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TVH - A Piece Of Cake TVH - A Piece Of Cake

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Unread 05-05-2005, 07:05 PM
Tvh - Piece Of Cake

On tuesday, may 3rd I entered the castle at 6 am for my 7:30 surgery. I am having a TVH after struggling for 5 years with heavy bleeding, fibroids and continuous periods. I am 43 and the mother of 2 grown sons. My youngest son weighed 12+ pounds at birth and that that's when it all began. I had Ablation done in Oct. 2000 - that did nothing! Dr. said my last option was a Hysterectomy.
After being preped I was wheeled to the operating room A man decided to give me a spinal along with twilight. He administered something into my IV and I remember nothing till he woke me up and told me it was over. I was taken to the recovery room with absolutely NO PAIN. After 15 minutes I was taken back to my private room. The feeling in my legs returned after about an hour and a half. I had a folley in and those annoying wraps on my legs. I still felt NO PAIN, no discomfort, nothing. I had plenty of visitors that afternoon and never even had time to nap. I was very awake and quite comfortable. I was put on a liquid diet for the rest of the day which was no problem cause I had no appetite. About 8:30 in the evening the nurses decided I should get up and take a walk. They got me out of bed and we walked around the nurses station they returned me to my room and told me to sit in the chair awhile. after I sat down, I became dizzy and thought I was going to be sick. Well that was an understatement ... I threw up in massive quantities. Decided they should return me to my bed and forget about walking till the morning.
I laid in bed all night on my back which was uncomfortable, with the folley and IV and those wraps pulsating on my legs. Had a rather long night but was looking foward to morning and hopefully going home. Still no pain. Morning came and I was given a solid breakfast. Ate that and kept it down (thank God). About 11 am Nurses said it was time to remove my IV and folley and get up and walk. All went very well, no dizzyness this time! After the folley was removed I had no problem urinating on my own. At 1:00 p.m. I was released. My husband brought me home (we only live a couple of blocks from the hospital) ride home was fine. Got home and went straight to bed for a nap. Got up several hours later and watched TV for the rest of the evening. Went to bed at 10:00 pm and slept till 9:00 am the next day. Have not taken ANY pain pills. It is just unbelievable! I feel sort-of like I had a baby. It is only day 3 post-surgery and I was outside for a walk and picking up a little around the house today. I'm so happy I had this done. I cannot believe I put this off for 5 years. Planning on returning to my full-time job in just 2 weeks! Hope everyone else has the same success I did. Good Luck!
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