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  #351  
Unread 08-08-2007, 12:45 PM
No Pillow Princess today.

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Originally Posted by fancymel
i just went to get schoool supplies and could barely stand up...my right side down to my butt hurt so bad...WHY????
I am so scared @ not being ready for work in 1 1/2 weeks...how come mr dr said 4 weeks and some get 6???
today is not a good day and I admit I am kind of jealous wish I felt as good as some of you....
*****Melanie, I agree with Stephanie. You need to ask for an extention if you are not feeling great. I so understand when you talk about cash.
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If you must return back to work, see if you can work half days. You will be doing more harm to yourself. The company you work for will continue on but rather you are there or not, but you will not be able to continue if you are not fully fit enough to go back. In the end it is yours and the doctor's decision. I hope you will feel better today and the next day and the days after that.

Nina
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  #352  
Unread 08-08-2007, 12:48 PM
Today is a great day!!!!

Hello HysterSisters,

I have to say I feel fabulous this morning. I went for my first walk with my ipod around my neighborhood this morning for 25 minutes and it felt great. I pray that I will not have any after effects.
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My hopes are to be strong enough when I have to return to work September 11th.
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Last night I had to use my swelly belly band and take 2 motrins and a sleeping pill because my budda tummy felt strange. You can never call how you are going to feel from day to day.....oop's should I correct myself....minute to minute.
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This morning is the best I have felt since my surgery and I am so thankful. I hope it continues, wish me luck sisters
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  #353  
Unread 08-08-2007, 02:29 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 16-Jul 23,2007

Melani

If you can't afford to be off totally, get back in a little at a time. I am going to talk to my dr about going back part time. My boss sent out an email that we would be working weekends. I don't think I can come back to 55-60 hours a week. It's just crazy when I can't do anything for more than 2-3 hours and not be exhausted. I'm doing really well but it won't do me (or you) any good to go back and then have to get back out later. Also, from a disability standpoint,I think it would be better to be out in one time than multiple.
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  #354  
Unread 08-08-2007, 02:54 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 16-Jul 23,2007

hi everyone -
i feel like i've been the shy kid in the corner listening in, and i have to tell you, it sure has helped. just writing to you all brings tears to my eyes - and i kept my ovaries! still, i have been up and down a lot, crying, feeling sort of anxious - and tired, tired, tired! Tomorrow is three weeks since my surgery and i know i've come a long way - from the first week when my incision started bleeding and they didn't know if i had torn something or if it was a hemotoma - from not being able to get my foot in a pair of panties...to now, feeling pretty good, just sore, tired, sort of hot and highly emotional!! My work reared it's head on monday, barely two weeks out of surgery and they wanted to know if i'd be able to do some work from home. they've also been calling multiple times a day - yesterday i just wanted to cry and hide from them and i think it is so unfair! i scheduled six weeks off, told them if i could i'd be back sooner - and they started calling that soon! people are on vacations at my work for longer than i've been off recovering - ah, feeling a bit bitter.
thanks for listening - and thanks for letting me see that you are all out there and i am not alone!
Michelle
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  #355  
Unread 08-08-2007, 03:09 PM
I can understand your concerns.

What the others are saying makes sense. Do you have a job that offers disability or family medical leave? Google, Family Medical Leave Act or check with your employee manual to see what your options are.

Remember how much you have improved in 3 weeks. The next week and 1/2 you will feel even better. Do you have the option of light duty or half days? Talk to your MD.

In the meantime, Mel, we are plugging for you and each other. I am a substitute teacher, who had hoped to get on f/t as a paraeducator. I'm not even going to try to pursue a that, now. This TAH was somewhat unscheduled and has thrown me off on my personal career plans. I am a believer. I believe God's timing is always the best timing. I will pray for you, too.
  #356  
Unread 08-08-2007, 03:09 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 16-Jul 23,2007

