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Unread 11-02-2007, 09:01 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

cutitout is there anything they can do for those sort of preventitively or do you have to wait for another attack? That seems crazy to make you just wait like that. Can't they sometimes remove those with lasers these days in a really less invasive way? I think I remember hearing something about that. I hate to think of anybody having another surgery so soon after the hyst.
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Unread 11-02-2007, 09:28 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007


I had my gall bladder out 5 years ago, and you are describing the kind of attacks I had. After I had two, I knew I never wanted one again, and my gall bladder was out the next week. I'm sure sorry you are going through this. Let me know if I can be of any help to you.
Unread 11-02-2007, 09:29 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Originally Posted by mrswillie
I hope you do too! Never knew that could happen from a sneeze. My doctor has stated over and over how we should rest the whole 6 weeks no matter how we feel and I guess something like this makes you realize how delicate things are. Good luck with your incision and rest, rest, rest!

I never knew a sneeze could do this either (and I’ve had several c-sections) but I’ve read on another thread that this has happened to some other sisters. I am definitely going to rest, rest, and rest some more!
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Unread 11-02-2007, 10:19 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Originally Posted by CUTITOUT
This is a long rant:


I had weird thing happen on Monday. I was driving to get the kids from school and felt a stitch in my side (Pain level 2). It got progressively worse. I wasn't sure what to think, but being a mom, I had things to do. So I pushed through the pain and went to do some shopping.

In the middle of the store I was in so much pain (7), I could barely catch my breath. So we left the cart (a first for me) and I started to drive home while calling my PCP. (It did not feel like a gyn issue). Once I got through to a person, they said to go to the ER. I wanted to drop my child at home so I woludn't traumatize her.

My husband wanted to drive me so against my better judgement, I waited 10 minutes for him. Meanwhile my pain hit a 9 and I was crying and writhing. I felt like I was having a heart attack. My kids didn't know what to do with me. I finally thought to take a percoset, but then vomitted from the pain.

When DH finally got there, we went to ER and the pain was down to a 6; some of the pain med must have stayed in becuase the pain kept lessening. When the triage nurse saw me 30 minutes later, I was at 2.

I wanted to go home but stayed because DH thought my body ws trying to tell me something. It took me 2 hours to get seen by a Dr. who was sure I had indigestion.

I said check for gall stones. I have never had them but had a similar pain attack that I described to a nurse post op. She said it sounded like what happened to her before she had her gall bladder out.

ER Dr. said I didn't have the symptoms as I couldn't describe my pain as right side only. He said blood work was fine and this was unexplained. I asked if he ruled out heart attack. He said no, so I made him check for that and he ordered CT scan.

No heart attack. He said the CT results showed some fluid in the abdomen but that was probably post surgical. I said, any gall bladder problems? He said no . But he talked with my gyn and she wanted to see me the next day.

He said 30-40% of women come to the ER with unxplainable abdominal pain. He still thought it could be indigestion. I was not impressed. Indigestion is not a pain level 10 that causes one to collapse and vomit. This was not discomfort. I have given birth naturally, I should know.

So I left the ER after 6 hours feeling very frustrated. When I went to gyn next day, she read the CT results. The abdominal fluid was minimal. And there were gallstones! She didn't say for sure this was the problem because I couldn't say the pain was only right side, but I know it was.

I have a follow up with my pcp in 2 weeks. I read on this site that someone's general surgeon said it is common for women to have gall bladder problems after giving birth or having a hysterectomy.

Wish I'd known, I'd have had them take mine out while they were in there, apparently one can live without it. By the way when I mentioned the first pain attack (that happened 2 weeks pre-op) to a gyn (who didn't do my surgery), he chalked it up to indigestion too. Ugh, men!

So note to self, when going to ER, always get a 2nd opinion afterwards!

