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  #381  
Unread 10-25-2007, 01:10 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

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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??
Wow, great to hear from someone else who had LSH but mine was Oct. 4th. I, too, feel so tired and by the evening, can hardly do anything. I will feel better, so get out and drive or go to the store, then have to take a 2 1/2 hour nap! My doctor said to continue to rest, rest, rest. I told her that I was going to substitute teach at 3 1/2 weeks recovery, and she raised her eyebrows at me. So I'm thinking that I might need to back off from that. I'm pushing myself in the morning to walk, work on the computer, switch the laundry, plan a simple dinner, then my afternoon I nap and rest to be ready for my family at 4:00. I'm feeling great, but just tired.
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  #382  
Unread 10-25-2007, 02:03 PM
On the mend

Hello everyone. Just hit week 3 after hyst today. Feel great in myself and toilet things nearly 100% now but still get trapped wind(annoying). I have just read the email from Hystersisters advising me about stuff for 3/4th week and I am glad I did. I feel too well and I am trying to do too much because I am off work. I must back off because the advice syas I could hurt myself inside.
I did not realise it took so long to heal inside - what a thicky! No wander I feel tired and a bit up and down. Anyway I am going to take advice and try and leave the majority of housework to hubby and kids and just do what I can.
My tummy swelling has gone right down and although my abdo scar is long and vile who cares? I could be unlucky and look like victoria beckham!

Hope everyone is keeping well and getting better.
  #383  
Unread 10-25-2007, 02:51 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

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Originally Posted by slipperlady
Have any of you had experience with friends or family who are getting kind of impatient that you aren't back to normal yet? I have sensed something in some of the people I know (not DH, thankfully) that I should be getting better by now. Yesterday I had somewhat of a setback and was sore and tired for all day after not doing anything. I had planned to get out a bit but changed plans, deciding to listen to my body instead. It is discouraging but I know that time will go by and we will all eventually feel better. I appreciate this site so much. I think that all of us who are going through it can only understand it regardless of how well meaning people think that they know what is happening. My DH is very understanding and has been such a help that I can never repay him. I have been weepy and emotional this week and don't know why but I suspect that I overtired myself. Now I know what babies feel like!
Hello slipperlady.

When your family and friends have been through the same painful experience that you have then they can attempt to judge you - until then ignore them and do your recuperating as you see fit! We might be a bit sensitive sometimes but it doesn't make us stupid. Take care
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  #384  
Unread 10-25-2007, 06:26 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Wow, great to hear from someone else who had LSH but mine was Oct. 4th. I, too, feel so tired and by the evening, can hardly do anything. I will feel better, so get out and drive or go to the store, then have to take a 2 1/2 hour nap! My doctor said to continue to rest, rest, rest. I told her that I was going to substitute teach at 3 1/2 weeks recovery, and she raised her eyebrows at me. So I'm thinking that I might need to back off from that. I'm pushing myself in the morning to walk, work on the computer, switch the laundry, plan a simple dinner, then my afternoon I nap and rest to be ready for my family at 4:00. I'm feeling great, but just tired.


I had my LSH on Oct. 5. Everyone recovers at a different speed. I went back to work on Monday and have done fine. I do start to run low on energy by early evening. I am sleeping really well at night though. I am looking forward to tomorrow being Friday and sleeping in on the weekend.
I think if you just listen to your body you will make the right decisions.
  #385  
Unread 10-25-2007, 09:57 PM
vagina prolapse

