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Unread 11-03-2007, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by chaos2me

I wish I felt as good as everyone else. I'm still very tired, but I have to go back to work on Monday. It's been 10 weeks since I came home. My hormones are not stable. I'm on the natural trouche, so I guess it's going to take a while. I know my hormones were not right before surgury but that's the only hormone levels anyone has ever done on me. I guess that's what they used to mix up the medicine. I wish I could stay home and watch movies and do my needlework, but the world is calling because my bank account is getting low. I usually don't sleep good. Too much stuff running through my brain. I'll sleep for 3 hours then be up for 2 and then get an hour or so before I have to get up and get around. I wish I would quit crying so much. At times I seem to cry for no reason, and I've never been like that.

Thanks for listening.
I completely feel you on the hormone issue. My hormones have been off for years and, just as with my fibroids, no one seems to want to pay attention to it. So I guess I'll be bullying the doctors on this issue next..

Don't be too impressed. I zip through the day but when work is over...I'm over. I am ashamed to say, I haven't cooked but maybe 2x since surgery. It's either stopping off somewhere or warming something up microwavable. I have enough energy to make it through work and maybe make a quick stop somewhere afterwards. My social life is non-existant. I attend my sorority alum events....simply because I said I would. Haven't seen the inside of my church in 4 months (thank God they come on t.v. Sunday a.m.....but it's not the same as being there).

So you see, you really aren't far behind any of us if at all in the recovery area. Your challenges are just different. Yes I feel great but not 100%. You will feel that way soon.
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Unread 11-04-2007, 05:09 PM
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Hi all sorry I have been missing in action. I have been back at work Oct. is crazy being a drug counselor I have to do stuff for red ribbon week and we have a red ribbon run which was this sat. nov 3rd.
Took a quick look and things look up for everyone. Ok, I'm going to bring up a subject and hope to get some help.
Has anyone tried any sexual activity? First time was a terrible!!!! In fact it hurt so bad my husband still has the scratches on this shoulder area and I don't have long nails!!!! We tried again a week later got going with lots of KY but that seemed to have my husband get limp (hope you know what I mean) It is just not the same and I know it will take time and we have had long talks and no one is in a rush but does anyone have any suggestions? Petrina Feel I can ask you guys we have been through so much!!!!!!!!!
Unread 11-04-2007, 05:22 PM
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Hi Petrina,

Sorry your attempts at resuming relations with your DH were painful....I waited about 8 weeks I think.....not painful, but definetely built up an anxiety attack for days before hand...not that we planned an exact day, but I was anxious to get the "first time" over with so I didn't have that hanging over me, so to speak.....for me, maybe it was because it was such a "quickie"..only lasted a few minutes but was happy my female functions were working...second time was about as fast...LOL..imagine if my husband knew I was saying this he would die...but he waited so long I knew it would be fast....the 3rd time was a little longer and I did feel a little soreness on the left side of my vaginal wall....I am hoping it was from all the antihistimines I have been on that are leaving me a little less lubricated...I know what you mean about the KY...my DH did not really enjoy it either..had the same effect....maybe too much was used...I could see how that would take away from their feeling....maybe less is more???....I wasn't sure if I remembered if you were on hormones or not...that could be effecting you....I told my DH that there will be days in between as I did not want to feel soreness at all....I hope for you each time gets a little better...take it slow, don't put too much pressure on yourself...try less lube???? but just enough if u know what I mean....
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Unread 11-04-2007, 05:52 PM
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I knew I could count on you for a reply!!!!! I know husbands would kill us if they read this. He has been wonderful and keeps telling me it's not my fault it just happens. One big problem is we never used any lube before, so we are both new to this. I have been on the web and there is one that goes in me? I have to investigate. We are having a lot of good laughs and not placing blame on anyone. He says it is important to him that I still want to, I can't say it's like it was but I do still want to. At least I don't seem to to having any hormone problems, I'm on nothing.....and doing fine.

Have seen that you are back working hope it is going well. We plan on doing things around here this week with two days off for teacher convention we were going to attend but need to do things here that did not get done. The holidays will be here before we know it. Time has gone by and the months are great......Petrina
Unread 11-04-2007, 05:53 PM
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Sorry to hear about your issues, Petrina. Hopefully with time, things will be back to normal.

