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Unread 04-25-2007, 10:01 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 05-Feb 12,2007

cbrn, I've heard the same thing about it taking a year to fully recover from other hyster veterans, too. I'm feeling pretty good now. I was pretty apprehensive about having the surgery (had a big cyst that had to go but wasn't sure about the hyster part of the surgery) but as I get better I realize just how crappy I was feeling before. It's so nice to not be awakened in the middle of the night because of painful cramping.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 05:31 AM
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My gyn told me the recovery (as far as twinges, pain, swelling, etc) takes up to 6 months to recover from but your body actually takes a full year to pass all the 100's of stitches, relocating itself in there, etc. When I heard that I had close to 200 stitches I totally understood why it takes so long. Your body must go into shock in LOTS of ways after that kind of thing!
Unread 04-26-2007, 05:41 AM
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Good morning everyone. Did anyone watch Idol last night? I don't always watch it but we did last night and I can't believe how sad it was. To see children living like that is terrible.

Then my dh comes home to tell me that one of his co-workers just had their first child which is great news. The wife is from Russia and of course, her mom came from Russia to be with her. The baby is born the same day as the woman's sister. This should be a happy time for them but then they get a phone call that the women's sister only 32 years old has died back in Russia leaving a 9 year old boy without any parents bec the dad died a couple of years ago. I just felt so sad for them. I can't imagine someone having a child and then at the same time finding out their sister has died. Sorry if I am going on about this but my heart goes out to all these people. My dh is going to visit them today and we were discussing what do you do. On one hand it is a happy occasion but at the same time you are now offering your condolensces (sp) too. I guess I just wanted to share that with everyone today. I hope everyone has a good day today and everyone is feeling good.

Hi Laura - I know you won't read this till tonight. I actually ran around some yesterday and did food shopping for the 1st time myself about 8 bags of groceries. My leg was killing me afterwards and then did a lot of stuff in the house so I fell asleep at 10:30 p.m. last night. My dh will have to fill me in on what happened on Lost. Of course, I got up at about 2:30 a.m. but wow slept for about 4 hours straight. That is great for me (lol). I am so sorry about your haircut. I really hate when hairdressers don't listen to you and do what they want. The only thing I can say is that it will grow back. I know that doesn't help you. Last year I took my older ds to get his haircut at a new place that one of my girlfriends had said was ok, not great but would do a good job. They did not. He has really thick hair and no kidding she thinned out his hair but did not know what she was doing. I pay for the haircut and I take the kids for pizza. He was wearing a hat and had put it on right after the woman was done cutting his hair. Well, he takes the hat off in the pizza place and I am like oh my g-d what happened. She literally gave him a bald spot in the middle of his head. I took him to a different place and she was able to (still had to trim it bec the haircut was so bad) style it so that his hair covered the bald spot. It took about 5 months for his hair to get back to normal. After that I told him I will never take him to a place again where you can just walk in (no appts necessary). The shoes sound really nice. I will have to check out the site. They sound like the ones I want to get for myself. I will show my age. I remember when those sandals were in many years ago (lol). The shots for my back are not cortizone but I will have to find the sheet the dr gave me bec I can't remember what it is. I will let you know. I hope I will be on tonight to chat.

Is it terrible that I said good morning to everyone and then all I talked about was sad stuff. It is just that I truly just wanted to cry watching Idol last night and then to find out about his co-worker. Maybe bec both my parents have been deceased since I was in my mid twenties I just want to cry when someone loses their parents at such a young age. I mean only 9 yrs old.

I will talk to everyone later.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 06:14 AM
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good morning ladies~

I am glad to hear about all the good stuff like wonderful new houses, and feeling better. Sorry about all the other stuff, insomnia, pain, orange prom dresses.....

My thoughts are here with you all a great deal of the time.
bookah~ isn't it such a hollow feeling when Dr's refuse to help? Through my sister's ordeal they always told her that it was no big deal... to me and to you and to her it is a VERY big deal. Thinking about you.

Well, here on the homefront, my 4 kids are well, finally. Pukefest '07 is over. #2~Hayley was just assessed and found to have a specific learning disability. Dyslexia runs in my dh's family. Frustrated with people who just don't get it. Being diagnosed with a L.D. means you have at the very least a normal I.Q. If her I.Q. was lower than normal she would have been diagnosed with a cognitive disability. Learning disability means that there is a gap between potential (I.Q.) and achievement. Friends I have refuse to have their children assessed because they do not want them to get stuck with a "label". HHMM... I would rather have my child labeled with "dyslexia" than "too stupid to read." So now we are looking for ways to accommodate her....#1 shows signs too. The Child educational Psychologist doing the assessing was surprised and pleased that they were able to cope and keep up with their classes for so long. They are in 5th and 4th grades. Oh well, we shall see.......There are worse things we could have been given than this.

Anyway, I pray all are well or at least getting better.

