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Unread 11-09-2007, 07:37 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

michelle: that pain sounds aweful! It's a good thing that you had someone help you get to the doctors. I had terrible BM pains when I came home but they are slowly starting to subside but I didn't have to endure anything as horrible as you.

misty76: I haven't suffered much vaginal pain but I would think that if it lasts longer than a day or if it gets so severe that it is preventing you from doing activities that you are able, I would seek the advice of your doctor. Even when I suffered from a haematoma I didn't have any pain associated with it.

I'm couch bound now until Dec.7. I went for my post op appt yesterday which lead to ultrasounds. I'm in some pain today but I think it's because the doctor was pressing hard on a sore area of my abdomin and then the sadistic ultrasound tech showed no mercy!

I'm trying to figure out something to do today so I can keep my sanity. I wonder if I'm strong enough to try and clean out my closet. I guess I can get started and just take breaks when I need to.

I still have a swelly belly. Do any of you ladies still have one? I'm not concerned about it. Just wondering when it's going to go away! I wish I had my Christmas cards already cus I could start writing them.

Wishing you all physical and mental health!

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Unread 11-09-2007, 07:49 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Good Morning Ladies!
I had a rough night! I was so tired and no matter what i could not fall asleep. Then around 1 am I laid on my side and I had a very sharp pain on my left side, I used a heating pad and a there was no posistion I could fend that would relieve this. UGGG! This morning it is still here and will not go away. I guess for today i will just rest and take it easy, I did have a very busy day yesterday. I have a visitation with my daughter this weekend that s court ordered. It is a four hour drive and this time my husband can not go with me. I was not concerned after how i felt yesterday, this morning sitting in the car for that long is kind of weighing on my mind. I will just have to leave a little earlier then usual so I can make extra stops on the way. I had to cancel my last visit due to my trip back to the castle and so I will not be able to cancel this one. Beside I miss my little girl so much! I drive directly through the mountians to the otherside and i have been watching the weather and am so grateful that there is no snow in the forcast until monday morning. Gotta love Colorado it was 70 yesterday today and tommorow they say it will be the same and then sunday night monday morning it is supposed to snow. Well I will be home Sunday evening and i will be thinking of you while I am gone.

As for today, It is me the couch and my laptop
Unread 11-09-2007, 07:50 AM
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I still have my swelly belly and am getting tired of it. I'm so tired of getting up in the morning and feeling great and then by around 2 p.m. I start to feel lousy. I guess I should do most of my cleaning during the morn., and rest the entire day. Right now I am just tired of being in this house. northof49, I don't have my Christmas cards, but I have the sddresses and I think I am goin gto work on them. Some friends and relatives moved , so I will make a new list with all the new addresses. It's hrd to beleive how fast this month is going by.
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Unread 11-09-2007, 07:52 AM
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have a safe trip wackadoo, and make those extra stops. The weather is the same here in Missouri. 65 degrees today and 30 degrees the next. Be careful, thats a long drive.
Unread 11-09-2007, 07:56 AM
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Morning Jen: I have some recent episodes with pain. I woke up last Saturday morning at 4 am in excrusiating pain. I'm also suffering from feelings of things sloshing around when I try to lay on my side every once in a while. I thought they were going away but just the other night I felt the same sensation. Hopefully your car trip goes ok. I know that I'm not up to a drive that distance yet. Maybe some gravol will help settle your stomach on the trip. You have someone driving you don't you? If not, maybe you could enlist the help of a friend to go with you.

Unread 11-09-2007, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by idahonurse
To all of my sisters here:
I want to say that I love you and I thank you for your loving thoughts, words and prayers. My flu is lightening up and I was able to eat a cereal bar this morning and even sip on some coffee while my kids were having their teeth cleaned BEFORE school. 7:00 and 7:30 appts....ugh.
Then I came home and prepared their lunches, finally dh drove them to school. Well, as they were leaving I went to the bathroom and had the ABSOLUTE WORST bm of my life. I had a hem surgery 1.5 weeks ago and have had very liquid stool ever since which is a godsend. Not today. The 2 day flu got me confused and I hadn't been taking my colace, fiber caps or milk of magnesia. The pain of the constipated stool caused my legs to violently tremble. I lost a lot of blood too. I jumped into the bath, then got out and lied on the couch. I sobbed and medicated for an hour. Then my dh rushed me to surgeon's office. I could hardly walk. I had folks in the elevator helping me to the office I needed. I told the girl that I need to see my doc and could I please lay down until he can see me. I couldn't. So I stood in the waiting room silently crying. Then I lied down on the ottoman in the waiting rm. Finally, placed in a rm where I could lie down. Doc saw me, examined me, and told me I'd ripped a lot of tissue inside. He said that it would heal, but does take time. He said keep taking pain pills until the pain is under control. I've had at least 6 dilaudid and 2 ultram plus 2 xanax. The pain is about a 2/10 now. It's just horrible. A blessing happened though. A good aquantaince called me out of the blue to ask how I'm doing. I told her what today had been like and she said she'd pray for me right after hanging up and again tonight after work. I couldn't believe the timing of her call. I told her I'd love that.
I need to close this, as I can't even focus my eyes, but wanted you to know the latest. Stay on your softeners, sisters. Pray for yourselves for healing, peace and tenacity.
Pray for mental saneness and quick healing for me, if you desire to. I'll keep you up. Michelle

