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Unread 05-19-2007, 08:06 PM
Hysterectomy dates May 07-May 14,2007

well day 3 after surgery my mood has been better, I can't wait for the cath to be removed- should be in on monday.
my only concern is with my bladder. Doctor sent me home with cath because my uteris was difficult to remove LAVH and that I was really swolen causeing me not to void totally. thanks for all your support.
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Unread 05-19-2007, 08:34 PM
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oh that is great! don't you love it when spring arrives! wisconson...sounds cold. burr!
Unread 05-19-2007, 09:03 PM
help please, depression, PMS? mentions children

I had my TVH, they removed uterus and cervix. I got to keep my ovaries, on May 8th. I'm just wondering if anyone else is going through PMS still? I think I am, I was soooo hoping it would go away. but I guess since I still have my ovaries I'll go through all the feelings just no blood? It would normally be that time of the month for me. I was really hoping that these rotten feelings would go away after surgery. Maybe it's just a bout with depression? Before the surgery I was an emotional wreck! However since surgery, up until today, I was feeling so much better emotionally. Now I'm back to being sad and mad. I feel like my dh could care less, really that everyone around me could care less that I went through something so major. I have really had an easy time recovering (Thank God) and maybe that's why. However, I did just have major surgery and if feels like no one cares. I know for sure if my dh, dd, ds, or anyone else in my family for that matter I'd be there taking care of them. I feel incredibly alone right now. Both of my children moved away within the last year, so it's just dh and I in the house now. My dd is 4 hours away in college and couldn't even make it in town for the surgery. I didn't tell her that I was upset...but that really hurt. I understand that she couldn't miss class, but I thought she would come on the weekend to be with me. She sure made it here for her best friends graduation a few weeks ago. Maybe I just spoiled her, cause this is a 20 yr old who still can't go to the doctor for anything without me. I thought out of everyone she being a woman would have some compassion. My ds was at the hospital, but works a lot and has only visited a few times since. Dh was great for about 3 days and now sits and watches racing while I'm unloading the groceries. Maybe I'm just going stir crazy here in this house. I went outside and planted some flowers friday and ended up bleeding and cramping, cleaned up my office area and the same thing happened. Everytime I try to do something to keep myself busy I cramp and bleed! I just want to cry and I can't even get any tears out! I feel miserable! I went on ebay and ordered some hormone balancing cream, that my doctor reccomended, hoping that will help calm the sadness and rage I'm feeling. Please ladies any ideas for me would help. I'm sorry to ramble but I'm so sad and no body around here seems to understand! I really hope you gals are doing better than I am!!
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Unread 05-19-2007, 09:39 PM
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I hear ya! I had to run to the lab on Thurs ....10 days post op and it was about 1 1/2 hr total trip. Was done for 2 days! Unreal how the littlests things wipe you out. Can't wait to feel in control of my life again!
Unread 05-19-2007, 10:12 PM
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I'm 5 days post op, and curious...does anybody have a huge black bruise on their abdomen? I'm kind of freaking out about it. I am also running a pretty low grade fever. Have called the doctor, and if it spikes any higher, I'm supposed to go into the ER, where they have a standing order IV antibiotocs. Luckily it hasn't gotten too high yet (it's been 100.0).

My DH and boys are at a cub scout campout tonight. My DD and dad are here taking care of me. I've been pretty zonked out all day, but did take time to see my youngest play tee ball today. It was a short 30 foot walk from the car to the seat, where I just lounged with pillows, but it absolutely wore me out! I'm glad I got to go, though, because he had a good game, and made a really nice catch.
Unread 05-20-2007, 12:42 AM
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Tonight is the first night I have had insomnia. I hate this! I never have trouble sleeping. I didn't even really nap today.
Where is the Ambien when you need it?!
I am having weird, achy and pulsating pains up inside. It is bugging me. I don't think it is anything bad, but maybe I overdid it today. It is really hard to not pick up my 2 year old. I haven't, but she sits in my lap and can get pretty squirmy. I need those sweet hugs that only a little person can give, so I guess there is a tradeoff.
Anyways, nothing exciting to report. I read the thread about brain fog and can say I can feel it. I sometimes have to read the same paragraphs over and over before it clicks!
OK, I guess I will browse ebay until I feel tired enough to go back to bed!

Val- I think you should call your doctor about the bruise, just to be safe. I had a TVH, so nothing like that on the outside for me to notice.
Unread 05-20-2007, 02:38 AM
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Doesn't sound like PMS - sounds like sadness. I have had that too. My surgery was the same day. As far as you daughter, if she is in school, she probably has finals, so maybe she wanted to be with you. Give her a call. PM me. I'm here a lot as my husband is being very protective.

