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  #271  
Unread 05-23-2007, 03:39 AM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 16-Apr 23,2007

Nclsh:

Yes, we all heal at our own rate; however, we all seem to experience the same issues at one time or another. The painful BM's or lack there off, foggy brain, the disappointment at thinking we should be able to climb a mountain by now (or drive to work and not be exhausted). I am 4 weeks out now and sleeping is on and off throughout the night - a new twist. I just try and remain relaxed and not stress to much about it. I to am back to work and fighting the lack of focus I have to laugh about it and hope no one notices. Just remember to drink massive amounts of water, drink a 4oz glass of prune juice before bed, introduce more fiber and walk as you are able. I force these things and I will be darned - they work. Hugs!
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  #272  
Unread 05-23-2007, 03:52 PM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 16-Apr 23,2007

I went for a 5 week check up today. The doctor said I was healing well, but he didn't do an internal check yet. On each end of my incision I have stitches that have not totally healed. He pressed on them and "MY GOODNESS" was that uncomfortable! I also have a slight yeast infection and was given diflucan. He told me not to have sex or start working out until after June 16, which will officially be the 2 month mark. I am ok about not having sex, because I have no drive and I am scared because it had become painful before the surgery. So, I am scared of it. I am going back to work on Tuesday after the holiday.

Has anyone else been having thoughts about the meaning of your life and if you should make some dramatic changes? I feel that I am questioning my entire existence. Maybe it is menopause systems, I don't know. I do still have one ovary left and I haven't had hot flashes, I am cold all the time. At least I had a good nights sleep last night!!
  #273  
Unread 05-23-2007, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by amazin9
I went for a 5 week check up today. The doctor said I was healing well, but he didn't do an internal check yet. On each end of my incision I have stitches that have not totally healed. He pressed on them and "MY GOODNESS" was that uncomfortable! I also have a slight yeast infection and was given diflucan. He told me not to have sex or start working out until after June 16, which will officially be the 2 month mark. I am ok about not having sex, because I have no drive and I am scared because it had become painful before the surgery. So, I am scared of it. I am going back to work on Tuesday after the holiday.

Has anyone else been having thoughts about the meaning of your life and if you should make some dramatic changes? I feel that I am questioning my entire existence. Maybe it is menopause systems, I don't know. I do still have one ovary left and I haven't had hot flashes, I am cold all the time. At least I had a good nights sleep last night!!
I have also been thinking about my life and if I want to change careers. After coming thru this surgery, a lot of things seem trivial to me. I want to do work that makes a difference! It might just be me because I'm looking for a new job...............................But I want to spend as much time with my family also. I'm 5 wks out and feeling pretty well. Sore in the afternoon...............I go for my 6wk checkup next Wed.
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  #274  
Unread 05-23-2007, 05:23 PM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 16-Apr 23,2007

Hi all.........at the five week mark now feeling pretty good most of the time. Get up feeling slimmish then by evening feeling pretty fattish LOL.....you wonder if your going to be stuck with this muffin top look forever or will it eventually go down!! Anyway I guess it's better than putting up with the pain.

Found out from my work mates that my dr's certificate said I have 8 wks off work.......COOL I can handle that!! (didn't look at it properly, thought it was only for 6) I could go back after my 6 week checkup........but why???

Just wondering if any sisters suffered with an irritating tickling cough & nauseous........I went & spoke to the pharmacist & he said I probably had some reflux happening which was causing stomach acids to irritate the scratch that was probably on my throat from the tube they used in surgery. Not a nice feeling to be doing all that coughing with a sore tummy let me tell you!! Anyway the tablets he gave me worked a treat.......so all is good now

Keep getting well sisters
Sue
  #275  
Unread 05-23-2007, 10:13 PM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 16-Apr 23,2007

Hey there everyone! Reading some of these posts made me realize it is 5 wks tomorrow-mine was April 19th. I thought it was only 4. My how time flies. I also have been rethinking life while hanging out at home recovering. I am the type of person that always needs to be on the run-doing more than I really have time for. Now since being at home with no choice but to relax, I realize I really don't want to go back to that hectic life. I do real estate part time and enjoy that but sometimes to do something rewarding that helps others-I have to agree. My recovery though is going fine except 2 wks ago I had an infection in my belly button incision and boy did that ever hurt! Who would think that could hurt as much as it did? But it did. My doc gave me a strong antibiotic and by day 3, I felt so much better. It hurt so bad, I couldn't bend, sit up, lay down, blah, blah......i did nothing but sit in one position as much as possible. Keeping my weight off which is good cuz it took some time to lose the weight I had and now that I can't exercise or anything, I was afraid of putting it back on.

Does anyone feel even though we can walk around and do a bit more now at the 5 wk level, like they don't want to do anything? I feel so tired all the time and my energy is null. I am somewhat worried about turning into a lazy bum!! ha ha!!

