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Unread 05-15-2007, 02:34 PM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 09-Apr 16,2007

I am seeing the surgeon next week, but if by tomorrow, it continues feeling so heated, I will give the surgeon a call and see what happens. Thanks once again to you both
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Unread 05-15-2007, 03:40 PM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 09-Apr 16,2007

I agree with Margie - a call to the doc wouldn't hurt. If anything, it'll put your mind at ease.
I'd rather talk to or see my doc with what turns out to be nothing than let something go & have it come back to bite me.

Good luck!
Unread 05-15-2007, 05:01 PM
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Hi ladies!

Thought I'd actually post an update as they seem to be dying down a bit. I hope that is because lots of us are starting to do pretty good as well as returning back to work. As a number of ladies-in-waiting read these, I think they need to see good reports. So... here's where I'm at.

Saw my urologist last week & all is healing well with my sling. My bladder spasms have significantly reduced in frequency as well as intensity. As long as I don't let my bladder get too full, I almost feel back to normal. Still fight that urge to go even though I'm not that full every now & then - doc says that this is normal at this point in recovery for what he did in there. He says I should see even more improvement from 6 - 8 weeks post-op. The other exciting thing I learned is that the way he did my repair will leave me with no weight lifting restrictions. I guess in the past, some of them did. Woohoo!!

I have returned to work for anywhere from 2-5 hours a day. The nice thing is that I own my own business so I can come & go as I please. I come in when I'm ready & leave when my body tells me to. I can definitely tell when I've been there too long. I get a bit sore and/or tired. My doc's restrictions for coming back are that I have to be off my feet & behind my desk. This was a little hard at first but now if someone needs me to look at something on their desktop, they print it out & come to me. They are slowly adjusting to me not being out roaming the floor where I can come to them & coming to see me. Even at the office, I am following my walking & water regimen. I've always been a high volume water drinker & there's a big park a block away where I can go walk by the lake there.

Overall, most days seem to bring a little more energy & more time where I'm not feeling a whole lot of discomfort. There's still twinges here & there - but, they're just that, twinges. I've found that anytime things get worse, it's usually my fault for overdoing it. I haven't figured out if my ovaries are completely back in the game yet but I think they're sure trying. For about 4-5 days last week, I went through the whole "mini-menopause" thing for the second time - hot flashes, cry at the drop of a hat, insomnia, you name it... Since yesterday, things seem to be better. So, we'll see... I have my 6 week check 1 week from today so I'll know how all is truly going then.

This surgery was a great decision for me & everything I've gone through & continue to experience in healing is worth it. Even though I'm not 100% yet, I feel much better than I did prior to surgery! :

Hope everyone is progressing well!
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Unread 05-16-2007, 03:55 AM
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Hi Sue, Excellent news. I have had a TAH/BSO on 12th April. In general, I feel fine. I somehow managed to get a very mild UTI which appears to have gone away after having taking antibiotics. I then developed a very strange heated tummy which gets heated and cooler at times. I do still have some 'sharp pain' now and then, although it goes away soon after and I am not taking any pankillers as I don't consider it to be necessary. I hope I am right. I am now almost on my 5th week and seeing the surgeon next week. Hopefully, he will give me the all clear and I will be back at work on the 29th May.
Unread 05-16-2007, 04:11 AM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 09-Apr 16,2007

Originally Posted by confusion
Has anyone out there experienced some heated tummy and not so heated rest of the body? Is it normal? Is it part of the healing process? Does anyone know?
Because this thread is for progress reports, questions such as yours may go unanswered or be limited to one or two replies. Please post questions about your recovery in a NEW thread. That way your question will be viewed by members other than those in your recovery date group.