I am finally starting to feel like myself. I am getting my son back today...I'm so excited! I'm ready to start back taking care of him. Bless his heart, he has gotten the most brunt of all this situation, being sent here and there; but now I'm going to take him back! YAY! I'm sore at times, but I'm feeling much better. I'll still send my son to his babysitter during the day, so I can rest. It is amazing to me the emotions that I have felt. I feel better everday, but I still have my days where I cry uncontrollably for no real reason. I guess I'm hoping that having my son back home will help me? I couldn't have asked for a better recovery. I am saddened when I read other women having struggles. You are all in my prayers and thoughts everyday. We have this bond that no one who hasn't been through this can understand. Eventhough I got to keep my ovaries, I feel like I lost a piece of myself. Maybe I'm mellow dramatic; but that is how I feel. I can't believe that I have made it this far without a complete breakdown. I did come close; but I luckily found my way back. Happy recovery to my fellow sisters!!
  #357  
Unread 08-08-2007, 04:08 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 16-Jul 23,2007

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Originally Posted by barnabusa
What the others are saying makes sense. Do you have a job that offers disability or family medical leave? Google, Family Medical Leave Act or check with your employee manual to see what your options are.

Remember how much you have improved in 3 weeks. The next week and 1/2 you will feel even better. Do you have the option of light duty or half days? Talk to your MD.

In the meantime, Mel, we are plugging for you and each other. I am a substitute teacher, who had hoped to get on f/t as a paraeducator. I'm not even going to try to pursue a that, now. This TAH was somewhat unscheduled and has thrown me off on my personal career plans. I am a believer. I believe God's timing is always the best timing. I will pray for you, too.
I too beliee God has a reason....I have prayed and asked what I should do and I am still filled with doubt so that is why I know I should just ask for an extension....
I just love my job (not necessarily my office but my job is great) My boss has never called and only sent a quick email after I sent an update last week....sometimes I think I am supersensitive, or know I am, but still isn't it nice if she had called..
ANYWHO.......I will take each day at a time and see how I feel next week...
I can eat now, so much for the 10 pounds I lost and am at least pluggin around as much as I can....so who knows....
Thanks so much for all the support, you have no idea how much it has helped me!!!
  #358  
Unread 08-08-2007, 05:35 PM
3 weeks Post-Op

Good evening, Ladies...

Well, I went today for my post-op visit. My doctor is pleased with my recovery so far. I cried like a baby in his office telling him that I am so angry for what has happened. He told me that I have every right to feel like I do, and that in fact, I should be angry.

During my surgery, the doctor had a difficult time taking my uterus out due to an enlarged cervix and adenomyosis and in the process nicked my bladder, which requied a second surgery two days later. I came home after 8 days in the hospital wearing a urinary drainage bag and somehwere near 14 staples down my belly.

Well, on with the recovery. I'm allowed to drive starting tomorrow, and slowly begin to increase my activities. Since I teach, I technically don't go back to work until the first week in September, but there is the classroom set-up that I'm facing right now. That has me frustrated the most, I think. Usually by now I've shopped the teacher stores, orders my supplies, and begun to organize the classroom. My husband took me there today just to pick up the heavy crates so that I can being to unpack those. I know that it's going to be very frustating since I want to work on my bulletin boards and hang posters, etc and I can't...AARRGGHHHH!

Back at the homefront, I'm improving each day. Still have soreness in the belly area...still hurts urinating and having a bowel movement (oh, I also had a bladder sling). Dr said that it would get better in the coming days. Incision sites are healing and really itchy. Sometimes they tug and feel uncomfortable...but it's getting better also. I get tired easily, so I still nap at least once a day. Thankfully the kids are older and understand! He wants to see me again in three weeks for another post-op visit.

In all, and as the previous posts mention, I know that this was all in God's perfect plan...somehow I think He needs me to learn patience, to rely more on people to help me, and to understand suffering. I cannot believe the outpouring of love that I have been shown and the prayers that have been raised on my behalf. Our God is cetainly and AWESOME GOD!!!

Anyway, that's my update! Hope you all are doing well. It's so good to read your updates, makes me know that I am NOT in this alone!! Thanks to all of you for your love, support, kindness, and honesty! God Bless You.
  #359  
Unread 08-08-2007, 05:44 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 16-Jul 23,2007

Atta girl, Mel! You rock!


Crazymonkey....you are now a hystersister! We don't take guff from anybody! Those people at your work just doesn't know who they are dealing with, do they?! You have become a stronger, more independent, if not sorer individual since your surgery. Remember, you have back up!
  #360  
Unread 08-08-2007, 05:51 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 16-Jul 23,2007

Hey, Audrey, can you get together with some co-workers for a "Decorate Audrey's Classroom Party" some night before school starts? You could provide the pizza, brownies,soda and directions....They can do all the grunt work.
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