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Unread 01-27-2005, 01:12 PM
2 weeks post-op now, anyone else?

My incisions are glued!
He told me I could go home from the hospital and take a bath if I wanted. I did take a shower.

It has been a long time since I've had stitches to compare, but I think the glue is awesome! So far it doesn't itch or anything, no weaping either

MAry Beth
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Unread 01-27-2005, 01:14 PM
I'll be 2 weeks on Sunday...

I just found this site today. I think it is going to be very helpful to me. I had an emergency hysterectomy on 1/16 after having an emergency c section due to placenta abruptia (during which they tied my tubes). made it into the icu where they put me ( I lost over half my blood) and then my uterus just gave out and I started bleeding badly. Nothing they did would stop it. So back into surgery I went. They did leave my ovaries and a little of my tubes at the ovaries but took my cervix. I'll find out how much exactly at my 6 week check up. I was totally unprepared for all of this. I have no idea what this will mean as far as changes to my body or anything else. I'm not really upset over it , the alternative would mean being dead, but I'm just not sure how to handle it yet. I've never had any surgery so this has been rough. I think I'm doing pretty good though. I'm up and moving about as much as I can (and as much as dh will let me). I'm not driving or cooking yet. they told me I could drive when I felt I could comfortably put on the brakes in an emergency. the legs are still much too stiff to do anything comfortably so we'll wait on driving awhile. Meals are still being provided by our church so I'm lucky in that respect. After today I'm on my own with the kids too. It will good though to have the house back to myself and my 16yo can do any driving that needs to be done. I'm getting up at night easier and as long as I rest sometime during the day I feel pretty good. The main thing is the stiffness. That is so uncomfortable. How long does it take for it to go away?
Unread 01-27-2005, 02:40 PM
2 weeks post-op now, anyone else?

I too had my TAH/BSO 2 weeks ago on 1/12. I think I'm doing pretty well at this point(?) and it's nice to hear from everyone else about their progress for comparison.

JustJanice, I am 48 years old and had my ovaries removed too. I haven't had any symptoms at all as yet and my doc said it looked to him like they had stopped working awhile ago. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. My followup appoint is at 4 weeks so I still have a ways to go but I'll talk to him more about it then.

I did have to start removing my steri-strips today, the doc said to remove them at 2 weeks. I'm very squeemish and just about passed out from the horror (just kidding, I'm also a bit of a drama queen)! I was able to remove 10 of them and hope to do the rest in the next 2 days (there were 30 total). Just couldn't do them all at once...

I have been walking every day a little bit more and today probably went about a mile and a half in one outing. I've also been cooking dinners but letting my DH clean everything up - usually it's the other way around in our house but I just don't feel like doing the dishes these days and he's happy to help. He also volunteers to cook but I'm sooooo bored it's something I can do to keep busy.

Everybody keep up the good work!! Wishing you all speedy recoveries!
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Unread 01-27-2005, 02:55 PM
2 weeks on

Hello Sisters, this is my first posting ever had my surgery on the 18th Jan TAH and removed my ovaries I'm only 33. I have been very sleepy and started to bleed a little does anyone know if this is normal? I also have had flushes but I have had a few headaches I think this is due to the HRT. Not had any pain but do get backache, has anyones wound gone hard this is also worrying me a little.I am so glad I can now relate to you all now must go I need a nap, Darcy x x x
Unread 01-27-2005, 03:05 PM
2 weeks post-op now, anyone else?


I am in my 2nd post-op week too! I was able to keep my ovaries and my doc has pulled me off HRT which I was tapering off of when this mess started (fibroids). Yesterday was my first day out of the house since I left the hospital and I felt pretty good. My doc took out some "corner" stitches but I still have some steri strips left in the middle. Sheesh, the incision really creeps me out... I go back in 10 days but no driving until then.

My back is killing me too, it does all the work. I am hot flashing pretty bad but I am hoping to get off all hormones for good! My fiance is always cold and I am burning up!! I am always turning the heater down.

