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Unread 03-18-2007, 06:02 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

I think the only difference is the incision site--we still had things taken out of us! Take your time and recover fully..
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Unread 03-18-2007, 10:05 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

Hothyssiefit..I was actually gonna mention the "other things" but...I'm glad you did
I have to go back to work April 2nd so that will be 4 weeks post op. They have worked the schedule so that I can work mornings when I have the most energy. I'm hoping it's not too soon but I'm a receptionist so I can sit most of the time.
I haven't noticed the fuzzy head thing...I think for me the worst compaint at this point is just fatigue and the fact that I can't do things yet like clean the house the way I like it! (Did I mention I am not a very patient person? )
I am enjoying my pampering time for the most part. I have read a lot of books which I did not have time for pre hyst. I keep reminding myself that this "pamper the princess" time is coming to an end so it would be in my best interest to enjoy it while it lasts.
Oh...I am noticing where you can list what you have had done and HRT etc at the bottom of everyone's post. Where do I go to do that?
Unread 03-18-2007, 12:45 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

tillyz - to put the signature on the bottom of your posts you go under Quick Links, and then Edit Signature. You can save it under there and tell it to post automatically under each message

Yarn Queen-

I'm experiencing the "fuzzy" head thing too. Today has been really bad. My DH will ask a question I just stare at him A friend of mine who has been through several major surgeries was encouraging me last night that the body suffers a major shock when it has things removed or readjusted, on top of withdrawing from pain medicines, lingering effects from anethesia, your body system trying to regulate itself again etc etc. He said to just hang in there and keep on resting. There will come a point when you will feel everything getting back to normal. I had a TVH, and was told by the DR that the recovery time would be better too, but I"m finding it is much the same. As adledger said, we all had things removed and we all heal differently too and came into the surgery at different levels of health. I had 2 other surgeries within 5 mos. and dropped 5 lbs in a week prior to the TVH because I was living off pain meds and ibuprofen, so I know that had weakend me alot going into this. I'm going to take full advantage of the 6 weeks to recover!

jetams -

I hope you are feeling better. I'm keeping you in my thoughts. Please let us know how you are doing.

About the "other things," can anyone relate to this - My DH and I were having fun and along came the big O for the first time since surgery, and I just burst into tears all the sudden. It did feel different, and I think for the first time it hit me that I really did loose a part of me and I will never have it back. My poor DH was really freaked out, and then I felt really dumb! Has anyone else felt this way??? Or am I just really crazy?!
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Unread 03-18-2007, 01:04 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

My DH said that in the "other things" department, I am version 2.0. Everything old is new all over again. So if we're starting over, I would think "different" will evolve just as it did before. You're not dumb or crazy. Think about how you felt your "first time." It was definitely a different feeling from anything experienced prior. Being from a generation of young women who didn't wait for the honeymoon, I am excited about DH being my first all over again. The adventure of discovering each other again is exhilerating for us both. Give yourself time in ALL departments.

Much love to you all!
Unread 03-18-2007, 01:05 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

I have been experience the fuzzy head as well but it does get better. I have an 18 year old that can talk your ear off and I find that I am drifting and miss what she is saying. Not a good thing when dealing with a teen!
As for sex, after my breast cancer DH was "too gentle" if you will. He acted as though I would break. I am nervous about resuming sex. I have heard that about a third of women have no difference, a third it is better and third experience some type of problem. Of course I think the big difference is attitude so I have decided to shoot for the the third that had improvement!
Unread 03-18-2007, 06:03 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

Dear sisters,
One of the best things about this web site is our honesty and openess about our recuperation including our worries/thoughts on all subjects. The biggest cry I had preop was when I read the information that said that if uterine contractions were part of what you experienced with the big "O" that you needed to be aware that you would now have different experiences.
My DH got that "deer in the headlights" look as I sobbed and gasped my secret worry out at that time.. I now know that it's going to be ok if when we do get back to "playtime" that it'll be ok if I experience some grief too if things are not how I want them to be and that communicating with my DH will be really important -(you're right, it's like our early years together!)

hothyssiefit-Thank you for the great perspective to look as this new experience as a bit of adventure- things may feel a bit different but maybe "good" different.I agree that attitude is everything!

Take Care!
Unread 03-18-2007, 07:55 PM

I hope everyone had a better day today. It seems each day is getting a little better. Thanks everyone for the great messages that you post. I learn so much every time I come to this site.

Take care!
Unread 03-18-2007, 10:53 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

Has anyone tried the hotflash cocktail mentioned in the Hormone Jungle? I spent a small fortune tonight buying all the ingredients. Oh yeah! And, at 32, I am officially like my mother...I bought a pill organizer to keep them all straight.

Tonight DH took me to WallyWorld to finish out our registry (he'll officially be DH 7/7/7) with some household items like carbon-monoxide detectors and plastic storage. I used one of the motorized carts so I wouldn't wear myself out. I say all this so it's clear this cannot be strain. I have a pain on my left side where the ovary used to be. It's a dull, persistant ache. Should I be concerned? Also, our DD brought home a bug from school, and we're all having tummy troubles. With all this healing, should I call the doc? I feel like a weenie having called her at least once a week since the surgery for pain meds and such (irritated internal stitches trying to get up on my own the 1st week and again the 2nd week b/c of sneezing and coughing with alergies).

Praying everyone is healing well!
Unread 03-19-2007, 12:27 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

I finally started to drive again last Friday. Felt good after 30 minutes, except once I got out of the car I found that I needed to lean on something. I found that I was even driving in a sort of 'slow motion', so I'm sure the clearing of the head is quite critical too. I also took mum to the supermarket and that on top of the drive was certainly enough for one day.

Today I tried a 2.5 km walk with the dog and again was happy to get back home. Started to feel a little strain towards the end, but nothing too severe. Will try again tomorrow. I don't think I'm stretching myself too much, just want to try a little more each day.

Thanks for the suggestions about getting back to work. As I work in an office full time as well as teach part time from home, I think I'll give the teaching a try from next week, and aim for the 2x4 day weeks around Easter for getting back to work. I agree, once we return we will be expected to return 'as normal', so we do need to take care.

Thanks for all your posts - they provide so much support and info.
Unread 03-19-2007, 08:06 AM
2 wk post op

I am now 2 weeks and a few days post op. I seem to be doing better. I had the TAH BSO (up and down incision). I have a 19 week old Son and still am not allowed to hold him so thats crappy! I use pain meds only at night because its so hard to get comfy to sleep with a large incision. I can get around much better now. I still can't drive but I go to the MD today so hopefully I will get some more privledges. They say i can't lift over 10lbs for at least 6 weeks? Does this sound normal? My Son is 14lbs so this really stinks! Also, my belly button is "displaced" from a large knot under my incision. It doesn't look like a hernia but it is still very swollen are sore to touch. Heat helps though. Any other suggestions???
Heather G.

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