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Unread 02-12-2005, 02:50 PM
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My back has been so sore that I asked my hubby to get me a spa package for Valentines Day. Now I am a little scared about it. Do you think that could cause damage to my healing? I have not gotten it yet and wanted to see what you all think. I am just about 3 weeks post TAH.

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Unread 02-12-2005, 03:03 PM
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I would call the spa and speak to the massage therapist and see what he/she thinks about it. They should be able to tell you whether or not it would be ok.
Sounds like a wonderful idea to me.
Unread 02-12-2005, 03:12 PM
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I think the first thing you should do is give your hubby a big

Next, you should call your doctor and ask when it would be ok to get a massage - your doctor should be the one who clears you for any activities, including massages.

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Unread 02-12-2005, 05:15 PM
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I actually called a friend of mine who is a Dr. He said that it was totally fine as long as they weren't like focusing on the stomach or anything like that. I can not wait I tell ya. My back hurts sooo bad.
Unread 02-12-2005, 05:25 PM
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At 2.5 weeks out my Doc told me to go get massage and wrote a script so insurance would cover it. I had talk to the massage therapist, who also consulted with her team. . . and they had me lay on my side, with a pillow in front of my belly, and for my upper leg to be bent forward at the knee, and rest on the pillow - it was rather comfortable - she was very careful NOT to pull on side muslces on my back (are those the Obliques?) or that would pull on the belly. It really helped a lot. I am going once per week now - but third time, I layed on my front - big mistake, so we are back to being on my side.

You are fortunate for such a considerate hubby!

Unread 02-12-2005, 06:04 PM
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I had a professional massage at 7 weeks post-op. My hubby got me a gift certificate for one for Christmas. I scheduled it for the eve after my first day back to work. She did not focus much on my belly and I had no trouble laying on my stomach. It was wo
nderful. Enjoy!

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Unread 02-12-2005, 06:29 PM
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I never even thought about getting a massage. But I think I might drop the hint to the boyfriend. Of course, I will talk to the doctor at my 2 week check-up Wednesday. A massage would be so nice right about now....
Unread 02-12-2005, 06:40 PM
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Hi Tanya!

Our surgeries were on the same day!

That massage idea sounds wonderful! DH keeps asking what I want for Valentine's Day as I've already said "no" to the flowers (which the cats will eat and then get sick on my carpet from) and I don't really like candy. He's been at a bit of a loss.

Normally he takes me shopping and I have to pick something out (you would think after 29 years of marriage he would now what I like LOL...)

I will call my Dr on Monday to see if he would write a prescription for a few weeks of massage.

Great idea!


Kay Ann
Unread 02-12-2005, 07:45 PM
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Hi y'all:
I had a massage scheduled for Tuesday, coming up after having a hysterectomy on Wed., the 9th of Feb. I cancelled it pre-op thinking I wouldn't be able to handle any pressure because usually I roll onto belly for her to clean out my trapezius muscles etc.,. Now having read the posts I think I will reschedule for 3 weeks post -op as my neck and shoulders will really need it. Normally I go every three weeks and it prevents me injuring myself with sewing, reading, writing and housework. Thanks for the help.
Unread 02-15-2005, 02:25 PM
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Hi Sisters!

As a fellow sister and massage therapist-in-training, I can tell you that the therapists can work on your shoulders, neck, arms, legs, and feet. They should just stay away from abdomen work. Also, it's important for you to be comfy and they should be able to lay you on your side or give a chair massage. If you cannot comfortably lay on your tummy, then be sure to tell them. Also, lower back work may cause you discomfort as well.

I had my first massage at about 6 weeks post-op, but could've done it much sooner.

Hang in there gals!


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