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Unread 11-03-2007, 12:51 PM
Hello Princesses...

Wow, it took me a long time to get here... I've been here a few times, but I start reading and get overwhelmed and I haven't been able to post anything! I first came back at a week post-op, but the sudden realization that I WAS POST-OP sent me into an emotional spin...

How could this have happened? How could I be almost two weeks past surgery and still in denial? Why did my friends and family let me do this when I was clearly out of my mind? I could still just bawl when I really think about it.

Physically, things are great. The surgery was perfect, I was home in 36 hours, the pain has been manageable, I've been off the pain meds for a few days now. There were some bumps along the way... the catheter didn't really empty my bladder and I got behind on meds at one point, but there was nothing remarkable about the whole thing.

I've been having hot flashes and sweating, I'm really freaked about that. I had one ovary removed, and I'm terrified the lefty is a dud... I've only ever noticed ovulation and/or pain from the right, which is why we took it out, but what if the left one doesn't work and I end up in menopause anyway?!!!!!!!

Oh man, I'm really freaked. I know it's probably normal, my hormones have to be a mess right now, right? I'm going to go stand in the shower and cry my eyes out, like I do everyday.

I'm sorry I haven't been there for you girls the way I was before...
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Unread 11-03-2007, 03:02 PM
Hello Princesses...

PrincessKipper, Welcome home! It is amazing to be post-op isn't it. I've read in some posts that the surgery may throw the ovaries for a loop and they kinda shut down for a bit to recover. Maybe that is what is happening. I was able to keep my ovaries and so far they seem to be working alright. Was a little nervous because I was on BCPs for so long (and 2 of them for about 4 months prior to surgery) that I was afraid they would have forgotten how to function.

Biggest thing to remember is that what you are experiencing is NORMAL! Everyone is different and their bodies react to surgery differently. Take it easy and don't over do it. That can tax the body as well.
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