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  #41  
Unread 08-03-2007, 04:22 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 30-Aug 06,2007

Actually, I had a private room, and it was wonderful! My sister slept over the first night, and my mom the second night. Other than some nausea and lots of pain, I did pretty well.

My sureon told my family that had I waited a few more months, my bladder would have perforated and I would have needed emergency surgery. It was covered with endo. But he also did a frozen section of the 5 cm and luckily, there was no cancer in it. What a huge relief.

Has anyone ever noticed that when you run a low-grade fever because you have a bug or something, you feel like crap, but after you've had surgery, it doesn't make you feel that same way? Weird.

I just got out of the shower (Mom helped me tremendously) and now I'm watching tv. I think I actually feel my bowels moving around more. Oh, peppermint tea has been a LIFESAVER! I even had a bowl of soup earlier.

All in all, I'm pleased with everything. I just hope nothing goes wrong at this point, but it appears that the worst is over.

My sincerest hugs to all of you!

Lisa
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  #42  
Unread 08-03-2007, 04:23 PM
Day 3.............

I got to come home today. I've been told I have been doing far better than most. Still, I know I cannot over do, but the temptation is THERE!

I was plagued with a headache for most of the post-op time in the hospital. I had the family bring in my pillow from home, and that helped A LOT. Sleeping on a brick doesn't help anyone, not just me.

The Swelly Belly Band is wonderful! My nurses were all amazed by it. I let them take the pamphlet to the desk and go over it. My Dr. had heard of it and was more than happy to allow me to use it. Girls, you gotta get one of these, you'll not be sorry!

I feel pretty good, my incision is a bit longer than most, as I had a hernia repaired too. But even with that, I'm feeling good, and this third day has been called the worst, I'm told.

A speedy recovery to us all. God's blessings to every Hyster-Sister, pre and post op!
  #43  
Unread 08-03-2007, 05:42 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 30-Aug 06,2007

I was making way to much out of the whole BM thing.
I called my MIL and thanked her for the lovely flowers. We chatted a bit and then as soon as we hung up I ran gently to the toilet! woo hoo and I happy
I may have to call her again this evening as well

Hi Sista, glad to see you are home. Your own pillows do wonders, don't they. Hang in there. Hopefully we will all get a good nights sleep tonight.
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  #44  
Unread 08-03-2007, 07:33 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 30-Aug 06,2007

Hi Girls!
We have made it to the other side! After a long hard ride! I have read all the other posts- everyone has had such different experiences! I hope all of your recovery continues or turns in a positive direction!!

Part I of My Hysterectomy Story:
I did not have the best hospital experience, unfortunately. My surgery was Tuesday at 8 am. I registered at 6 am. Things started out okay until they were going to put in my IV. I told them I had a port (for chemo for breast cancer) and was told they would be able to use that for the surgery. The nurse said no, they couldn't use a port for surgery. It was around 6:30 and surgery was at 8- I didn't want anyone upset with me and I didn't want to delay things, so I let them put the IV in my hand. Then they told me another IV would be put in after I was under so I wouldn't feel it- I have really small veins so I thought this would be interesting- now that I look at my arm, I can see several bruises where it looks like they tried to put the IV but failed- they finally put it in the vein on the side of my wrist under my thumb- the most painful place to have an IV. Then I was supposed to just sit and wait. I met several doctors- anaesthesia team, etc. As I was waiting, the nurse came in and said they had to do blood work. I told her I had all the blood work done last Thursday after my pre-op visit. She went back to my doctor and she said for some reason, with all the vials of blood they took, they didn't do a white blood count at my pre-op visit! I just finished radiation 4 weeks before my surgery (Breast Cancer) so my radiation oncologist said I should be fine after 4 weeks as long as my counts were okay. Well since they didn't have the counts they drew blood right before surgery- I don't know if they started before they knew- but I was anemic. They tested my blood after surgery and said my levels had gone even lower! Not that I would want my surgery rescheduled, but starting out a little stronger might have been better!
That's just the beginning!! I knew I wouldn't be able to write everything in one sitting! So I'll write some more tomorrow- if you're interested. I love reading everyone's story, but I know mine is very long!!
Everyone take care and I pray we will all sleep well!
Jennine (Age 37)
  #45  
Unread 08-03-2007, 07:43 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 30-Aug 06,2007

Jennine, I am so sorry for your experience. I can't believe there is more to the story! You poor thing. I will be waiting for the rest of the story.
  #46  
Unread 08-03-2007, 08:22 PM
Better than expected

I had my LSH with some vaginal repairs 8/1, and I think everything is going well. My main problem at this point is the pain in my right shoulder. It feels like someone swung me around by my arm a few times! Ouch. If it weren't for that, I wouldn't need anything stronger than ibuprofen for pain. I am having remarkably little pain and soreness. I'm really pleased.

