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Unread 11-05-2007, 11:32 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Originally Posted by free4ever
Well wishes to all my sisters.....today I'm 18 days postop and was told grade 1 cancer was found in my uterous....so they need to go back in and take out ovaries...

Did they just tell you? Almost 3 weeks later? My good wishes are sent to you.
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Unread 11-05-2007, 02:17 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Thanks for the towel in the dryer suggestion. I am putting one in the dryer as soon as I write this. Today I wore a "pany girdle" (Spankz) hoping the compression helps. It has a little bit but at times still feels like it is rubbing against a sunburn. Will let you know about the warm towel - it sounds like it would feel great.
Feet up and rest all.
Unread 11-05-2007, 02:27 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Originally Posted by terilynn112
I'm home alone with my 20 month old twins, and have been since day 6. I've been driving since day 6. I had a tah, leaving my ovaries... but cleaning out the endo, and adhesions. I'm still having a lot of pain upon urinating, and bm's. My dr said it's all bruising that I suffered cleanin the endometriosis up. I did however have a seroma pop up, and have had to pack my own wound now for 2 weeks, and dr said I'm doing great. Had a minor infection in the beginning, but have finished antibiotics and all looks great. I'm just tired of literally crying thru a bathroom break. Am I the only one going thru that???? Oh and this whole 6 week pelvic rest thing, is for the birds. I miss it.

Teri, I am in the same boat as you! I had the same, but they took out my ovaries as well (cysts & endo), a lot of endo in my bladder/rectum that they cleaned out.........urinating is getting better, bm's still unpleasant. On top of it I'm still taking the meds for a UTI! I just dread having to go!! Hope this gets better for both of us soon.

I'm feeling ok today - 2 weeks post op today. The bleeding has slowed down to almost nothing....so that's good. I'm overwhelmed, but ok. Feel guilty about not being at work. Feel guilty about the state my home is in.....trying to keep up with the little stuff that I can do.....but I hate asking my DH for help with vaccuming, laundry, etc.

I'm tired and have more pain now than I did in the first week. Seems strange. It's not awful, more of an annoyance...........and the bathroom breaks are awful. I just can't imagine going back to work right now.........but I think because I no longer "look sick" or need help with every little thing, I feel like I should be going back. Does this make sense? Has anyone else gone back to work yet? I am working 15-20 hours from home. Did a little over 15 last week........it was tough. Sitting upright for long periods of time at a desk or table is tough still. I need to either walk around or lay down.......and feel like I need a nap every afternoon.

I told my employer six weeks and figured I'd go back sooner if I felt up to it. I do not have disability insurance, so I'm only getting paid the hours I work. But, I don't need a doctor's note to stay out/go back........can base it on how I feel. Financially it's not a big issue for us right now, so that's not it........not sure where the guilt is coming from......???

Oh - good news - got my path report............cysts on ovaries were benign......but they were covered with endo too, glad they're gone!

Hope you're all doing well............

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Unread 11-05-2007, 02:53 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Free4ever, I am so sorry to hear this. I have no experience with this, I'm sorry. I hope the best for you and will be praying for your recovery and health.

Take care,
Unread 11-05-2007, 02:56 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Has anybody had trouble with urine leaks? I just noticed it over the weekend and broke down and called the DR today. I HATE the thought of going in and having to have something else done. The DR poked a hole in my bladder during surgery and said he repaired it with no problems, and now this. I thought I was on the road to recovery. I had to wear that stupid catheter for 8 days after surgery...guess it didn't do much good. I am so drepressed....My appt is tomorrow a.m... Any feedback would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!
Unread 11-05-2007, 03:45 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Teri - I dont mean to nag you but i have pasted below an article i found on this site - please read it and please get someone to help you with your babies. Please! x x x

Whether or not you have an abdominal incision with visible staples or stitches, with any type of hysterectomy you will have many (possibly hundreds of) internal stitches. It is this internal healing that can take anywhere from six months to a year to be complete.

If you strain yourself too soon, one of the most catastrophic things that can happen is that you can tear some of your stitches. This can result in bleeding, possibly even hemorrhaging.

There are women who had to go back to the hospital requiring emergency surgery and blood transfusions.

The trouble is, some of the damage you can do in the longer term is harder to detect when you are doing it. When your tissues are healing they are very sensitive to being pulled and squeezed. Scar tissue wants to form wherever there are internal incisions, and if there is even a tiny amount of bleeding inside it can 'stick' areas together that shouldn't be stuck together, with the result that bridges of scar tissue can form between organs or tissues that should not normally be connected.

