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  #151  
Unread 03-09-2007, 10:44 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Boy, how could I have amde it without this site! Today had my 2 week post op visit and told the nurse and the doc about this site to pass on!

Turned out my anxiety about stithces was nonsense - they dissolve on their own. Wouldn't it hvae been great to have the doc tell it to me ahead of time?! (Maybe she did and I was too out of it to remember....)

Anyway, the two-week post-op was jsut a visual of my bely, no pushing, no pelvic exam. She took the steristirps off - I did not feel a thing (should have done it myself a few days ago had I known...). So things are good. Only weakness and fatigue are still there, but I gues it will be like that for a while.

Best luck to everyone. Lots of thanks
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  #152  
Unread 03-09-2007, 11:03 AM
Making slow but sure progress

It has been encouraging to read some of the posts from those that have had a TAH/BSO - it makes me aware that I am not the only one who feels like she has been hit by a train. But today, for the first time in weeks, I feel a little more like myself and can believe I might be back to normal in a few more weeks. The temperature is in the 50s and sunny so I am going to venture out to walk the dog a little bit - poor thing is as bored and crazy being cooped up as I am! The incision itself is not too painful now - instead there is a lot of tenderness to the left of the incision and I am wondering if that is from the retractors they use to hold the belly open during surgery - it feels like a very bad bruise but there is no discoloration of the skin. Did anyone else have something like this? I can relate to the fatigue and just feeling generally worn out - the simplest chores seem daunting. When the doctor told me 6-8 weeks recovery time I thought she was being excessive...but now I see she was right on the mark. OK - off to soak up some sun and make my initial post-surgery dog walk. Hope all of you sisters are starting to feel like your old selves as well!! s

+ = Back to being normal!!
  #153  
Unread 03-09-2007, 11:41 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Hi everyone,
Been to the Drs today to get a certificate for being off work.Letter from hospital says that I did not have a hysterectomy but vaginal repair.Nurses at the hospital said I had a hysterectomy, was scheduled to have one due to prolapse dont know whats going on. Why would they say i was having one then not do one? cannot get any answers I am 56 so its not as if I was having anymore children. Hospital appointment came thru its July 12th dont know whether I can wait that long to find out whats happened! any ideas anyone
Dianne
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  #154  
Unread 03-09-2007, 01:36 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

dianne223344- call your surgeons office and ask to speak with his nurse. Ask the nurse to get your chart and go over with you EXACTLY what procedure you had done. Explain to her that you have been told conflicting things. There is no reason for them not to clear this up with you immediately.

Edit to add: oops, didn't check your location. Perhaps things are done differently in the UK. Best of luck to you with this. How frustrating for you!!
  #155  
Unread 03-09-2007, 02:43 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Hi Cin-sister. I had my supracervical hysto a day after you and can relate to tender tummy. Feels like there's a clamp around my gut. Just had two week check up and I asked the doc the same question you were inquiring on board. "Why so much tenderness on one side?" He said it was due to where he knotted the stitches and in time it would subside and to be patient because, "Hey girl, let's not forget you had major surgery!" I too do not have any bruising and they didn't need to use any retractors. My fibroid was large and it pulled my uterus so far up in my abdominal cavity that he had easy access to my uterus once he made the incision.

On a brighter note, I continue to feel more energenic each day and have been given the go-ahead to using the treadmill at the gym and lifting very light weights (3-5 lbs) but not going crazy. I feel this is a fair compromise because I was lifting 12-15 lbs prior to surgery.

