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  #1361  
Unread 07-17-2007, 08:59 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

Hey Sisters! Good to hear from you - good or bad news - still good to know you're with us AND I'm always checking in to check on you! Here to help - you know me, the Fixer - right TK??

Well, we did not get to go out of town like I indicated in my last post. DH had to go into work that weekend and had another crisis with DS - not really "a" crisis - ongoing stuff. I have been losing a lot of sleep AND YOU SISTERS KNOW WHAT THAT'S LIKE! Except it's not insomnia, it is worrying about DS. And some of you Sisters STILL know what I'm talking about! Geez! It never stops and probably never will - I will always worry about him. He's not making good decisions and unfortunately, a few recent ones he will have to live with for the rest of his life. Nothing health related - could be a lot worse but I feel like he's on the edge of something big happening. He could go either way - I'm trying to keep him on the good side. DD, she's a different story - very level headed - makes good decisions - very cautious - and drama free right now! Uncommon for 17!

Work is a #### nightmare right now! Today felt like an etirnity! I swear my boss has alzheimers. I am really questioning his ethics. I get so frustrated! I almost walked out of a meeting today! But I didn't - I just shut up unless someone asked me a question directly. Tomorrow will be a better day - gotta be!

I LOVE that ATWT is on the web - NO COMMERCIALS!! I now eat lunch at my desk, put in my headphones and watch yesterday's episode of ATWT. Our computer here at home doesn't "stream" as well as mine does at work. Saturday, while cleaning house, I had the sound on, listened to Friday's episode and every once in awhile, glance at the screen. I am back on track with the soap! I read the updates on B&B. Do you watch Rescue Me? That's the only night-time "soap" I'm watching right now. However I do like Man vs. Wild - you never know when you are going to need to know survival skills for the desert or jungle! This last week he was in Australia, in the desert. He drank his own urine! Sorry Sisters! Never gonna happen with this Sister! You'll be leaving comments on my obit page instead!

Kelly - Good to catch up with you! Sorry you are going through a rough time. I think most everyone (including myself) I have come in contact with (family, friends and clients) are going through some major famliy crisis. Please know that you are not alone.

Health update - I'm feeling good. My cyst was "resolved" but I still have fluid in my pelvic area. I still wear mini pads on most days because I have discharge - from the fluid. The doctor told me AGAIN that my body is supposed to absorb the fluid - she's not going to do anything about it unless I get an infection.

Well, that's about it for now. Love to my Sisters! Hope to hear from you soon!
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  #1362  
Unread 07-27-2007, 06:09 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

Hello all.

I turned 41 on Wednesday. Happy Birthday to me. It's been interesting. I've never had such a physical and emotional response to a birthday! I even welcomed 40 without skipping a beat - had a blast! (Now that's another story... Daytona Beach, no kids, casino boat, LI teas, agave tequila, late night swim... hangover from h**l!)

Anyway, my actual birthday wasn't bad. Work threw the typical co-worker b-day party (which are pretty cool, feel-good gatherings). I spent a few hours quietly listening at a forum on disabilities and employment. I had lunch with a relocating colleague on her last day in the area and cut out of work early. I spent the afternoon/evening with DH/DKs shopping and dining out. Nice. Very nice.

I woke up yesterday with PMS as bad as any I've ever had. Crabby (ha - that's an understatement - stay-the-heck-away). Crampy. Bloated. Sour stomache. Just like in the past, right before one of those periods that would keep me home flooding for 2 days. In fact, my secretary actually asked me if it was "that time of the month." As soon as she realized what she'd asked, we both got a good laugh out of that one. More than a few times.

Had a rough day today physically, as was typical. Ended up playing hookie after an "off-site" meeting ended early and floating in the pool (something I could NOT do pre-hyst!). My mood is awful - so awful I cancelled my party which was planned for tomorrow. I could no more entertain right now... physically or emotionally and I don't feel like cleaning my house. I'm nauseous and "honkerblonky."

Counting back on my calendar, had I not had surgery, I would likely be on my period right now (I was regular, I will say that). STRANGE!!! I guess I should count my blessings knowing what is NOT to come! There, I feel better already! Sort of...

I feel particularly old this year. I'm sure my DH's stroke in January and my surgery in March isn't helping. Add to that, while on medical leave I decided to start coloring my hair for the first time in life. I really regret that. Now, every several weeks, I feel self-conscious about my roots/gray (which I never had before) and stress about dropping $32 each time to "fix it." I like the way it looks and don't intend to stop but it's really HIGH MAINTENANCE!

On Monday, I'm sending my kids away for a week to band camp (UGH - that conjures up all kinds of frightening images/memories) and then the following week we're putting them on a plane for 10 days to my sister's in Florida (where we then join them for a week at Disney which will be fun). We've never really been apart for more than a few days and I'm feeling a little empty nest already which is ridiculous.

And finally, I feel FAT and LAZY. I've got to find a motivator and get off the couch. DH is obviously getting impatient waiting for me to do so, but he's not pressuring. Maybe he should be.

