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  #261  
Unread 03-30-2007, 07:12 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Hi "Lucky to Be Healthy" and Fellow Sisters,

I had my surgery the same day as you and feel extremely well. I too was a gym rat prior to surgery and was anxious to get back into my routine. I was back to the gym at three weeks walking the treadmill (slowly) for 30 minutes and using the stationary bike. Also did weight training with light weights (5 lbs) for upper body parts. I'm now back to my bicycle spinning class and working with 8lb and 10 lb weights (still only upper body parts.) At three weeks, walking on the treadmill too fast would bother my incision, but coming on 6 weeks next Tuesday I don't have much tummy discomfort and my endurance is coming back slowly. I've been spinning and weight training for over a year so I was in very good shape prior to surgery. Slowly getting back into doing situps. Nothing too extreme. Doing about 60 situps a day with little discomfort (use to crank out 260 a day). The oddest thing for me was re-identifying with abdominal muscles. Had to figure out where they were (if that makes any sense). I too have bouts of fatigue, but they are occurring less frequently. I'm probably working at 60-70% capacity. Glad to hear your checkup was successful and you continue to feel better. Good point about effects of anesthesia; I've had some peculiar side effects from it as well. Stay strong~~hugs Debra
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  #262  
Unread 03-30-2007, 08:19 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Ok...I am going to try this again. Had a very long report typed out, getting ready to post, lightning strike and computer shut off!! I was so hoping it would have posted on its own, then I could have just edited!! No such luck!!

So, I will try to go a little faster this time! Here I go again!! Today is 5 weeks post-op! I was doing better until mid-week. On Wednesday, I started have stabbing, burning pains on my right side. They are alot like the pains from week one, only vertical from the corner of my incision instead of heading towards my hip. My DH figures it is more muscles healing. I am sick of healing, would prefer to stay numb!!

Then last night I had another meltdown. It was mostly how I'm just tired of not being "normal". But, I have more health issues than just my hysterectomy recovery. I also have 2 neuros that either can't figure out what's wrong with me or just don't want to! But, I have a very supportive DH. Even though he is very frustrated. He doesn't know what to do to help me. I told him the only thing he can do, is just be there for me.

Now, did anyone else get a little down from the 5-6 week checkpoint? I couldn't believe it could take 6 months to one year to get back to 100%. Did anyone elses doctor forget to mention that? I swear I was told 2 weeks I would be back to myself, 6 weeks off restrictions...that's it!! I would have went crazy without all of you! I would have been calling the doctor every other day trying to figure out what was wrong with me!!

So, I am determined to wake up one morning very soon....sit up....and realize.....that didn't hurt!!! But, it has to happen very soon. I am in count down mode to vacation. Just 37 days!! The DH and me sailing away for a romantic cruise!! Time to escape reality!!

Have a great day all! Hope I can press post this time!!
Keri
  #263  
Unread 03-30-2007, 02:03 PM
Any others LAVH?

Is there anyone else that had a LAVH around the 21st of February? I keep reading to see if my progress matches anyone else's but I am not in the same place as the ladies that have had abdominal surgeries.

I am a little over 5 weeks and have been back at work for over 3 weeks and even started back at the gym a week ago. I am starting to feel like I'm doing something wrong healing too fast and feeling so good.

I only had one small set-back at 3 weeks with some granulation that my DR treated in his office with silver nitrate...but other than that this has seemed too easy. Beleive me I am NOT complaining after all of the years of pain from Endo and other surgeries I am so happy to finally be pain free!

I would love to hear how everyone else is doing.
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  #264  
Unread 03-30-2007, 04:38 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Kerbear,

I definitely have had my share of getting up and down and all over the map with emotions.. From reading what a lot of women have posted, it seems very normal to feel all sorts of things emotionally after major surgery. I'm sure you, I and all others will swing back in the positive direction if we haven't already.
  #265  
Unread 03-31-2007, 04:27 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Hi RubyRed365, I had a LAVH on the 22nd February. I am so envious of your recovery. I have not yet returned to work and I saw my surgeon at 5 weeks and he has advised me to wait one more week until I resume my 'old' life. He said that there is some granulation but other than that all is well. I asked him if I could resume my normal exercise routine (power walking, orbitrek, upper body weights) and he said 'NO" wait another week! I was so disappointed as I feel like I am back to normal and ready to take on the world. I started to feel better at the three week mark and from there on in it has been full steam ahead all the way however, I do get fatigued every other day. I am happy for you with your progress and yes I think we do have it easier than the ladies with abdominal hysterectomies. Happy healing!
  #266  
Unread 03-31-2007, 05:38 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

I also had surgery on the 22 of Feb. and my dr wont let me be released to go to work, or anything else until 8 weeks. Lucky all of you who get to at 6 weeks. I did not have any abdominal surgery either. I feel pretty good, do have sore spots in the lower abdomin, but my bowels, and bladder have been the most unforgiving.
I dont experience fatigue, I am just always tired! But maybe if I could teach myself to sleep without waking every 2-3 hours, I would not feel so tired. Keep up the healing. Hope others are doing well.
  #267  
Unread 04-01-2007, 04:03 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Oh dear, I have a new symptom. I had a third degree cystocele (dropped bladder) that was repaired at the same time as my Hysterectomy. The prolapse was so severe that I never suffered any incontenance (it had to do with the body of the bladder being so far down it affected the angle of the urethra or something). Well, now that they fixed that I pee when i sneeze. YUCK! And here in SC everything just went into bloom so I am having sneezing fits left and right. Currently using up my old supply of sanitary pads. Guess after that I'll have to invest in those poise pad thigns. I knew this was a likely outcome of having the bladder lifted, but boy, I'm not happy
  #268  
Unread 04-01-2007, 06:53 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Ask your doc, I believe they have a pill to help you with that!
  #269  
Unread 04-01-2007, 08:17 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Wanted to say 'hey' to the week of February 19th Alumni Group! Wow - we're coming up on 6 weeks post op. It was so nice to have no visit from Aunt Flo - wasn't it?

I've had a really good recovery - and that was with lots of adhesions being cleaned out. The only downside has been the hot flashes and sleeping issues - I see my doc this week and we'll talk HRT - been trying the herbals and nothing's making them stop. Even with the aches and pains of having this abdominally, I'm still way better off than I was before.

Best wishes to all of you as we move on with life!
  #270  
Unread 04-02-2007, 02:14 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Hooray, for no more periods and cramps! Looking forward to my 6 week visit on Wed. Feeling great and NOT bleeding all over the place anymore. Just presented my neighbor boxes of tampons and pads; she was quite envious.
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