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  #811  
Unread 02-15-2008, 08:43 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Hi Christine and Leaves,
I can relate to both of you. I'm feeling out of sorts, too, and very, very unmotivated. I healed well from my surgery, but I'm still so tired all the time. I'm having trouble with a disc in my lower back that herniated last year, so that is probably adding to my woes. I'm seeing a specialist about my back on April 1 (his first available appt!), so I hope he can figure out something less drastic than surgery.
I hope both of you are feeling better very soon!

Take care,
Linda
LAVH/BSO on 10-22-07
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  #812  
Unread 02-18-2008, 05:45 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Hello Sisters,
I hope everyone is doing better these days. It's been a while since I've posted or been on to see how everyone is doing. I'm doing pretty good. However, I started having problems with my lower back on the left side about a week ago. I believe I pulled a muscle. The pain seems to go and come. I've been constipated lately and have strained a little and wonder if that caused my back pain and the soreness around my incision. I'm not as tired these days and I have NO hot flashes or night sweats. So I'm thankful for that. If my back continues to bother me this week; I'll make an appt. with my doctor.

Leaves: How are you doing these days? I hope and pray you are doing good. I too am not able to keep up like I use to.

To ALL my other Sister,
I pray you are healing well and that any pain you were having has been taken care of. Contiue to keep the Faith.

All my LOVE,
glover07
  #813  
Unread 02-20-2008, 06:59 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are all feeling well.

Well, I called in sick today. I'm literally exhausted. I just couldn't get up and going this morning. I'm sleeping 10-12 hours a night. I feel sore, like I've been working out hard at the gym, even when I haven't.

Plus, since starting the Estratest about a week ago now, I have a short fuse. I feel angry and last night blew up at my DH. This is so NOT ME!! They said I might have a temper from the testosterone. I'd say they were right. Last night I think my husband expected my head to turn around like the exorcist! I think I even scared myself!

I just want to feel like myself. I haven't heard back from the doctor's office yet about the blood test. I'm going to call later on today, but I'm assuming that because they haven't called me, everything came back "normal", which I find frustrating. I'm almost wishing they find something, so I know I'm not NUTS!

Anyway, I'm going to take a nap. I'll check in later, ladies.......

Christine
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  #814  
Unread 02-20-2008, 08:56 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Christine~

So sorry this new med change hasn't helped! As I said before, I didn't have my ovaries removed, but the line "we didn't TOUCH your ovaries, you shouldn't be having any problems" is wearing a bit thin. I went to see a counselor yesterday for the first time in years, and she was surprised that the GYN office wouldn't be more willing to discuss this. I have an appointment tomorrow with my PCP to discuss a short term course of antidepressants, though I will ask about hormone levels as well. I have had problems with depression off and on (long family history as well), so it's hard to tell if this is just another bout of that, or something else, or a combination. Besides the depression, the anger and lashing out is NOT ME EITHER. I'm the "stuffer" of all things emotional usually, which of course doesn't help, but I can maintain. I can't do it anymore. Yesterday was one of those very raw days emotionally, where all anyone had to do was ask "how are you today?" and I lost it. Great day to meet the new counselor I guess... I think she was afraid I was going to drive my car off a cliff on the way home...
Anyway, I totally understand the feeling of wanting to just be able to say "This is what's wrong!" Then we can work on fixing it, right?? The thought that this is just how it's gonna' be is not OK with me!!
ACK!! Sorry, another me tangent! Please know I think of you often, and hope you can get some resolution for all this. I was talking to a good friend on the phone yesterday, and she said to wrap my arms around myself and squeeze real hard... a hug from her! So now I'll send one your way as well
  #815  
Unread 02-20-2008, 09:06 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007



Just got off the phone with the doctor's office. Blood tests came back "normal". I started crying on the phone with the nurse. I told her I am "far from normal" right now. She said my doctor is back in the office today -- thank god -- and she was going to leave her a note to call me.

I know I probably have to just hang in there and suck it up and deal with it until everything evens out. I knew this before they took my ovaries, that this could be the case, but it's different when it actually happens..........I can't stand this! If it were not for my fear of early osteoporosis and heart disease, I would just stop taking the darn HRT......I felt good before I started taking it.........

