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Long recovery from lysis of adhesions? Long recovery from lysis of adhesions?

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Unread 05-13-2005, 08:09 PM
Long recovery from lysis of adhesions?

Well, my journey has been long (for me, i.e.).
Oct 2003 LAVH
Feb 2004 Bladder & bowel & vaginal prolapse & lysis of adhesions - GYNO re-peritonealised bladder & bowel; had Estradiol implant put in as GYNOs suggestion.
Jne-Nov 2004 Diflucan because of stuffup by GP.
Oct - renewal of Estradiol implant.
Jan 2005 lysis of adhesions (again!) & TVT
Feb - 4 days in local hospital for "gas balls" in lower abdo - excruciating pain! On IV for 2 days - no obstruction.
Libido is fine - lost 4.5 stone over 12 months - needed to, but not that way.
Have a Rx for Stelazine (for when I need them - a/depresants), but really think I should be able to deal with all this without "artificial" help. I think I should be strong enough.
It is now May 2005 - I can still feel the BM moving through the system each morning - no difficulty in getting it out so long as I take softeners, but bowel seems very sensitive - Dr says not IBS -just unhappy camper. Left suprapubic area is still tender and if I stretch it gets a bit sore. (seems to be in the spot where the 2nd lot of adhesions were attached to the "clips" from the hyster.)
My GYNO said there was "a great lot" of work done "down there" over the period so be patient - that it will take a while to heal.
Some days are great - some days not. Some days I am quite teary. Some days I get so scared something is going wrong again!
I guess I am doing OK but thinking I should be feeling better sooner. No pain, just discomfort.
I am 60 yrs of age, still working - desk job - and do voluntary work on local community radio station and at local museum, all of which I really enjoy. Have 2 married children and 7 g/children whom I love desperately, and DH whom I also love with all my heart. He had a laminectomy 13 yrs ago and said it took him a long time to fully recover, so be patient.
I have a strong faith and have prayed about all this many times. Anyone else taken a long time to recover, like more than 4 months, from lysis? Any input welcomed. And thankyou all for your patience with me over the months - it means so much! Guess I am feeling a bit miserable today - mainly weary - "cos DH is going away with mates for 2 weeks interstate to a State of Origin Footy match next week and will be away 13 days - I am usually soooooooo strong that this would not normally worry me at all! But lately the strong me seems a distant memory. Enough...........!
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Unread 05-14-2005, 03:18 AM
Long recovery from lysis of adhesions?

Hi big Sis!
I wanted to send a ((((((BIG HUG))))) your way, since your DH isn't there to do it. You are one of the strongest people I know! Just remember, if it wasn't for you I don't know how I would have gotten through all that I already have and all I'm going through now!!!!!!

Here's a dozen 's while i'm at it!

Take care and love always, Kim
Unread 05-14-2005, 05:01 AM
Long recovery from lysis of adhesions?

Kim honey, I've pm to you. Love always, Kerry
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Unread 05-15-2005, 05:07 AM
Long recovery from lysis of adhesions?

I just wanted to say Hello and send you a . You have been through so much. It is ok to feel teary and not so brave all of the time. I felt like I always had to be the strong one and hide my emotions. I found out that isn't always the best thing to do.Let your feelings out and you will feel better. Your hubby will be home with you before you know it. For now he is with you in your heart.
I hope you get feeling better soon. I had 3 surgeries in a 9 month period. My body is still trying to catch up I think, so I know how you feel.

Unread 05-15-2005, 06:30 PM
Long recovery from lysis of adhesions?

Peggy, thankyou for your support. What I'd really like to know is should I be still feeling physically like I am 4 months out from lysis. Am I being realistic expecting to keep on improving, or should I just wait and seel what happens. My GYNO says it will take months to recover but I am feeling worse now than when I first had the op. Maybe it's just that I'm doing more and getting weary(ier!) because I'm not fully recovered. And maybe it's just a "down" patch I'm going through. Or maybe I'm just fed up with not being 100% well and being impatient. Do you feel like you're recovering - I feel like I'm at a standstill and nothing is getting any better - is that just me?
My DH goes away this Thurs for his hol. and I honestly don't have a problem with that at all. We have been apart before and it didn't worry me - I know he loves me and I love him. I think if I felt 100% I'd probably wouldn't have even mentioned that in my first post...........maybe I'm just feeling a bit insecure and not so strong as I'd like to be emotionally, or as I should be.
Anyway, I'd just like to know if it really does take a long time to get over all these things and will my bowels eventually settle down and get back to normal - I sure hope so! I had some mild lower left pain last night and a lot of "wind". I seem to get wind cramping around 4 a.m. and then by about 6 a.m. things begin to move, during which time I can feel the BM moving through the system, so to speak. Is that normal? The BM is not difficult but leaves the "back end" feeling a bit "shell shocked" after it is over. Is that normal? and is it normal to get various aches and pains for a while?
Until last week I felt I was doing really OK, felt well, comfortable, happy etc. then it began to fall apart. I want to get over all this and feel like my old self ("old" being the operative word!) Any advice from anyone would be appreciated, especially if you have "been there, done that". Thanks again, Peggy, and I wish you well in your recovery too. Love,

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