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Unread 08-14-2005, 09:19 AM
Lost Soul

Hello fellow hystersisters,
I am going on 3 yrs past TAH and struggling to find myself again. I do not wish to burden anyone only to talk to people who may have gone through similar crisis as myself. My surgery was a nightmare! My hospital stay was short due to no insurance.And due to financial stress . I've not seen a doctor,since the healing of my wound .See because i already had an abdominal incision,The morning after my return home,My incision had totally reopened hip to hip. Took 4 months nursing that till it healed up. All the while my Dr that performed the surgery all but dumped me onto another Dr. My Question i wish to ask is: Just how long post op Till the abdominal soreness goes away. Is all this pain normal? I still can not do normal activities. I have to take many breaks. As i have pain on my left side of my back.That after standing a spell, the pain is great and i have to sit down. Is their anyone gone or going through similar curcumstances with their surgery? The depression is great!! I recently have relocated and in a rut to find help on low income. I maybe just need to speak with people of my similiarity as i try to pull myself back up! I really look forward to hearing from my fellow sisters. Hope all a great day!
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Unread 08-14-2005, 02:41 PM
Lost Soul

((((SMITTY4))))
I haven't had this experience, this sounds like you've been suffering too long, no one would blame you for feeling down and depressed, I know you said income is a problem , is there some kind of clinic or something you can get to and get fully checked over??? I'm sorry I'm not much help sending you s hopefully others with similar experience can steer you in the right direction
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Unread 08-14-2005, 02:43 PM
Lost Soul

Hi (((sweetie))) I'm sorry you've had such a hard time since your hyst

At almost 3 years post-op, you should not having this much pain. I understand how hard it must be to find medical help in an unfamiliar town. Being low in funds must make it even harder. Still, your health is important

Check with your Church, if you have one or with your community center: there may be help available, and they would be in a good position to refer you to a good doctor.

Sending lots of s your way. Please keep us posted.
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Unread 08-14-2005, 04:20 PM
Lost Soul

You should not still be having pain. Pain this long post op needs to be checked out. I would suggest that you give your doctor a call. There can be many reasons for continued pain, which is best checked out by your doctor.
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Unread 08-14-2005, 08:25 PM
Lost Soul

Smitty4,
I am so sorry you are still going through all this pain so long after your hyst, and also the emotional turmoil of moving and relocating to a new place, not to mention the financial issues....I agree with the other sisters who recommended you find a doctor you trust to check this out, it does not seem normal at all. I think checking with a local church or sometimes if you call the local health dept. in your area, they will be honest and make some good referrals to surgeons/GYNs in your area. The local department of social services will also have listings of some doctors that they are aware of. Another resource is your local chapter of the American Red Cross, they are willing to try to help people who have needs, or at least provide them with phone numbers, etc. Hope this helps some. Please try to get this seen about as it may not get any better without treatment. Sending support and big Hugs your way....!!!
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Unread 08-16-2005, 04:45 AM
Lost Soul

Thank you Lady's for your support and opinions! I am going to try and get a foot into a clinic this morning. Let's hope this will lead into the right direction and lead me into a life that is livable after a hysterectomy of my past. Again Thank You for the motivation!!!
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Unread 08-16-2005, 07:19 AM
Lost Soul

I am so sorry to hear of your situation. It is so hard to access medical care without insurance or the money to pay for it but it truly sounds as though you are in dire need of treatment. Clinics are a good way to access care, hospitals offer applications for free care if you qualify financially. Always ask the Dr for samples of medications you may need as they get lots of samples thru pharmaceutical companies. Most pharmaceutical companies also offer a program that will provide you with your routine medications for up to one year. Usually the Dr's office has pamphlets with applications or you can contact the company directly. I hope this helps, please let us know how you are doing.
Michelle
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Unread 08-16-2005, 08:32 AM
Lost Soul

(((Smitty4)))

Glad you came here to post! I also want to encourage you to seek health care for this continued pain. Is the pain mostly on the left side of your back or is it also abdominal?

You noted that standing makes it worse. I am wondering if when you had surgery if some sort of strain or the position in surgery misaligned your back and seeking the help of a chiropractor might help ... sure helped me with my lower back pain. Chiropractic visits are usually fairly affordable. You might check around on that. You just may find a chiropractor who would allow you to pay out the cost of your visits when you can.

Just one idea.
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Unread 08-16-2005, 05:07 PM
Lost Soul

Smitty,

I am so sorry for all you are going through. I don't think all that pain is normal either.

Like the others, I would suggest you contact your local health agencies or Church for help. Can you get Medicade or any other aid? There should be a Human Services agency in your County that can offer advice.

I am praying for you.

Maria
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