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  #141  
Unread 08-21-2007, 02:26 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

I have been very lucky over the last 4 days or so.... my hormones seemed to have leveled out some! I was crying at a drop of a hat the first week after surgery, it was crazy, but all seems better now.
I still have some gas pains but recovery is starting to get a little boring now! I won't jepordize my recovery by doing something crazy, yet its hard to remember not to overdo it when you start to feel pretty good.
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  #142  
Unread 08-21-2007, 02:45 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

Hello Ladies,

Just got back from 2 week check-up, Dr. said healing fine and everything looks good. She gave me the go ahead to drive, housework (YUK i liked it better when everyone else was doing it maybe I won't tell them) and to listen to my body it will tell me when to stop.
Glad to hear so many of you are doing well, and for those that are having a bit of a time, prayers are with you and it will get better.
The pictures are great, Dr sent me home with a picture of ovaries, uterus, cervix, one ovarie looks normal the other is as big as my uterus, no wonder I had pain shooting down my leg, pains all gone now and can't believe that was in me...
No hot flashes yet, just a couple tears but I think some of that is boredom and anxious to get out and feel normal again...
I hope all have a great evening and a good nights sleep...
  #143  
Unread 08-21-2007, 04:39 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

Spoke to doctor's nurse today: I can start using vitamin E on the incision, and can also do kegel exercises. I think I'll hold off on the latter though until I see the doctor since I'm worried somehow kegels might damage my vaginal cuff. Tried on jeans today, they fit better than they did before the surgery! My big events of the day are still taking a shower and washing dishes, occasionally making very light meals. Just walk around the house a lot, not yet had an outside excursion but hopefully I will very soon. Taking vitamins and drinking lots of water, trying not to feel too guilty about doing so little for it's probably the reason I am healing so well! DH remains wonderfully loving and supportive, I am so blessed to have him! Glad to read that most of you are doing pretty well!
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  #144  
Unread 08-21-2007, 04:52 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

Was doing really well until yesterday evening when I lifted up some curtain material which was awkward rather than heavy ,and have been in pain ever since. Took it really easy today, walked the dogs, no problem. Have you tried snail slime cream on your scar? It's really popular for mending scar tissue here in South America and it works, although it sounds disgusting!It makes it soft and takes away the redness, I used it on my forehead last year after a small accident with a hosepipe. Back to my stomach I 've put an ice pack on it a couple of times today hopefully I will be okay to do my hockey class tomorrow(teaching it, not running yet!)It is only an hour and a half so I will try it, the Dr said it should be alright I will just be a little tired after.My hubby continues to be fantastic, even taking time off workto make sure I don't do too much, basically doesn't trust me to sit in a chair all day!
  #145  
Unread 08-21-2007, 06:01 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

Am 9 days post op, TAH, doing well.
Doc cleared me to drive ( live on a farm, 20km from a small country town of 600ppl, not many cars on the road for me to hit and can use cruise control a lot)

The only slight worrying thing is a bit of a gunky area at the bottom of incission where I split a little getting into the car for hospital ride home. have been looking after it though. I had stitches out yes and was just sitting in bed when hot searing feeling and had split a ml or so. Hmmmm. got some bettadine and jerry rigged a bandaid into steri strips and have been good staying in bed.
I have some proper ones coming out at lunch time with a friend. Only the top layer is splitting a bit but will see the doc if it gets worse. The drive over a couple of kms as a passenger doesn't really appeal.
Feel ok after my supermarket forray too. I am kinda feeling like a stretced zipper on a pair of jeans, wondering if the zip will go lmao.
  #146  
Unread 08-21-2007, 08:18 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

Stitches out today. Still oozing. Cleared to drive as soon as I feel up to it. Took my own shower without help this morning.

Tomorrow is two weeks. Two weeks from then I can take the steristrips off. Hopefully the oozing will stop before that.
  #147  
Unread 08-21-2007, 08:48 PM
Hey there!

