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Unread 01-03-2007, 07:59 AM
Still no bath - sigh.

I wanted to let you know that I went to my '6 week' check up yesterday. The stitches are all still there - just one has fallen out. That means no bath - sniff, sniff. He says it's still oozing on the posterior side and that's why no bath - so I am to wait 2 1/2 more weeks and then only a warm bath - not hot, that makes 9 weeks post op. After my hysterectomy I had sex at 8 weeks. No wonder the repair didn't last. He told me to start walking - yeah, but not much I can feel the stitches with every step.
Oh and the doctor says that the spasms I am feeling are pelvic floor spasms, not bladder. Now I am really confused - I had 2 different urologists tell me I was having major bladder spasms - one even showed me how ridged the inside of my bladder is from them. So I guess regardless of what's causing the spasms, I am off to Physical Therapy after I am healed. I don't see my uro/gyn again until the beginning of April, maybe they
will go away and I can be done with this. Hugs to
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Unread 01-03-2007, 02:43 PM
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It took a long time for my stictches to heal. But then again my rectocele is back. i dont know how big though. i dont know if I did too much, or i have other problems that compounded that. be patient. How is the BM department? that is what improtant, not to constipated. Good luck and hope that this is your answer.

Unread 01-03-2007, 06:42 PM
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I'm glad that everything is healing as planned. It's too bad about the bath but I guess there are worse things. You must be glad the Dr said you can walk again but be careful, don't let DS's dog pull you around just yet.
I'm not surprised about the pelvic floor spasms. With all the vaginal surgeries I'm sure things get disrupted there. I hope PT will work for you. Ask the therapist about myofascial relaxation. It's very strange but it really works.
I wish there was something PT could do for me right now, the muscle spasms are debilitating. If I'm not having one it feels like I'm on the verge of having one. Only 1 1/2 weeks till surgery, I have never been so excited about something so invasive!!
Glad you're feeling better! 's
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Unread 01-04-2007, 12:17 PM
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Bowlinggrl, I am really curious: how can your doctor tell whether the spasms are caused by the pelvic floor or the bladder? Did he see some happen while examining you? Just reading your post made me wonder how do they know such things. It seems like everything is packed so tightly in there together that you wonder how they differentiate when one organ spasms and possibly causes the one next to it to do the same (or at least be sore or irritated)?

And how can 2 or 3 doctors see the same thing and have such different opinions? <sigh> I guess it's why medicine is still considered an "art" by so many and not a "science".

to you and I'm sorry you can't take your bath yet. Can you put a seat in your shower and take an extra long, warm steamy one?
Unread 01-05-2007, 03:42 PM
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He pressed on an area I had pain in before surgery and sure enough it still hurt like heck and he said that is because the muscle is so tight there. I know - I just don't know who to believe any more, but it did still hurt there, I guess it can't hurt to try the therapy, wait till my insurance gets a load of this - lol.
I have a Raynaud's syndrome and by bedtime, my hands and feet are white or purple so I need to get the circulation back or I can't sleep (I'm cold) so I have resorted to kneeling in the bathtub with water to my crotch and at least I can clean myself and dangle my fingers in the water to get the circulation back. I tried the shower, but it just isn't the same - doesn't make me warm. I'm actually lucky this winter has been so warm, I would really be in trouble if it were the normal temperature. Hugs to everyone.
Unread 01-05-2007, 07:02 PM
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I was constantly asking for heated blankets in the hospital because my hands and feet get really cold too and one of the nurses suggested an electric blanket. In the past, my DH was very opposed to electric blanket so we didn't have one, but since the nurse suggested it, he went out and got one for me the day I got home from the hospital. I LOVE it. I preheat it while I am getting ready for bed and it is nice and warm and I just melt and relax when I get in bed and go right to sleep. DH only bought a twin size because he didn't think he would like it and thought I could use it on just my side, but the last few nights he has preheated it himself and has it pulled over on his side when I get to bed. I may need to get a bigger one so I don't have to share. A twin doesn't really cover a queen sized bed.
Unread 01-08-2007, 08:56 AM
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That's funny about your husband wanting to use the blanket too! Once I am warm, I am fine - so the bath has always worked for me. Plus since surgery (3 weeks post-op) I have started having night sweats that are driving me crazy - I sure hope this is a temporary situation, I have enough to deal with right now, I don't need to start peri-menopause too. Good Healing wishes to you. Hugs.
Unread 01-09-2007, 08:41 PM
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Before I had my hyst in 2004 I had severe anemia. I would use 3-4 blankets and my comforter ontop of wearing flannel pj's and a robe and socks. He said he couldn't stand more than 1 blanket on him, so he would double all of the blankets over on me. After I had my hyst and my bloodcount got up there I went down to 2 blankets. I kept both ovaries, but within a year I was way into menopause and was having terrible night sweats. It was funny, because my hubby now uses a couple blankets and the comforter.I am on HRT so the sweats have gone away. I can handle a couple blankets. I also used to sleep with 2 hot water bottles because I had such bad abdominal pain, which was from the adenoymosis. I never once thought of getting a heating blanket. That would have been much easier.

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