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Unread 11-11-2007, 06:57 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Morning ladies!

Hope you had a nice Saturday. As you know, I'm one of the slow healers that is still struggling with some pain and discomfort and just a few complications. Here's a funny story for you! Hope it'll make you chuckle!

Before my surgery was scheduled I had purchased tickets for my neice and I to go to a Paul Brandt (Country singer) concert in Toronto. My neice was going to travel to Toronto to stay at my sisters and do Christmas shopping and then I'd drive the 1 1/2 hours to Toronto to take her to the concert. Of course I didn't think it was going to be a problem because it is almost 6 weeks post op. So, yesterday at 4:00 pm I got in the car and started to drive to Toronto. The drive wasn't so bad. But do you know what started to hurt belly? Singing at the top of my lungs in the car! Who knew it singing and car dancing used up so much of your abdominal muscles! By the time I got to my sisters place I had the Tim Conway shuffle.

The concert was great and it was nice to see my family. After the concert I drove my neice back to my sisters and then drove the 1 1/2 hours home. My belly is still aching! But boy was it worth it to sing like no one's watching! It's the best fun I've had since the surgery!

So remember ladies, sing at the top of your lungs but make sure you have an ice pack ready!

Have a great morning!

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Unread 11-11-2007, 08:27 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

good morning northof49. They say singing is one of the best medicines. lol Glad to hear your trip was a nice one. yesterday i went grocery shopping with my DH. Am still exausted after walking around for a couple of hours which leads me to believe I need to do this more. I am just so concerned about walking out in this wind and cold. I will do some chores here at the house today before football and Nascar start up. I was thinking about vaccuuming and mopping my kitchen floor. Have you done this already?I guess I will just listen to what my body says nad try not to over do it. The bird cages and the aquarium also need a little TLC. I don't think I will attempt the aquarium though. that consists of carrying a large bucket of water back and forth from the sink with fresh water. Hope you are all feeling well this day. Tina
Unread 11-11-2007, 08:37 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Good Morning Everyone!!

Another night of not falling asleep until 4 sleeping until 8:15. I don't know how I am going to get through this when I return to work. This is going to be a MAJOR topic of conversation with my doctor on Thursday.

My daughter is off today so it will be nice to have her company today. my DH was home yesterday but he is at the firehouse today. Well he was off, but he worked on the car all afternoon. At least he was home to hang out last night. My son is never home on the weekend and my youngest daughter is camping this weekend. Since I have been housebound the weekends can get pretty boring if noone is around! Even though I still have complaints I know I am feeling better because I am starting to miss my cooking! I am only making light meals none of my big ones yet, still do not have the energy or of course the lifting ability. I am not taking one cahnce with that, my gyne scared me too badly with stories of prolapses!

Well I hope Wackadoos travels were safe and happy. I hope Idahonurse is resting and healing. I also hope northof49 is resting some more. A big hello to twobtrue, hyperhyster, ellanor, buttons11, Luv2knit, and gallopinggram. I hope all is going well for you ladies. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily.
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Unread 11-11-2007, 08:44 AM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Hah! The lack of sleep is definitely geting to me! I should actually READ the posts before posting! I see north you have not been resting much but sounds like you are doing great! Good for you girl!

Twobtrue careful with the mopping and vacuuming. Those were things specifically typed on the paper by my doctor as not until further notice from him.

Ellanor I will be interested to hear what your doctor says about the exercise. I know each of our cases is different and each doctor's advice is different, but my doctor said the same as yours. He said walking suggested but any ab work or other gym exercises not to be allowed after 12 week evaluation.
Unread 11-11-2007, 01:44 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Originally Posted by mrswillie
Good Morning Everyone!!

I am not taking one cahnce with that, my gyne scared me too badly with stories of prolapses!
Please tell me what stories did the dr. tell you about prolapses???? I really need to know because my dr. did not tell me a thing!
Unread 11-11-2007, 02:12 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Silly me pre op I had no idea what this surgey was like and was questioning what could happen if I went back to work to soon or lifted more than I was supposed to. The work thing did not phase him at all but the idea that I might lift something did. He told me about separation and the damage I could do to my stitches and newly healing abs. He also told me about prolapsed bladders, vaginas, and rectums. I had never heard of such a thing before. Told me why this can happen and that it requires surgical repair. Later post op he told me he leaves the lifting restriciton for 12 weeks instead of 6 to allow more healing of the new cuff area. He told me in reality even after all that healing time and precaution a prolapse can literally still happen any time and the only thing that could prevent it would be to never lift anything greater than 10lbs again! He does not recommend this, but he does recommend waiting 12 weeks, resting tons, only exercise walkingfor 3 months and then get recommendation from him and when you do begin to lift again to be careful, and only lift what you can comfortably handle alone. I sure hope you get some answers on Tuesday that will help ease your anxiety. I give you alot of credit I don't think I would have been able to wait as long as you have I would have had to get someone to see me sooner! Thoughts for healing and peace go out to you~~~~Jan
Unread 11-11-2007, 02:20 PM
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Ya, that was something I may be sorry for. I couldn't imagin going in for another operation so soon (5 days after hyster). I just wished my Dr had talked to me a little more. He is so vague about everything... I'm glad I have all of you to answer questions. Thanks and hope everyone is having a nice weekend and healing.
Unread 11-11-2007, 02:45 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

I was wondering about the vacuuming question too. I think the carpet would be too difficult but I was wondering if I could push the dust vac around the hardwood and tile. I have two dogs so there are hair balls all over the place and also dirt from the back yard. It's a central vac though so I'm worried that it might be too heavy. Has anyone else attempted to vacuum yet?
Unread 11-11-2007, 03:06 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007

Originally Posted by northof49
Has anyone else attempted to vacuum yet?
Yes, me! DH was working today and I was looking at all the cat hairs all over the place... it seemed like a good idea at the time, but now my belly aches and has swelled up like I've just had the op, my back aches and I'm so tired. Don't do it! Stop even thinking about it if you can!! I know when DH gets home I am going to be in some trouble!

I'm getting totally stir crazy. My mind says I'm tired and bored of sitting around (and I think that's why I'm getting so down) but when I try to do anything my body says "hey! stop doing that". I'm sure before the op I was confident I would be doing better than this by now, but I think I thought I was superwoman back then and could do everything. Now it seems like I can't do anything at all.

Hope you all had a great weekend.
(Don't forget: no hoovering!!)
Unread 11-11-2007, 05:45 PM
2007 - Hysterectomy Oct 01, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007


Vacumming and mopping floors are a big no no, when I had my back surgeries the doctor told me that was the worst movement you could ever do and try to avoid it at all costs. Now I must tell you I have 2 dogs and every morning the floor in the room where they sleep gets a quick mopping, I did not do it for the first couple of weeks but now I do the area near their bowls and training pads that I keep on the floor but I would not attempt mopping or vacumming a large area.
As for doctors orders its hilarious here, my gyn/surgeon tells me to take it easy don't do anything etc etc, my gyn/oncologist told me I coudl do anything except excersise and lift, he even told me I could drive 3 days after surgery as long as I did not take RX pain meds. Of course I did not drive until about week 4 but still its crazy how one doctor says one thing th eother says the opposite. I am listening to the gyn/surgeon on the restrictions since he is more conservative and I see him on a weekly basis for my incision maintenance.
Hold off on the house work if you can you will be mopping etc sooner then you think.

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