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Unread 09-03-2007, 09:23 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

Good morning Everyone! Well, I certainly opened up a can of worms when I mentioned my memory lapses , didn't I?!! I'm sorry that so many of you are also experiencing this ... but it does make me feel more normal! I hope my memory will improve - surely it can't be because of the surgery I had as that was 4 weeks ago - wouldn't all the anaesthetic have worked it's way out of my systom by now? My mind wonders ... or should I say 'wanders'? Haha - great pun!

A friend of mine sent me a funny story about memory loss ... I've copied it into this post for fun .. it's about Age Activated Attention Deficit Syndrome! Hope it makes you smile ...



Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back
on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think,
since I'm going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table,
and see that there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the Coke aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Coke is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Coke on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I'll be looking for the remote,
but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

the car isn't washed

the bills aren't paid

there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter

the flowers don't have enough water,

there is still only 1 check in my check book,

I can't find the remote,

I can't find my glasses,

and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all darn day,
and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem,
and I'll try to get some help for it,
but first I'll check my e-mail....

Do me a favor.
Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don't remember who on earth I've sent it to, or who sent it to me.

If this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!!

Have a good day Ladies! Jane
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Unread 09-04-2007, 03:36 AM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

I can so o o o relate to this, I was going to send it on to a couple of friends of mine earlier...but I forgot
Unread 09-04-2007, 09:34 AM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

jacko you so make my day. That poem had my name written all over it.

Ladies, Notice we are starting to get fiesty in our opinions and threads. good for us.
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Unread 09-04-2007, 10:52 AM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

Hello Sisters,

It's been a few days since I've been on....had my step sons for the long wknd. It's funny that you mention Dum-Dum suckers...."my boys" brought home a bag for me this weekend along with some Life Savers. That was their "get well mom" present. Ahhh, how sweet of them. I too wore white this wknd, my DH looked at me and had the biggest grin....."when was the last time you wore those?" It seems like forever ago....bring on the light beige and more white...yippee. I am also having some memory issues...I just can't seem to find the words I'm looking for sometimes...I know in time it will get better. As for those of you on Premarin....I am too...but a much higher dosage than you all. I'm on 1.25....no headaches, flashes are down and zero "boo hoos". Moushiel, I'm jealous of those shopping trips you are taking in sunny FL. I moved from the St. Pete area to Kentucky. You mentioned "itchy" skin. I have tried everything.....I am now doing baby oil before I get out of the shower and then lotion...that seems to help. Zelda Bean I am so sorry to hear about your ER trip, you are in all of our thoughts and prayers and we are here for you. Rest, relax and heal. (that's what DH posted on our fridge) Fairy Dust, I am so jealous of your walking 2 miles a day. I walk around our yard, but that's about it. Our drive way is about the length of a fotball field and is straight up....I use to walk it, but not yet. It's gravel and I'm afraid I'd fell or something stupid like that. I will get there....thank you for the inspiration!

Happy healing to all. Thanks for opening your hearts and giving us all something to think about and look forward to.

Kentucky Gal
Unread 09-04-2007, 01:26 PM
4 weeks today

Well, according to my Dr. I am healed and released! He said he would see me in six months unless something came up sooner. The internal stitches are gone and everything looks good!

That being said, I love my Dr. We have been through a lot together and I respect his opinion. I am looking forward to doing some of the things I have missed. The obvious ones that is. LOL!

I have heard enough from you ladies to know not to overdue it and still take it easy. So, if my family asks the answer is still, "I am still recovering." Especially when it comes to the housework i hate!
Unread 09-04-2007, 02:52 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

Originally Posted by YankeeandProud
Well, according to my Dr. I am healed and released! He said he would see me in six months unless something came up sooner. The internal stitches are gone and everything looks good!

That being said, I love my Dr. We have been through a lot together and I respect his opinion. I am looking forward to doing some of the things I have missed. The obvious ones that is. LOL!

