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  #221  
Unread 12-12-2007, 09:31 AM
Hysterectomy dates Nov 19-Nov 26,2007

Hi,
I had a VH plus cervix, kept ovaries, on Wed. 11/21. Dr. ripped my bladder but didn't see it. I had emergency surgery on 11/24 to do bladder repair. The urologist had to go in abdominally so he could remove the bladder and cut it open to repair large tear. They drained 4 liters of urine from my abdomen before emergency surgery. So I have abdominal incision anyway. Came home with supra pubic drain on 11/28, that was removed on 12/10 and Foley catheter placed for 48 hours. Thank goodness that was removed this morning! I am having a hard time coming to grips with what the GYN did, and left me suffering for almost 4 days. Are bladder injuries common? I don't recall seeing much about it before I had surgery. Is it common to not have any feeling from just below belly button down to groin? Every day is a lilttle better, and am getting antsy to get back to work, but am really scared of doing anything to that could cause any setbacks! Thanks for listening!
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  #222  
Unread 12-12-2007, 09:55 AM
Hysterectomy dates Nov 19-Nov 26,2007

Reading all of your post makes me feel so much better. I have had nauesa and have been scatterbrained really bad. I thought it was just me and i was beginning to be concerned. I hope these things get better. I am 44 and had my surgery 11-19 Lap. Vag. Hyst with removal of uterus, ovaries and sad to say but not sure about cervix. I'm going to ask about that when I go back. I'm on the dot patch .1 and this has been the best part so far because my hormones where so out of wack before the surgery so that part is better. My incisions are still draining some daily and I am having some new pains, running pains on the inside. Is this normal?
  #223  
Unread 12-12-2007, 01:11 PM
Hysterectomy dates Nov 19-Nov 26,2007

I had a TVH on Nov. 19th- No real need for pain meds unless I stand too long during the day. By evening it feels like swelly belly has arrived and gravity is pulling my insides toward the ground!! I was just wondering if anyone would know- I kept my ovaries and this week would be when I would have started. Would there still be the emotional PMS symptoms occuring since the hormones/ovaries are just as before? All they took was my cervix and uterus. Does your body still think there is a cycle happening of course with the exception that there is no longer a uterus present?? It seems like I do feel scattered, emotional, and fatiqued just like PMS. I wonder if it coincides with the time of the month or if I am just at that point in recovery.
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  #224  
Unread 12-12-2007, 01:15 PM
Hysterectomy dates Nov 19-Nov 26,2007

I am thankful that I had no nausea or diarrhea, now 3 weeks from surgery. Stopped taking narcotics after the first week, only ibuprofen, and only a couple of times in the last 10 days. Little bit sore around incisions, perhaps moving around a bit more than I should, but otherwise, i really feel good. The doc took everything, so the first week, I spent every day being extremely hot (and I'm usually cold-natured), and running fever, but once I started a hormone patch, I'm feeling fine. Unfortunately, my appetite returned the first week, but I'm still down 16 lbs, from pre-op visit - I can button and zip my jeans with no problems. The only thing a little bothersome is the pubic pain I mentioned whenever I tinkle, but I just read my surgery report, and it specifically states that no injury was done to my bladder - which was my concern. I'm just waiting it out until my 6-wk visit, unless it gets worse before then. I am sooooo thankful for my hystersisters!
  #225  
Unread 12-12-2007, 01:18 PM
Hysterectomy dates Nov 19-Nov 26,2007

Hi,
I still have my ovaries but Iam not able to answer the questions about PMS or similiar symptoms. But one thing I noticed I get very tired easily even when sitting up. I would dose off. It is frustrating.
Iam happy to say Iam able to eat small pieces of grilled chicken-today is my first day eating solid food since Sunday. Feeling dizzy today my other symptoms are gone.
  #226  
Unread 12-12-2007, 01:39 PM
Sorry I haven't viited sooner...

My surgery was the 21st! I'm home and doing great! I unfortunately haven't had much recovery time due to many family problems, but I'm keeping well and not doing anything that I don't have to do! I have one question my breasts are incredibly sore, is this normal? I'm glad everyone is doing well and hope you continue to a full recovery!
  #227  
Unread 12-13-2007, 09:20 AM
Hysterectomy dates Nov 19-Nov 26,2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by twalker1963
Whew! Scatterbrained is right!! Weepy, yep, spent all day Sunday crying watching sad movies on Lifetime!! I didn't have my ovaries removed, so I didn't think I'd be so emotional! What's up with that? Anyone else?
I read that having a hysterectomy involves tying off some arteries that would have been supplying your ovaries. So the ovaries don't work as well because of the decrease in blood supply. So even those who kept their ovaries can have hormonal changes.

I actually had both of my ovaries removed. I was not menopausal yet, but just turned 50, so my age must be helping, as I'm not having much difficulty with hormonal changes. I do have some mild hot flashes, but they're not bad! (I'm taking progesterone, but no estrogen.)

I am interested in the "cold flashes" you all have brought up. I have been experiencing very cold hands and feet at times, which I never had before the hyst. I did a google search, but did not find any relationship between hysts/sex hormones and cold hands and feet. What I did find was a link between thyroid problems and cold hands. And I also read that one's thyroid can be unregulated for a couple weeks after a hyst. If anyone knows more or different info, please share!
  #228  
Unread 12-13-2007, 09:33 AM
Hysterectomy dates Nov 19-Nov 26,2007

Thank you Cancer Cousin for your injformation on hysterectomy effects on different parts of the body. I can relate to the cold feet and hands. I have to wear warm socks all the time . Did you find any articles about being sensitive to odors and change in taste. Some foods I cant eat anymore -cant deal with the odors. I noticed I do well with bland food.
Today is Day 20 in my recovery and I feel much better, no more throwing up or dirreah. I was able to walk downstairs to get a can of coke to deal with this gas bubble in my tummy. My energy is better today. It is snowing here today.
  #229  
Unread 12-13-2007, 09:39 AM
Hysterectomy dates Nov 19-Nov 26,2007

  Quote:
Originally Posted by sincwen
Hi,
I had a VH plus cervix, kept ovaries, on Wed. 11/21. Dr. ripped my bladder but didn't see it. I had emergency surgery on 11/24 to do bladder repair. The urologist had to go in abdominally so he could remove the bladder and cut it open to repair large tear. They drained 4 liters of urine from my abdomen before emergency surgery. So I have abdominal incision anyway. Came home with supra pubic drain on 11/28, that was removed on 12/10 and Foley catheter placed for 48 hours. Thank goodness that was removed this morning! I am having a hard time coming to grips with what the GYN did, and left me suffering for almost 4 days. Are bladder injuries common? I don't recall seeing much about it before I had surgery.
My pre-op instructions stated in "rare' situations the bladder can be damaged. I have read this might be more common with VH vs TAH maybe because of the way the surgeon has to reach the uterus to remove it.

Anyway, so sorry you have had to deal with this. Hope you will be feeling better soon.
  #230  
Unread 12-13-2007, 10:02 AM
Hysterectomy dates Nov 19-Nov 26,2007

Hey cancercousin, thanks for your post.

I was also having cold feet. Dr asked if I've had my thyroid levels checked.

I'm not having that problem now so it's probably regulated. I've been taking synthyroid for several years.
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