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Unread 01-22-2006, 08:07 AM
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Hi Everyone!
I am thrilled to have the surgery over with! I had a tvh on 1/18, they did take half the left ovary only as a precautionary bleeding control issue, not that there was anything wrong with it. She said that when she separated the ovary from the ligament it wouldn't stop oozing blood so to avoid having to have emergency surgery later that evening she took part of it. She did say that my uterus was unusually small and shaped, and that my cervix was beat up from the 3 cerclages I had in the past to keep my pregnancies from becoming too premature.
I honestly don't remember much once they placed the mask over my face (about 11:15 am) until about 6 pm. I don't remember anything about the recovery room, but I do remember that the movement of the bed from the recovery room down the hall and up the elevator caused me to vomit. I vaguely remember kissing my husband good bye when he left to pick the kids up from the sitters... then waking up at 6 pm.
I became more aware of my surroundings about 11 pm when I finally got hungry! lol About 5 am I was able to do more than sit up on the side of my bed, I actually went and walked a few laps around the nurses station!
About 9 am they removed my catheter and the vaginal packing, I bled a bit when that was removed. Then they removed the iv and I started taking oral pain meds. Every hour I walked 4-5 laps around the nurses station. It actually felt pretty good to get up and around.
I got home about 5:30 pm Thursday evening. While my Dr. encourages me to rest she also encouraged me to walk to tolerance. I haven't had any bleeding or spotting since I have been home, pain has been minimal, I hope the next few weeks can go as well. I am sure that the better I feel the more I will want to move around so I will probably feel crampier so I will just have to remind myself to take it easy.
Thank you so much to this site and all the information I read from here!!! It prepared me so much for what to expect!
Jill
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Unread 01-22-2006, 08:27 AM
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home Jill!

I'm so glad to hear that everything went so well for you.

Now, you know the princess rules -

plenty of fluids

Get plenty of

Take a few short

Keep us posted on your progress

and
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Unread 01-22-2006, 08:27 AM
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Welcome home! I'm glad it went well for you. Remember to take it easy even if you feel good! Listen to basketnut Water, water, water, lots of rest, and pamper the princess. Patty
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Unread 01-22-2006, 09:00 AM
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Welcome home! Now be a obedient princess and . This your time to get better and recover! Hugs and prayers- Cath
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Unread 01-23-2006, 07:11 AM
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Hi Jill!!So glad to hear your story!Im glad that everything went well for you!!Definitely take it easy on the days you feel great...I learned that one on Saturday!I felt wonderful and was on my feet for most of the day. I paid for it yesterday..I accomplished a shower and a 2 hour nap LOL, and a lil walking around the house..Im feeling much better today, but i still need to remember to take it easy today or i will feel it tomorrow!!
Amber-Im glad to hear you are doing well!
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