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Unread 04-11-2007, 02:06 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

TK--OK, just think of what a hockey puck to the old incision would feel like, and tell me if you still think that would be a good idea............... just my 2-cent's worth.

And, I starated with the best OBGYN in my town, and I hated him. He had horrible bedside, and he wouldn't spend more than 2 minutes with me, tops. And when it came to deliver my oldest, he was out on the lawn of the hospital, watching the 4th of July fireworks, that could be seen from there, with his pager turned off. The head nurse almost had to deliver my oldest. My OB got there in time to perform episiotmoy and catch my oldest. I wanted to say, "And I'm paying you, why?"
Afer that I switched to midwives (3 in the group) overseen by OB's, and I loved it. Delivered my youngest without meds.
With this prob. I saw my <oops! name of insurance company removed per site guidelines!> Gyno. and she referred me for Ablation consult. THAT gyno was a jerk---he actually said there was no evidence that a woman's mood swings were connected to her hormonal levels. Told me to get a good antidepressant. :marble: I told him I was already taking one, and there was no way he would ever lay a hand on me. Especially since mental health is MY area of expertise.
I really like my regular gyno. She's very kind and senative and skilled.

Sputumqueen--sort of makes one wonder what Charles Dickens was smoking when he wrote Moby ****?
(OK, I get why that was sensored, but ya'll know what I meant.)
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Unread 04-11-2007, 02:09 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

Hi there, I'm new at this site. I had my surgery the 28 and had similar other "repair work" done. Today is now 2 weeks but I'm never sure if I should be doing more or less. I too spent time with the cath (1 week) and now feel like my bladder is the size of a peanut.

How is your recover? Are you up and around much at the second week is soon approaching?
Unread 04-11-2007, 02:12 PM
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Well now that we are on gyno stories. Mine is the one that delivered my DD 17 yrs ago. He had been a doc for 4 years then. and now i suppose he has 21 years under his belt. But it was funny because my niece, aunt, sister-in-law and all these people were in the delivery room with me and they said that they couldn't watch the delivery because the doc was so good looking and let me tell you he has aged gracefully. He is about 10 yrs older than I am but from looking at everyones bio on here I seem to be the youngest. NOT BRAGGING OF COURSE.

As far as sports go my gyno and I were discussing this on tuesday and I told him he was cutting into my softball season. and he was like oh my god your not playing are you. DUH I could hardly run the sweeper then. Today has been a great day for me. The best I've had I would say. I took my dog for a mile walk. (after I took Vicodin). Still no sleeping and grouchy as hell. I suppose this is do to the sudden menopause.

Not really fair to my DH he thought that he had at least 10 more years b4 he had to deal with this. and as for the swelly bellies.. Heres a quote.

***We don't skinny dip we chunky dunk*** LOL
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Unread 04-11-2007, 02:16 PM
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Welcome, Gardener.

What kind of surgery did you have? That could determine how "up and around" you are. I had a TVH on 3/26 and was feeling pretty great at 2 weeks, so much so that I overdid it and pulled something. Back on meds and back to doing nothing. I'm still better off than most of my sisters here, because my problems weren't as severe to begin with, my surgery not as invasive, and my post-op help at home a bit more responsive than some. There are so many variables! Hope you continue to feel better and stick around, we have some pretty amazing, informative and supportive posts here.

Unread 04-11-2007, 02:31 PM
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Thanks for the response. This site seems to be full of info. I had TVH also. It seems that causes less pain then the other repairs they did. I drove for the first time today. Just a short trip to the store. It felt great to be out of the house but I'll a bit sore now (to much sitting).

People talk about the benefits of walking, but are they referring to a walk to the kitchen or a walk of distance. Also I have received many variations on the topic of stairs. I have been taking them slow and infrequent but still several times a day. Any thoughts?

I'm a little apprehensive; I want to heal up just once and get back to normal activities.

Any comments are welcome. Thanks
Unread 04-11-2007, 02:38 PM
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Welcome Gardener. I'm a newbie too!! 2 weeks and 2 days since my TAH/BSO and still feeling like a couch potato so don't worry if recovery seems slow. We all heal differently (as I have come to understand from this site). Mind you, if i keep on looking at all the replies on this site, I'm sure that I will bust a stitch from laughing so much Hope you have plenty of pillows to hand...Hope the site is as helpful and as supportive for you as it is for me
Lots of 's

TAH/BSO 27th March 2007 recovering slowly but looking forward to a lifetime free from pain etc
Unread 04-11-2007, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by sophia46
Hard for the body to heal without sleep.
Sophia - These are my words to live by now. I don't care how much I sleep as long as I recover in a timely manner. I don't want to be playing catch up for the next 6+ months.

Jen - Luckily when the dr. originally told me that I was going to have an ultrasound no one told me it was going to include a vaginal one until I was on the table. It would have made me dread it and I might have postponed my appt. I must say all in all it was not a bad experience, but I didn't have an abcess either.

Jay - I'm glad you were able to see your doctor today and hopefully you and I will learn to take it a little easier on ourselves.

I am definitely gonna wait until 2 1/2 weeks post op before I drive and then will only go a short distance! I'm hoping not to get the back pain as many of you have had.

My first gyn was a male and he was the best (for me). I say that because he did have a few lawsuits against him and finally left the practice. I kept with him because I had confidence in him and never had a problem with him. (I think his malpractice insurance was too high for him to pay.)

That left me with his female associate. Not all female drs. have sympathy for females. I found her to be more critical of female complaints. I am overweight and she was always critical of that. I understand the added weight is not good, but she didn't have to say it the way she did. There are some people who can tell you to "go to ****" (I censored myself) in such a way that you look forward to the trip! She was not one of them. I kept seeing her (probably every 3-5 yrs or so) until my DD went to her. She did not like her at all. My DD found another female gyn that she liked and recommended I go to her.

Well I did go and she asked me if I had any concerns and I told her that I knew I was getting older, but my periods had become a bit irregular for the past 6 months. (Luckily I did not have any of the abdominal or other pains that some of my sisters have experienced.) She did an internal and then recommended I have the ultrasound, which I did not realize would be both abdominal and vaginal, and the ultrasound revealed that I had a large mass in (I believe in not on) my right ovary. She then scheduled me for a biopsy of the mass.

After that she referred me to the gyn/oncologist who recommended the hyst. I'm glad I brought my friend with me for an extra set of ears because I was expecting him to say that he was removing the mass and/or ovary, so when he said hyst, I just shut down and didn't hear much past that. He scheduled my surgery for the following week. It was that quick! From first appt. with the new gyn my DD recommended (Jan 30) until my hyst (Mar 30).

I have no regrets, but it was just so fast that I feel it is now finally sinking in as to what I had done. I used to think that was done to "older women" but I guess at 46 I am one of those "older women".

I guess my posting is long enough. I will talk to you all soon.
Unread 04-11-2007, 02:41 PM
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Welcome to our group Gardener. Soon you will be addicted just like the rest of us. The sisters here are great and you can talk about anything. Lately our big discussions have been pp and poo poo. So come on in and take a look around. and most of all don't be shy or afraid to ask a question. The only stupid question is the one not asked........

Unread 04-11-2007, 02:51 PM
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Sophia, now that's a weird story! I would have done the same thing.
Unread 04-11-2007, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jennirutherford
Lately our big discussions have been pp and poo poo
Jen! Quit trying to scare off the visitors!

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