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Unread 08-28-2007, 01:59 PM
exhaustion

Hi everyone,

I know many folks have talked about being tired, but I am now feeling exhausted. For some reason I had lots of energy the first two weeks of recovery, but am absolutely wiped out now.... week 3. Is this normal or is it something more (low iron, etc.)? I did overdo last week and was in pain over the weekend, which did subside thank God..and I've kind of been in bed ever since even with pain low again.
Any imput would be appreciated.
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Unread 08-28-2007, 02:30 PM
exhaustion

i dont know whether you kept your ovaries or not but if you didnt, it could be that your hormone levels are dropping from removal and you might need hrt or to increase any hrt you are on now. if you kept your ovaries, i'd say you are just having an off week..youre still really early in your recovery. hope you feel better soon
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Unread 08-28-2007, 03:51 PM
exhaustion

Hi recoveringali,

I too used to experience the same thing during my recovery and I think it's really part of the process. Some days I felt as if it was 1 step forward and then 2 backwards and this was actually the case for a while. Even though I felt great. I think in many ways it's our bodies way of helaing as many of us have been sick for many months prior to surgery.

It has often been said that it takes a year to fully recover from what is in fact major surgery and I found this true. I felt well straight after surgery but I noticed how much better I felt at the 3 and 6 month mark i.e less twinges, more energy etc.

Now you say you've been overdoing it! What have you been doing? You need to look at the checkpoints listed on the site to understand where your recovery is at present and the limitations you really need to live by to make the best recovery possible. You only get one chance to heal! Not taking it could mean further complications down the track such as adhesions etc.

Be kind to yourself and your body...............Karen
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Unread 08-28-2007, 04:29 PM
exhaustion

Hi recoveringali,

I would agree wholeheartdly with patchkaz...I just passed my 5 month anniversary last week and I still have a few bad days every now and then. Just hang in there - and relax!!! You're only at week three!! You should still be a princess and have those around you doing as much as possible. If you're like me, and didn't have as much help after two weeks, then be sure to take care of yourself. It should be slow and easy for the next few weeks, no need to rush!

Jennifer
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Unread 08-28-2007, 05:35 PM
exhaustion

Thanks for the replys HysterSisters...and yes I did learn from overdoing and hopefully will not make that mistake again. Good to hear this is normal. I seem to need to hear this a lot. Thanks again.
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