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Unread 05-29-2007, 11:10 PM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 23-Apr 30,2007

I suggest you call Dr as soon as you can for the yeast infection. There is an RX pill you can take called Diflucan that clears that up quickly without putting anything in vag. Good Luck!
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Unread 05-30-2007, 12:20 AM
Hysterectomy dates Apr 23-Apr 30,2007

Originally Posted by marlene07
Robin, Just how do they check the stitches inside? I am a squeamish person! I finally took off the sterie strips yesterday. They could have come off a while ago. I think I am trying to do too much. Starting to have a little more discharge. And even some heavier bleeding one day. I really am TRYING to take it easy! It's just so frustrating not to be doing all the things I usually do. I was feeling better. My boyfriend had to go to the hardware store. He dropped me off at target next door. I didn't do anything strenous. Just picked up a few cards. I checked out and waited outside for him on a bench. I decided to walk over to the car, and I couldn't make it. It wasn't even that far! I couldn't believe it. I still wear sweats and yoga pants. I have pressure and pain when I pee. Maybe I'm going up and down the stairs too much. I am so glad I have all you ladies! Every time I come on here there is something that I am going through too! Marlene07
I don't know exactly how they check the stitches inside. Maybe they have some kind of gadget they use that can tell if inside is healing or not. I took my steri strips off I think at week 3 or 4. Three had already fallen off by themselves. I don't have any kind of discharge at all. Then again, I haven't been picking up anything or doing anything strenuous. I know it's frustrating when they tell you to take it easy, but I keep myself busy by doing stuff around the house. When I was in the hospital I did a lot of walking. Maybe that helped. But when I have to pee, I can't hold it very long. I usually need to find a bathroom pretty quick. I wear shorts most of the time because I'm not taking any HRT and I want to keep myself as cool as possible. I go back to the gyn on June 7th for my 2nd post op checkup. I think I also have a 6 month checkup. My primary dr. saw my scar today and he said it healed very well. He almost couldn't find it, except that it is still red. Doesn't hurt, though. He said the surgeons did a good job with the incision. I have a horizontal scar. When I wear pants, I love the sweatpants because they are so comfortable. Sometimes the band around the pants will bother my scar. It's not as bad, though, as it used to be.


Unread 05-30-2007, 06:40 AM
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Call the doc. I called my doc yesterday (even though I see him on the 4th) because I got my second yeast infection. The first time (2 weeks pre op) the doc gave me the pill Diflucan. Yesterday he gave me a cream and told me to put it in very carefully. It did'nt hurt to put in. I was VERY careful. I hope it works this time. I hate the itching.

I had a bad back aches too for a while but it is going away. I took Tylenol PM at night to sleep better and stuffed a small pillow behind my back. It helped. Try the pillow thing. It still hurts when I sleep on my back so I don't do that any more.

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Unread 05-30-2007, 06:59 AM
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I had to go on antibiotics a couple weeks back and they gave me the "diflucan" pill......they come in a folder one pill ata time and she/Dr gave me 3 refills.......call your DR who prescribed the antibiotic and tell them what is happening and ask for it or call your Gyno and they should know

Unread 05-30-2007, 07:53 AM
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I had a 4 week check with a vaginal cuff check and was really worried it would hurt. It was no more uncomfortable than before surgery, mostly just annoying. I didn't have a TAH but a LAVH, so I don't know if this matters or not. What is bugging me now is I feel great and still can't lift! I have so many things I want to do, my mom is having a garage sale and I want to bring stuff down, but can't lift and my hubby is working all week. I know after six weeks I can lift, but did anyone's doctor say if you can lift normal weights or do we need to gradually increase the weight?
Unread 05-30-2007, 07:58 AM
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My Dr cleared me to do 5 lb dumbell curls, in bed or sitting only. Its not much but keeps definition in my arms and helps beat the duldrums. I feel the same way as far as wanting to move, but know its a just a couple of more weeks. Best to ya!~
Unread 05-30-2007, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Kathim
Just wondering what kind of incision you all had???? Vertical or horizontal if it was a TAH????
I also get those aches where my ovaries used to be.....I wonder what that is??????
I had the horizontal cut. Funny that other ladies have the ovary pain too. I have my ovaries so the achiness makes sense in my case but if you don't have them any more.....HMMM!!! Good question for the doc.

Have a good day.

Unread 05-30-2007, 08:21 AM
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i had TAH BSo , you do get tired, doc told me to try to build myself back up and you do get tired listen to your body and rest when you are tired, i figure eventually i am going to have to move, so as long as doc says to go head i am, you will get tired, trust me there are so many movies on lifetime, and hallmark channell, i watch the waltons everyday.LOL,,,,,go for a walk,, drive walk around the stores,,,,,,,we are always here to chat
take care
Unread 05-30-2007, 08:51 AM
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Hi Doneit,
Yep, lower back pain is from weakened abdominal muscles so the back takes up the slack. A heating pad to the back may help. Resting with tummy supported helps. Do you have a tummy binder? If not, your local pharmacy should have them in the same isle as the knee and wrist supports. They are so worth the cost.
Yeast infections can be treated with a one dose pill, fluconazole. That's what my Dr. gave me.

Hope this helps.
Unread 05-30-2007, 08:51 AM
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Do any of you subscribe to update articles on this website? I just ready the checkpoint article for 5-6 weeks and found it to be very informative. It told me what to expect at my post-op check-up next week and some tips for easing back into normal activities. It also gives some abdominal exercizes you can do (with Dr approval of course!) There is a prety good list of the common questions you might want to ask Dr at that appt. and there are sidebars with other tidbits. I followed the link to menopause symptoms and saw a list of what you feel like when estrogen is too high, too low, same with progesterone and testosterone.
Here is the link to that page if you are interested: https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/view_postop56.htm

I am still taking it easy most of the time but get bursts of energy. I want to do more than I am doing, I start out and only get so far and wow, the time has flown. So I know I am still slower than I was before.

I get frequent yeast infections and don't even bother with OTC remedies anymore. I go to Dr and get the one pill to take. It works every time and no mess. I never remember the name of it though, so ask Dr about a pill you can take. That way you get relief and still nothing in the vagina.

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