[If this is you... this is your co-worker! Two days ahead! However with my mom's unexpected passing, I feel way behind! Was doing well. but I do agree, despite our expertise...there is no "easy way" to get out of bed! Take care!

QUOTE=Dinky10]Gas in the belly is typically very painful!
Just a little tid bit that helped me after my 2nd lap surgery and some after my hyst. When laying on your back you can put a small towel or part of a pillow (whatever) under your buttock. I put it under my right cheek as most of my gas pains were on the right. That apparently helps the gas move better without so much pain.
(If that's even an issue for you, or maybe someone else). I was just bummed they didn't tell me that after my first lap!!!

GOOD LUCK[/quote]
  #148  
Unread 08-21-2007, 11:29 PM
Surgery Results

Hi All,

Finally feeling up to posting results of surgery frm Aug. 13:

Had TAH/BSO/LND with vertical incision. Frozen section pathology determined:
Mucinous Borderline Tumor in left ovary.

Mucinous borderline stage I tumors have a survival rate close to 100%. In contrast, stages II and III mucinous borderline tumors have a poor survival but are nearly always associated with the syndrome of pseudomyxoma peritonei.

Waiting for final pathology tis week.

Surgery was rougher than I expected, alot of stomach issues (I think from meds) and gas pains.

Feeling much better the last couple of days. Stomach stuff ok and appetite back. Feeling very hopeful now (was very blue for first week).

Get staples removed tomorrow.
  #149  
Unread 08-22-2007, 08:18 AM
Got through the first day of workshops today!!!

Hi everyone - didn't get to check in this morning as was busy getting stuff sorted for work. I was a little worried it would be too much for me but it all worked out fine!

Workshop was from 1.30pm-5.30pm and was held in a hotel conference room and I had the bellboy carry my bag of participants manuals & extra handouts to the room for me. Set it up, the 20 participants arrived and I conducted the session as normal but with a chair nearby which I dutifully sat on when I felt I should! No bleeding, no pain, got good evaluations at the end which was heartening (yay! ) Was a little tired once I got home so DH made dinner, got me wine, didn't let me get off the couch & gave me big cuddles so I am feeling good now. Have just come upstairs to get ready for bed.

Can't believe I did it!!! I do have another workshop tomorrow and on Fri (and the following Monday) so I am keeping fingers crossed that my body holds out. I think that as long as I don't lift stuff, and just stand, walk around, and sit then everything hopefully will continue to be just fine. All I do is talk during the sessions anyway! Feels so good to be back in action! Don't worry - I'll be careful every day for sure as I don't want to be silly and overdo it.

I was worried that I would start bleeding again but I am only lightly spotting occasionally now and even after the afternoon at work there was no bleeding ... can this be too good to be true?

Sounds like a lot of you are feeling pretty good now! Great to hear it - for those of you who are still coming into week 2, take good care of yourselves.

Look forward to hearing good news from you all.
  #150  
Unread 08-22-2007, 08:21 AM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by casey06
Hi All,

Finally feeling up to posting results of surgery frm Aug. 13:

Had TAH/BSO/LND with vertical incision. Frozen section pathology determined:
Mucinous Borderline Tumor in left ovary.

Mucinous borderline stage I tumors have a survival rate close to 100%. In contrast, stages II and III mucinous borderline tumors have a poor survival but are nearly always associated with the syndrome of pseudomyxoma peritonei.

Waiting for final pathology tis week.

Surgery was rougher than I expected, alot of stomach issues (I think from meds) and gas pains.

Feeling much better the last couple of days. Stomach stuff ok and appetite back. Feeling very hopeful now (was very blue for first week).

Get staples removed tomorrow.
Casey - just read your post - am glad that your appetite is back. It must be hard waiting for results - have gone through that in the past and the waiting was difficult for me. Thinking of you and all will turn out well - glad you get your staples removed tomorrow too - one less thing to worry about.

You take good care of yourself. All the best, Jane
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