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id like to hear from fast recoverys, from hysterectomys id like to hear from fast recoverys, from hysterectomys

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Unread 02-14-2005, 09:26 AM
id like to hear from fast recoverys, from hysterectomys

my name is peggy, i had my hysterectomy feb 9th, this is valentines day the 14th, went to surgry on wed got out friday, i feel fine now! first night of surgry i felt like i was dying, i had a fever, hot flases, sucked on ice chips in hospitol allthrew the night, the second night, was weak, ate a little, kept it down, temp back to normel, that friday, doc came,said i could go home, no wheel chair avalible so i walked slow with my boyfriend, ooozy but ok, in the car going home, depression came on fast, with a crying spell for nothing, i survived that, when i got home, got in bed, i felt better, got back on my soy capsules, and c.o.Q 10, herbs,i surly felt the diffrence went off of those, since then doing more walking, no bending yet, no lifting, oh girls cant poop? i took 3 prunes, it made me go good, so i had no prolblem with constipation, im glad i had the surgry, no regrets, i had a grade A proplaps uterus!!! but by by to it !i just cant belive no more periods! has not sink in yet ! id like to hear from recovery woman like me ! what was the 2 things for myself ? wanna know? stubborn to stay in bed, and soy, id like to hear from speedy recover,ys at any age, simmler to mine, with or with out the soy, not many people rely on soy like me, hope to hear from others. god bless to all and glad this wonderfull web site is here, ive made a few penpals from here, which is awsome, have a nice day, by sisters with HUGS !!!!!!!!! PEGGY
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Unread 02-14-2005, 10:00 AM
id like to hear from fast recoverys, from hysterectomys

Peggy,

How wonderful that your recovery has gone so quickly! I am praying that mine goes as well. I am so worried about no paychecks coming in and all the mounting bills that I need to get back to work ASAP! My doctor is telling me 8 weeks, but I plan on being back to work in 4, so it was so wonderful to hear that you're already feeling better. My surgery is in 2 weeks on March 1st and I'm a bit nervous, but will be so thankful not to have painful, heaving bleeding anymore after years and years of nothing but problems! Thanks for the inspiration


Lois
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Unread 02-14-2005, 10:09 AM
id like to hear from fast recoverys, from hysterectomys

I am glad you are doing well, and feeling so good. Make sure you get some walking in, and don't over do it, or do any lifting.

I can't agree with you on the soy though. Soy is not good if you have any tendency towards thyroid problems. It binds with thyroid hormones, and makes them unusable to the body. It therefore slows down thyroid function for anyone who eats it. Since I am already hypothyroid, I avoid it like the plague. Fermented soy products, such as soy sauce, miso and tempeh, do not have the harmful enzymes in them, and are ok. I have done extensive research on soy, and find it very interesting that you can find as much conflicting research as to the benefits of soy as you can find positive. Some of the research is amazing. It is definitely not the miracle food that the soy council is paying big bucks to make us believe.

I see you are from Chicago. I grew up there, in Oak Park. I sure miss the snow! Well, ok, maybe only sometimes.....
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Unread 02-14-2005, 11:36 AM
id like to hear from fast recoverys, from hysterectomys

So glad to hear your positive news on your recovery and how well soy works for you. I'm a bit of a health nut, and used to include soy in my regular diet via soy powder in my breakfast smoothies, consuming steamed soy beans at least twice a week at dinner (because I loved the nutty flavor).

When I was 41, I went to see my primary doctor because I hadn't seen him in almost eight years (I'm never sick). He ran the full range of blood tests. Results: I had the body and health of a 21-year-old and the metabolism of a 92-year-old woman. Yup, hypo-thyroid. Because I'm so conscious about my diet, I asked about any retrictions. Sure enough, he told me to stay away from soy products (bummer).

I'm on thyroid medication, and I'm not taking chances with the soy, so it's avoided like the plague. But please don't see this as a put-down for soy. If it wasn't for my funky thyroid, I would still be eating those yummy little beans.

Unless your doctor advises against it --- soy away! Those little beans are practically a miracle drug for healthy lifestyles.
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Unread 02-14-2005, 11:45 AM
id like to hear from fast recoverys, from hysterectomys

I am thrilled that you feel so good so fast! Mine went fairly well, I was up and around the day after without any problems, came home a day late because of a snowstorm, didn't need pain meds once I got home. Been taking it easy, no complications during healing, and I notice a big improvement day to day. I'm supposed to be on sick benefits but probably won't be receiving any actual payments till I'm back at work...processing takes that long! At first I was anxious about paying bills and so forth, but decided to go with the flow since I can't do anything about it anyway. Things always work out anyway. I go back on March 20 as far as I know, 8 weeks post-op. Keep your spirits up and know that you aren't alone in this...we're all here to help.
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Unread 02-15-2005, 02:12 AM
id like to hear from fast recoverys, from hysterectomys

I had SAH, kept both ovaries. I had sugery on a Monday came hoem from castle early Wednesday. I went for walks outside (live in Houston so weather isn't always a problem) daily. I was released to drive at 2 weeks, return to work at 3 weeks (I work in a middle school with emotionally disturbed children), and to the gym at 4 weeks (I swim 1 mile a day) and all other restrictions at 6 weeks. I took 1/2 dose of pain medication every 5-6 hours for first week not so much because I was in pain but I didn't want to be in pain and was advised by dr. to stay ahead of it. I know people will disagree with me but I really think besides being physically fit causing a speedy recovery I also believe it is a state of mind. I discussed this with dr. before surgery and he was amazed I did so well. Just take it easy and listen to your body and rest when it says rest. I am 12 weeks post now and I don't remember feeling this good in a long, long time!

I had to come back and edit because I just saw your thread about Soy. The only supplements I take are multi vitamin, Coral Calcium and Vitamin E but there was something on the news tonight about over 400 IU's of Vitamin E not being so good so I'll be looking in to that.
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Unread 02-15-2005, 03:36 AM
id like to hear from fast recoverys, from hysterectomys

Man, I tell you, I am happy to hear of someone else that is actually feeling good. I was in the hospital for 4 days. I had pain meds the first day but by night, I was walking by myself. I couldn't go home until I had a bowel movement and for me it came in 4 days. Once I was home, no pain meds were necessary. The day after I came home, I went to the casino and stayed there for about 6 hours. Not tired one bit. I have been walking one mile since, vacuuming, and cleaning the house. Not to mention making dinner. I have been driving as well. Today I went in for my 4 week appointment and the doctor said that everything was healing beautifully. The incision, (vertical) is healing better than expected. She did an awesome job. After my appt, with her, I bought her a huge basket of Body Works because she was so awesome. I will be returning to work on Feb 21 but because I wear a gun belt, she wants me to ease back into that, so she placed me back on regular duty on March 7. But I do feel great. I feel like I haven't had major surgery not one bit. I was put on the patch right away so I have not to date experienced any hot flashes or night sweats. So I guess I am lucky. Next week I am also released to resume sex, working out, anything. She said that I healed very good. So I have been lucky, but I do feel bad for the other princessess that are not doing so good and feel yucky. So hang in there and continue to feel great, but do listen to your body and don't overdo anything. Good luck. Linda
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