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  #111  
Unread 09-01-2007, 10:10 AM
LAVH Aug 22

My surgery went well, I was sent home the next day. I have been walking and drinking water. Thanks to hyster sisters I felt/feel so well prepared I am just taking it day by day.

Thanks to all for sharing information.
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  #112  
Unread 09-01-2007, 11:37 AM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 20-Aug 27,2007

Hi Everyone. On 8/20/07 I had a total abdominal hysterectomy – 7 “ vertical incision.
Surgery went well and I returned home after 3 days. The first night I had a morphine pump and by next morning my blood pressure had dropped so low, they disconnected
it. In addition I was dizzy and nauseous, but no vomiting due to pre-op pills taken the
day before surgery. From that point on, I used a vicodin substitute for pain. Also the first night I had some wonderful electric leg massagers to keep the blood moving.

For me there was very little sleep in the hospital due to “every 2 hour monitoring” of
vital signs, i.e. blood pressure, blood tests, temperature. In addition my roommate liked
“all night tv” and even though my eyes were closed and I was separated by a curtain, I could still see the blinking, flashing lights from a tv. I like things to be very dark, very quiet and very cool so I can sleep.

One week and one day after surgery, I’m still having difficulty getting in and out of bed. and sitting straignt up. I’m standing up as I type this and it’s more comfortable for me. I carry lots of extra lbs. on my tummy so that probably has a lot to do with it.

During my 3 day hospital stay I managed to gain 9.5 lbs. Yikes!!! I suppose it’s all from swelling and water retention and medicine. As of today, 6 lbs. of that is gone, but the initial swelling and size of my stomach shocked me.

My biggest comfort item(s) are 2 huge, overstuffed feather pillows that fold and form easily to the body contours. If you have a straight one-piece foam pillow, it won’t work as well since it won’t be flexible.

Every day gets better and better.
  #113  
Unread 09-01-2007, 11:54 AM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 20-Aug 27,2007

I had a TVH on Monday, August 27, 2007 as well as bladder repair, anterior and posterior repair. I was very concerned about vomitting after surgery because of two previous surgeries, but this time, I was sure to tell the pre-op nurse as well as the anesthesiologist and they gave me additional meds to help. They also put a patch behind my ear to help with nausea. I was not sick at all, neither was I nauseated when coming out of the anesthesia. And never had a problem with it afterwards. The only thing was an extra dry throat, which was possibly made worse by the oxygen they gave me.

After waking up completely, I noticed my right leg was numb from the top of my knee to just below my hip area. It is still numb feeling, but seems to be "waking up"... doc said it was probably from the position I was in for so long. No complaints, though, because before surgery, my knees were in pain, so much that I was in physical therapy, but now the pain is gone. Don't know for how long, but it's amazing...they don't hurt.

Was in a semi-private room with elderly lady who rang for the nurse often, so not much rest during my stay. And my husband wasn't allowed to stay with me because there were no private rooms available.

After the nurse removed the catheter the next morning, I was able to go on my own and have continued. Had a small b/m at the hospital, which was a plus for my going home.

Had a few crying spells, not really full fledge crying, when I had to leave my room at 1:30 in the morning because my little room-mate had to take a b/m on her bedside commode...and it was bad. And when someone coded across the hall from me, around 2:00 the previous am...

I got home on Wednesday and have been doing good. I appreciate this site because I wasn't sure what I should and should not be doing regarding walking, bending, etc.

I am on hormone therapy as my body adjusts to menopause. Maybe because of the vaginal hysterectomy, I've not had the swelly belly. In fact, I had to do a bowel cleanse prior to surgey, and have lost 8 pounds since surgery and have kept it off. My feet and legs are not swollen like they have been for years...I am feeling good about that!
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  #114  
Unread 09-01-2007, 12:12 PM
Glad That You Are Feeling Better

I hav my hesterectomy Aug 13,2007. They did a
virginal hesterectomy. Before my surgery, I was having
two week periods with heavy bleeding and cramping.
I had severe pelvic pains and lots of fibriods. I am still
having some discomfort of shooting pains from my pelvic
area and tighting in my abdominal area and my lower
back. I went for my pre-op check up 3 days ago. She
did some blood work to make sure that I am not having
blood clots and I have a cat scan to take Sept 6,2007
see what can be causing the pains in my lower back
legs and abdominal area. I hope that you feel better.
You take care of your self.

Creshaunda
Pasadena,Texas
  #115  
Unread 09-01-2007, 01:11 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 20-Aug 27,2007

Thank you, and keep me posted on your recovery. I hope you will start feeling better soon!

Sandi lou
Florida
  #116  
Unread 09-01-2007, 02:02 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 20-Aug 27,2007

Thanks for the info. I think some of the abdominl discomfort is due to gas in the intestines. I find that my "plumbing" is working overtime since my hysterectomy.

Had a slight setbacik yesterday with an aggravated bladder and had to take a painful bumpy 16 mile ride to my primary care physician for a urine test. Results will not be available for several days, but it feels like a urinary track infection. Bring on the cranberry juice. Hugs to all.
  #117  
Unread 09-01-2007, 03:02 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 20-Aug 27,2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by Maggie03
Thanks for the info. I think some of the abdominl discomfort is due to gas in the intestines. I find that my "plumbing" is working overtime since my hysterectomy.

Had a slight setbacik yesterday with an aggravated bladder and had to take a painful bumpy 16 mile ride to my primary care physician for a urine test. Results will not be available for several days, but it feels like a urinary track infection. Bring on the cranberry juice. Hugs to all.

Hi Maggie03...wouldn't your gyno be able to call you in something...infection would be normal sometimes with the surgery and the catheter..my doc gave me the pyridium to lessen the urgency pain and macrobid to clear up infection...I don't know why it would take a few days, that would concern me as the can go from bad to worse very fast and would take away from your healing...maybe you should put in a call to your gyno...not sure about where you are, but here there is always an answering service that has the doc call you back in cases like this...I am sure your gyno would not want you to suffer with an infection..let us know...hope you do feel better...don't go overboard on the cranberry juice until you know how your bladder will handle it as it is probably still sensitive after surgery
  #118  
Unread 09-01-2007, 04:02 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 20-Aug 27,2007

I am 11 days post-op. And I feel great. I am looking forward to my full recovery so I can get back to my life.
  #119  
Unread 09-01-2007, 05:02 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 20-Aug 27,2007

I just returned from a 4 hr visit to the ER. My 30 staples were removed on 28 Aug and I came home with 6 steri-strips on my incision. I noticed a little bit of pus and blood on the bed sheets last night. The left side of my incision had opened up slightly and my DH was able to get some pus from the incision. I got approval from my insurance to go to the ER this morning. They got some more pus from the incision, gave me a shot of rocephin (antibiotic) and a RX for 10 days of antibiotic pills. Figures this would happen on a holiday weekend! I have to follow up with my GYN Doc on Tuesday. Hope everyone is healing OK. I feel pretty good otherwise!

Bobbi
TAH/LSO on 21 Aug
  #120  
Unread 09-01-2007, 05:58 PM
Hysterectomy dates Aug 20-Aug 27,2007

I am so sorry to here about the incision came loose. It is a good thing
you went to the er. I did to. They told me that I had a infection. My
doctor told me that she want me to also take blood work to make sure
that I am not having any blood clots. I have a cat scan to take Sept 6,2007
to see why I am having lower back pains,abdominal pains that shooting
down to my knees. I hope that this ends. I am glad that the Surgery was
a success. Everyone to take care of them self.

Creshaunda
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