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Unread 11-30-2007, 12:59 AM
2 Week Post-0p Check up

I had LAVH on 10/31... Only chit-chat at week 2, will have exam at week 6, sounds like.
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Unread 11-30-2007, 11:08 AM
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Hello Ladies,
Well I passed my two week post-op check up with flying colors. No exam! She just checked my tummy for any swelling. I was also given permission to drive to my folks house which is just 5 minutes away.
I asked about returning to work and she said that I could go back when I felt up to it. My co-worker came back after 4 weeks but I am up and down stairs all day and have a supervisor that thinks I am his personal slave. My job is very stressful (Payroll) and I want to take the 6 weeks but am feeling guilty about it.
Trish in California
Unread 11-30-2007, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by two rivers
My job is very stressful (Payroll) and I want to take the 6 weeks but am feeling guilty about it.
Trish in California

Don't feel guilty about taking whatever time off. Your number one priorty is healing and taking care of yourself. If you push yourself too soon there could be some repercussions that could ste you back and that end keeping you out of work longer. As it ihas been said time and time again, "You only have one chance to heal right."

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Unread 11-30-2007, 11:36 AM
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Thank you Barri. I needed that. My family has been telling me the same thing. As a matter of fact, my husband came to my exam with me because he and my folks were afraid that I was going to try and get released early. I am very blessed to have such a wonderful family that is trying to take good care of me. I say "trying" because I sometimes attempt to do more than I am supposed to because I feel okay most of the time. However, I do not want to jepordize my health for my job.
Unread 12-03-2007, 01:08 PM
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Hello ladies! I feel like a weight has been lifted! The vaginal exam was not that bad - didn't really hurt. I was just so nervous about it. She said that I am healing beautifully. Vaginal cuff stitches are doing well (no silver nitrate - yeah!) and should be totally dissolved in two weeks. I am cleared for driving, but sex has to wait for at least two more weeks. No problem with the extra waiting because I am nervous about that too! She did say that we can do whatever we want (oral sex or manual stimulation - I didn't even have to ask), but nothing can be inserted into the vaginal. No fingers, no penis, nothing. As far as the discharge, she said that it can last until the vaginal cuff stitches are completely dissolved. She said that I could spot a little after my first sexual experience following surgery, but that I shouldn't worry. And not everyone spots anyway.

I do not even have to go back to their office again. But I was told to follow up with my regular ob/gyn in 6-9 months. Not sure why so soon. But that's ok - I'm not complaining. I am just so thrilled to finally be getting closer to being my old self again. I am still under restriction as far as activity - she said that if I try to go to the mall for Christmas shopping (which I haven't done any of yet!) that I need to either have someone there to push me in a wheelchair or ride a motorized scooter. Apparently, a lot of stores and malls offer these for those who need them. I don't want to use anything, but I refuse to set back my recovery in any way. She said that the restriction is for at least two more weeks, but I could need up to four more weeks of taking it easy.

Another little bit of good news, I have lost 14 lbs in the four weeks since my surgery. This is the best news! I started Nurtisystem March 1st and had only lost 26 lbs before my surgery. But now I am down 40 lbs!!!! I have a lot left to lose, but it is encouraging that something good has come from this experience. Also, I guess I am one of the lucky ones as far as hormones. I haven't had many problems at all, and the nurse said that if I haven't already then I probably won't.

One last thought....I have been having terrible headaches (even my eyeballs hurt) almost everyday since the surgery and of course I'm not sleeping either. She said that both of these problems were more than likely caused from the anesthesia and should clear up within the next two months. I was beginning to think that I was going to have to go to an eye doctor because I have a history of migraines. It helps just knowing what is causing the problem.

Sorry this post got so long, but it just feels good to be able to share some good news for a change.

Wishing everyone a great day!

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Unread 12-04-2007, 10:10 AM
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Hi Huggiebear, congrats on your two week check up....you answered some of my questions, since I don't go back to the doc for six weeks (2 and a 1/2 more)...I too have had the headaches....thanks
Unread 12-04-2007, 02:43 PM
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Congrats HuggieBear on your great news regarding your check up and also on your weight loss. I have been trying to moderate my eating due to the lack of exercise but have not done very well. My six week is 12/27 and I am also very anxious about the check up. I too am very nervous about having sex for the first time. I definately am going to have a couple glasses of wine first. My poor husband has been so very patient. I have had so many different procedures prior to the surgery that I am probably going to have to introduce myself to him again. LOL. Bless his heart. He has also taken very good care of me. I am sure that he is expecting me to return the favor. Yikes!!! Happy Holidays!
Unread 12-04-2007, 05:49 PM
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Just to help ease your mind a little bit: if you're not having any problems, the doc won't do an internal. There's no reason for him/her to disturb any healing that's occurring. If you are having some problems, they may need to check things out, but I would let him/her know if it causes you any discomfort.

Good luck.

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