I have no energy, no ambition or drive. I could literally stay in bed and not get dressed every single day if I could........I don't want to feel like this fat, miserable slob that I've turned into over the past month or two.............the anti depressants are NOT helping.........that's why I think this is hormonal.

Jane, I'm sorry you're feeling this way too. It really stinks! I know we should probably be happy that we no longer have awful, painful periods, and you know, I am happy abou that, but I just want to move on and get on with my life and am finding it almost impossible to do.........

Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. I'm going to take a nap, have a good cry, and hope the doctor calls me back soon. Let me know how you make out at your appointment!! Good luck!

Take Care,
Christine
  #816  
Unread 02-22-2008, 02:36 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Hi all,

Well, went to my PCP yesterday, hadn't met him before, and he seemed pretty nice. He spent probably 1/2 hour with me discussing what was going on. He agreed with the PA at my gyn office that my ovaries were probably fine, but he is having my thyroid checked. He also started me on Lexapro, he felt the Wellbutrin (which I had seen many sisters here recommend) wouldn't do the trick, and said we can add other things if side effects (like low sex drive) become a problem. He said I should be seeing improvements within 2 weeks, so we shall see....

Hope you are doing better today Christine, I am feeling slightly more "level" today, but just don't ask me anything deep or personal or who knows what will happen!
  #817  
Unread 02-23-2008, 01:37 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Hi Christine,
I have been struggling with depression since my 30's, and I can totally identify with your feelings. The different antidepressants tend to work differently on different people, so you may have to try a few different ones before you find one that works with your body chemistry. In my case, I've tried Zoloft, which made me sleep all day and night, Lexapro, which made me stare into space for most of the day, Wellbutrin XL, which had no effect, and Prozac, which finally made me feel human again. So don't give up until you find something that helps you feel like yourself again. The surgery probably changed the balance of hormones and other chemicals in your brain and body, and now your body is still struggling to right itself. In my case, I also have a history of depression in my family, so I was probably ripe for some imbalance to trigger it.
It's really important right now that you don't blame yourself or feel critical of yourself for how you are feeling because it isn't your fault. Try your best to eat nutritious food, exercise whenever you can manage it, and be kind to yourself, like you would be to a friend who was feeling miserable.
I really hope you feel better very soon!

Take care,
Linda
LAVH/BSO on 10-22-07
  #818  
Unread 02-25-2008, 12:37 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

AAAWWWWWWWWWWW!!

Linda,
Thank you for that! I really appreciate the kind words and shared experiences. Makes me feel a little less alone and crazy!!

Jane, sounds like you had a good experience with your PCP. I'm glad he's working with you and listening to you so you can find a solution.

As for me, I've been making myself go to the gym, eating better than I have in years. I made a pact with myself that I would only weigh myself once a week - and tomorrow a.m. I will weigh in..........let's hope it's moving in the right direction! The past few days have been a bit better, not as weepy and down on myself - Whew! But still a bit like Sybil - I can snap real fast! Oh the poor family!!! I think the testosterone is making me breakout so now I'm a chubby, moody, pimply 36 year old!! GAWD!! You'd think I was reliving my teenage years again - BLAH - who wants to do that?

Anyway, thanks for all your help. I'm hanging in there - couldn't do it with you all.

Christine
  #819  
Unread 02-26-2008, 09:10 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Christine: increase in libido, I could sure use some of that! Let us know if that switch helps you feel better. I am still working with the doc to figure out what is up with me and have to have some tests next week. I feel okay but have low iron, vitamin A and D, and continual GI distress, plus occasional heart flip flops. Hard to have much of a libido with all that! Hopefully, we'll solve our mysteries soon. I figure we have a few more months before we hit 6 months, and if we figure out how to get back to normal by then, we'll be right on schedule!

Hope you are feeling better and all the other sisters are sailing smoothly thru their recovery!

Lisa
  #820  
Unread 03-02-2008, 08:07 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 15-Oct 22,2007

Howdy Ladies!!
The pain in my right hip has returned. I'm going to make a doctor's appt tomorrow.
Work has been screwy. I just got notice of a two day suspension for "personal e-mail". Yea, what a way to motivate!!
One good piece of news is I've rejoined weight watchers.
Last time I did really well. I'm hoping my new group will be just as enthusiatic and motivating!!
Tootles!!
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