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Unread 05-20-2007, 12:13 PM
Hysterectomy dates May 07-May 14,2007

I had my surgery on May 9th and got out for the first time yesterday...must of been the day for first time outs. Didn't go far, just through a drive-thru for a quick bite. It felt so good! Today I went with my DH to Wal-mart for some groceries, the cubbards were definately bare! I came home, put them away and took a nap. I work in an office at a desk so I will be returning to work on the 4th of June. I have my laptop and have been helping with what I can from home. I sure miss being at work, first time off in 16 years. I also will be taking the week of 4th of July off, we have rented a beach house in Emerald Isle NC for that week. Am so looking forward to that, wish I was there now, I think recurperating on a beach would be so nice. Glad everyone is doing well, starting to get back out in the world. Take care everyone and don't over-do-it...I have to keep reminding myself this!
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Unread 05-20-2007, 12:14 PM
Hysterectomy dates May 07-May 14,2007

I got the big black bruise on my belly, too. My dr said it was from the retractors & that the bleeding was just under the skin. Looks dreadful but it is finally starting to fade.
Now my scar is getting hard but at least I'm not bloated like a big toad anymore. I hope I'm over that!
I took off the last of the tape today because I kept having sensations of hair being pulled & I thought it was the tape. But I think that may be my nerves waking up again that my dr waned me about. Such a weird sensation!
At least I have all the adhesive scrubbed off my body now! That was yucky!
Feeling pretty good though! So glad this is behind me!
Unread 05-20-2007, 12:24 PM
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I felt the same way - not wanting to work after yesterday's excursion.

My library is very tiny. I am the only librarian, but that means that everything from the computers, to going to the post office to get the mail, cleaning the toilets has to be done by me. The up and down is a killer, right?

I've had a couple of my fan club members check up on me. My husband calls them that. They are retired, or nearly retired men who like to visit the library - but of course, not to check out books. It is funny, especially since I am not a looker...and since I have been happily married for 35 years (thank goodness I don't look that old...it sounds ancient).

Take care and pm me if you want.

qp - Kathy
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Unread 05-20-2007, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by lilac67
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!!
I feel so bad for you. What you are experienceing is just aulful! I am sorry that you are going through this, and will hold hope that it will only get better as time goes by. I do think it's normal what you are feeling. I also felt some of the same emotions you did. I wanted to cry, but no tears would come, then I started to get depressed and slept alot.
Let's face it, we had major surgery and that means major chemical changes. Allow yourself to fret and ramble. You are entitled to! I found a tea called "calm" by tazo that really helps settle my nerves. I don't like tea, but this stuff isn't bad.
Also, The feeling of not being able to do anything is terrible for us women. let's face it, we are the caregivers and it ***** when that isn't given back to us.
I have only been in a car three times since May 2nd, date of my surgery, removed my uterus-5 pound fibriod, kept my cervix and ovaries. I, too was going stir crazy. The trips out made all the difference, and I'm talking something fun to do. I went to a nursery once, and recently out to dinner.
I would be on the phone to the doc about the bleeding and cramping. I didn't think that was possible
Unread 05-20-2007, 01:08 PM
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Brokenleg, Thanks for understanding my horrible hospital experience. I went for my follow up on Friday May 18 and pathology report said severe adenomyosis. I feel extremely relieved and I feel like sending out an FYI to all the doctors that thought this was in my head. I am feeling much better. I needed to have the doc call in an extra two day supply of pain meds but now I am just taking otc motrin. It has been a week and two days since my surgery and I feel good, tired but good. I am experiencing some insomnia now. My OBGYN said that this could be my brain mourning the loss of my uterus since I am 26 and it just has not caught up to my heart yet. I am so tired of laying on my back but will soon try my sides. The three little incisions are healing nicely. Once in a while I feel the pain I felt back in the beginning of this journey but I pray hard that this is finally the end.
Thanks to all of the sisters for your support! Keep resting, and good luck to all
Unread 05-20-2007, 01:23 PM
Hysterectomy dates May 07-May 14,2007

Originally Posted by quilterperson
I felt the same way - not wanting to work after yesterday's excursion.

My library is very tiny. I am the only librarian, but that means that everything from the computers, to going to the post office to get the mail, cleaning the toilets has to be done by me. The up and down is a killer, right?

