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  #131  
Unread 03-20-2007, 06:48 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

me1113- the gas pains can be tough, drink plenty of fluids, keep moving, take some meds for the pain if needed (the strong pain meds sometimes contribute to slowing the GI tract so if you can, Motrin/tylenol might be better.) I have to eat raison bran (large bowl)in the am, prunes or prune juice in the evening to keep the GI tract going. Hope things get better soon!

Take care sisters!
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  #132  
Unread 03-20-2007, 08:38 PM
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Hi,

I have been reading through this thread and the site before my surgery and foudn lots of info . Thanks to all.

My surgery was March 1st. I had a vaginal hysterectomy for uterine and bladder prolapse. They left my ovaries.

I was admitted at 7am went in for surgery at 8:30 and was in surgery about 2 hours, then recovery for 2 more hours, then to my room. I had a TIA (trasient ischemic attack=mini stroke) in 1982 so they decided not to give me general anthestsia but a spinal instead.

They told me one of the side effects of a spinal was a headache plus I would be awake during surgery. They gave me vallium before the spinal and during surgery, I could hear people talking but could have cared less. Talk about being in a fog. The anthestesiologist was at my head the entire time and kept asking me how I was feeling. At one point I had a headache and they gave me a shot of morphine. That took care of the headache.

I was in my room early afternoon. Every room in the hospital I was in is a private room. It's a woman's hospital, surgical patients are on a different floor than maternity patients.

The nurses were great. I had some pain and discomfort when I first got in my room and got a shot of morphine.
Vomited a short time later. That was the end of the morphine. The doctor had prescribed vicoden, but I asked for tylenol which seemed to work. Not for long.....the doctor ended up swithing it to Tylenol with codeine. That worked. The nurses were right there. My friend works as the secretary on the unit I was on and all the nurses knew to take good care of me.

They took the catherter and IV out on Friday. I asked if I could take my blood pressure meds (a directic) and they gave it to me after surgery on Thursday. I KNEW it would help me to pee...I went immediatley after the cath came out. YAY!!! I went home on Saturday.

My husband has been great. I've been very lucky. I have had some gas (mostly gone now and bowel inconsistancies. Seems I can't reach a happy medium there.

I was told no out for 2 weeks and no driving for 4 weeks. I went out yesterday for the first time. My sister took me to CVS and the market. I was tired when I got home but it was nice to get out. The weather here has been awful.....I can't wait until I can go out and walk.

I go for my post op on March 28th. All in all, I am feeling pretty good. Get a little bummed when I get so tired, but have to remind myself it's only been a couple of weeks.

Hope everyone is feeling good and thanks for posting. Makes me feel I am not alone.

~Kathie
  #133  
Unread 03-21-2007, 04:27 AM
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tnkrbl-
Did they use a laproscope during the surgery. I have 3 incisions-one near each hip and one in my belly button. Today I noticed kinda of a knot or lump under the right one. Do you have this? I am wondering if i pulled something or if it is scar tissue?
adleger
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  #134  
Unread 03-21-2007, 07:39 AM
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If you find out please let me know. I have a knot in mines also.
  #135  
Unread 03-21-2007, 07:56 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

I didn't have laproscopic so no incisions. Just the small cut near the cervix which never gave me any trouble.
I did have a little back pain but that was it.

If it was me, I would call the doctor. Mine was great and told me to feel free to call him for anything.

My husband had laproscopic surgery for a hernia last year and I don't remember him having any lumps around the incisions. Different surgery, same general area.

Maybe someone else can answer who had laproscopic.
Sorry I couldn't help.
  #136  
Unread 03-21-2007, 08:43 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

tnkrbl-Welcome! Glad to hear that your recovery has been going pretty well. This web site has been a lifesaver for me thru my recuperation. (I had vag hyst and bladder/urethra work done for prolapse too.)


Today is my last full day of "nothing scheduled" . Tomorrow I start with daily appointments-MD's-surgeons, car repairs, driver license renewal ,annual eye checkup etc -just about one appt each day for the rest of my leave. II thought it would be good to take care of some of those extra things during my medical leave rather than getting back to work and then having to leave early etc to take care of those regular life needs. (didn't think boss or coworkers would have much patience for that!)I thought too it would be good to get a little more active. We'll see if this plan was smart or not- if it gets to be too much , I will cancel/delay some of these. My trial and error phase of recuperation continues!

Take care sisters!
  #137  
Unread 03-21-2007, 09:00 AM
Infection etc.

Hi ladies! I had my hysterectomy, vaginal with rectostole repair, on Feb 26th. I was released the 27th and have had afairly good recovery with a few hitch's. I developed an infection which has been treated with metronidazol and this seems to have worked. Has anyone else experienced this? I also have some pain along the repair work that my doctor did. He said that he had made it like I hadn't ever had children. Well that's just fine and dandy but the scar still hurts. is this normal? I am feeling so much better but still have to remind myself to slow down.I aman extremely impatient person by nature!
Thanks
Rachel
  #138  
Unread 03-21-2007, 09:35 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

Hi Rakenjake,

I had a laproscopical vaginal hysterectomy and I too have infections, in fact I have it of the urine, vagina, and pelvis. I am taking 3 different antiibiotics!

I, too, am an impatient person by nature but when I read what can happen if I rush into things too soon I became more careful about the things I do. Since March 10th, day of operation, I have managed to do a 10 min walk daily and I have managed to place the washing, one by one, into the washing machine and out of it one by one. I am managing to wash up the dishes. So far so good. I listen very carefully to warning pains.

What week are you in since the operation?

Take care.

Angelika
  #139  
Unread 03-21-2007, 10:43 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

I had four laproscopic surgeries prior to the TAHBSO three weeks ago. I never had lumps or knots under any of the incision sites (even with the butcher I had for the fourth one). I do however notice that I have a ridge of hard material with the abdominal incision this time. I think it is the sutures.
  #140  
Unread 03-21-2007, 10:44 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 26-Mar 05,2007

I am in week 3. I have walked for 30 minutes two days ago, 20 minutes yesterday and Im heading out for a half hour today. We'll see how it goes.
Rachel
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