From what I read, the bruises are usually from trochar placement. Think of clamps or other type of clamping or spreading device. You may still want to call, but since the color is dark they were probably made during surgery. Surgery is not a Mr. Rogers activity. They toss our organs and clamp us down, cauterize, sew, staple and scrape. All of that makes us hurt and bruise.

It sounds like you are definitely over doing. The thirty foot walk probably didn't get you, but the vibration from the ride most likely did. The difference between 100 and 101 is nothing. Our temps change throughout the day. You need to stop doing everything.

Welcome to my world

If I get 2 hours of continuous sleep, then it has been a good night. Tonight I slept from around 2-4, so it has been all right.

There is always Ebay, QVC, and looking up strange facts late at night...or you could pm me.

Take care. I am sure that it is only temporary for you.
Unread 05-20-2007, 11:12 AM
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Hi all,

I'm 11 days post-op now and doing okay. I got out yesterday for the first time since my surgery on May 9, and I'm sore today but it was so worth it to get out of the house for awhile! A friend came over to help me with laundry, but the washer in my building was out of order, so we went to a laundromat instead. Brought laundry home, then went to McDonald's for lunch. After that, did my grocery shopping. My friend and her DGD did most of the work, I was just along for the ride. It was such a fun day though, and just what I needed after 10 days in my house.

I still have one big bruise on my abdomen from my LAVH, and one smaller one, but both are not looking as bad as they did last week. One was almost black, but it didn't bother me, just looked ugly! I am sore today from all the activity yesterday, but I'm taking ibuprofen for the pain and it's helping a lot. Have my post-op apppointment on May 29 and hope the doctor will give me the OK to start driving again then. Still anticipating my return to work date of June 21. I do need to bend and lift on my job, so I want to make sure I'm healed before I go back to work. The funny thing about my return to work date though, is I'll work two days, have off two days, work five days, have off nine days! We have a summer shutdown the week of July 4, so I'll be back home again for awhile.

I think I had some ovulation pain yesterday, as I felt that old familiar twinge on my right side, so that must mean my ovaries are still working. I'm waiting to see if I get PMS now too, and how that will feel. My right ovary was adheared to my uterus, so the doctor had to clean all that up. I was wondering if my ovary would be okay, but if that pain I feel yesterday is what I think it was, then my ovary is definitely working.

I've been sleeping very well, better than before my surgery. I get up feeling rested, and that's something new too. Still having some pain before BM's but that's not as intense as it was. Everything seems to be healing, slowly but surely.

Unread 05-20-2007, 11:45 AM
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We must have had surgery the same day. I rode in the car for the first time yesterday and it did me in (it was for only 4.5 miles (but then back again). However they are country roads.

I tried to sleep from around 11 to 10:00 this morning, but was actually only in bed for about 4 plus hours broken up 3 or 4 times. I am glad that you are getting your sleep. That will mean that you will continue to get well at a great rate.

What kind of work do you do? I am a librarian. That doesn't seem strenuous, but lifting books all day, mostly in multiples and then shelving. Up and down and up an down.

I go for my 2 week on Thursday. Do you have a 2 week? I have he same situation as you as far as leave. I think that I will start back in about 4 more weeks, then I am supposed to go to see my grandmother who is 95 starting the weekend before the 4th. the library isn't going to like it. I am on Family Leave (unpaid) now. The New fiscal year starts in July, so I think that I can access at least some of my regular leave.
Unread 05-20-2007, 12:12 PM
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It sounds like you and I have the same type of job! I work in a library at a college, but I'm more like a campus secretary because I do so many other things around the school. I have to lift books and magazines, too, and have some higher and lower shelves that I have to get to. I also take care of a computer lab, so that means a lot of bending and stretching to turn on computers. I really don't want to be doing that kind of work just yet. I'm so tired and sore from yesterday, that thinking of work just makes me more tired! I can't wait to get back to see everyone, but I'm just not ready for work yet. Our fiscal year starts in July too, but our leave times are done by our anniversary date, the date we started working there. I'm hoping I can accumulate more time too because I really took a dent in mine with the leave I had to take for this. I'm on Family Leave too, but I used sick time for mine. I've been working there over 10 years, so I had enough sick time saved up for this leave. I was surprised though, because two years ago I took a total of five weeks paid leave to have carpal tunnel surgery on both hands.

I got to bed at 11:00 last night but was wide awake then. When I finally fell asleep, I slept well and woke up at 6:30, but was still tired so I slept until about 9:00. I've been averaging about 7-8 hours of sleep a night and it always seems to be enough for me now. Some mornings I do feel lazy though, and lay around longer.

My 2 week is May 29th. Between the doctor's schedule and the schedule of the person giving me a ride to the appointment, I had trouble finding a time that worked for my appointment. The doctor really didn't have much open this week at all, so I have to wait until next week for my 2-week.

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