how long you can be sore for also I have areas of my tummy that are numb can not feel if some one touches me in that area its no big deal just kinds strange I have been told its a 50/50 chance of coming back anyone else have the same thing did it stay numb or come back,well I need to get myself in bed its getting late Im glad I found this site hope to make some friends and oh before I go I gotta brag I saved a lady and a babies life day of opration doc was scrubed ready to go on me when a lady came in bleeding to death do to her placenta pulled apart from uters she and baby where so bad off that if it was not for my doc being ready to go on me they would not have made it they would not have even had time to scrub up so being all ready to go is what saved them so doc calls my a gardain angel now made me feel really good what a miracal sorry for typos and misspelled words. well Im off to bed hope to hear from yall soon
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Unread 01-05-2005, 11:15 PM
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You've come to the right place! We've all gone through similar major surgeries and you are bound to find several sisters who understand what you are going through because they are going through the same thing. We laugh together, we cry together, we comfort, and we are comforted.

Unread 01-06-2005, 04:29 AM
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Now you may be someones gardian angel, but you are also a princess, so make sure you rest, drink plenty of water and take short walks.

If you have any questions someone will be here no matter what the time
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Unread 01-06-2005, 06:28 AM
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"Swelly belly" is a term that we have coined for the abdominal swelling that occurs following a hysterectomy. It has been explained by giving the example of the swelling that occurs in our ankle when we have a sprained ankle. There is a lot of work done in your abdomen and some swelling occurs.

Some women have abdominal swelling on and off for several months after their hyst, especially if they are on their feet a lot during the day. But, it won't go on forever. Your tissues will heal, and eventually everything will return to normal.

We expect that at 6 weeks we have healed 50%. And, complete healing takes 6 months to a year. So, it is important to rest with your feet up and follow your doctor’s instructions in regard to weight limits for lifting, etc. Taking good care of yourself in the beginning of recovery will lessen the total recovery time; and, hopefully, swelly belly will not last as long.

Best wishes.
Unread 01-06-2005, 06:33 AM
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Thank you all for your replys and help and support now off to get my kidos to school then after hubby leaves peace and quite for me yes
Unread 01-06-2005, 06:35 AM
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I am close to 6 months post op. I still have swelly belly occasionally. My ab.area is still sore, however, it has gradually become less so.
Unread 01-06-2005, 07:03 AM
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wow 6mns way to and still some soreness that stinks. Anyone have the numbness and did the feeling come back or not I have numbness right below belly button to just above the cut it feels so strange kinda like when you go to dentist and he numbs ya but i dont feel if someone lightly touches that area its not a big deal just wondering how many other had/have this did feeling come back or not I hear its 50/50. this am doing well sore on belly of course but today I woke with a back ache so waiting for hubby to leave for work going to take some advil and go back to bed hubby kept tossing and turning in bed this am and kept poking and patting on me would not leave me alone and im like a very mad bear in the am so got up got kids off to school and waiting for him to leave so I can go back and rest in peace I know Ill have 2 cat: and a boxer puppy*puppy in bed with me but they just cuddle up to me and not agervate me like hubby does to me in the am.Well I hear him in the shower so Ill talk to yall later and thanks for you support
Unread 01-06-2005, 07:20 AM
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I had the abdominal cut due to an ectopic pregnancy. It was awhile ago so I don't remember how long the swelly belly lasted. However, I do remember that it took over a year before the numbness subsided. All the nerves in your ab were cut and the nerves need lots of time to reconnect. It doesn't mean, however, that you shouldn't get some sort of exercise. You'll be stronger for it. Be patient and stay positive!

Unread 01-06-2005, 07:50 AM
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I still have alot of numbness and "prickly" hurt feeling in parts of my tummy. I do notice each week it gets better. All those nerve endings trying to reattach takes time. At this point, I don't worry too much about getting all my feeling back as long as the surgery went well and I can resume an active healthy life again.

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