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  #371  
Unread 10-25-2007, 10:11 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

I would be persistant with the doctor and I am sorry that the doctor said he had never had a bleeder before. I am not able to relate with you because I am not having this problem, however that much blood is not normal and I would probably start looking into seeing another doctor for a second opinion.

You are in my prayers.
Jenn
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  #372  
Unread 10-25-2007, 10:21 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

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Originally Posted by lovestorun
Hi ladies - have any of you kept your ovaries? If so, do you still feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster and have night sweats, hot flashes, and all the rest of the stuff that goes along with the hormonal ride? I guess I thought that would not happen to me since I kept my ovaries. Who knew! I just wanted to know if I was alone in my hormonal woes or if it is common. I know I don't want to call my doctor again since I think she things I am neurotic. Any input anyone has would be soooo helpful. Hope all is well with everyone and recovery is going as smoothly as it can for you all - hang in there!
Hi lovestorun: I kept my ovaries. I didn't feel any emotional changes for about the first week. Since then, I cry at music videos, the littlest inconvenience like my dog stepping on my hair when I'm lying on the couch sends me into a frenzy and I have had stupid little temper tantrums and moments of self pitty. But it's the crying that is driving me crazy! I'm guessing it has to do with the trauma of the surgery and the changes in my body. When it does happen, I try to call someone just to lift my spirits and get my mind off whatever it was that set me off. I'm not having hot flashes but I'm experiencing times when I'm just hot! Like right now, I'm in shorts and a t-shirt and it's 8 degrees
Celcius outside!

I'm chalking it all up to the surgery and the dramatic change in a normally active lifestyle. But know that you aren't alone. I'm glad you posted this cus it shows me that I'm not going out of my mind!

Pam
  #373  
Unread 10-25-2007, 10:27 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Thanks wackadoo. It is driving me crazy not knowing if it will happen again, not knowing what it is, and how to fix it. I hate just doing nothing - I am back at week one.
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  #374  
Unread 10-25-2007, 11:25 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

sunloving1- you are in the right place we are one big happy/sad weepy family lol.
lovestorun nad sunloving1- both of you remember if you have ovaries or not there is a time for recovery from the event. My gyn told me that my ovary that was left is sleeping and its like he took both right now for us all.
Another sister told me sometimes they can die and it might be that your have replacement even if you keep ovaries. I was told that it could take a year before I feel normal again.
reddittkl- I would get a second opinion about the bleeding thing.... I was told that we should only have bleeding enough to fill a pad and that it less as time goes on.
its possible to spot up until six months.... spoting is just having a pantiliner all day and it might or might not get full.
The er doctors do not always know about everything.
If you don't feel good about it get the second opinion you know your body the best. toy you all
Debbie
  #375  
Unread 10-25-2007, 11:34 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

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Originally Posted by sunloving1
Hi. I have never posted before, I know it said to start a new thread, I don't know if that is what I am doing but I really just needed to get on here. I am 33 and had a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with ovary removal on 10/4/07. I was diagnosed with endometreosis when I was 17 and have had 6 laproscopys and had my gallbladder removed because of it also. I have/had PCOS and fibroids, so I am really hoping that this is the magic cure ) I feel pretty good (besides the lack of sleep and hot flashes), I am on hormones but I am so moody that all I want to do is cry all the time. I think I was generally a happy person so any advice to what would help with this would be great.
Sunloving1,
I had a TAH (ovaries/everything removed) on October 2. I am 42. I think you need to do some research on the hormones you are on. Definitely talk to your doctor - the hormones may need some tweeking. Also sounds like you might be just a bit depressed - and who can blame you! There are some good books out there, one that I am reading is the Wisdom Of Menopause by Dr. Christiane Northup. She talks all about the moods we experience during this time, about hormones, about alternative treatments.... This is a major surgery you've just had - and sometimes we need to go through the process of mourning our removed reproductive organs. Also, the lack of sleep and hot flashes can leave us feeling like wet dishrags (at least that is how I feel immediately after a flash). For about a week I wake up at 4 or 5 am with the first hot flash of many that will make sleep difficult.
I am seeing a naturopath who just had me do a hormone level test before we start me on HRT, so hopefully we get it right the first time.
Relax about being moody - it is part of the journey - it means you are truly a hystersister!
calgary
  #376  
Unread 10-25-2007, 11:51 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Hi ladies,
I just now finally dragged myself out of bed. I have been a lump all day. Yesterday I felt so good so I was up and doing more than usual. I'm paying for it now. Today I've been laying in bed all day watching t.v. and dozing off and on. I'm going to take a shower hoping that will make me feel better. I could kick myself for being so stupid. I should have rested more yesterday. It just felt so good to finally have some energy. Hope everyone is doing well today.
  #377  
Unread 10-25-2007, 12:05 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