I've had a couple of my fan club members check up on me. My husband calls them that. They are retired, or nearly retired men who like to visit the library - but of course, not to check out books. It is funny, especially since I am not a looker...and since I have been happily married for 35 years (thank goodness I don't look that old...it sounds ancient).

Take care and pm me if you want.

qp - Kathy
Hello! Couldn't resist posting to you! I also work in a library but it's not that small. we have 19 full time staff. I don't have my mls, but I should get busy and go back to school. I have been there for 14 years, and I just love it! I miss it terribly right now.
I can relate to what you are saying about doing everything, as I filled in for a small library that is part of our consurtium, and I did it all-ILL, circulation, copy cataloging, etc. I am sure you are missed. Your vacation sounds wonderful! I'm afraid I have a jammed packed summer of activities when I get back. Take care!
Unread 05-20-2007, 01:26 PM
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confused laura, I also experienced that problem when emptying my bladder. The doc said that sometimes the catheter can cause problems. I could not pee for two hours after my surgery and it was very annoying since that was the only way I could go home. I finally put a cold ice pack on my leg and went. I still feel a little discomfort when emptying my bladder but it is getting better. Give it some time and then if anything call your dr.

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Unread 05-20-2007, 01:31 PM
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CheryBeary, Glad to hear that your surgery went great! I too had problems when the catheter came out and with the gas. I experienced horrible gas in my shoulders, neck, under my ribs etc.. it made things miserable. It took until the 4th night for the gas to be totally gone.
Good luck to you!!! I wish you the best recovery, just remember to take it easy. My energy level is low but I am hanging in there.

-Kristin- LSH May 11
Unread 05-20-2007, 01:44 PM
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Melicat, My DH has too been unresponsive since I have gotten home. I had LSH on May 11 and my Wonderful, beautiful, loving mother took care of me until Monday night, thank GOD for her!!!! When she drove me home with my 4 year old daughter my DH was not even home. He got home at 7 and mind you my son is in first grade and goes to bed at 8, and he just seemed disinterested. I can't do much for another week the doc said yet I am finding myself so alone in this whole process. I will tell my DH I am hungry and I get no response. It is so frustrating I have wanted to bust into tears for days now due to the frustration but I am not trying to aggrevate my tummy too much. I am not feeling as sore but I do feel burning sensations and pulls from all the internal healing.

I am so glad there is another person on here that has everything tasting horrible. My mouth and throat were really sore after surgery. Then all of a sudden 6 days after surgery, I noticed I had this thick white paste on my tongue. I knew it was thrush, yeast, but wondered how the heck I got it because I have not been on any antibiotics. Went to my primary doc and that was hell in itself. She tried to send me out with nothing. I don't get health care anymore. It is like no one cares anymore. My Mom started getting mad. She said my daughter can't eat and you want to do nothing for her. So the doc gave me diflucan and told me to rinse my mouth with listerine. OUCH!!! IT burns so bad. The yeast is gone but my tongue really hurts. I have all these bumps on the back of my tongue which is odd to me at least. I have been living on applesauce and an occasional milk shake when I can find someone to get me one.

I hope this all gets better soon. Take care and rest up!!!
Unread 05-20-2007, 02:50 PM
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Hi, all. I had LAVH/BSO, marsupialization of a Bartholin's cyst May 8, went home Thurs am. All went well, I didn't talk to the surgeon but for a very short time, he was paged and a nurse came to get him and he had to take care of an energency. anyway, he told we what I need to do when went home, etc and was asking me if someone began to take or partially remove my right ovary. Nooo. He said the I had a surgical clamp on my right ovary! It must have been left in there, and have no idea why my ovary was clamped, when I had my panniculectomy 3 years ago. Yikes! That surgeon is an excellent surgeon, well known throughout the US and gives lectures, etc all over. But, like the rest of us, he is human and does have students assist (I was fine with that) because it's a teaching hospital. OK, that was my wow moment, will ask surgeon about it during check up this Thurs.

Other than a bladder infection that popped up last Thurs, it's not been bad at all, tired of having bleeding and to wear a pad but I'll get over it since it's the last time I'll have to mess with sanitary products for the rest of my life. Yeah!! Oh, and gas pains are less frequent but still pop up. Does anyone know why the gas moving thru causes so much pain in belly?

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