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Unread 06-24-2001, 04:28 PM
I'm desperate to know if any of you?

I had a TAH/BSO two weeks ago and it's been two days now that I'm on an emotinal roller coaster. What's with that? Have any of you been through this? I asked my doctor about the HRT, but since she left my right ovary in she said that, that was the good part.....I won't be needing HRT. I don't understand what's happening to me? Am I going through depression or what? Feels like I'm losing my mind! Can anyone relate to me? I feel so alone and out of control at times! My poor husband and child don't know how to approach me anymore......I realize what's happening, it's just sometimes it's so powerful that I cannot control my crying spells nor my emotions.....Any answers, HELP!

Thanks, Carol
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Unread 06-24-2001, 04:44 PM
I'm desperate to know if any of you?

Darling, sounds like your ovary is still asleep. It may or may not wake back up. It happens sometimes. Also you are still recovering and frustrated from all your body has gone through, which doesn't help a bit. Good luck!
Unread 06-24-2001, 04:46 PM
I'm desperate to know if any of you?

I had a few bad mood swings, too at first. Had a final bad one at 8 weeks, too. But now things seem to have evened out. Hang in there and ask your family to do the same.
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Unread 06-24-2001, 04:54 PM
Me too

I experienced lots of frustration and a few times felt very unreasonable. I too kept my right ovary so HRT wasn' t offered. From what I have read here it is not uncommon for your remaining ovary to "go to sleep" out of shock from the surgery meaning that your hormones are all over the place. I am 4 weeks post op tomorrow and am feeling much more "normal' (?????) than even a week ago.

I was on anti depressants before I had surgery so maybe am fortuante that that may have offset some of the more extreme reactions. Don't stress yourself out and gets lots of rest. I am being careful to not givr voice to any of the feelings that creep in that I think are not really "me'. I will examine them froma distance when I am over all of this!!!

Take care
Unread 06-24-2001, 05:01 PM
I'm desperate to know if any of you?

Hi There,
I just want to know what does it mean when your "Ovary goes to sleep?".....is it due to the general anesth. or it's out of whack because it's missing the rest of the parts that were all connected together ? Can someone explain this one to me too? Thanks! Carol
Unread 06-24-2001, 05:26 PM
I'm desperate to know if any of you?

From what I have read here it is a reaction to the shock of surgery and yes, it would make sense to me that if you remove other hormone producing organs that it could confuse what is left!!

If you are feeling as bad as you say I would definately contact your doctor. I know that as women we tend to soldier on as if nothing important was happening but the reason I take anti depressants in the first place is that I didn't listen to my body and mind when they were desparte for a break and it took a breakdown at work where I couldn't stop crying to make me realise I was important too!

For you

Unread 06-24-2001, 05:40 PM
I'm desperate to know if any of you?


The ladies are correct...sometimes the shock of surgery makes the ovaries stop working for awhile. Please call your doctor and ask if she would consider prescribing HRT short term to see if this gives you some relief from these symptoms.

It's not unusual to feel depressed after any surgery, but this one is so emotionally laden that it's even harder to bounce back sometimes. I know I had at least one or two really big attacks of the weepies in the weeks post op.

Be gentle with yourself...you're early in your recovery and you've been through the trial of waiting and the physical and emotional trauma of a huge surgery. But it sounds to me like you need a little hormonal help to get back on track until your ovary comes home from Club Med.

Please call, and let us know what happens!!!


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