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Unread 11-07-2007, 06:38 AM
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Unread 11-07-2007, 07:28 AM
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Cruella,
I had the da Vinci on 10/12. I don't know if the recovery is really any different than a regular lap hysterectomy. I had four incisions that were each about an inch long and they didn't really give me any problems at all. I am still healing inside though. I am off work for the full six weeks and have lifting restrictions.

My surgery went very well though I have nothing to compare it to. Sorry, I don't know if I was able to give you the info that you wanted!!!!!!!!!

Feel free to ask any more questions!
Pam
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Unread 11-07-2007, 07:50 AM
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I had a radical hyst w/ the da vinci and I have 6 (1-1 1/2 inch ) cuts. I think the recovery is pretty much the same. Let me know if you have any questions in particular. I am more than happy to answer if I can.
Janelle
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Unread 11-13-2007, 10:01 AM
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I had a Rad Hyst Da Vinci surgery on Oct 4th. Was told it would take 3-4 hours..ended up being 7 hours!
Have 7 half inch incisions. I am at 6 weeks now.
Still have swelly belly and tenderness in late afternoon. Probably overdoing myself.
My doctor says it is still Major Surgery and to not over do it.
Any one else out there with a long surgery? that did wipe me out being under anethesia all that time
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Unread 11-13-2007, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by sunbelle
I had a Rad Hyst Da Vinci surgery on Oct 4th. Was told it would take 3-4 hours..ended up being 7 hours!
Have 7 half inch incisions. I am at 6 weeks now.
Still have swelly belly and tenderness in late afternoon. Probably overdoing myself.
My doctor says it is still Major Surgery and to not over do it.
Any one else out there with a long surgery? that did wipe me out being under anethesia all that time
Mine surgery was 6.5 hrs, but I was under longer. That was not counting the time they left me under while they waited for the pathology on my lymph nodes to know when they could stop for sure. You are right it is very hard on your body being under for so long. I hope your recovery goes smooth from now on.
Janelle
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Unread 11-13-2007, 01:03 PM
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I just had a total hysterectomy done with the DaVinci robot on Friday. It took about 2 1/2 hours. Maybe I'm unusual but I had five incisions that are about 1/4 - 1/2" long and I have had absolutely no pain since surgery. I didn't need to use the pain pump nor have I had to take pain meds (including Motrin) since. Three of my bandaids are kind of around my waist area so they do itch and feel a little sore sometimes but apart from that I have no complaints.

Everyone is so different in their body's reaction to surgery and I'm sure that the length of surgery has an impact also. I was lucky enough to have a straightforward total hysterectomy with no complications.

In general I would recommend robotic surgery to anyone who can have it.
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Unread 11-13-2007, 01:04 PM
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I was in surgery 3 1/2 hours and still had a tough time staying awake that 1st 24 hours. I would hate to know what it would have been like without the robotic procedure. Recovery after 9 weeks is ongoing although primarily just tired in the p.m. Doc says no penetration for 2 more weeks, so am trying to be patient and not think about it.
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Unread 11-15-2007, 09:27 AM
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Thank you all for the imput. My surgery was 4 1/2 hours with 5 small incisions. The one above my belly button is not healing the way I would like. It looks like i have 2 belly buttons now. My lower belly is still tender and soar at times. After 5 weeks should this be normal?
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Unread 11-15-2007, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by cruella57
Thank you all for the imput. My surgery was 4 1/2 hours with 5 small incisions. The one above my belly button is not healing the way I would like. It looks like i have 2 belly buttons now. My lower belly is still tender and soar at times. After 5 weeks should this be normal?
That is weird because the one above my belly button looks all weird too. It is like the cut wasn't straight or something. It is also the biggest and widest. That is so crazy you have the same thing. Maybe its normal. Or maybe we have the same surgeon.
Janelle
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Unread 11-15-2007, 12:01 PM
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Interesting! I have five incisions also and the one above my navel is the biggest although it is barely 1/2". The others are about 1/4". Three of my incisions are across my waist and I wasn't expecting that at all. Anyone know the reason for the placements?
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