I was wondering if the vagine could colapse from a complete histerectomy. It felt like mine did after my first bowel movement which was 5 days after my hyster. Could that be possible???? I am feeling great otherwise. I am really scared for my 6 wks. checkup and my Dr. telling me I have my vagina has fallen down... has this happened to anyone else? red
  #386  
Unread 10-25-2007, 09:58 PM
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
Welcome! I too i'm new to all this thread stuff and half the time i'm not sure what i am doing. I too had a hysterectomy on Oct 5th (keapt only my cervix) apendectomy the same day as well. I too had several laparoscopic procedures either to remove cyst, fibroids etc.....know the feeling and the fustration of having to go in and get quick fixes. Well i no longer have my ovaries but i too i'm moody and sad at times for no reason. I think it's all part of healing and it should pass. I'm taking premarin and seems to be working. Only had about 2 night sweats thus far (not bad)! I'm still feeling very tired from doing the most minimal things. I take extra long naps in the afternoon and must say i sleep pretty good. I'm an early riser so i can't complaint there either. My sagging belly is really what i'm concerned about, but everyone says it should go away in time. My stitches look good and over all from reading some of the other stories i guess i am doing quite well.
Call your Doc as many times as you feel it's necessary. You are not bothering them and any question you have i'm sure they've heard before. That's what they are there for. You are not neurotic. Are you kidding the first few days or even two weeks i was calling the office almost daily to ask questions. After all this is all new to me.
I'm very thankful that we have this site where we can exchange opinions and our adventures.
Stay calm and hope you have a good recovery. you and the rest are all in my prayers.
  #387  
Unread 10-25-2007, 10:03 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

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Originally Posted by Joan C
I was wondering if the vagine could colapse from a complete histerectomy. It felt like mine did after my first bowel movement which was 5 days after my hyster. Could that be possible???? I am feeling great otherwise. I am really scared for my 6 wks. checkup and my Dr. telling me I have my vagina has fallen down... has this happened to anyone else? red
That can happen but don't be afraid....they can fix it! Worry when there is no fix. Think positive and all will be as best as it could be.
  #388  
Unread 10-25-2007, 10:29 PM
Three weeks today

Had a LAVH on Oct 4th. Three weeks today. Feeling pretty good. Went back to work on Tuesday. About five hours a day. Mainly sitting and checking emails. Get very tired by 3:00. Trying not to push myself too much, but feeling great. Very emotional. A seem to take two steps foward and one step back. I'm down to one 800 Motrin a day, so that's good. Hope to discontinue that soon.

Glad to hear others are doing well. I keep you all in my thoughts and prayers because we are all going through the same thing and it's good to know that we are not alone.

Continued good recovery to all.
  #389  
Unread 10-26-2007, 06:56 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

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Originally Posted by wackadoo
Good Morning Ladies,

I am more alert and awake today. I called my doctor yesterday and told them about my rash. They told me to stop taking the antibotics and prescribed me a new one. I think most of my tiredness had to do with the meds I had taken. Overall I guess the doctor was right about the recovery time needed. With that I will take it easy, do a little and then rest. I hope all of you ladies are starting to feel better as well.

HAve a great restful day!
Jenn
Hi Jenn and ladies,

I think we all feel the same way about our recovery not being fast enough.
I myself have good mornings and bad afternoons or vis a versa, depending on the amount of activities I do. I'm trying to get into scrapbooking so I went to a local studio for an hour to cut out letters. I swear I put in a full days work. I even asked a lady to lift the heavy trays for me because of my hysterectomy and she said she was back to work after one (1) of her abdominal surgery. HUM..... Needless to say I didn't feel too good after that comment. Well everyone heals differently. One week is hard to believe. I can go on small errands every other day and know that I need at least 6 weeks before I go back to work.

Enjoy your weekends and remember small projects with rest (patience) in between.

NewBegin Pauline
  #390  
Unread 10-26-2007, 07:03 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

I'm the same as you Pauline! I can just do small things and then I need to rest.

QUESTION: Are any of you ladies experiencing bouts of nausea and faintness? I've had a couple of episodes of this. I went through it on Monday and again yesterday. I feel terribly nauseas and when I try to stand up I feel like I'm going to faint and have to sit back down again. And I get all clammy and hot and yet I'm cold. It lasts for most of the day. And yet today, I feel fine! I still have the pain in my belly and I'm not walking properly yet, but today - no nausea or faintness! Am I alone?
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