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Skin's dry...can't sleep...pee constantly! Skin's dry...can't sleep...pee constantly!

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Unread 01-18-2005, 06:23 AM
Skin's dry...can't sleep...pee constantly!

I'm 5 1/2 weeks post-op and have just returned back to work as of yesterday.

I was wondering if anyone else had the same problems as I do...

My skin has always been very dry, but it seems that it's even more so since my hysterectomy (kept ovaries). Also, I can't sleep more than about an hour or two berfore I'm awake and pacing the floor with insomnia. Also, I have to go to the bathroom 4, 5, & 6 times a night! (The doctor said it's because my bladder is in a new position.)

At night when I lay down, my body just aches all over...legs, shoulders, arms and I can't get comformtable! DH is a sweetie to give me a massage, but it's never really enough to make the aches and pains ease up!

Thanks for such a wonderful site!
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Unread 01-18-2005, 06:26 AM
Skin's dry...can't sleep...pee constantly!


I'm 4 weeks post-op tomorrow and I have the same problems you do. I've done nothing but pace the floors since I returned home (both times) from the hospital. I always feel like I have the flu.

Unread 01-18-2005, 07:37 AM
Skin's dry...can't sleep...pee constantly!

Had my surgery the day after you nineoneone and I have all these problems. My bladder has settled down to about once/twice a night, but of course if I get up I go. I had a special type of "seam" and have been allowed baths since I came home.(of course I couldn't get in and out of tub for a couple weeks) I take a really warm bath right before bed to relax and help with aches.
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Unread 01-18-2005, 08:51 AM
Skin's dry...can't sleep...pee constantly!

I'm 4 months post-op and I had-still have dry skin(more than normal), pee 2x a night.
My skin is normally dry but I have found I need to use moisterizer even more now and the dry weather doesnt help. Instead of putting it on every 24 hours, I am now doing it every 12 hours. I also find soaking in the tub with babyoil helps.
My bladder has settled some, but I find if I don't limit my fluids in the evening, I'm up 2-3 times a night peeing.

It does get better, with time.

Unread 01-18-2005, 12:35 PM
Skin's dry...can't sleep...pee constantly!

Thanks for all the helps to know I'm not alone!!!
Unread 01-18-2005, 12:53 PM
Skin's dry...can't sleep...pee constantly!


I just got back from my 4 week post op appt. I have same issues as you and happened to ask my Dr about them all. His said they are all normal short time effects of the surgery and anesthesia. He said exactly the same thing about the bladder being moved around & spasming being normal.

You didn't mention the following side effect that I have which he laughed at but also said is normal. I am much more ditzier than normal. I forgot what I'm talking about in the middle of a sentence & have a hard time concentrating on books. I'm usually a big reader.

By the way --- no internal exam. Wahoo!!

My skin is really dry too. I had to have my ovaries removed, but am now on HRT. But I bet your hormones are still a little out of whack from the surgery. I wonder if the general stress of the situation also contributes to the dry skin. My older DD takes Metagenics "purity certified" Omega 3 Fish Oil tablets for her somewhat high cholesterol. She has found that they make her skin and hair really healthy too. So I am going to start taking those - they are just a dietary supplement.
Unread 01-18-2005, 02:07 PM
Same symptoms

I am 5 weeks post. I have the same syptoms. My doc. has said the same thing about the spasms. Last week I developed pain,even more urgency and low grade fever. She is starting me on Ditrol XL today. Hopefully this will stop the intense spasms and pain I am having after voiding. I am back to work 1/2 time and could sure use a good night sleep. I also seem to lose my train of thought frequently. I think it is from general fatigue and lack of sleep. Next week I go back full time and in my job you need your brain to work quickly! REST to all!

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