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  #651  
Unread 09-23-2007, 09:27 AM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 13-Aug 20,2007

Lynnr13,
I'm glad to hear that they "got it all", but your anxiety is nothing but to be expected. When DH & I were twiddling our thumbs before my surgery, dwelling on the bad CA-125 results, we couldn't even SAY the "C" word. Too scary.
I think for all of us (and especially you), this surgery is just as traumatic emotionally as physically. Our bodies have "failed" us and for many of us, we've had to look mortality in the eye for the first time. At a relatively young age , too. When I read my pathology report, which said 5 of the 6 organs had stuff GROWING on it, I freaked! What ELSE is growing in there that I don't know about yet!!! It's shaken my faith that I have another 40 years on this planet. Maybe that's a good thing?? For me, a wake up call to not take good health for granted - to take better care of myself and appreciate the ENORMOUS blessings in my life. And here, on this forum, we have the opportunity to help others - already, something to be gained from surgery! There is so much to be learned from this experience. It's all about PMA - positive mental attitude. Be good to yourself - you deserve it - you need it!
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  #652  
Unread 09-23-2007, 10:21 AM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 13-Aug 20,2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunni1
AKKKK!

Still half asleep this morning and when I made the first run to the bathroom I admit to doing a double take.

I wiped and it was kinda orangish-purple! AKKK! Clean t.p., more wiping....god! I'm dying! Deep cleansing breath. Think...think. Oh yeah. Dissolving stitches! Then again could have been the champagne/lime-aid spriters I was sipping last evening. Don't say yuck until you've tried it.

So now that the heart is working just fine and I'm all alert and such. Think I'm going to go spend my gift card and tackle Target on a Sunday! I can survive that wake-up call, I can do anything today!

Now I related that story to the BF and he was "not amused" at all. (Stuff still scares him more than a little bit) But here...here I can laugh with those who've "Been there; done that. Got the t-shirt"~!

Have a lovely week sisters!

Sunni
How funny! I laughed harder when you said the BF did not find it amusing! I am now looking closer when I wipe. I am glad to hear others are going back to work and doing fine.
  #653  
Unread 09-23-2007, 11:03 AM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 13-Aug 20,2007

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Originally Posted by ole'red
How funny! I laughed harder when you said the BF did not find it amusing! I am now looking closer when I wipe. I am glad to hear others are going back to work and doing fine.
Yeah, you have to wonder what is going through their minds. They don't really understand....or most don't.

I'm also on wipe alert now
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  #654  
Unread 09-23-2007, 02:01 PM
I'm Pure Evil!!!

Yep. Gramma was right when she said in my youthful days that sometimes the devil whispered in my ear and other days I whispered in his!

I did my morning run to Target. Came home, and DBF unloaded the bags from the car. I put the stuff away and then went to the potty. From behind a closed door I hollered: "OHHH It's really purple now. Wanna see?!"
A solid "No" was my DBF's answer.
"Come on. It's really kinda a funny happy purple."

"I said NO!"

Okay. So I drink down a few guzzles of water. Nap for a few hours. Wake up and go again. ANd I couldn't stop myself. I offered again to show the purple! Again he said no and was more than a tad over emphatic IMHO.

I gave up that he wasn't going to take the bait. Drank some more. Walked around the yard and then got another drink and sat down on the couch. He came in. Placed himself beside me and eventually laid his head in my lap.

We're watching tv and suddenly he says: "It scared me to the core when you went under. It scared me when you didn't bounce back right away. It scared me that we had to wait to find out about cancer. I'm tired of being scared. Please don't play around when it comes to your health. Don't say anything."

Now how does one keep utterly silent after being made to feel like I should be in a hair shirt and burlap panties. He never said he was so freaked out! He never once implied he was anything but supportive and positive. I started to apologize and he asked that I drop it. Just leave it be and be happy he said something?

So ladies. Can I still joke around here? I feel so utterly rotten! Gramma was right though. It doesn't pay to be whispering. No matter what. I'm still immature enough to be amused by purple wipes!