You too will continue to feel like your old self again. Just try and be patient and enjoy life's simple blessings like doggy walks and soaking up the sun's rays. It's a brisk 20 degress in sunny NY. Hugs, Debra
  #156  
Unread 03-09-2007, 03:23 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

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Originally Posted by lorelie2
Hi Cin-sister. I had my supracervical hysto a day after you and can relate to tender tummy. Feels like there's a clamp around my gut. Just had two week check up and I asked the doc the same question you were inquiring on board. "Why so much tenderness on one side?" He said it was due to where he knotted the stitches and in time it would subside and to be patient because, "Hey girl, let's not forget you had major surgery!" I too do not have any bruising and they didn't need to use any retractors. My fibroid was large and it pulled my uterus so far up in my abdominal cavity that he had easy access to my uterus once he made the incision.

On a brighter note, I continue to feel more energenic each day and have been given the go-ahead to using the treadmill at the gym and lifting very light weights (3-5 lbs) but not going crazy. I feel this is a fair compromise because I was lifting 12-15 lbs prior to surgery.

You too will continue to feel like your old self again. Just try and be patient and enjoy life's simple blessings like doggy walks and soaking up the sun's rays. It's a brisk 20 degress in sunny NY. Hugs, Debra
Hello Debra - Thanks for the words of encouragement. I did survive the dog walk although the dog is able to walk much faster than me at this point!! Made it around the block and that wore me out - the whole time I was walking I could feel pulling and pinching in various locations of my abdomen and lower, like where my cervix was and is no more. It really IS major surgery, more so than some people like to think or acknowledge! Having had two c-sections made me think I was fully prepared for the recovery but that was incorrect...it has been nothing like the c-sections at all. I hope some of this nice weather makes it up your way very soon - it really does lighten your mood when the sun is out and the air feels warm - we made it to 57 degrees today!! In reality I know this is not the end of the cold for us but just a taste of nice weather has made me hopeful. Best wishes to you as we all continue on the road to full recovery!!
  #157  
Unread 03-09-2007, 07:44 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Well, I had my post-op yesterday, the 8th and path reports back I had endo in uterus. Dr. suspected but wasn't sure. She said my bladder, is OK but give it two more weeks for the symptoms to level out. In the mean time, can not sleep at night, and the sweats are terrible. She gave me hormone creme, and last night was the worst sweats I have ever had! ??? Did too much yesterday, and paying for it today. Really sore muscles.
Hope all is well with all of you sisters.
  #158  
Unread 03-09-2007, 08:31 PM
2/22/07 surgery

Aglow,
I had surgery on 2/22, so you are not alone
  #159  
Unread 03-09-2007, 09:25 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

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Originally Posted by Knitter47
I've noticed a couple of times on my toilet tissue a little string which look like they could be sutures. Is it possible that as the stitches dissolve one could make its way down?
Knitter47, That's exactly what it is...Dr told me to expect them, and other's have mentioned them on this site....seems weird doesn't it? Good sign things are healing tho!
  #160  
Unread 03-09-2007, 11:04 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Haven't had a visit with the sisters in a while. Had a LSH on 2/21/07, kept ovaries. All went well although it took much longer than I had been prepared for, over 4 hours and lost lots of blood. They had to make a 4th incision I'm told, because I was losing so much so quickly. I'm not real sure what the extra one was for and not sure I want to know. Felt okay that night with the morphine pump and cath. lying in bed in and out of conciousness. And then the took away my pump and my cath, wow! I was not really prepared for how my bladder would feel; the feeling that I had to go every 15 minutes and Oh, the nausea. They had to give me fenigan (?) which made me more loopy than the morphine. 2nd night in the castle I walked those halls endlessly, carrying my pillow and trying to get rid of the gas, ouch! A lady tapped me on the shoulder and asked if we had been to the same party, I thought that was cute. So we walked the hall together talking about gas. The night shift nurse was a male, oh goody! When he checked my "urine hat" in the potty (I was spotting lightly) he asked if I was on my "menses". Menses? are you kidding me? Did too much too soon when I got home and hurt myself; alone all day with toddlers and a baby. I'm still on and off of pain meds, strained my back. I need help but my parents had to leave and I'm kind of alone in this.
Glad to have other progress reports to read.
Goodnight sisters , C
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