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Unread 03-15-2001, 04:29 PM
Tah Vs. C-section

FOR ANYONE WHO HAS HAD BOTH--HOW DO THE RECOVERIES COMPARE? HAVE HAD 2 C-SECTIONS FOLLOWED BY A VAG. TRYING TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT I'M IN FOR MONDAY.
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Unread 03-15-2001, 04:45 PM
Tah Vs. C-section

The only alike thing between a TAH and a c-section is that the doctor will most likely use the same scar from the sections for the TAH. That is where the similarities stop.

You have to remember that during a c-section the only thing that comes out is the baby and the placenta, what is supposed to come out. During a TAH parts of your body that you have had all of your life come out.

Then your remaining organs in that area have to shift back to fill the empty space.

I had a vaginal birth the 2 c-sections, and while my recovery from my TAH has been somewhat uneventful, I know that it will take longer to officially recover than it did after the births of my daughter and son.

Remember to rest, walk, rest. Also the doctor is giving you pain medication for a reason....YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE IN PAIN! Take you meds when you are scheduled to, it will help more than you realize.

I hope this helps, and good luck on Monday.
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Unread 03-15-2001, 05:31 PM
Tah Vs. C-section

Well said!

I also think this has been harder. Not because it hurt any more than my sections, but because I was more tired--absolutely exhausted. Plan your recovery time accordingly. Best wishes!
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Unread 03-15-2001, 05:31 PM
Tah Vs. C-section

Hi Jenni Lee,

I had my TAH on 2/22 also had 3 C-Secs the last one 12 years ago. Having the C-Secs helped me to know how to best move around. Like getting out of bed the first time - how to use your leg muscles, etc. That's pretty much where the comparison ends. Just like Whooper said, this time it's just not a baby coming out!

You will tire very easily and the pain is very different I believe. There are so many internal stitches that were not there after the C-Secs, you really need to rest, rest, rest. Keep those feet propped up - it really helps.

I found I needed more help and for a longer period of time than after my children were born. It's different for everyone.

Wishing you the best!
Aplyn
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Unread 03-15-2001, 05:54 PM
Tah Vs. C-section

THAT'S WHAT I WAS WANTING TO FIND OUT. THANKS! I KNOW HOW THE C-SECTIONS WENT AND I WAS ON MY FEET WITHIN A WEEK WAITING TO DRIVE MYSELF. WAS TRYING TO FIND OUT IF THIS WILL BE LONGER OR ABOUT THE SAME. I HAVE THREE LITTLE ONES AND A HUSBAND THAT WORKS OUT OF TOWN. TRYING TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS. THANKS FOR THE INPUT. YOU'VE HELPED!
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Unread 03-15-2001, 05:59 PM
Tah Vs. C-section

Jen,

You also have to remember that more than likely, you will be asleep for the TAH, where you were awake during your c-sections. That is one reason why you will be so tired. It takes a while for the drugs to get out of your system, not to mention that most if not all insurance companies will not cover a person that has been put under for surgery because of the same reason.

Please make arrangements for help, as I know how it feels to have the DH working out of town. Mine does also.

Hope this helps as well.
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Unread 03-16-2001, 07:55 AM
Tah Vs. C-section

Hi Jen,

The ladies are correct about the anesthesia, it does take a while to get our of your system. Resting, taking it easy and doing some easy walking will help you in your recovery.

? Tina, I'm confused by the insurance issue. With a persons existing coverage, an insurance company can NOT by law deny services so long as they are medically necessary. They can however raise your rates as they sometimes do when the coverage is over utilized. i.e. more money is paid out than taken in thru premiums. The other problem someone might have is when companies are switched, they normally put a pre-existing clause for existing conditions but that's normally just for the first year. Just curious???

Take care and best to you, Jen. Please let us know how you are doing.

Vicki
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Unread 03-16-2001, 08:50 AM
Tah Vs. C-section

Vicki,

I think what Tina meant about insurance (Tina, correct me if I'm wrong!), was that AUTO insurance usually won't cover you for a set amount of time after being under general anest. Different companies are different, but mine said if I was in an accident in the first three weeks after surgery, they wouldn't cover it because I shouldn't have been driving!
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Unread 03-16-2001, 09:05 AM
Recover time is alot longer...

Please take it easy, and rest rest rest -- it in NO WAY compares to a c-section (except for the scar part). You will have total body affects from the hysterectomy and hrt issues as well.

Take it easy on yourself.
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Unread 03-16-2001, 09:36 AM
Tah Vs. C-section

As you can tell by the time stamped on my reply last night, or should I say early morning, I was sleep deprived last night. Kids left their deck door open a little last night and I could hear all kinds of stuff going on outside.

Yes that is what I was trying to say. Please forgive me for not stating that CAR INSURANCE MAY NOT COVER YOU after having major surgery. It has something to do with being put under with general anesthesia (forgive me if I spelled that wrong), as the nighty night drugs stay in your system for several days afterwards and could cloud your judgement and driving abilities.

I hope I have cleared up any confusion.

Tina
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