ok, i'm finally posting after lurking around for 3 weeks! had LSH oct 2nd. i had heard/read that recovery was much faster with this procedure, and i'm wondering now just past the 3-week mark if i'm just a weenie or is it normal to still feel so tired? like hyperhyster, i will have one or two days that i feel so great, and feel like i'm finally BACK but then if i take advantage of that energy and go shopping, walking a longer distance, seeing clients, then i'm zapped for two days again. i feel so fortunate to have had this procedure and not have to deal with the abdominal incision, so i hate to be too whiny. i just wonder if i should be pushing myself more in order to build back stamina, or keep taking it easy when i feel so tired. i don't see a lot of posts from gals who had LSH; i wonder if that means they are just getting on with life, feeling great??
  #378  
Unread 10-25-2007, 12:25 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

October 25,2007
well today I am feeling over the hump of sickness. My fun- loving son decided he need to share his cold with me by drinking from my cup. So I have been under the weather for 4 days. I still have a sore throat but, I feel like I don't just want to just sleep..sleep..sleep all day and feel miserable. The sun is out which helps to be more happy. I do feel my emotions have been a little up and down. I just don't like raising my voice at my kids when they are not listening. Things will get better.
Debbie
  #379  
Unread 10-25-2007, 12:27 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by lovestorun
Hi ladies - have any of you kept your ovaries? If so, do you still feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster and have night sweats, hot flashes, and all the rest of the stuff that goes along with the hormonal ride? I guess I thought that would not happen to me since I kept my ovaries. Who knew! I just wanted to know if I was alone in my hormonal woes or if it is common. I know I don't want to call my doctor again since I think she things I am neurotic. Any input anyone has would be soooo helpful. Hope all is well with everyone and recovery is going as smoothly as it can for you all - hang in there!
Hi! I kept one ovary... Have had night sweats and almost feel like I am having pms then I feel great. I starting crying this morning while watching the news. I have cried while reading posts...When I asked her about night sweats My Doc says I probably just had too many covers on???? I was told by someone that our ovaries can go into shock and smooth out with time. I have had hot flashes but I was having those before surgery,,, I found drinking soy milk helped with hot flashes. chocolate Silk soy milk is my favorite. I am taking it so easy I feel good.. little sore incision ithchy...hope everyone is resting and feeling good
  #380  
Unread 10-25-2007, 01:06 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by southpaw
ok, i'm finally posting after lurking around for 3 weeks! had LSH oct 2nd. i had heard/read that recovery was much faster with this procedure, and i'm wondering now just past the 3-week mark if i'm just a weenie or is it normal to still feel so tired? like hyperhyster, i will have one or two days that i feel so great, and feel like i'm finally BACK but then if i take advantage of that energy and go shopping, walking a longer distance, seeing clients, then i'm zapped for two days again. i feel so fortunate to have had this procedure and not have to deal with the abdominal incision, so i hate to be too whiny. i just wonder if i should be pushing myself more in order to build back stamina, or keep taking it easy when i feel so tired. i don't see a lot of posts from gals who had LSH; i wonder if that means they are just getting on with life, feeling great??
I had a TVH and I had also heard that recovery was faster with the vag hyster. But I'm not so sure now. I don't think you should push yourself. My doc told me to get up and do things, but listen to your body. She said when you feel tired, stop and rest, even if that means for the rest of the day. Have you read the checkpoints? I had my TVH on Oct 2nd as well. It mentions in the checkpoint that in weeks 3-4 you will feel that you've taken a step forward then 2 steps back. Something like that. I know it's really hard sometimes, but we've got to let our bodies heal and listen to our bodies.
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