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  #61  
Unread 11-07-2007, 08:09 AM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 29-Nov 05,2007

Well went to the DR yesterday as i was not feeling well and had that left side pain he told me he needs to do a utra sound to make sure there is no pool or pockets of blood gathered by my left overie .. took blood and all...so we will wait and see he said some bounce back quicker than others...
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  #62  
Unread 11-07-2007, 01:10 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 29-Nov 05,2007

I know my doctor told me yesterday I'm stronger than I let on but really, I think I'm going to be one of the slow bouncer backers.

I went back to bed this morning, slept til way past noon. When I got up I had this sensation of a hand inside me squeezing something. My left side. It was the oddest sensation. Slow and rhythmic, not painful.

  #63  
Unread 11-07-2007, 01:22 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 29-Nov 05,2007

I have a small squishy pillow that I find helps dealing with the constipation pains when going to the bathroom.

I also find the more active I am, the more I hurt. I know its only temporary and that the pain I feel know will help me feel less pain later, but its a pain. I went out for a little bit today, and came home and took some motrin and a nice long nap.
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  #64  
Unread 11-07-2007, 01:32 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 29-Nov 05,2007

Today has been strange day. I have been hurting off and on all day AND sleeping a lot. I am not sure what is going on but I hope I don't have an infection.

Still do not have much of an appetite but have been able to eat spme things.
  #65  
Unread 11-07-2007, 01:36 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 29-Nov 05,2007

My surgery went ok, was only 3 hours instead of 4. I ended up staying an extra night due to not being able to manage the pain I was in. I was completely miserable the day after surgery. I am still in a lot of pain. I take vicodin for the pain, but it doesn't seem to help me much. It never takes the pain all the way away. I still get real tired but not really resting till I go to bed. Probably not a good thing. I know that I am bored to death now too. I am used to working everyday. Now my days just drag on.

Tracie
  #66  
Unread 11-07-2007, 02:53 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 29-Nov 05,2007

sherden24 - You are right to worry about infection - if your body tells you to rest (and sometimes even if it doesn't but you know you should) do so.

I thought I was doing just fine up until yesterday & here I am feeling like crap now. I have a brownish dishcharge and burning and feel feverish. I've been sleeping on & off all day - so I guess it caught up w/ me.

I did not think I was overdoing it physically (but maybe??) but I just talked to a friend on the phone who reminded me that mental stress can also wear you down. And I have had some personal "issues" lately that have been stressful. I know that I may still have gotten this infection anyway, but my body may have had a better chance of fighting it off if I'd have been less worn down.

So Ladies - try not to let anything (including worrying & too much stress) interfere with your recovery - it may be hard but try to just focus on yourselves for right now. You'll probably recover quicker.

Good Luck to you all!
  #67  
Unread 11-07-2007, 03:33 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 29-Nov 05,2007

I had PVH also on Oct 29, 2007. Kept only ovaries due to endo. I am doing really well, worry when i am actually free to do the things i feel like doing. I am still having some bowel issues, ouch!, will take the mirilax another few days while things are healing. I am sorry you are so sore from your repairs. My DR did not call mine prolapsed, it was tilted back, folded and dropped down on my tailbone, i called it a really bad back! I am hoping for a much more pain free life. I already feel so much better than i did it is scary!
I had a diagnostic lap 2 weeks before hyst and found alot of pain in shoulders as well. I found that putting a pillow or two under my hips to elevate them helped much. My DR told DH that was the position i was in during surgery.
  #68  
Unread 11-07-2007, 04:12 PM
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Michelle-- sorry to hear about your infection. Hope the antibiotics work quickly!

amoreux-- no wonder you've been crying-- you have a lot on your plate.

Tracie-- I find it hard to stop during the day so I make myself lie down for a half hour after lunch & usually that turns into a nap for an hour or so. I think my body needs to extra rest.

JoEllen, I have held off on walking the dog until I get the okay from the doctor. She pulls quite a bit, and sometimes it can be sudden, like when she sees a squirrel or something... don't know how big your dog is but you might want to check in with the dr. before resuming the dog-walking. (My dog is only ~40 pounds but she can really pull when she's excited.)
  #69  
Unread 11-07-2007, 04:18 PM
(and a personal update)

Finally got out today - my MIL took me shopping at the mall - that was really fun. I put on real clothes and everything. (Well, a stretchy skirt.)

I started reading The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper. The movie is due out in the next month, I think. Reading makes the time go faster for me...

The big news of the day-- I had a BM and it didn't hurt! Sorry if this is
But who else but you all would understand?!?

I hope everybody is feeling better today.
  #70  
Unread 11-07-2007, 06:53 PM
Hysterectomy dates Oct 29-Nov 05,2007

Today I am feeling much much better. It's been one week, and I'm not too bad. The only complaint I really have is the pain when I have a bowel movement. I try not to over do it, I only walk a bit and rest a lot. I have been eating a bit more then I did the first few days. My oldest daughter makes me a lot of soups at night, sounds weird but it makes me sleep better. I can't get into any comfortable position, so I take any sleep I can get whether it's in the day or night. My lower back pain seems to have almost completely gone away! I hope all of you are doing better, and feeling well. Take care of yourselves , rest and drink lots of fluids.
Vicki
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