idahonurse, I feel sooo sorry for you because I know just what you are going thru as I had that operation about 20 yrs ago. It was the so horrible and they did not give me any medication at that. I come from a very small town which has a small hospital and not the best ones. I had a friend living in NJ who had the op only a few months before me and she went to a famous Dr. who did op. on people from all around the world. She went home the same day of her op. and said she was so well sewed up that she could pass a "brick" and it wouldn't hurt... No me, I am in a situation where I could use another hem. surgery but dread going thru that again!!

My prayers go out to you and hope that with your pain meds. that you will be able to go thru this and heal quickly.
Unread 11-09-2007, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by misty76
Have posted here a few times and have a question. I will be 6 weeks next week and I have been gradually working back into a normal routine. I am still following orders not to lift anything over 10 pounds and I am not sweeping, moping, etc. Anyway, yesterday I started to feel some pressure in my vagina.. I am guessing it is the cuff area and I have some pressure in the back end. No bleeding, no discharge or leaking. i was just wondering if anyone had felt this and if it waranted a call to the doc. I am supposed to start back to work part time next week. Just thougth I would poll my sisters here. Thanks!
Yes, I also feel pressure in my vj area and it is lots worse after I've walked outside for 20 min. Don't know whats up with that. I see my dr. for my 6 wk. check up next Tuesday so will ask about that. I hope it is normal healing.....
Unread 11-09-2007, 08:37 AM
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My DH has about had with my recovery progress. You know since this surgery I have not been the same, I do not feel the same and i understand it is very frustrating on both ends. For me it has resulted in depression, panic attacks, moodiness, pain, isolation. I can keep going but i will not and i am sorry but i feel I need to vent. My doctor sent me to a theropist for panic attacks. For a week i have sat here and literally said nothing as he shared his feelings. Last night that changed and i expressed some things which in turn came out in a way that I guess was resentful to some of his actions. Some of these were from before this surgery. I dont know what happened last night, but when i got started there was no stopping me. I just kept going and going and going. I apoligized last night but the damage was already done. This I asked him to please just give just give me a chance to recover and things will get better. He told me my surgery can not be blamed for everything. Over the past few days I have taken action on this because i hate feeling this way and I that there are ways to help through this. So I have taken action to better myself knowing it will not only pull me out of the rut i am in but I will again become that person he first met. I asmot that there is some disagreement in how i have chosen to act upon this and that was a trigger, like maybe it was a defense mechinism I have but out of muth came this list of things. I am sorry to dump all of this on you guys I guess my point is after my appointment yesterday I was secure in knowing i really am not losing my mind and i am crazy and thing will get better and then last night stuff happened and here I am feeling like I am craxy all over again.

Thank you all for listening.
Unread 11-09-2007, 08:46 AM
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unfortunatley, the recovery process seems to get to our DH's too. I wish more would try to understand. Has he gotten on this site and read some of the threads? Maybe that would help to understand.
Unread 11-09-2007, 09:16 AM
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Wackadoo you are not crazy!! Whenever people bottle up their feelings thay always eventually explode. Even if it causes a firestorm at first, it really is for the best because it is the first step in both feeling better and taking the steps to work things out. I am sure the steps you mentioned that you are taking will help you to feel better. We are all here to listen anytime. please don't hesitate to vent!! Be careful on your trip. I agree with taking lots of breaks. Have a great visit with your daughter and we look forward to hearing from you when you return. I will pray for you to have a safe trip.

Idahonurse~~please continue to take care of yourself. healing thoughts and prayers go out to you!

Northof49 be careful cleaning closets! I can not imagine that will not involve lifting anything!! You need to take care of yourself also. Your recovery is more important than a clean closet.

Twobtrue I still have swelly belly. I have this dreaded feeling that is never going to be the same. I read somewhere here, I think on a checkpoint, that we should just learn to wear our bellies proudly. I think that is what I need to try to do. Sort of like a badge I earned after this ordeal!! I also have much less energy than before and I am pooped early. That will get better I am sure in time, it just makes working hard to imagine.

Joan that has not happened to me but if it continues I would check with my doctor for sure.

Hyperhyster I hope you are doing ok.

Well believe it or not I have been lazing around so much all morning I have not even showered yet. I better get moving before it is lunch time!

Take care ladies, until later positive thoughts all around!!

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