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Hello all you two weekers out there!!! Hello all you two weekers out there!!!

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Unread 02-01-2005, 06:45 AM
Hello all you two weekers out there!!!

Just a quick note to all the two weekers out there. Wondering how everyone is doing. I am two weeks today and feeling good. Aside from the bladder spasms, I have had very little problems. I still have dull cramps but I had them everyday before and they were harder. I was wondering for those of you who had a LAVH how long you will be off of work?? I think I will be going back next week. I am a teller at a Credit Union and I stand all day, my only worry is that I will get tired. Any comments will be appretiated.
God Bless and take care!!!!
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Unread 02-01-2005, 07:56 AM
Hello all you two weekers out there!!!

I am at 2-weeks post surgery tommorrow (had mine on Jan 19)- I am planning on going back to work on Monday, Feb 7, but I have a "sit-down" job so should be easier.
I feel good, but I am still VERY confused about all the info on HRT & whether or not I should use it. The doc put on a Climara patch while I was in the hospital & gave me a prescription for it. However, my insurance won't pay for this, plus it fell off after only 3 days. I would consider paying for it myself, but if it falls off after 3 days of doing nothing, how long will it last if I'm back to my "regular" routine??? My doc has now given me samples of "Estrotest", 3 weeks worth. I have been taking one each day since last Wed. The last few days I have had many hot flashes and the last 2 nights have had major night sweats!!! I'm wondering if I should stop this completely and try some natural or just stop everything or what!!! The info both for and against HRT can be overwhelming! I never thought I'd have to worry about all this quite yet (I'm 43!)
Any advice is MUCH appreciated!
Unread 02-01-2005, 08:00 AM
Hello all you two weekers out there!!!

Hi! I will be two weeks "out" tomorrow (TAH; kept ovaries). I have my first post-op appt. this afternoon. Am feeling good other than the ever-present swelly belly and occasional gas pains. I wish a continued smooth recovery to all the other "two-weekers."
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Unread 02-01-2005, 09:30 AM
Hello all you two weekers out there!!!

Hi Another 2 weeker here. I feel good. Ready to get back to exercising. I feel like a slug. Any LSH princess' been given an ok to start yet? my doc said gentle stuff like tredmill, bike and any leg lifts with no weights. Just no ab work yet.

The only complaint is gas pain once in a while. Guess that's all. Luckly, pre-op has been pretty uneventful. I feel blessed.

Unread 02-01-2005, 09:32 AM
Hello all you two weekers out there!!!

Mickie61, I had an LAVH/BSO on 1/19, and I'm also 43. Spooky, huh? I, too, was concerned about taking HRT, but my doctor put many of my fears to rest; we had a nice chat about the actual studies and so on. Right now, I'm on the Vivelle Dot patch. A few days ago, I was very emotional and cried over everything (which is out of character), but I'm assuming it was because the residual hormones from the ovaries were depleting. Now, I feel fine. I only had one instance of night sweats, and that was the day of the night after surgery and that could have been due to all the pain meds.

So far, I feel pretty good considering I just had major surgery 2 weeks ago. I still have to remind myself to take things easy. I did a little laundry yesterday, very carefully I might add, and can't wait to be able to clean up the house because there's dust everywhere and it's driving me crazy. I'm to the point that I'm going to start naming the dust bunnies if they don't get cleaned up soon.

Uper3767, luckily, I'm a stay-at-home mom and don't have a job outside the home to return to. Right now, I'd hate to think that I had to go back to work next week. At least at home, when you get tired, you can rest for a while if you need to. I worry that you're going to get very, very tired, especially standing on your feet all day. You may also have extreme swellybelly at the end of the day. I am so tired of the swellybelly thing! I'll be glad when it's on its way for good. Good luck and hope everything goes well when you return to work.
Unread 02-01-2005, 10:09 AM
Hello all you two weekers out there!!!

Hi all,
I am also a 2 weeker I had my TAH kept overies on 1-17-05 I have my 2 week post-op in the morning. I'm feeling ok for the most part, had my incision pull apart on one side about a week ago just a small area so I had some drainage for about 4 days from that I used a panty liner folded in half for the drainage I'ts the only time I think I'll be glad I had a belly shelf because I didn't need to tape the pad in please (lol).
I was put on estratest at the time of surg. to help with low sex drive before surg. Don't know if anyone else has been put on this with keeping overies or if I should ? it or just see how things work out.
Hope all your recoveries keep going good.

Diana D
Unread 02-01-2005, 11:49 AM
Hello all you two weekers out there!!!

Thanks for all the responses everyone, it helps to talk,listen to others in the same time frame. I am also finding that I don't much feel like talking to people outside of my DH and DD. That is sooooo not like me but my head feels tired. Sound silly?? Maybe.
Unread 02-01-2005, 11:54 AM
Hello all you two weekers out there!!!

I was at two weeks yesterday (had LSH 1-17-05). I went back to work yesterday and felt fine but very tired.....today my belly hurts a more than it did the first week and is more swollen.....if I was better off financially, I would have taken at least one more week off...or maybe done part time for the third week. So if you have the chance to stay home longer, I would recommend it.
I have a sit down job, but still I can tell that working has made a difference....so my recommendation is to stay home if you can afford it.
Unread 02-01-2005, 01:03 PM
Hello all you two weekers out there!!!

Hi Ladies

Have found this site to be so helpful - thank you to whoever set it up, what a great idea and keep up the good work. I am telling as many people as possible about it so we should start to see some more uk girls posting!!

I too am now 2 weeks since surgery and doing well. Have read the checkpoint notes on this wonderful website and really can't believe some of you are even thinking about going back to work next week!!

I can't do any housework or laundry or actually walk very fast so - unless you are like Wonder Woman - how on earth are you going to do a days work with all the travelling and concentration required and not undo all the healing your body has done??

Here in the UK our car insurance companies will not allow us to drive after a hysterectomy for a minimum or 4 weeks - have a crash and you are not covered!! The surgeons advice is to take things really easy, gradually building up activity until the 4 weeks is up when you can do more or less everything you did before. By 6 weeks you are back!! We have our post op check up at 6 weeks and until then - no sex!

This recovery time will depend on the individual but according to the Hystersisters checkpoints, this 3-4 weeks period is when we have to be really careful and not rip anything on the inside to create problems with scar tissue later.

You have all been through one of the biggest operations there is for a woman with all its hormonal after shocks - let yourself heal well now or instead of taking 4 weeks off, it will be six months.
No heroics girls - let the only 'Wonder Woman' be the one on the telly. If you do things too quickly it will only be you that suffers and all your friends and family saying told you so!

Keep well - heal well,

Take care


TVH with rectum repair, ovairies kept. Been on HRT for 8 years for polycystic ovairy syndrome. No period problems pre op - gravity was winning due to excessive fibroids after 3 kids! Lost 6lbs in weight after op! 49 in May.
Unread 02-01-2005, 01:24 PM
Hello all you two weekers out there!!!

Glad to hear your doing good.
I am two weeks today and things are going along fine too.

I miss running can't wait to get back to the gym.

I can't wait t feel myself again.

Take care.

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