Since I'm single right now, I can't share any post-op s*x experiences, which to be quite honest, really sucks because my libido seems to have gone through the roof. I feel like I'm back in my mid-30's - but, can't do anything about it!!!! It would also be nice to know if everything is "working," but I guess it'll have to wait.

I am feeling quite sore at the moment, though. I was out raking leaves today and that seems to have done a number on me. My back hurts, but also the left side of my tummy is terribly achy. It's always that darn left side. Hopefully, the heating pad will help.
Unread 11-04-2007, 06:03 PM
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Glad to hear your libido is working......maybe because your kept ovaries....mine are gone along with everything else. Wonder if that makes a difference.

Hope you feel better. I have to get out and do more just so cold this weekend.....have to get back to the gym......well work tomorrow and have to do bills. Take care....thanks for the support.....Petrina
Unread 11-06-2007, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mytime47
Glad to hear your libido is working......maybe because your kept ovaries....mine are gone along with everything else. Wonder if that makes a difference.

Hope you feel better. I have to get out and do more just so cold this weekend.....have to get back to the gym......well work tomorrow and have to do bills. Take care....thanks for the support.....Petrina
Hi Petrina and hi to all you ladies. Haven't been in on the thread lately but its good to see everyone is still hanging in there. I cannot say I have any complaints. I have more energy now than ever in the last two years. I'm zippin' here and there all the time. Sometimes I take my vitamins and iron pills but other than that, its just the fat burners (trying to drop a few pounds by Christmas) a lil' exercise and decorating the house for the holidays. I'm an at home mom with lots of errands and resposibilities, but nothing has zapped the energy yet. Wow, how I thank the Lord. I was so weak just a few months ago and now I'm like the energizer bunny. So sluggish, no, thats no me these days. I'm back to working with the my small landscape business and wrapping up the season before the holidays. I'm even outdoing my teenager, tween and lil' nine year old son; let alone my dear hubbie too. They are all excited and joyful to see mom up and at it...once again. They have not seen this, gradually worsening, over the last two years. On another note, Petrina, my first time, (sex that is) was full of anxiety on my part and horniness on hubbies Anyway, we had a lil' wine, relaxed and BOOM it was on. Not like it usually is or was, but with tenderness and care. Slow penetration, which really built up the heat. I did not experience any dryness until the next time we did it and we used just a lil' KY. (Ladies, you only need a lil' and rub it slowly on the hubbie to keep him hot) Anyway, by the third and future times, things got better. Though the first time, overall, caused a lil' bleeding (pinkish), and my vaginal walls somewhat tender, it got better. So, my advice is take it easy, don't expect too much, drink a lil' wine (if you drink and even if you don't), not advocating drinking, but it helps lessen the anxiety. Watch a love movie a few minutes or some hot, steamy, light porn ( I hate porn), give a back rub or foot rub, wear something sexy and focus on one another and believe me, that in itself will lubricate (if I may be blunt) a woman's vaginal wall to the point of ready for action. Hope this helps. I'm 42, but even if you're much older, it still, I believe can work. Have a happy holiday and don't eat too much on Thanksgiving. Oh, what the heck! Eat to your hearts desire for more continuously runs over!!!! Its the one day, God may excuse gluttony being a sin. hahahaha Bye ladies.
Unread 11-06-2007, 12:00 PM
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My first time was not so bad,but 4 days ago sex was very painful. I
hope that the next time it will be better

Unread 11-06-2007, 01:13 PM
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My hubby and I waited until my 8th week for sex, that's when I had my go ahead check-up...

My family Dr. had me on Prempro for a year or so before my surgery and afterward my OB-GYN replaced that with Premarin, he said that will also help with the vaginal dryness... The dryness was a problem I already had before and I could tell a big difference...He was right..So for us not to much has changed...

Sorry to hear that some of you are in some pain yet....hopefully as time goes on everyone will be where they need to be... I'll be rooting for all of you!!!!

Unread 11-06-2007, 04:13 PM
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Hi all. It's nice to see everyone checking in.

I'm having a terrible day... am in serious pain. I went to work, but sat with a heating pad all day - took Motrin, but don't know that it helped. My belly hasn't hurt like this since about week 3 post-op.

I don't know if this could be from raking leaves on Sunday...? I sure hope I didn't do any damage internally. I'm pretty miserable. If things aren't better tomorrow, I guess I'll call the doctor.

On the bright side, today was Weight Watchers - I've lost another 2.6 lbs -- this makes 20 since surgery.

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