OK... ENOUGH... I THINK IT'S THE PMS TALKING... I wonder if Midol would help. I might have some Valium left over from recovery. Hmmm....

Hope you all are well. I'm gonna go. I'll check back in under sunnier skies soon!
  #1363  
Unread 07-30-2007, 09:23 AM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

OMG! Colls - ditto! I was PMSing last week - emotional and cranky! Over the weekend I junked out on Toaster Struedels, Pop Tarts, Lucky Charms, all kinds of crap! My DD asked me if it was "that time of the month", too!! It would have been. Usually the last week of the month Aunt Flo would come to visit! I wasn't crampy - just emotional and craving junk. Midol might help - didn't think of it.

I'm at work - I'll post more later from home.
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  #1364  
Unread 07-30-2007, 06:03 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

Chocolate cravings and all, but I made it through and didn't leave a stain! Glad to be on the other side. That is a strange phenomena, isn't it? My MIL didn't buy it, though. She had her ovaries taken with her hysterectomy and doubted that pms was still possible - an argument I REALLY didn't want to have given the circumstances but I can assure you I won - as only I can win an argument while pms-ing! It usually doesn't end pretty and this was no exception. UGH. Was that really real or all in my mind? Regardless - UGH.

I am really missing B&B these days. I keep up with ATWT (and occasionally Y&R) on the website, but reading a recap is nothing like watching the episode. It reads like last week was an interesting "Brooke week." Sorry I missed it.

See y'all!
  #1365  
Unread 07-30-2007, 06:54 PM
Happy 4 month anniversary Sisters!!!

Wow! I didn't notice all the recent posts until now. Hmm! It has been good to read through the messages. I am thankful to know all of you and glad we all still check in with each other.

At the four month mark, I am finally feeling a bit more recovered: less twinging, less pain, less numbness, etc. My weight has remained constant, but lately its been creeping upward so I am being a bit more vigilant.

Regarding my back pain, an MRI showed several bulging disks (no herniations, no recommendations for surgery, thankfully). I was assigned to a intensive 3 month back rehab program (PT 2x/wk on MedX equipment and a chiropractor 1x/wk). It's hard work but I am definitely getting stronger. My left leg is still partly numb and I sure hope it goes away as I get stronger.

What else is new? My daughter is getting ready for her senior year in high school and is determined to make it fun and special for herself and her classmates. She's in a small school (70 in her class) and they all really do get along (well, except maybe for the boy she used to date...) My son is going to be a high school sophomore. He goes to our local high school with a mere 2000 students (about 700 per class). Baseball is done for the summer. So is summer hockey and various dance and cheer camps. We go up north for a week soon. August is the calm before the storm!

I DEFINITELY still have PMS, though that's not to hard to believe since I still have one ovary. It is weird to have all the symptoms of a menstrual cycle with no actual bleeding. My husband also still asks, "Is it that time of the month?" I try to remember to be glad that I'm still hormonal.
  #1366  
Unread 08-26-2007, 08:12 PM
Smile - Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007 Anniversary time.

Hello Sisters,

We are coming to our 5 month anniversary. Can you believe it? I thought this would be a good time to check in and see how everyone is doing.

Work is still the same. We are still about 4 weeks behind. I do try and work overtime (when I can) to help, but then I am moody for working too much. I can't feel responsible to get it all done myself.

I am trying to work with my therapist. Why go to and pay a therapist if you are not going to listen to their suggestions? I did get off my butt and go for a today and did get some housework done over the last two days where normally I would have been on this computer or lying on the couch thinking, "I'll do it tomorrow."

Amazingly enough I was a person who used to live in a swimming pool before getting my period and now I have gone swimming only once this summer. Maybe should be part of my getting off my butt routine.

Jay and Colls - I am all caught up on ATWT. Thanks for telling me about watching it online Jay. Although it's not as good as seeing it on the regular tv screen. This week should be a good one. I don't want to give anything away if either of you are not caught up.

My DD is starting back at college (living at home) after taking a semester off. She just got word today that she got a job she applied for at Bath & Body works. (A job nannying for a friend did not work out as planned. I was good and stayed out of it. I did not say, "I told you so" but I did say, "Lesson learned", which is a nicer way of saying, "I TOLD YOU SO!" ) I'll look forward to the employee discount when Christmas shopping this year.

I guess that's all for my update for now. Now it's time for you ladies (Colls, Jay, Jen, Upon Wings, Tkls) to respond back. I hope you all are well.

s to all.
  #1367  
Unread 08-28-2007, 05:29 AM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

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Originally Posted by I.M.Irish
Hello Sisters,

We are coming to our 5 month anniversary. Can you believe it? I thought this would be a good time to check in and see how everyone is doing.

Work is still the same. We are still about 4 weeks behind. I do try and work overtime (when I can) to help, but then I am moody for working too much. I can't feel responsible to get it all done myself.

I am trying to work with my therapist. Why go to and pay a therapist if you are not going to listen to their suggestions? I did get off my butt and go for a today and did get some housework done over the last two days where normally I would have been on this computer or lying on the couch thinking, "I'll do it tomorrow."

