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Unread 11-24-2007, 12:06 AM
4 weeks or 6 weeks? post op appt

My dr told me no intimate relations with my DH and no lifting for FOUR weeks. from all I read on this site, everyone else's drs are saying SIX weeks. What do you think? He also wants me to come in at 4 weeks for my "exam" - but I am concerned I will not be healed enough at that point to really tolerate being "prodded". What do you think? Anyone else's dr say four weeks?

TAH, but kept one ovary
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Unread 11-24-2007, 08:13 AM
four weeks or six weeks post-op appt?

[font=Comic Sans MS][color=RoyalBlue]I had a four-week post-op exam and was told at that time I was 'all cleared' for any of my pre-op activities....exercise, walking more than up the street, travel, even intimacy with DH. Of course, I eased in to all of them and, yes, there was some tiredness and a bit of soreness for a few more weeks. Intimacy was NOT an issue...everything still worked well and was it quite an experience!

The difference between four and six week post-op visits could have something to do with the type of surgery you had.

Best wishes for a full, complete recovery![/
Unread 11-24-2007, 08:43 AM
4 weeks or 6 weeks? post op appt

my doctor told me i could resume activites such as sex at four weeks but my appt isnt until 6wks, so i'm just going to wait until 6 weeks, if i were you, iwould just change my appt until 6 weeks, that would probably make you feel better i know it would me, i had a tah.
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Unread 11-24-2007, 08:51 AM
4 weeks or 6 weeks? post op appt

My doctor definitely plays it safe. I went for a 3 week post op check and was told to only walk one city block. Stairs are ok and driving is allowed but trips through the local grocery store are not advised. I still have restrictions re: lifting, vacuuming, etc. Intimacy is a definite no. I have to admit... I would rather be safe than sorry. Take it slow and be good to yourself as you continue to heal!!
Unread 11-24-2007, 09:57 AM
4 weeks or 6 weeks? post op appt

Lori, hi there. I had my appt. at 4 wks (2 days shy of 5),he did a full pelvice exam. It felt kind of weird but it didn't hurt. He had previously said 6 weeks for everything but at this visit he said everything looked like it healed very well so , he said your a free woman and said you may resume sexual activities. Thank god! I didn't think I'd last another 2 weeks!!!!!!!!

I think it just depends on how you heal & if you have any complications. I've had a good recovery, no complications that required ant medical intervention. I did have some cranky plumbing when it woke up & a few bad hormone days but thats it. I did have a TAH/BSO with a vertical incision from my belly button to my pelvic bone. the incision healed better than my last c-section did! and it didn't tear open either!

Sex was kind of scarey the first time, a little tender & feels a little different. It gets better each time & I can still have the "Big O"! I hope that never changes!

If your dr. thinks you're not healed enough, I'm sure he'll tell you to wait & have you come back to see him. If you're healed enough he'll give you the green light. Just take it slow & listen to your body. Hugs & good luck to you, I hope it all turns out good for you.

Unread 11-24-2007, 11:17 AM
4 weeks or 6 weeks? post op appt

thanks so much for all your thoughts! I am so grateful for this website, and for all of you willing to share from your lives and experiences.

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