These areas of scar tissue are called adhesions. In some cases, they can grow over time until they occupy large areas of the pelvis and connect some or all of the organs there, and occasionally they can even grow nerves and their own blood supply. The result can be that every movement pulls on something it shouldn't and causes intense pain.

Sometimes a further surgery can be done to remove these adhesions. Sometimes vital organs are involved to an extent that surgery to remove them would be too dangerous, and then the only solution is a lifetime on pain medication.

Strong, sudden movements (as in some forms of exercise) can cause little tiny tears in the tissue that will promote adhesion formation, whereas slow, fluid movements keep things 'loose' and free. Walking is great, as is slow swimming when weather permits and after the DR has cleared you to be submerged in water (for many of us this is at the six week mark).

You only get one chance to have an uncomplicated recovery, so it's up to you to make the most of it! Look at it this way... you and your surgeon are partners in this. Your surgeon's part was to make sure to do the very best job he/she could do in the OR. Now your part is to make sure you don't undo all that good work. In order for you to have the best possible outc
Unread 11-05-2007, 04:52 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

I have taught Michael my one twin to climb up on things for me, and he's awesome. Matthew is disabled. He's got Cerebral palsy, and weighs a whole 20 pounds (just had him weighed today). My father comes and helps when he's home from work, until (some nights) bedtime. Then I'm on my own again. My 11 yr old helps with laundry and garbage 90% of the time. I am NOT doing any heavy cleaning. Reminds me I have to put off the early intervention ladies. Matthew days sits mostly in a stroller, which makes me feel like he's not getting what he needs. Michael again is very very independent.

This is an example of our day... today, we got up, Brandon carried Matthew to the living area. He got their bottles/cups. I did the breakfast fixings. (cereal/oatmeal). I changed Matthew in the stroller laying down. Michael climbs up on the sofa next to me, and lays down. He even picks up his bumms so I can change his diaper. (soon potty training him). He goes off to play. Matthew I work with words and his stretches, again from the stroller. Lunch Matthew eats in the stroller, Michael sits himself in the highchair (sitting on the floor). I sit on the floor with him and help him eat the lunch as I made a messy spaghetti o's. I do what little cleaning I'm doing on my own while the boys are napping. Mostly just a quick toy pick up, and making sure the gates are still up. After nap time< I rolled Matthew out to the car, and michael climbed in. I lifted matthew for the first time all day, to go get B, my oldest son at school. B signed himself out (as is permitted), and met me in the car. We got to the dr's (wound check) and B took out the stroller, Michael climbed out and into the stroller. I did lift Matthew into the stroller. B pushes them. (he's earning a video game helping so much). We went to the pharmacy drive thru to get their prescriptions filled, and home. Unfortunately I hit a deer on the way home, and sat on the side of the road for 30 minutes. No damage to the car, but I'm in the midst of a panic attack. Home, and dinner, reheats so microwaved. Then PJ's and bed. My father when he comes up (not tonight), he'll do a load of laundry< I have to fold it though. He does the vacuuming, and unloads the dishwasher. I run it during the day. He cleaned the bathroom yesterday. The bedrooms and the kitchen are in serious need of attention, but not this second. Maybe next week I'll feel like more. Not right now. Oh and B ran into a gas station down the road for a gallon of milk. He's great with that. I just have to make sure I have cash. And they all know us. So they help him out when they can.

Unread 11-05-2007, 05:07 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Oh Teri....

My heart goes out to you and all that you deal with on a daily basis. It's clear to see that you are doing the very best you can in a difficult situation.

All I can offer you here are words of encouragement and a promise of prayer for you and your family. But prayer changes things.... and I'm praying that your days will go smoothly and you'll have the strength to deal with whatever you encounter. May you be protected from harm as you heal and may your recovery be complete and uncomplicated. Above all, I pray that you will have a sense of peace in knowing that God is in control and He never gives us more than we can handle without helping us to manage it somehow.

My best to you... you are indeed a strong woman.

Unread 11-05-2007, 11:59 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Leaves....I'm so glad it could help you....hope you feel better Much Love!!!
Unread 11-06-2007, 12:05 AM
...going back in.....

bobbygigi....sorry to hear that....this is unbelievable after all we're going through now!! Anyway...it's a Blessing we can support each other...I was told last week....I was told I could have the 2nd in a year; but, I asked about a MRI scan, to ensure I'm all clear and waiting several months is okay...did you and your DR discuss that?? It was suggested to me from a family member who went through this too. After imaging, I'll feel better; hoping to schedule for May when my sister can fly in to be by my side...."our wings are just gonna need more repair so we can soar again".....much love!!
Originally Posted by bobbygigi

Did they just tell you? Almost 3 weeks later? My good wishes are sent to you.

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