I still think the is the best website and have found the support and information wonderful.
Unread 01-27-2005, 03:06 PM
2 weeks post-op now, anyone else?

I had my surgery on January 13, 2005. So far, I've had no complications but I do tire easily. Going out today for the first time and will drive for the first time so I see how that goes. One complication is that I have pain when I finish urinating. Has anyone experienced that also?
Unread 01-27-2005, 03:28 PM
2 weeks post-op now, anyone else?

Hi MaryBeth, I am also at my 2wk mark. Surgery on the 13th. I asked to come home a day early from the hospital because I felt great. The first week I was able to cook, dishes, laundry. Of course I'm not lifting over 10lbs and I have all day to do these chores so it makes me feel good to do them. I have had no real problems other then the usual healing stuff. Backaches are about the worst. The first BM was a killer! Still use stool softener and that seems to be plenty of help.

Day 9-10-11 I was alittle more tired then usual, but have gotten over that. And today was alittle under par.
I have a 3wk checkup on 2-04, so he can fill me in on all the details of my surgery. I haven't been put on hormones yet...and I'm not sure at this point if I want to take them. I was on Lupron first so I already knew what the hot flashes and no sleep were like. I'm naturally cold blooded so the occassional hot flash is a weird experience for me anyway.

I've also been to work afew times, after hours, to catch up paperwork. I've grocery shopped...was exhausting and I have tried vacuuming but it was a self propelled machine. And I still feel good.
Unread 01-27-2005, 04:00 PM
2 weeks post-op now, anyone else?

A little bleeding is normal as the stitches disolve. Doc told me this could last weeks.
Unread 01-27-2005, 04:04 PM
2 weeks post-op now, anyone else?

I'm a 2-weeker too. Today I went to the grocery store!! Yeah! My DH pushed the cart and I pointed to items like a true princess. Then he took me to Boston Market for a quick lunch.

I have to admit I had hit a pain wall a few days ago and was down more than I was up. But once I got a refill on my Darvocet I was able to get "ahead" of the pain again. It has made all the difference, so now I am up more than I am down. I take the Darvocet first thing in the morning, and last thing before bed. I still fill in with Motrin to help keep the swelling down.

I have only had one emotional day and it came on the day before I would have had a period so maybe it was that? Also, that day my internet connection went kaput and that is just not acceptable!!

I have a great DH who has been very patient and keeps me from hurting myself. He cooks up fabulous meals, and does the laundry. Fortunately, he works from a home office so he is always checking in on me whether I'm in bed or checking out the sunshine outdoors.

I am working a few hours a day from my laptop in my bed. Next week I will take on a bit more and stop by the office to let them know I am alive.

So far so good.
Unread 01-27-2005, 04:33 PM
2 weeks post-op now, anyone else?

Well I am also at the two week mark and the only thing that bothers me is the burning sensation and tingling I felt in my left arm. Went to the hospital yesterday and they told me that I had a pinched nerve by my left shoulder. I was given medication, (some kind of steroid) and am now waiting on the GYN doctor to tell me if I can take this with the patch, (Climara). Patch is working because I haven't experienced any flashes or night sweats. I move around very well. I have been lightly cleaning the house, going out to dinner, the casino and movies. Nothing about the surgery bothers me at all. I was wondering if they took anything out? LOL. I feel bad about writing that everything is going well for me because there are so many others that are not doing as good. My son goes back to college tonight so I will be driving myself everywhere. That's fine. They won't release me for work though because of the gun belt, the running and sometimes physical contact I come into with the "bad guys/girls" out there. So I keep busy reading, watching stupid television, can't believe how many stupid shows are on in the daytime, and walking. I have only been able to walk one mile and then I head home. My appt with the GYN won't be until my 4 weeks post of, so I'm hoping that I still feel this good and maybe I can be released to at least desk job. Just want to get back into the swing of things. I'm not tired, I usually don't go to bed until 0300/0400 hours, but that is because I am a night owl. Hate day shifts. I was sleeping like that prior to surgery. So I wish and pray for the best for everyone and hope you have a smooth, speedy, healthy recovery. Linda

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