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Unread 04-10-2007, 11:22 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 19-Feb 26,2007

Hi Ladies,

Keri, I hope things work out for you with the MRI!! The rest of you who are hurting, hang in there!

I'm at 7 weeks.. for the most part, I'm doing very well. Most of the pain is gone except for little electrical pains I get.. (which I believe are nerves growing back).. I'm on the treadmill, and starting to do light weights again.. the fatigue is completely gone. The more activity I do (even if not feeling up to it) with a balance of rest, has helped me to get back to my pre-surgery energy levels. The spotting is gone. The numbness around the incision and the little "shelf" is still there.. so be it.. at least I don't have cramps, mood swings, painful periods and PMS!!!

I'm still having some difficulty with the breathing thing.. (taking deep breaths) but it has lessened quite a bit.. so perhaps it really is an "after surgery" thing. Doctor is not concerned.. so why should I? lol..

I'm also having some difficulty with sleeping but I'm determined to have that go back to normal as well.. I'm just determined!!

Keep on going ladies!! We can do this!!
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Unread 04-10-2007, 02:39 PM
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Kerbear1109 - Thinking of you and hope your MRI was routine and as quick as possible; they can be loud and "tight", I agree!
Freswench - tighter .....dh said the same thing to me! WooHooo!
and lil misssunshine - I hear you... we are acting like teenagers again. but dh waited a looonng time - I told you when my bladder shut down right b/f surgery b/c of an angry fibroid didn't I? I had to wear the bag all weekend.. so how's that for a hot, sexy look????
Lou49 and Stickerlady - hang in there ladies, better days are coming. After all you have been thru? this is going to be the start of a new life and a new you. Enjoy sistas and anyone I forgot to mention. sleep well this evening - yomiss
Unread 04-10-2007, 05:07 PM
Six weeks yeah!

I had my six week check up Friday. He said I'm healing nicely. He said I can resume normal activies accept no exercise and only light housekeeping. I see him again in four weeks. I'm a little scared about normal activities if you know what I mean. Dr said would be uncomfortable and need to be careful. I think I want to wait a little. He said he left a whole at the top of my vagina for drainage and it's got a little to before healed. You can see why I might be a little aprehensive. My husband is being great about it. I've been working part-time for a couple of weeks get real tired. Looking forward to feeling better each week. Everyone take care!
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Unread 04-11-2007, 08:08 AM
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Made it thru the MRI It was scary and loud. I got a headache from it. But, other than that...I did ok. Now I have to wait for the results!!

I made my hubby come home for lunch yesterday. It was funny, he wanted me to meet him somewhere. I told him he should come home. He didn't understand why at all!! I told him he should figure it out by the time he got home and he didn't!!! Not until he saw me in my robe!! Then it sunk in! I am so excited to say that I have finally got to see the benefits of my surgery!! I kept waiting for it to hurt like normal and it didn't! It's a whole new world!!

And to top it off......swimsuit season with NO periods!!

Unread 04-11-2007, 08:28 AM
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Lucky~ wanted to let you know, I am having those pains too! They are coming from the corners of my scar. The doc said it is the muscles and nerves healing. He told me yesterday that as I do more that pain would be worse. He said the incision inside is trying to contract and as I move and do more I am stretching it. That is where the pain is coming from. He said not to worry because I am completely healed at this point and I am not going to rip anything open. I always like to hear that!!

I also wanted to share the cute story behind my care bear! My mom and dad bought me that bear for my surgery. I thought he needed to be the bear that I used for my avatar. My parents called me kerbear well before care bears existed. My friends growing up called me that and even my hubby calls me kerbear. But, that little wish bear means alot. I cuddled him for weeks after the surgery at night, when my hubby was afraid to sleep next to me. I tried to get an actual pic of the bear on here, but I couldn't get it small enough!!

Unread 04-11-2007, 12:18 PM
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Keri, wish you well with the MRI results. Bet you're glad that test is over with.

Sticker - I was going to say that I have never been to Ireland and then remembered that I went to Dublin for the day once - it was very pretty. My sister and her family went some years ago and she said it was lovely but rained a lot! Sorry about your winter weather right now! We are still having lovely weather here but it surely won't last!

Ladies, you are all so optimistic about recovery. Am hoping that some of it will rub off on me. Felt lousy today- absolutely shattered, not from doing very much but had to lie down on the sofa this afternoon and fell asleep for about 20 minutes.. feel better now but I guess I am too impatient with the recovery and find it hard to take the bad days while taking the good ones in my stride. My tummy felt sore on the outside too, and sensitive, as well as that blasted brick in the belly (or do I mean pelvis?) feeling. Grrr, feeling fed-up today. Thanks for letting me vent! Actually expected to be so over this at seven weeks today (although knew I wouldn't be, really..)
Unread 04-11-2007, 04:35 PM
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Please don't get discouraged. I had my surgery, SAH, the day before you and had the brick in the lower abdominal area for quite some time. It's finally gone, but now I am struggling with "swelly belly" when I am too overactive during the day my pouch expands by night fall. Even a little tingling and pulling along the right-side of my incision. Some days are better than others and I still need to get a cat nap in every so often if I do to much. Guess we all think we're "wonder woman." I feel we should all be very proud of our accomplishments and try to stay motivated in the days and weeks ahead. Stay strong, Debra
Unread 04-11-2007, 04:45 PM
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You mentioned you were have some problems with sleep. My insomnia started at week four and was making me crazy. Went to the health store and bought a bottle of melatonin and take 3 mg every night 1/2 hour before bed and it works like a charm. The first time I took it I didn't notice any difference but continued to take it each night and it became more effective for me. I also notice I have nice dreams as well from taking the supplement. When I spoke with my doc about taking it for insomnia he was all for it. He said, "We won't really know if your ovaries finally started to kick in to alleviate your insomnia or the melatonin fixed the problem but either way I could continue taking it because is doesn't have any negative effects and as we age our body produces less and less of this supplement. Hope this helps, Debra
Unread 04-11-2007, 08:44 PM
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I just want to thank all of you for posting comments so often. I read your posts on a regular basis but don't respond very often, so I just want you all to know how helpful you have been for me. I have had some of all of the various symtoms you have had - swelly belly, pain on the right side of my scar, insomnia beginning at week 4, and the one that worries me the most is sensitivity/slight pain when I urinate or have bowel movements. My doctor just says give it more time but, maybe because he is a man, that answer just doesn't make me feel better. Now that I have read so many of your responses I feel like I am not alone or crazy. Thank you so much.
Unread 04-12-2007, 01:59 AM
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Hey Ladies I've been away for a while...(computer issues), but I'm so glad I checked in here tonight! Just reading the variety of "stuff" everyone is still dealing with makes me breath a sigh of relief! I'm normal!!!! (this has been in question for some time now! ) I've been thinking that at 7 weeks I should be "all better".....and since I'm still experiencing pain, swelly belly, and butt-kicking fatigue occaisionally, I was starting to feel like a total loser!

So, I'm glad to hear that I'm not alone....You'd think I'd have expected this....I mean this site is FULL of info that tells us to take our time, expect it to take a while to be "all better" etc.....but do we listen? Apparently, I didn't..... I guess I just get so excited about feeling SO MUCH BETTER than I have in AGES...that I'm totally surprised when I have a day with pain or fatigue or hormonal ickyness....I know that we're all moving forward in our healing though, so I guess we just have to take the setbacks in stride and keep going right? (talking to myself here)

Thanks for sharing anyway...it really did help me get some perspective!

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