Unread 04-26-2007, 06:55 AM
11 weeks out......

Well 11 weeks ago I was in surgery. Wow. We were up 4 am, left at 4:30 and arrived at the hosp at 5:30. My D.H. kissed me "later" at 6:30 and the last thing I remember was being wheeled in to the o.r. at 7 am for surgery to start at 7:30. Wow. I was SO filled with anxiety. My stomach was on the fritz, and had been for 2 weeks, I was 9 pounds down with no bowel prep(good thing). I was such a stress bomb I was loosing my hair! thyroid tested fine.........My DH kept telling me to "get the deer in the headlights look out of your eyes, it makes me nervous." I love him so much.

Well here I am 11 weeks later. Wow. It is so great to look back and know how much better I feel. So much better. And after the tummy tuck I look so much better too!!!

I also know how much pain I was in post surgery, especially with the tuck. But thanks to the anesthesia~I know it happened, but I can't really remember it.

Good outweighs the bad. Good~no back pain, no rt ovary pain, no cramps, no 3 week long periods, no painful cervix, no achy pain with activity due to little bit of prolapse, no pain with sex.... no bladder pain due to uterus being "welded" to it, on and on

Things I still struggle with post op~ horomones, I feel like I am in puberty, again, I have never met these breasts before, they are like giant aliens. D.H. is in love all over again....... Muscle stretching discomfort, Big "O" is different, not better, not worse, just different. My cervix is gone maybe that is why. But It had to go, it is what was causing pain and impossible full penetration during "relations." My hair is STILL falling out.

Where do I go from here? Well, I can't mow lawn, tried and it hurt, so I won't be going anywhere on the mower. Other than that, I am looking forward to a white pant, flat stomach summer with my family. I need a bikini. A belly button ring and maybe a new short and sassy hairdo...

We've come a long way!

All My Best~
Unread 04-26-2007, 07:14 AM
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Christine, I am glad your family is feeling better. I hope your children thrive in their education. There are so many tools out there to help children with learning disabilities to cope and really aspire.

Nanette, I'm so happy you got some rest. I remember when 4 hours felt like I went on a week long beach vacation. I hope you are lucky again tonight.

This thyroid thing has just got me so anxious. I'm not sleeping or eating well and I am so snippy. I just spent three years of my life in fibroid hell, the prior two years with life threatening asthma and pneumonia, and five years prior to that battling my mom's breast cancer through alternative methods. I am tired. I just want to see the **** specialist and not wait four months to see the guy under him...ugghh! Thanks for the rant. I will talk to my Doctor on Tuesday. I am just nervous about what she will say.
Unread 04-26-2007, 07:19 AM
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Christine - My DP has dyslexia and is currently studying for her MBA. For her dyslexia meant learning VERY slowly because reading is such a big part and for her it can mean reading pages over and over again until she gets it. I help a bit with her assignments as far as making sure they're cohesive and say what she means, but it did take her a long time to get up the courage to go back to school. Now in her 40's she's actually finding she LIKES to take classes. I'm a very fast reader so she sometimes gets sensitive if I ask how long she's going to be working at something, or how far she's gotten with her reading. But she knows I support her and we BOTH know that everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.

I"m sure hearing the diagnosis is scary but at least your DD can know what she's dealing with and approach schoolwork and other situations knowing the additional fences she has to jump and approaching them as well prepared as she can be. Best of luck with that!
Unread 04-26-2007, 07:29 AM
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The only problem I am having are "twinges" down there after sex. Anybody else have this? If this is the only problem I have then I consider myself lucky! Have a great day!
Unread 04-26-2007, 07:48 AM
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Christine = I know they know so much more about dyslexia now then they did years ago so at least she will be able to get help. I don't know a lot about it but from what I have heard people that have it once they learn the skills they need to cope with it do so very well. I know one mom who kept saying her daughter had it and the school would not test her until she was in 5th grade which I know is the same age as your daughter but she had been telling the school for 3 years that her daughter was having problems with her reading. She was right, her dd was finally diagnosed with dyslexia. I agree with you many parents don't want to admit that their children may have a problem. I also see the other side when kids get pushed into the advanced classes and then can't do the work just so the parents can say look how smart my kids are.

Bookah - I am so sorry you have to go through all this. Some drs are truly a---holes (I hope I don't get censored) and excuse my language if I have offended anyone. I know you are scared but once you get the diagnosis at least you can then start to deal with it vs. waiting months to find out what is going on. I will say a prayer for you.

Madeline - Just saying hi. When do you start your new job?
Unread 04-26-2007, 07:52 AM
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Good morning everyone. Glad to hear everyone is doing well except for some minor stuff. I went food shopping for the first time yesterday by myself. While I did not do the amount I usually do I still had about 8 bags worth and felt pulling on the incision. I was also told it will take a full year to be completely healed.

Everyone have a great day.

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