Guess i am a bit worried about sex and stuff since it's been so long. What if it does hurt? I feel like I'll be gunshy thinking it may hurt. My 6 wk is next Thursday and I should be good to go though on all of it (sex, exercise, etc..). I do find myself still lifting heavy things as I tend to forget since I feel good and nothing hurts. UGH!

Thank you for all the support-what a great website.
  #276  
Unread 05-24-2007, 07:05 AM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 16-Apr 23,2007

Interesting how a few of you have mentioned "thinking about life" - while I was home I did quite a bit of thinking - unintentional, but it happened. I was so very touched by the cards, phone calls and deliveries I recieved while I was home, that I realized how important it is for us to all reach out to each other and make contact, "nice" contact - cards, calls out of the blue, etc. I've always considered myself a considerate person, and I try to be thoughtful, but I've decided now to really work more on being thoughtful - letting friends know I care, that I'm there, etc.
And I'm enjoying the little things even more - smiling more. I think having this surgery has taken a load off my mind. And thus I'm happier.
Here's to us all, to our futures. Love you all, love this board. BronxKitty
  #277  
Unread 05-24-2007, 10:38 AM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 16-Apr 23,2007

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Originally Posted by snoopy7
Hey there everyone! Reading some of these posts made me realize it is 5 wks tomorrow-mine was April 19th. I thought it was only 4. My how time flies. I also have been rethinking life while hanging out at home recovering. I am the type of person that always needs to be on the run-doing more than I really have time for. Now since being at home with no choice but to relax, I realize I really don't want to go back to that hectic life. I do real estate part time and enjoy that but sometimes to do something rewarding that helps others-I have to agree. My recovery though is going fine except 2 wks ago I had an infection in my belly button incision and boy did that ever hurt! Who would think that could hurt as much as it did? But it did. My doc gave me a strong antibiotic and by day 3, I felt so much better. It hurt so bad, I couldn't bend, sit up, lay down, blah, blah......i did nothing but sit in one position as much as possible. Keeping my weight off which is good cuz it took some time to lose the weight I had and now that I can't exercise or anything, I was afraid of putting it back on.

Does anyone feel even though we can walk around and do a bit more now at the 5 wk level, like they don't want to do anything? I feel so tired all the time and my energy is null. I am somewhat worried about turning into a lazy bum!! ha ha!!

Guess i am a bit worried about sex and stuff since it's been so long. What if it does hurt? I feel like I'll be gunshy thinking it may hurt. My 6 wk is next Thursday and I should be good to go though on all of it (sex, exercise, etc..). I do find myself still lifting heavy things as I tend to forget since I feel good and nothing hurts. UGH!

Thank you for all the support-what a great website.

I too don't want to go back to a hectic stressfull life. Life is precious and should be enjoyed and I have vowed to slow down and smell the roses and take time for me! I hope you get the go ahead for sex and exercise from your doctor, because mine told me to wait until 8 wks!
  #278  
Unread 05-24-2007, 03:31 PM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 16-Apr 23,2007

I too cannot believe that it has been five weeks (my surgery was April 18th). My doctor gave me a clean bill of health last week and said I can do whatever I wanted just take my time and go at my own pace. Hubby and I had sex this morning and it did not hurt at all. I am finding that my belly is flat in the morning and by nightfall I'm swollen again. I think I'm overdoing it. I get tired very easily, but my hot flashes did finally stop. I am also thinking about life and what's really important. I work night shift and I have decided after 9 years to switch to day shift. Enjoying my life and spending more time with my daughters is most important to me right now. I still have an ovary, but I am very emotional and reflective lately. I never liked being near the water but now I find myself going to the beach and down to the pier and letting the wind blow through my hair and think about what I want to do with my life. Everything that I thought was so important seems so absurd now. I'm so glad I have you all to talk to . I thought I was the only one feeling this way.
  #279  
Unread 05-24-2007, 03:35 PM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 16-Apr 23,2007

You're right! Lately I don't feel like doing anything. Everytime I try to start something, I put it down and say, "I'll do it tomorrow." I have very little "get up and go". Maybe it's hormonal.
  #280  
Unread 05-24-2007, 05:39 PM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 16-Apr 23,2007

Isn't surgery funny! We all are rethinking our lives. Maybe since we all don't have the female problems anymore we have decided it's nice not to live such hectic lives. I'm to the point where I want to sell the house and buy a condo! At work I really don't let anything bother me and I don't even really care that the house is disorganized or that there is dust on the TV. I can get used to this no stress mode!

I still have the feeling like something is going to "fall out" and I'm taking the nasty chalky MOM daily. I'm also achy there for some reason and it's not from sex we have only done it once since the doc released me. Has anyone seen the show Dr. 90210? Maybe I need that rejuvination thing they do on there--he said he made that women a 16 year old again! Wonder if it works and how much it is. Would just love to get rid of that "fall out" achy feeling.

Take care all.
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