I have heard enough from you ladies to know not to overdue it and still take it easy. So, if my family asks the answer is still, "I am still recovering." Especially when it comes to the housework i hate!
Well done you! But you're right - hang onto the fact that a generation ago (in UK, anyway) you'd have been just going home after 2 weeks in the hospital followed by 2 weeks at a convalescent home. You - and we - are definitely 'still recovering'! Long may it last!
Unread 09-04-2007, 04:25 PM
Healing and Recovery

Yankee and Proud - glad to know you're A-Okay, "released"... looking forward to doing the things you used to do...My doctor's appointment is...hmm, I forgot...it must be all those Dum Dums...as soon as I figure out when my appointment is, I'll be released too. I like my doctor a lot too. He's the best. Very caring and sweet. Not to mention a very good doctor.

I was doing some laundry this morning and my DH says, "does all this go in the dryer"?...I said, thanks for helping..."you're just looking forward to the day I go to the doc and he says I'm good to go" (if you know what I mean). My DH has been so good to me...helping with everything around here.

It's beautiful here in Okinawa! Went to the beach yesterday...did some walking with my dog and last night I was completely EXHAUSTED! Slept all night starting at about 7 pm, off and on snoozing on the couch. Maybe it's the impending, "going back to work".

Take care ladies!
Unread 09-04-2007, 04:46 PM
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Hello ladies Yea for being released, how cool is that? I still don't go to see my Dr. until the 24th of this month and I'm sure then he will release me to do all my normal stuff.

I did not walk today, as I felt good walking yesterday, I hit the wall again today. I have to pace myself and not over do all in one day and then suffer the next. Tomorrow I will go back and walk only 1.5 miles. I think I will hang there until I have all my endurance back.

The one thing I am truly looking forward to when I get released is driving my Harley Davidson Motorcycle with my DH and mowing my lawn. I love to drive my Harley and because it is a shovel head 1975 it weighs a good 600 pounds, my Dr. did say that I may not be released to ride even after the 6 - 8 week mark. All depends I guess on how the insides look.

But on a brighter note, my DH will ride me on the back of his anytime I'm ready. I'm pretty nervous though about how that will feel on my bottom after the trauma it has been through, so I am going to wait until my Dr gives the ok.

Happy healing ladies.
Unread 09-04-2007, 05:12 PM
Released by Dr.

Wow, released by the doctor, at only 4 weeks! How way cool is that! I went to the doctor last week; at 3 weeks; and my dr. said I still have LOTS of vaginal stitches, so I hope they start dissolving soon! I won't be released at 6 weeks if they don't start! But just because you are released, you are still recovering! Please don't abandon us! I absolutely adore my dr. also. He is great! He gave me my quality of life back! But I have thought the world of him since he delivered my 4th child and tied my tubes 13 years ago! He is a specialist and a very sweet and caring dr. I have had my share of gynos, and I hope I never have to change again!! I am so glad that we are all doing so well. But it really is a day-by-day, isn't it? A friend asked me if you just turn the corner and feel better or what? I told her it is day-by-day. We could have a whole bunch of good days and then find ourselves flat on our backs! That is something I wasn't prepared for! But I am 4 weeks out, and doing much better. I wasn't sure how good I would feel 4 weeks ago; I felt so awful then! But time does heal.

Well, you ladies have a good day, and congrats YankeeandProud!
Unread 09-04-2007, 06:01 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 06-Aug 13,2007

hiya all, just over 3 weeks post op here, doing well after my run in with the hose lol.
I too had an emotional meltdown last night, my DS (D does not stand for dear in this instance) has always been a destructive problem (22, lives away) a master manipulator when he wants to be and everything is always someone else's fault.

He was angry with me as I had told him a couple of home truths, so he told me by text message that he has smashed my guitar.

That was given to me by my parents, his late father and I were a duo singing act, he himself was taught the basics on it and he had asked a couple of years ago if he could have it as a beloved relic.

Meltdown time (not that he knew, nor will he) My DH called in there later to try and salvage a piece for me, DH phoned me, I heard a guitar strum.

Yea, that nasty young man had not smashed it at all.

that kind of behaviour is beyond my comprehension but obviously he gets off on it (this is last in a very long list over time)

Recovery wise all is going to plan.

hugs to all.

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