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Unread 05-11-2006, 08:49 PM
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Well I think I am relinquishing my crown a little early. I had my post-op visit today, day 13, and I have been cleared to do anything I wish. I can't wait to go to the gym tomorrow and I am going to behave myself though, just a little treadmill, and maybe some light arm weights. He told me to use my body as a guide, if it pulls or hurts slow down, or stop. I think I can manage that! He told me there is nothing I can damage at this point, so back to normal existence for me! Not that I've ever been normal. I asked the Dr.as he walked out the door if I was cleared for EVERYTHING, even sex and he said yeppers!! HE said if you try and it hurts wait a week and try again. DH is thrilled and I am looking forward to trying, but not sure when I want to attempt it. . Here's hoping everything works the way its supposed to!
They did some blood work , FSH and estradiol levels, and also a bone density test to get a baseline in case my ovary decides to permanently retire!. He said the hormone levels will probably be way out of whack, but we can track it from there. I have to let him know how the flashes, headaches and frequent waking up are doing in 6 weeks, and I see him again in 3 months for my annual checkup. I am surprised I have done this well, and feel so fantastic. I guess I Didn't realize just how lousy I felt until they yanked that uterus! I almost feel guilty, that I am doing so well. Especially when I read about my sisters who are having a real rough time. My prayers and 's go out to them.
Thanks all for being such a great support system. You are all wonderful!
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Unread 05-12-2006, 02:38 AM
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Hurray for you-that's great news continue to take it easy as you re-enter the big world again.
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Unread 05-12-2006, 03:10 AM
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A big congrats to you! Just remember to do what the doctor said and stop if it hurts.

I agree with you, I didn't realize how bad I felt until I started feeling good again.
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Unread 05-12-2006, 03:25 AM
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Wow, that's great! Yes, definitely take it easy at first and maybe even stop before you feel pain as once the pain starts it's already a done deal! I had a TAH and I'm not even close to being able to do even 1/4 of what I used to do much less everything. I've been feeling the reverse sort of guilt when I hear from women who've had the same surgery around the same time as me and they're already cooking, cleaning, running all kinds of errands, etc. - and I was proud of myself for unloading the dishwasher today! Everyone's different and heals at their own pace; what's right for one may not be right for someone else, so that's what I have to keep telling myself. Enjoy your quick recovery, you've earned it - just enjoy it carefully at first! Take care.

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Unread 05-12-2006, 08:01 AM
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That is great! I am so happy for you! I too keep looking to the future when I can do more! And, Barbara dont feel guilty! I had my TAH/BSO the day after you and just started actually "doing" stuff around the house the past 2 days (like I put dirty dishes in the dishwasher & i washed my delicates!). We all recover at different rates. This weekend will be my test as to how I am really doing. Hugs to all!
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Unread 05-12-2006, 09:44 AM
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Thanks ladies,
The best news I got was that I can go watch my son play Golf!!! It kills me when I can't be there to watch him. At 14 (turns 15 on Tues.the 16th) the best thing is he still wants me there . Keep him in your thoughts and prayers Monday and Tuesday as he has NC High School State Tourn. It would be something if he pulled off the win as a freshman. He almost won Regionals
Just to let you all know that I had my "down times" too, I made him a roast beef sandwich about 3 days out, and it nearly wiped me out!. When he left for school I had to go lie down. That's sad that making a sandwich can reduce you to exhaustion. The next day I made A PBJ for him and it didn't take quite as much effort. Guess that roast beef must be real heavy To note yes I am aware that at 14
he is capable of making his own sandwiches, and he does. He was just running behind, because a neighbor was taking him to school and leaving about 20 minutes earlier then he is used to!. He has a hard time waking up!!!!
Again to everyone healing, take it at your own pace. It isn't race. All we want is to be healthy and "normal" again whether it takes 2 weeks or 2 years!!!
's to all my super sister!
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