Sunni
  #655  
Unread 09-23-2007, 02:21 PM
What a wonderful group we are

Although it's been said over and over again, I must jump on the bandwagon and agreed that I don't know what I would have done without this site. Any fears, concerns, milestones reached, etc. have all been shared by my fellow hystersisters on this site. Like a prior post I also was seen by my Dr. 3 weeks after my surgery, told I was doing great and that he didn't need to see me for three months. After reading the posts from others who said they were having post op follow-ups at 4 weeks or 6 weeks, I was beginning to think that my Dr. was just blowing me off because he waas to busy, then along comes the post from "nightnurse" that stated that her Dr. more or less said the same thing to her. Boy did that make me feel better! Let's all hang in their girls...I really think we're gonna make it!
  #656  
Unread 09-23-2007, 02:57 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 13-Aug 20,2007

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Originally Posted by Sunni1
So ladies. Can I still joke around here? I feel so utterly rotten! Gramma was right though. It doesn't pay to be whispering. No matter what. I'm still immature enough to be amused by purple wipes!

Sunni

Sunni, please keep joking around. Your post lightened my heart, as so many others have. We have to laugh about all of this whenever we can.
Hugs,
  #657  
Unread 09-23-2007, 04:11 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 13-Aug 20,2007

Hi Ladies, the dissolving stictch stories had me rolling. I had just bits then at five weeks, there it was. I thought .....WORMS! It was a stitch. I have my six week next Friday, been back full time at work since Sept 7 and am still sensitive but no fatigue for complications. RELEASE ME, Please! No DH for sex fun, but I leave to hike the Grand Canyon in mid October and I gotta carry more than ten pounds. I am so excited... my first hike in years without paking out a feminine product nasty bag. Like most others on the site, I have not had any checks since I got my staples out at a week. This six week is cirlced on my calendar.
  #658  
Unread 09-23-2007, 05:07 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 13-Aug 20,2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunni1
Yep. Gramma was right when she said in my youthful days that sometimes the devil whispered in my ear and other days I whispered in his!

I did my morning run to Target. Came home, and DBF unloaded the bags from the car. I put the stuff away and then went to the potty. From behind a closed door I hollered: "OHHH It's really purple now. Wanna see?!"
A solid "No" was my DBF's answer.
"Come on. It's really kinda a funny happy purple."

"I said NO!"

Okay. So I drink down a few guzzles of water. Nap for a few hours. Wake up and go again. ANd I couldn't stop myself. I offered again to show the purple! Again he said no and was more than a tad over emphatic IMHO.

I gave up that he wasn't going to take the bait. Drank some more. Walked around the yard and then got another drink and sat down on the couch. He came in. Placed himself beside me and eventually laid his head in my lap.

We're watching tv and suddenly he says: "It scared me to the core when you went under. It scared me when you didn't bounce back right away. It scared me that we had to wait to find out about cancer. I'm tired of being scared. Please don't play around when it comes to your health. Don't say anything."

Now how does one keep utterly silent after being made to feel like I should be in a hair shirt and burlap panties. He never said he was so freaked out! He never once implied he was anything but supportive and positive. I started to apologize and he asked that I drop it. Just leave it be and be happy he said something?

So ladies. Can I still joke around here? I feel so utterly rotten! Gramma was right though. It doesn't pay to be whispering. No matter what. I'm still immature enough to be amused by purple wipes!

Sunni
Sunni:

Don't feel badly about this - it is completely normal to want to share what you are going through (the scary and the silly) with the person you are closest to in the world. Can you really imagine NOT doing it? There's not a choice in the matter. Take the incident for what it was - your DBF telling you from the bottom of his soul how deeply he cares about you and how this surgery and recovery has affected him as much as it has you. What an amazing gift when you think about it! It's all good - and you are not the least bit evil, friend!
  #659  
Unread 09-23-2007, 05:43 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 13-Aug 20,2007

Sunni your story had me rolling and then my heart crushed a bit for your BF.
It is amazing how tuff they can apear on the outside and yet how vulnerable they are.

Don't stop making us laugh though. We need it.
  #660  
Unread 09-23-2007, 05:53 PM
Hi ** Hi ** It's Off To Work I Go

Hi Ladies ,

tomorrow is my first day back at work and i'm absolutely torturing myself about it. i really don't want to go because i'm nervous that i won't last thru the day. i asked for half days the first week back and my dr said no bec i'm healing so well, i won't need them. i'm glad i'm healing well, but i just don't want to be falling asleep at my desk at 11 am. i have been out one day shy of 6 weeks. i can't wait to see what a dust mound my desk is and all the e mails that have piled up. i already made my mind up that if i feel myself fading out, i'm going to ask to leave early, even if i have to use my own vacation time. i have a tendency to work myself up about stuff and then it turns out ok. i hope that happens tomorrow. 's to all of you and thanks for your support.
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