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Unread 02-22-2007, 03:18 PM
Done and over Yippy

Hi lady's Im home Had my LAVH surgery went really well Dr only had to make 2 incisions belly button and top of pubic bone he said he had to really tug on my utreus to get it out I had a hugh vein they took out and everything eles looked good left both ovarys My uterus was big and tilted I stayed 2 nights at the Castle First night I had the morphine drip Thank goodness for that I had the gas pains up under my ribs into my shoulder not to bad though I decided to go with the spinal and Im sure glad I did next morning I got the cath out few hrs later I was off the morphine my bladder worked just fine I was up walking and eating Dr said I was not doing good I was doing EXCELLENT... Im glad its over and im home and posting on the pre op Well Im sure tired so i will type more later any ???? just ask
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Unread 02-23-2007, 02:18 AM
I am ready to go home

Well let's see, it has been two days since my surgery and I am ready to go home.
The day of surgery is a complete blur, and the day after was pretty much the same. It is the second day after my surgery and I am in pain but nothing like I use to be in. The doctors removed everything, I wasn't able to keep anything, so I will start on HRT in two weeks. I am just want to go home. I have noticed that I have felt very sad almost like I am grieving, will talk to the doctor this morning. Keep you all posted and thanks for the continued support.
Unread 02-23-2007, 07:17 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

It's natural to have that grieving feeling, especially if you were hoping to keep some of your organs and they had to be removed. HUGS to you scaredinSC. I have started on my hrt already, I am using the Climara patch. They put my first one on me in the recovery room. I hope you're able to go home today or tomorrow. Keep in touch!
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Unread 02-23-2007, 08:07 AM
I'm home!

I am home
and very happy to be here!
I had my surgery on Tuesday Feb 20th. I had to travel over 5 hours to see this doctor in Atlanta who specialized in this and I am so glad I did.
I had my cystocele and rectocele repaired and then a laproscopic hysterectomy. I got to keep both my ovaries.
I was sent home after being taught to self cath because even though I have been voiding large amounts (300cc) I have a large residual (about 200cc). So for right now, I measure my urine, then cath and find out how much was left. I don't mind this at all, but my mom has freaked me out about getting it all irratated and infected with the constant in and out of the catheter.
Right now my biggest concerns are getting to a point where I no longer need the catheter and (gulp) a BM. I have had some very small diarrhea trips to the bathroom, but nothing big yet. And I'm scared!! I am on colace and have some milk of magnesia to take later.
I have been up and about the house. I keep reading that movement speeds recovery. So I am trying to find that balance between the rest I need and the movement I need.
my husband has taken 4 weeks off work so I can recover. He will tend to all the boys (ages 5,3 and 1) while I sit like a queen in my bed
Unread 02-24-2007, 03:29 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

I had my surgery February 21st and to my delight my doctor was able to to it totally vaginally. I had prepared myself for the worst, abdominal, so I believe that may have helped part in my feeling so good! As for pain relief, I gave myself on the average 2 pumps per shift. Funny thing was though, this use of the pain meds was not for pain caused by the hysterectomy. When they put me under and taped my eyes shut, my cornea got scratched. Oh my Lord! That night the pain was excruciating! Anyway, as far as the surgery, my bladder finally relaxed enough at midnight after the catheter being out for 12 hours and the nurse having to do an in and out drainage on me. I was released at noon on the 22nd and have been taking percocet and ibruprofen as needed, as well as colace 2ice a day. Little to nothing as far as bleeding has been. I'm wearing a panty liner "just in case". The only discomfort I am finding is a little gassy, and coming down the stairs I find my belly is bouncy. I'm sure this is from the swelling and will subside in the next few days, but it wasn't something I had expected so I thought I would add it in here. My bladder is working fine, but is a little slow/shy and seems to be letting go in compartments. All in all, a great experience (minus the scratched cornea). My motto for the day... One Perc, One Colace One BM... what else could a girl want to make her day perfect!! LOL
Thanks everyone for all of the information on this forum! I will keep reading!
Unread 02-24-2007, 06:07 AM
6-Days Post-Op

Good Morning. I was lucky enough to have my surgery done vaginally also! What a treat that was for me. I had expected the worse. I am doing quite well, and feel very fortunate. I am looking forward to a pain-free future. I have been in pain for a couple of years now and I already feel better! The whole BM thing, I ended up finally taking a laxative and had my first one 3 days post-op. What joy we have in our lives to look forward to BM's. I feel like a toddler being potty trained.

My biggest concern now is the type of hormonal replacement therapy I am going to do. My doc has already prescribed synthetic, but I will be visiting some bioidentical hormone specialists within the next couple of weeks for other opinions. Any advice on this matter would be deeply appreciated!
Unread 02-24-2007, 07:11 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

I had my LSH/BSO Monday, was a little more rough than expected. I was only supposed to have my left ovary out, but when I woke up dr said my right ovary was even more 'diseased' and he took at both. At 30yrs old I'm not really looking forward to hrt, and don't even know where to start reading up on it, but right now I just want to feel better. Surgery was supposed to take a little more than an hour but it took 2 1/2, he said he almost quit and opened me up many times, I'm so glad he didn't. I stayed over one night, so glad I did, came home next afternoon. I have a terrible infection on my incisions, but internally I feel wonderful. Wishing everyone a speedy recovery!
Unread 02-24-2007, 07:46 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

hathor: I too had a vag hyst and am only 30. My dr. has prescribed Climara Patch .1mg, change it weekly. So far i haven't had any probs with feeling hormonal or anything. So, so far so good I am hoping.
Unread 02-24-2007, 09:09 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

I came home Wednesday after my LSH (w/tubes & both ovaries) Monday. Wouldn't you know it, I had a large ovarian cyst on the left which wasn't there last month! Had to leave a "sliver" of the left ovary as it was attached to my kidney and didn't want to chance causing problems with that. Haven't had any narcotics since Tuesday evening. Biggest problem was a severe backache from the hospital bed. Feeling I can go back to work on Monday, but my GFs will give me a hard time until I leave! Overall, I would recommend LSH to anyone. Recovery is so much quicker. Taking longer to "recover" from my LASIK than the LSH!

Best wishes to all!
Unread 02-24-2007, 02:18 PM
A Looooong Week

Hello sisters - especially those who shared my 2/19 surgery date - it has been a long and not always easy week so far. First let me say that having had two babies by c-sections did nothing to prepare me for this...it's different ....not really sure why (age, no baby to distract me from the discomfort, the procedure itself?)....it's just different.

The day of surgery is somewhat of a blur - don't even remember leaving the holding area of the OR!! Remember bits and pieces of the remainder of surgery day - made sure I was a good student in learning how to push the button on that morphine pump! Day after surgery I felt golden - got up, showered, ate the tasty clear liquid diet and started walking. That night the bottom fell out...ran a fever, shook, felt all over miserable!! Gas pains were terrible all the way up under my shoulder blades and could not get any relief. The following day we started over again with the walking - the babies in the nursery saw me go past that window so many times they were starting to call me "mama" . Gas pain has remained a big problem even after coming home on Thursday but is starting to improve.

I will admit to overdoing it today and my is screaming for me to stop it! Being a "slug" is difficult when there are things around me to be done.....and my dear 25 year-old son just doesn't have the sense of urgency to do those things like I do....MEN - !!!!

Gonna go curl up with my doggie who missed me terribly while I was gone and is the only man I like. Hope all of the other sisters with surgery dates this past week are doing okay....and to the ones coming up this week I say you will survive because you are a woman and we are most definitely the stronger sex. s to all!

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