That being said, if your incisions feels hot it's a good idea to call your doctor. You want to make sure there isn't an infection starting.
Unread 05-16-2007, 10:42 AM

I really wish I had understood how long it was going to take to recover from this LSH. I'm 5 weeks out. I understand lots of people have much better luck. Perhaps being older and then not being in the best of shape before the surgery accounts for some of the problem.
I went out of state last Thursday for my daughter's college graduation. As I was packing I threw my back out. I really didn't need any more pain.
We had a long ride to the airport and over a 2 hour ride from the airport to the hotel. The next day I spent in bed.
I was so frustrated because I gave out on the events. I could only do so much and the pain took over and the brain fog was horrid! I had to miss part of the events and missed having dinner with good friends.
I don't know if I can do back exercises or not. I tried a simple one and wound up with a sharp pain at the top of the vagina.
I still occasionally get a sharp pain by one incision. When I was in the castle the pain medicine made me throw up and this area felt like it burning and felt like it was bleeding. It had to be an internal stitch but when I tried to ask the surgeon about it he blew me off.
I was thinking at 6 weeks you should be able to do most things but from reading some of the posts I take it you can still cause problems if you do too much.
Sorry about rambling on. I think I'm having a feeling sorry for myself day. I used to be able to put a positive spin on things but I seem to have lost the ability for that.
Unread 05-16-2007, 12:38 PM
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Be of good cheer, Lizzy! We are in the same boat! I had my surgery on April 10 and spent the last two days in bed! I see you are in Longmont CO. What a kick! I write and design the newletter that Longmont Dairy sends out each month (Except I didn't do this June's - I wonder why!!!) You don't happen to get that milk in the glass bottles, do you? I will be tickled pink if you do!

Anyway, don't worry, it just takes time. I just turned 52 and since I sit at the computer all day long when I work, I thought being 20 lbs too heavy and out of shape may have made this slower, but I am just dealing a lot with the stiches in the outer lower region that are making it hard for me to sit down. I am on a donut at the current moment! I also did not anticipate such a slow recovery and I have been feeling sorry for myself because everyone seems so perky and has goine back to work! BOO HOO. It gets lonely, and I am so happy you posted your message today. My son graduates from ciollege on May 26 and I am hoping that the party I am throwing for him will not put me under for another month. I am ordering everything from Costco that I can -not very original, but I have no choice.

I hope you have a good day. Here is a positive spin for you: Misery loves company, you can whine to me whenever you want!!!

xxxxoooo Margie (be sure to drink your milk!)
Unread 05-16-2007, 01:24 PM
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I went to the doc on Mon and he removed my drain. He wants to see me again tomorrow. He said I still had some bruising from my hematoma and wants me off work for 4 more weeks. Fine with me. He said when I go back I should just work every other day since I can only work 12 hour shifts. I work nights so this will be hard on the family.....I will sleep Mon and work Mon night, then sleep Tues to recover, then sleep Wed and work Wed night...etc. In other words, I will sleep during the day every single day except Sun, and probably sleep Sun because my body will not know any different! With the kids being out of school, they fuss when I "sleep all the time". They forget that I am AWAKE while they are sleeping. They just get bored being home and having to stay quite and stay in the house. Maybe G'ma will take them and do stuff with them!
I have been walking every evening for about 10-15 minutes (remember, I had 2nd surgery 7 days ago). It is more of a leisurely stroll, I don't feel that this rate of speed can be of benefit but I guess it beats laying around. I went to the grocery store yesterday by myself. I put ALL my groceries in the top section of the cart! I didn't want to have to bend over into the cart to unload. It sort of wore me out afterward. My hubby came home last night from a 5 day work out of town and I made a special meal that I saw on Rachael Ray this week. YUM-O!!!

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Unread 05-16-2007, 06:32 PM
Wish Me Well

Though I am definitely experiencing lots of disturbing symptoms still including definite brain fog I am going to go back to work in the morning woohoo! I am very anxious to get there!

I think I am experiencing a lot of estrogen deprival symptoms even though I started vivelle last week - so I am going to call my doc and see if it needs tweeking or just more time. I am still dizzy, sometimes anxious, nauseated, etc. - but I have got to get back there. My belly seems pretty good. I plan to work my seven hours and come home TO BED! Hubby works with me across the hall with the same kids - and my kids are so anxious to get me back they promised to wait on me hand and foot (the administration and my team of teachers too!). I'll let you know how it goes!
Unread 05-16-2007, 06:38 PM
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wondering how every one is feeling at this point - had surgery april 13th

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