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  #251  
Unread 10-19-2007, 04:29 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

sukipup - I was lucky and had internal incisions only, so I have a little less healing to do. Just do what you can, right? I am an exercise fanatic and that is a good and bad sometimes!
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  #252  
Unread 10-19-2007, 06:22 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

I had my post op w/my gyn AND THEN had to go see a general sugeon for my "blossom" problem. It is recommended that I have another surgery. My eye has been twitching ever since the appt. I am FREAKED OUT about this. I want to cry and cry.
  #253  
Unread 10-19-2007, 06:31 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

idahonurse: I hope all is well. I don't know what issues are facing but I do know that education is key! Find out everything you can before you make any decisions and know that your health is the most important thing. If surgery is necessary, know that in the end, you'll have a better life. My thoughts are with you! I hope all will be better soon!
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  #254  
Unread 10-19-2007, 06:35 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by idahonurse
I had my post op w/my gyn AND THEN had to go see a general sugeon for my "blossom" problem. It is recommended that I have another surgery. My eye has been twitching ever since the appt. I am FREAKED OUT about this. I want to cry and cry.

I'm sorry to hear that you are facing another surgery so soon.
  #255  
Unread 10-19-2007, 06:38 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

When I went on Wed for my post-op my Dr. gave me a copy of my surgery on DVD. Last night I finally had enough nerve to watch it. DH and ds watched with me. It was way worse than I thought it would be. I stood there holding my stomach incisions the whole time. I kind of wish we hadn't watched it, but it was interesting watching my uterus go bye-bye.
Has anyone else had theirs taped and watched it?
  #256  
Unread 10-19-2007, 06:45 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

No i would have loved to watch mine being done. I've seen them on TV.
Makes you realize why you look fine on the outside but your healing inside is taking so much longer right? Consider yourself lucky to have the video not that it's a family movie or anything.LOL Now maybe others can understand why you are or was in such discomfort.
Good Luck! My surgery was the 5th as well. I had everything except my cervix taken out...even my appendix is gone. I have a 7 1/2 in incision and 26 stitches inside. I still feeel pain every now and then and even when i just try to do normal small things i am completely exhausted.
  #257  
Unread 10-20-2007, 07:24 AM
Day 16

idahonurse: sorry to hear about this, hope all goes well.
lovestorun: what kind of stuff did you do at the gym. I can't wait to exercise, but was told to wait much longer.
slipperlady: interesting advice about the massaging of the scar. Did your dr recommend massaging with anything in particular. Think I will do same.

Speaking of scars, I have to admit I was quite surprised
when my doc took off my bandage and showed me the
incision. First I was surprised there were so many staples,
but even more surprising was the incision location. Mine is
approx 1.5 inches below my pubic "hairline". I had never
thought of asking questions on this at preop, had assumed
I would have a horizontal incision between my pubic hair
and bellybutton. Guess nothing will show once my hair
grows back.

Tummy still sensitive to the touch, little tummy soreness
when i urinate, BM's are still not up to my liking, so drinking
plenty + fiber foods + walking alot. Can't wait to be able to
sleep on my right side, i'm in need a another sleeping
position. Keep on healing you guys!
  #258  
Unread 10-20-2007, 07:48 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by murphmuffin
idahonurse: sorry to hear about this, hope all goes well.
lovestorun: what kind of stuff did you do at the gym. I can't wait to exercise, but was told to wait much longer.
slipperlady: interesting advice about the massaging of the scar. Did your dr recommend massaging with anything in particular. Think I will do same.

Speaking of scars, I have to admit I was quite surprised
when my doc took off my bandage and showed me the
incision. First I was surprised there were so many staples,
but even more surprising was the incision location. Mine is
approx 1.5 inches below my pubic "hairline". I had never
thought of asking questions on this at preop, had assumed
I would have a horizontal incision between my pubic hair
and bellybutton. Guess nothing will show once my hair
grows back.


Tummy still sensitive to the touch, little tummy soreness
when i urinate, BM's are still not up to my liking, so drinking
plenty + fiber foods + walking alot. Can't wait to be able to
sleep on my right side, i'm in need a another sleeping
position. Keep on healing you guys!

Linda,
My incision is very low too, I asked the doctor for a bikini cut he said he couldn't promise it but would try and he did. I thanked him for doing it that way and he told me its a good thing he was the primary surgeon rather than the oncologist because the oncologist would have made a vertical cut.

Mind you I am going to be 51 next month so its not like I will be wearing a bikini I just didn't want to have a big old scar staring at me everytime I looked in the mirror.

I also had a lot of staples, one side of the incision is healing great the other side is not as good, the doctor said it should all look like the good side, if it wasn't for the oozing from the left side of the incision I would be feeling really good, actully I had some pain yesterday but nothing that required pain meds or anything. The right side of the incision is so small and thin you can hardly tell there was a cut there.

As for sleeping, I slept on my side in the hospital but I am trying to sleep on my back at home, I keep rolling over to my side though so I keep pillows on either side of me so I don't roll to far, the king size bed is getting smaller and smaller every night.

idahonurse--hang in there, you know how this works, if you need the surgery you need it, I am routing for you!

slipperlady--since I read your post I have been rubbing the good side of the incision when I put the neosporin on it, not sure it is doing anything but I don't think it will hurt.

lovestorun--like I said yesterday God bless you returning to exercise already, I can walk but that is about it.

Take care
  #259  
Unread 10-20-2007, 09:34 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

murphmuffin - I did 35 minutes on the treadmill at a 5% to 8% incline at 3.5 mph and then did 30 minutes of upper body free weights of 8 lbs and also some universal cable weights at a pretty low 25 to 30 pound setting. I modified my normal routine and took the weights down pretty far so it went well. I have been walking since week one and it feels great. Each time I get faster and stronger. The weights went well too. I do alot of sitting on the ball with them. I am going to do legs today - they need it after all this sitting around!

IDAHONURSE - So sorry to hear you need another procedure, will be thinking of you and your doctors to make the right decision. Take care of you!
  #260  
Unread 10-20-2007, 05:54 PM
thankyou all

Thankyou to those sisters who replied, who are routin' for me, and who encouraged me. Today is a new day. I went to an 8 hour Smart Women Smart Money conference at the local resort hotel. It kept my mind off my future woes.
I did lose more weight, putting me at 85.8 now. I ate lunch but no dinner last night. Is it wrong for me to exercise right now? I'm afraid that my circulation will go down, healing will be impaired, my muscles will start to atrophy and I won't be in shape to go back to work if I don't exercise. My gyn doc said the elliptical "walking" is ok. I did it for 20 minutes yesterday and wonder if it contributed to my wt loss.
Won't exercise help me maintain the muscle mass that I need? I'm a nurse, but confused about this issue.
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