Of course, I feel tired, and I really notice that I've just had major surgery after I "go for a walk" up and down the length of the house a few times. I think this helps get the gas moving, but a few "laps" is the limit at any one time. I'm sure this will improve daily.

The surgery took 2 hours longer than expected due to the repair plus all the adhesions from previous surgery, but no problem. Better to get it all over and done with than to do this twice.

The nurses were wonderful and I had a very good experience in the hospital. I stayed 2 days and one night, which was plenty.

My DH is almost too helpful and will barely let me lift my own coffee cup, but that is far better than having no help at all. He has run to the store to get a heating pad for my shoulder, and just went again to get a few groceries we forgot last week, plus he came home from work and fixed lunch for me today, so I could not ask for more.

I have a follow up appointment with my Dr next Thursday, so I'll see what he has to say at that time.

I was anticipating the recovery being so much worse, so I have to thank God for what I have had.
  #47  
Unread 08-04-2007, 07:57 AM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 30-Aug 06,2007

I'm still waiting on the ummmmm, "restroom experience." Since I have IBS, spastic colon, and GERDS, I am afraid of what all these "restroom experience aids" are going to do to me.
I had to sleep on the couch in a simi-sitting up position. I was so looking forward to being in our own bed. ( But being FLAT or even with double pillows, about KILLED me. So back to the couch I went.
Hey, is anyone experiencing stinging at the site of the incision? Almost a burning feeling. Everything LOOKS ok, but there's this constant stinging.
I feel sorry for the Sister above who had a bad experience at the hospital. Mine was wonderful. Since they put hysterectomy patients on the same floor with labor and delivery, sometimes the nurses were a bit drained, but always sweet.
I have very hard veins to access in ANY way, finally a phlebotomist told me to always ask for the needles for infants, and from that point on, I never had any tech run from my room in tears over what they had put me through. (True story......)
I seem more sore today...............but happy HAPPY to be home and have this all behind me.
Blessings to you all...........and speedy recovery!
  #48  
Unread 08-04-2007, 08:05 AM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 30-Aug 06,2007

P.S.
I was reading my Bible in the "holding tank" and the Lord gave me this verse. It was the last thing on my lips before I went under:

Psalms 27:13 "I am STILL confident of this; I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the Living."
  #49  
Unread 08-04-2007, 08:14 AM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 30-Aug 06,2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by j9c
Hi Girls!
We have made it to the other side! After a long hard ride! I have read all the other posts- everyone has had such different experiences! I hope all of your recovery continues or turns in a positive direction!!

Part I of My Hysterectomy Story:
I did not have the best hospital experience, unfortunately. My surgery was Tuesday at 8 am. I registered at 6 am. Things started out okay until they were going to put in my IV. I told them I had a port (for chemo for breast cancer) and was told they would be able to use that for the surgery. The nurse said no, they couldn't use a port for surgery. It was around 6:30 and surgery was at 8- I didn't want anyone upset with me and I didn't want to delay things, so I let them put the IV in my hand. Then they told me another IV would be put in after I was under so I wouldn't feel it- I have really small veins so I thought this would be interesting- now that I look at my arm, I can see several bruises where it looks like they tried to put the IV but failed- they finally put it in the vein on the side of my wrist under my thumb- the most painful place to have an IV. Then I was supposed to just sit and wait. I met several doctors- anaesthesia team, etc. As I was waiting, the nurse came in and said they had to do blood work. I told her I had all the blood work done last Thursday after my pre-op visit. She went back to my doctor and she said for some reason, with all the vials of blood they took, they didn't do a white blood count at my pre-op visit! I just finished radiation 4 weeks before my surgery (Breast Cancer) so my radiation oncologist said I should be fine after 4 weeks as long as my counts were okay. Well since they didn't have the counts they drew blood right before surgery- I don't know if they started before they knew- but I was anemic. They tested my blood after surgery and said my levels had gone even lower! Not that I would want my surgery rescheduled, but starting out a little stronger might have been better!
That's just the beginning!! I knew I wouldn't be able to write everything in one sitting! So I'll write some more tomorrow- if you're interested. I love reading everyone's story, but I know mine is very long!!
Everyone take care and I pray we will all sleep well!
Jennine (Age 37)
We should talk. I also have breast cancer (a recurrence) and just had a TAH on August 1st. I believe we're similiar in age as well.

Hope you're feeling better today!
  #50  
Unread 08-04-2007, 09:47 AM
Hysterectomy dates Jul 30-Aug 06,2007

yes the BM issue is the tough one to.. hubby bought colace yesterday and wa scared to sit and "wait" its been 4 days now and just waiting for that to happen! other than that, the discomfort isnt to bad, Im stopping percocet today and just staying on ibuprofen. sleeping alot, and just resting it off, still not much appetite either..which is not a bad thing..
take care all of you!
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