Amazingly enough I was a person who used to live in a swimming pool before getting my period and now I have gone swimming only once this summer. Maybe should be part of my getting off my butt routine.

Jay and Colls - I am all caught up on ATWT. Thanks for telling me about watching it online Jay. Although it's not as good as seeing it on the regular tv screen. This week should be a good one. I don't want to give anything away if either of you are not caught up.

My DD is starting back at college (living at home) after taking a semester off. She just got word today that she got a job she applied for at Bath & Body works. (A job nannying for a friend did not work out as planned. I was good and stayed out of it. I did not say, "I told you so" but I did say, "Lesson learned", which is a nicer way of saying, "I TOLD YOU SO!" ) I'll look forward to the employee discount when Christmas shopping this year.

I guess that's all for my update for now. Now it's time for you ladies (Colls, Jay, Jen, Upon Wings, Tkls) to respond back. I hope you all are well.

s to all.
Colls, thanks for the prompting to check in! 5 months! Seems like longer, ha ha!

Mentally, things are great, though my patience still is not 100% back to normal. I've noticed 2 or 3 times where I've gotten mad much faster than in the past; then look back afterward and wonder how I got so mad so fast. Otherwise, my endurance to work all day and deal with life is nearly back to normal.

Physically, my numb belly still irritates me. I've been in an intensive back rehab program that is really working on core strength, and after each workout my belly feels numb way down in the deep layers of muscles. I figure I'm still waking up muscles cut in surgery. My right leg and arm are still partially numb, though this starting to fluctuates and is improving slowly as I progress in the rehab program. I was given a handicap tag for my car to cut down on walking distances as needed. It's only good for six months which should be longer than I need (I hope). In hindsight, I wish I had known that my back was in such bad shape before I had surgery. My ab weakness after surgery surely caused my disks to bulge out. Oh well! Hindsight is, indeed, 20/20.

My scar is starting to fade just a bit...not so red looking, more of a dark pink. Gee, isn't that exciting? I haven't lost any more weight, but I haven't gained any either. Actually, through the rehab program, my waist is going in, but I've gained about 2 pounds in muscles.

Life in Minnesota has been, ummm, eventful this summer. We are having rain unheard of for August. My brother-in-law lost his home in the Winona floods last weekend and has started drinking again. (Don't send cash to anyone with a history of drinking!) Oy! Thankfully, my husband who usually crosses the 35W bridge twice a day going to his teaching job was on vacation for the summer when it collapsed.

My daughter starts school today, while my son has one more week. My poor dog will go from a house full of people all day back to his cage in a very quiet house for six hours a day (don't worry, it's a large kennel).

Everyone please write back!!!
  #1368  
Unread 10-02-2007, 04:23 PM
Question - Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007 Where are my chit chat coffee house ladies - 3/26 to 4/2?

Hello Sisters,

I wanted to post a 6 month update (it was there for us at 5 months), but it was nowhere to be found today. I don't know if any of you will check in and find this one, but I thought I would give it a try and see if anyone wants to let us know how they are doing.

I am fine. The tummy is still a bit numb on the right side of my incision tattoo (lol). I have times when I am sooo hot that the sweat is just pouring off me for no reason really. I don't know if it's a hot flash or not. Do women get them six months after surgery????

I'm finally getting off my butt and exercising. I walk a couple times a week. Therapy has been very helpful in that area.

I miss all my ladies to talk with: Jayhawk83, Upon Wings, Colls, Tkls, Jennie, etc. If you sign on and read this, please post a note (even if just a quick one like me) to let me and the other sisters know how you are doing.

Colls and Jayhawk, any idea if Carly is leaving ATWT after just coming back? Why do they have her storyline as having a fatal brain tumor? Did they not renew her contact, did she ask for too much money, is she going to be miraculously cured like we wish our family and friends could be? Let me know if you've read anything about this.

Well I hope some of you check in. Just know that you are thought of fondly for being there and helping me through a tough time. It seems like AGES ago, doesn't it?

A GREAT BIG to all of you.
  #1369  
Unread 03-06-2008, 08:47 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

Hey Kelly! My Hysterversary is in a few weeks. I can't believe a year has gone by already! I wanted to look up my sisters and see how everyone was doing. I started a new thread 1 YEAR March 27th - I hope some of our other Sisters check in!

I started a new job a month ago and I love it! I didn't know how unhappy I was at my other job until I left. Weird how that works.

Are you feeling okay? Did everything heal okay for you?
  #1370  
Unread 03-06-2008, 09:34 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

Very strange... I stopped in to HS to do some reading up on post-hyst thyroid issues and decide it was too late at night to start posting.(I haven't posted in months.) No sooner did I shut down the laptop and an email notice of your post showed up on my Blackberry, Jay! Oooohhhhh-eerie. Sorry I missed your 6 month update, Kell. I guess you know how it all turned out with Carly by now. She's in an entirely new mess these days! Well, it's late and I've got work in the am. I will try to post at your new thread this weekend, Jay. I've been "drafting" my hysterversary update in my head for days now. Talk to those who decide to join us in the near future. Meanwhile, I'm doing good - hope you all are. G'nite.
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