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Unread 01-13-2005, 10:17 AM

I am so glad I have found Hyster Sisters. I just became a member literally 5 minutes ago after trying relentlessly to find answers on the internet as to why I still have this AWFUL fatigue 9 weeks after surgery. I had to have a hysterectomy (kept both ovaries) in order to repair my bladder which had fallen. I am only 34 years old and my doctor said I had the pelvis of a 60 year old woman that had given birth to multiple children. Wasn't that a nice compliment??? Anyway, he performed a burch proceure to lift my bladder as well as the hysterectomy. I was off from work for 8 weeks, this past Monday, Jan. 10, was my first day back to my desk job. I feel HORRIBLE. Fatigue like I have never felt before has set in. I cannot hold my eyes open and I sleep like a rock at night and can barely drag myself out of bed in the mornings. I had my thyroid removed at 26 years old due to thyroid cancer, so I never feel 100% energy wise, but this is ridiculous. I feel like such a weenie. Anyone else still having this much trouble with fatigue almost 2 months after surgery?

THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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Unread 01-13-2005, 11:00 AM

I am 5 wks post op and as long as I don't do alot during the day, usually don't get tired till the evening. I then crash around 8 or 9. If I go to the store or run other errands, I usually have to sit or lay down for awhile afterwards.

VTGeri, you were worried about pain meds?
My doctor told me I could take 4- 200mg ibuprofen or motrin and it would equal the same as a motrin 800. She said to drink alot of water with it. Also, as with other pain meds, eat something with it so it doesn't irritate your stomach. If I overdo it, I get sore too and I do that. Sometimes, all I need is 3 of them.

Unread 01-13-2005, 02:17 PM


My problem is my DR wouldn't give me any pain meds. He gave me a script for Motrin 800's and told me to take them 4 times a day. While that helped with some of the pain (like my back), it has not done much for my post-surgery pain. I take antacids to help with the Motrin and I eat before taking anything. I drink four or five 24 oz bottles of water a day, if not more because all I seem to do is sweat.

I did manage to get one more script out of him. This only because I took my employer and friend to my appt. She's an attorney. He offered them to me instead of my having to ask. He told me at my hospital discharge that he didn't believe in pain meds. My boss and I agree that he needs to have a uterus taken out.

I have five pain pills left. I only take them when I feel like I can't go on any longer. I stretch them out for days. ugh.

(I have post-op complications as well as the regular post-hyster healing)
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Unread 01-13-2005, 05:36 PM

Wow, I went home with Vicodin, though I didn't like the way it made me feel and I didn't take it after my samples ran out. I was sent home with a script that I never filled. The motrin worked ok for me as long as I took it every time I was supposed to. I didn't have any complications though, so that's probably why it was enough.

I agree with your boss! LOLOL

I have a female GYN and she left the pain med decision up to me. I have a friend that has the same Dr. and she took vicodin after her surgery too. She said whatever I felt I needed.

Hang in there and hope you are feeling better soon! Take it one day at a time. I know I have my "down" days too.


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