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Unread 12-14-2007, 08:40 AM
I'm getting crowned!

Hi all!

Been awhile since I posted, things are going pretty good. I'd say I'm about 90-95%, still no back pain (yeah!!!) and pushing hard to be back up to full speed. I even have made it to the gym twice now, just 25 minutes on the cross trainer-eliptical thingy, but it's a start. Last weekend my DH had his holiday party with work, and we were having a wonderful evening until I broke a tooth! Now I'm getting crowned, just not the way I would have liked LOL! Hadn't found a dentist here yet (we moved from SoCal 2 years ago), but have a great one now. Told them I'm a big baby, so they had the nitrous flowing freely and had novacaine 3 different times. Let me tell ya, my mouth didn't un-numb for 6 hours! BUT, no pain. Trying desperately to finish getting ready for Christmas, really need to start keeping lists as I get somewhere and then can't remember what I was looking for! My memory seems to be suffering the most right now, but I know a lot of you ladies have said the same thing.
Still having occasional stabbing pains 'up there', as well as cramping on and off, but haven't had to take anything for it in awhile.
I hope you all are getting there in holiday preperations, and have a WONDERFUL Christmas, and an even more amazing New Year!
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Unread 12-15-2007, 07:59 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Well Voyager54.I was having alot of pain yesterday(like I did before surgery)so I called the gyno...she seems to feel that it is just the fact that they are muscles pulling on the incision.And also primary care doc decided that we are going to wait till the antidepressants kick in to go to the endocrinologist.Maybe he is right.Gyno says because I am overweight that I probably won't need any HRT.That my adrenal glands will continue to make hormones.I hope shes right.But if I don't start feeling more like myself after the antidepressants kick in then I will d*****itely need to see the hormone doc.I mostly have alot of crying.And then the pain yesterday but today not much pain but woke up in tears.I guess I just have to be a guinea pig until they decide what is best for me.But I do see alot of ladies on here are still having pain and not feeling totally better.I read it can take 6months to a year to totally feel like yourself.Oh boy.I'll just wait and not push it and hang out with you ladies until I can be myself.I thank all of you so much for the help and reassurances.
Unread 12-15-2007, 09:24 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

has anyone else been losing hair? I still have my ovaries and part of my cervix
but since the surgery everytime i wash my hair i seem to be losing more and more ? I wouldnt think it would be a hormone thing with my situation???
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Unread 12-15-2007, 10:12 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

I've heard that hair loss is quite common after anesthesia / surgery / etc. And, yes, I'm still losing a little..... don't think it's at all unusual given our circumstances.... and I hear that it will stop on its own as our bodies recover and get back to "normal". Hope that's true - don't you??

Unread 12-15-2007, 10:30 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

YES!! I noticed my hair coming out in the shower when i was washing it - it really freaked me but I figured it was someting to do with the surgery or hormones - i had everything out so i have NO hormones! but if you still have bits of you intact, Jazz, it must be a reation to the surgery procedure. oh god - what next!
Unread 12-15-2007, 10:40 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Hello Sisters,
I have not noticed any hair loss; but my mother told me that all kinds of weird things can happen after surgery because of all the anesthesia and medicine that goes into your body.

I'm feeling really good today; the supposed yeast infection seems to be getting better. Since the doctor can't really give me any reason for reoccuring yeast infection symptons; I still plan of trying to find out what causes my on/off vaginal irritation/itching/burning. I don't want to go thru this forever.

I still have minor off/on sharp pains and soreness when I over do it; but I hope and pray we are all on the way to feeling much better.

I thank God for all my sisters on this site and pray that each day brings continue health, peace, happiness and return to normal activites for all of us. Thanks for being there for me thru this difficult time in my life!!! You're the best!!!!!

Love you all,
Unread 12-15-2007, 11:53 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Glover 07, have you had your blood sugars checked? Diabetics have alot of recuring yeast infections. I am 8 wks post op and feeling great. I quite frankly don't feel like I had anything done. But, I haven't had a period in 3 months now, YEA!!! I was a little nervouse since I kept my cervix and read somewhere that you could still have bleeding. I recieved the explination of benefits from my insurance today and they are quite confusing. It says I owe $0 but, it doesn't look like they paid anything either. I hope the hospital doesn't sue us for the whole $23000. I haven't recieved a bill from the hospital yet so we will see.

I have noticed my hair falling out in the shower. Also it seems to be very dry right now.
Unread 12-15-2007, 12:40 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

My gyno suggested I take a blood test on Thursday for Diabetes, which I don't think I have. Last year my general practioner did blood work and all was fine (she does this annually). I will have another annual physical in a couple of months and I will see what the blood work tells me then. Thanks for the info. What's so weird about the yeast infection symptons is that it happens 3-5 days before a montly cycle (which I don't have anymore; however I still have PMS associated with it). Sometimes the symptons go away in a couple of days; and sometimes I have to have a prescription to get rid of it (this is just frustrating).

I have not noticed my hair falling out but my hair is drier lately; I just assumed it was due to the cold weather! I try to condition it more during the winter months.

Take care and God Bless,
Unread 12-15-2007, 03:39 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Originally Posted by Dinkum

You and I have dealt with many of the same issues including adhesions and endometriosis. I held out until 5 weeks before begging for HRT. Dr. said that it was time. We had hoped to wait until the six week mark.... oh well.

Do you mind sharing what HRT you'll be starting on? I'm so new at this..... still going with the ups and downs of getting adjusted....

Also.... Did your Dr have any hesitations about HRT after your endo?? What are her feelings about it? Seems everyone's Dr is different.

Hope I'm not being too nosy here. Thanks for sharing whatever you feel like.

Great to hear all of the "I'm feeling better" reports.... How encouraging.... we're finally seeing positive results!!!


Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. No, you are not being too nosey!! I'd love to share.

My doctor originally wanted me to wait 3 months, but we started on the HRT at week 7. She said right from the beginning that there isn't enough evidence that withholding the HRT for any amount of time is worth it if I'm miserable or having symptoms that I'm having a hard time living with........the fatigue was really getting to me........so she thought it was time to start. I probably could have waited, but she didn't feel it would really make that big of a difference.

She put me on bio-identical hormones, Estradiol and Prometrium -- The prometrium she only wants me to take for a year, I guess the progesterone helps with some of the "negative" effects of the estrogen and can offset it a little bit.

So far, I don't really feel any different - although I just started taking them on Monday. I wasn't having serious symptoms besides the fatigue anyway.

What are you taking? How are you doing?

It will be nice to have someone to "compare notes" with.

Take Care,
Unread 12-16-2007, 05:58 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007


Thanks for sharing your info.....

As for me- I had horrendous hot flashes and became very moody. (I'm on Wellbutrin for fibromyalgia so we think that helped a lot up until the surgical menopause really hit.)

Anyway, Dr. started me on Premarin .45 but it wore off by late afternoon each day so wasn't helping much at all with the night sweats, etc. So we upped the dosage to .625 then to .90 where I am now. I also take Progon-B (a natural progesterone supplement) and a small amount of testosterone (again natural).

I function very well now.... have more energy than before surgery -I really think the endo was zapping everything I had... I didn't realize how much it was affecting me. The hot flashes are now minimal, and I'm much more "agreeable" when it comes to my emotions. (My family is so pleased!)

I am, however, experiencing the back pain again and wonder if it has anything to do with my starting back on estrogen.... Could the endo return this quickly and already cause pain? (It could be the fibromyalgia as my neck and shoulder are acting up as well.)

Hope I haven't bored you too much with all of my details. It's good to have someone with similar issues to talk to.

Hope today is a good one for you!


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