Thanks for the rant space...
Always follow your instinct. To make a long story short...this year i had my yearly physical. Everything came back normal. But my voice was changing and i'm not a smoker. Anyway after much persistence from DR to DR i finally ended up with a total thyroidectomy...biopsy showed malicious cells on right side which could mean nothing. My gut said take the whole thing out. Luckily i did. I had Thyroid cancer on the LEFT side which might have spread to Left Lymph node. Waiting six months (January) to see if the spot on the lymph node has changed......sooooooo be persistent and go for 2nd 3rd opinion it's your body and you are paying.
Hope all ends up well.
Unread 11-02-2007, 04:21 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Friday November 2,2007
Things have been going pretty good with the healing. I did enjoy the break on Monday and took my kids to mcd's and read a book with a drink. This sure helped the frustration. I still have two steps forward and one back. This weekend I am scraping with my mom for my birthday. We will see if this was the best idea. I know I am going to take it easy and just have fun but this is a 24 hour scap. I have never done this long before. We do have a place to crash if needed. I have a break from the kids.
Unread 11-02-2007, 04:47 PM
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I am glad you are feeling better. I hope you have a good weekend! Be careful not to wear yourself out.
Unread 11-02-2007, 09:58 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

If anyone would have told me 4 weeks ago today, when I was coming to in recovery that I would feel this good now, I wouldn't have believed them. I have been back to work now for 2 weeks and that is going well, also. I do get tired in the evenings, but I am sleeping really well at night. I am also glad that it is Friday and other than a funeral tomorrow morning I do not plan on leaving the house this weekend.
Unread 11-02-2007, 10:03 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Thanks. The pain is gone. It left on Monday and won't be back until the next attack. The attacks do come and go. Once you have one, you are more likely to have more. I am staying away from fatty foods as they say that can trigger an attack. Except for the occaisional french fries when we eat out, I don't eat very much fat. I am just thankful to know it was something...
Unread 11-02-2007, 10:16 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

More Gallstone Stuff:

Sorry, I should have read all the comments before posting the last one. I do think there are options to regular surgery such as laser, ultrasound or even laproscopic surgery.

The first attack did happen after eating french fries. The second did not.

I can't wait to see my PCP and get on this. Thanks to the TAH, now would be a good time insurance-wise to treat the gallstones.

BVPOK-wow. I am so glad you listened to your intuition. I hope that you get a clean report in January.

I hope you all have a good weekend and remember NOT TO OVERDO :-)

-S TAH Oct 2.
Unread 11-03-2007, 10:45 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

HELP! I don't think I'm ever going to get better! I ended up in hospital last week and thank you all for your support. I was really scared. Yesterday I had a job interview at work (for a different position). I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to try for it. They were very good to me. They made me feel very comfortable and picked me up at the front desk with a wheel chair as it's quite a big building and it would be a long walk (I'm still doing a little bit of the shuffle). I was there for 2 hours.

Well, I thought I was all ok. That was until 4:00 am! I woke up with pains so strong it was almost as if I was back in the first week I was released from hospital! I was in total agony! I had trouble catching my breath! After about an hour I was able to fall back asleep and I woke up without the major pain but all tense and almost nervous-like.

I'm so angry at not being back to normal. I know that abdominal procedures often take longer to heal but GEEZ! I'm young, healthy, fit and I never imagined it would be so hard!

I'm still shuffling instead of walking properly. I still can't get around the grocery store. I had that episode where I had to go back into hospital due to a haematoma.

I feel like no one else understands and thinks I'm faking or something. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong or not enough to promote my healing. I don't do anything! I only exert myself as much as I'm able. I sit down when I need to and rest when I feel tired. I don't lift anything. I haven't done any housework. AAAAAAAAH!

Sorry for the whining and crying ladies but I'm so frustrated!

Hope you ladies are feeling better today. I did go for a massage this morning so it released a lot of the tension and improved the slight pains I've had in my lower back and shoulders. Maybe I just need chocolate!


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