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Have I lost it? Have I lost it?

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  #1  
Unread 10-12-2006, 09:39 AM
Have I lost it?

I have to ask a question. Prior to my date being set and even as recent as two weeks ago the pain did not bother me. (Yes it hurts, but didn't notice because I was so use to it.) Now as my surgery date nears, I am in constant pain, I'm losing energy quickly and I'm reduced to taking pain pills daily. Is the hyprochondriac (however you spell it) syndrom setting in? Am I going crazy, or just having a bad week? Really bothers me as I don't want to be a big baby. (Oh and to all of you who bleed all the time plus the pain, my heart goes out. I did't experience that.) Ok, was hoping this would help the pain go away.
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Unread 10-12-2006, 09:49 AM
Have I lost it?

I have to say the same thing has happened to me. Don't get me wrong, I had pain in my pelvic area on and off for a few years. I am 46 years old and just attributed it to getting older, and the heavy bleeding, I also attributed to "a last hurrah" before menopause. I even mentioned it to my doctor, and he didn't seem concerned. I then didn't have my period for 4 months and went to the dr. Ultrasounds were completed and I was referred to an OB/GYN. At that appointment on September 5th, I was told that I had a uterus about 5 sizes of normal, large fibroids, and large ovarian cyst. Due to my age and the fact that I am not going to have any more kids, he is recommending a hysterectomy (Oct 26th). That being said, since September 5th I am very symptomatic. I know I felt funny before, but I really really feel it now. Maybe it is because I know it is there, but I don't think so. I have now started using a heating pad at night to sleep. I was not sleeping well due to the pain, and the heating pad has helped.

So, I may be right there with you, but I do believe that I was in denial before.

Good luck to you.

Lori
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Unread 10-12-2006, 09:50 AM
Have I lost it?

I think the pain is different for everyone and that your pain is real. I, too, was in constant pain, but just lived with it. Pain was a way of life. In January, my dr told me I had to have a hyst. Unfortunately, I had just changed insurance so had to wait for the pre-existing condition time to pass. By June, I was having 1 - 2 weeks of really bad pain. By August, the really bad pain became a way of life. Now, I am having swelling the week before my period and my fybroids are pressing on my spine. This is the worst pain yet. My dr has scheduled me for the first day that I will be covered. I can not believe how much energy the pain drains from you and how pain pills only make the pain tollerable.

Your date at the castle is very near and you will soon be out of pain. I'll keep you in my prayers that all goes smoothly.

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Shelby
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Unread 10-12-2006, 10:12 AM
Have I lost it?

I am scheduled for surgery on Nov 14th and I am suffering more now than ever before. I have suffered for many years, but since hearing I will have surgery the pain has been much more noticable. I bleed for most of the month and struggle with cramps and passing blood clots. I just want to get this over with. I am hoping after just a few days, I will be back to good. I am sorry your feeling pain, I ope you feel better!
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Unread 10-12-2006, 10:37 AM
Pain Gain

Yes, dear sister, same here. I knew something was wrong, and bled from May 14-July 31 before I was hog tied and dragged to the doctor. Almost as soon as I saw those interesting "blips" on my sonogram, I began to experience pain. The twinges grew worse as time went by, until I was forced to take the pain pills.

Oh, how I despise losing my ability to drive and do what I please! Lying abed stoned is just not my idea of a good time, knowwhatImeanVern?

Worse, I can't work or stay on the Internet more than a couple of hours at a time. Now that's torture! I cannot imagine the post-op pain can be much worse. The countdown has begun! I shall be a Halloween Hag Princess, by golly!

Lena
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Unread 10-12-2006, 10:52 AM
Have I lost it?

Thanks ladies for helping me to stay sane.

and Lena I am in pain from laughing so hard. "I shall be a Halloween Hag Princess, by golly!" too funny
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Unread 10-12-2006, 10:58 AM
Halloween Hag

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Originally Posted by cystRmore
Thanks ladies for helping me to stay sane.

and Lena I am in pain from laughing so hard. "I shall be a Halloween Hag Princess, by golly!" too funny
Oh, let me make it worse. It's good for our lungs to laugh. My roommate has declared that since my "walking robe" is black and flowing, he'll rummage in our Halloween costumes to find the witch's nose. Then when I take my first stroll after surgery, I can amuse the whole floor with my "costume." Won't that be a sight? LOL!

BTW, I've laughed so hard I too had to swallow a pain pill.
Lena
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Unread 10-12-2006, 01:31 PM
Have I lost it?

Yup, got the pain too..and the pressure in my uterus is astounding. But I thought it was because I've quit taking my ibuprofen before surgery. Who knows? But it hurts. Will be glad when it is OVER!
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Unread 10-12-2006, 01:45 PM
Have I lost it?

You know speaking of ibuprofen, I was told make sure I don't take any type of asprin products either until after surgery, but I can take a pain pill up to 24 hours before surgery. Go figure! (yes I do understand about the blood thinner thing and all --- but who would have thought the all powerful pain meds you need a prescription for is better to take than the over the counter not so powerful isn't.)

Love the costume idea. I usually dress up every year, and figured this year I won't be able to much. So my daughter told me just wear my pj's and tell everyone I'm the "mean ol' lady that lives next door". (Not that we have one) --- oh no, does that mean I may really be the mean ol' lady next door?
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Unread 10-12-2006, 02:05 PM
Have I lost it?

Everything's definitely getting more intense here.
In fact I just called the drs office this morning to let them know that I just finished an 11-day period which I've never had before.
I teach piano, and actually had to cancel a lesson last week because I just couldn't function with pain, heavy bleeding, brain fog and bloating!
I've been on the short-notice cancellation list since I signed consent Aug. 8 but apparently no one is cacelling with my dr.
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