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Unread 03-03-2007, 06:13 AM
mima barb

going in March 8th for supracervical hyster. Nervous as I am a smoker(trying to stop)and 54 years of age. Scared of anasthesia and side effects. Haven't seemed to have much of a mind for a long time.(spelling ability either)I will have my ovaries removed also. I think my uterus is starting to prolapse if I go by how I feel. Backaches are getting out of hand. How long do I plan for being out of work and how long will I be done when I first get home. I have felt unsure about doing this as I have times I feel pretty good then everything just goes to hell and when the pain returns I have become quite a baby.
Should I plan on doing hormone replacement and has anyone tried bioidenticals.
Help any suggestions.
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Unread 03-03-2007, 07:04 AM
mima barb

I had a tah/bso when I was 54 years old too. I've always gotten nauseous from anesthesia. I talked to my dr about it ahead of time and he ordered meds that kept it in check.

The morning after my surgery, I was gotten up & sent to the showers - it was scary at first but I made it. After that I started walking the hospital halls as often as possible. I never was really "bed ridden ". You do need to be careful for awhile, no heavy lifting, move slowly and carefully. I was allowed to drive after 2 weeks and released for normal activities after 6 weeks. Just follow your drs orders and listen to your own body.

I was started on hrt the day after my hyst ( estrogen only ). After some tweaking on the dosage, I've done pretty well. I'm still taking it now at almost 5 years post op. I've heard good things about the bioidenticals but have not taken it. I think that you should discuss all your options with your dr and together decide what is best for you.

If would be helpful if you would go to your profile and add your surgery date. That would also include you in that days "Best wishes".

Unread 03-03-2007, 02:55 PM
mima barb

Hi there!

I was off work for 6 weeks with my TAH/panniculectomy, but truth be told, I really should have taken 8 weeks off. (Because of the second procedure, I had an open hip-to-hip incision, and it wasn't closed at 6 weeks.) Most ladies report that it is somewhere between 4-8 weeks that they need to miss. And sometimes you can start back to week part-time to "ease" back into the schedule.

You may find this link to our Hysterectomy Checkpoints helpful, as it includes all sorts of information on surgery and recovery. Also, the Tell Your Hyst-Story Forum contains all sorts of experiences of who have gone before you. For some reason, I got great comfort in reading those stories (and I still read them!).

to you.
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Unread 03-05-2007, 03:17 AM
mima barb

Thanks so much for reply. I was under the impression that the lsh was so much less invasive that I could expect to be up rather quickly in comparison to the TAH.

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