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Natural remedies anyone? Natural remedies anyone?

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Unread 12-03-2007, 09:42 AM
Natural remedies anyone?

I am 50yo, 3 weeks out from TAH BSO, just able to sit up without too much pain. I am wondering if anyone has any homeopathic or natural remedy recommendations for better healing. I am a nut when it comes to that kind of stuff, but don't know what to do for incisions or to help heal (resolve) a hematoma. I'd love to hear any success stories on natural HRT with phytoestrogens, etc also. So far, my three glasses a day of soy milk has kept my night sweats down to a minimum... Yeah! and reduced my tears (I cried almost every day the first week.... but then, I'm used to being the energizer bunny!)

My massage therapist said she has a great massage therapy to help with scar tissue, etc, post surgery that can reduce pain, but since I have this hematoma, am not sure how long I need to wait to try it. Any one have any experience here????

Interestingly, my husband who is German said that his ex (in Germany) was given vitamin injections to help heal her incisions from a cesarean and asked me why I didn't get any for the hyst. I know they do things differently in Germany that are more natural and healthy than simple drug approaches taken here in the states. Don't have a clue what this could have been.... Anyone have any ideas???

I don't know about you, but none of my doctors have ever heard of half the stuff I do to take better care of myself. They have been no help in this area for hyst. care, and stupid me, I should have asked more before the surgery. I didn't even know about this site until I got home and started looking stuff up on the net. You all are a godsend!!

I so appreciate anyone with any ideas...

Good healing to you all.....
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Unread 12-03-2007, 11:11 PM
Natural remedies anyone?

Hi ,

You are very early post-op and it is normal not to be having much energy so soon. I did not feel up to much for almost 8 weeks . This surgery is hard on the body and a lot of stitches have to heal inside and this takes time, sometimes up to a year to fully heal.

I would follow my doctor's instruction on healing from the hemotoma and let my body absorb it and handle the healing process. Herbs and over the counter products are drugs and have possible dangerous side effects so one needs to be careful.

I hope you feel better soon. I would take it easy and not over do so you can heal properly as well.

Wishing you a smooth and uncomplicated post-op.

s
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Unread 12-04-2007, 10:33 AM
Natural remedies anyone?

hey pickfranke..........i took vit. c, zinc and natural vit. e.........which help with fast healing. and i have no scarring type tissue.......just a nice little fine line, which looked all healed from the 3rd week? i also take flaxseed oil for anti-inflammatory reasons, as i have lupus etc......i also take amino acid complex, which is good for protein renewal. anyway, hope this helps.......gee.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 04:37 PM
Natural remedies anyone?

Thanks Gee!
I have done a daily drink of flaxseed meal mixed in cranberry juice for the last 3 years to help with constipation becuase of my massive fibroids interferring with my bowels. It was the ONLY thing that got me "going" anything in the hosp. after surgery. THe doctor tried prunes, water and a suppository and that didn't work, but my good old home remedy did. That's why I believe in these things.

Sweet SuzyQ! I have tons of energy!!!! that's not my problem, my hematoma just won't let me move! I don't even sleep all night, and can still stay up all day doing nothing. I wish I was tired, so I wouldn't be so frustrated!!!!! Actually, I've had the incisions checked twice by my dr. due to other complications, and those are healing quite well. It's just these other problems that are troubling.... Anyway, I do know that we all need to take things easy.... great advice and well taken.... but I do know that there are lots of things that drs. are not ever taught, nor care to learn that makes a world of difference...... small things like: drink tons of water to get rid of sore muscles faster after working out for the first time! It really works. or, stretching to reduce tension..... and increase strength?!.... now that's not intuitive, but again... it works!

so, I'd still love to hear what anyone else has tried successfully. When I had my first baby, the nurses told me to massage my tummy to keep the uterus muscle contracting.... I did it and had a super flat tummy even after gaining 100 lbs from the pregnancy. that and rubbing vit E oil over my entire abdomen, and I did not have one stretch mark after loosing the 100 lbs! Now that's results worth trying, isn't it??
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Unread 12-04-2007, 07:42 PM
Natural remedies anyone?

pickfranke-

SuzyQ was right.
Watch out because some herbs can have side effects like blood-thinning properties, etc.
My Doc said C and E along with extra Calcium.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 10:10 PM
Natural remedies anyone?

I don't have a hemotoma, but had an infection in the surgical site, post TAH/BSO. I am 5 weeks post op, and still have a 2" open wound at the bottom of the surgical site.

My surgeon and wound care specialist have said NO to anything other than a multi-vitamin, due to my wound, and some issues I have had with bleeding from it.

I'm grumbeling, but since it is slowly healing, and the infection has cleared, I'm not going to argue with success. I too, am an active 50 year old, and hate feeling like I'm "sick" -- but I keep telling myself that HEALING is what my body will do naturally, so I'm following doctor's orders to eat well, rest, and let my body heal.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 08:53 AM
Natural remedies anyone?

hey pickfranke..........how much flax seed do you mix with the cranberry? although i've heard that flax hulls contain phytoestrogens, and i'm not sure i want to have any of that? hmm.......tricky?......gee.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 01:48 PM
Natural remedies anyone?

pickfranke, you are a marvel of nature!! NO STRETCH MARKS? PERFECT SCAR? WOW, where do I sign up? heh heh.. GOOD FOR YOU!!!
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Unread 12-05-2007, 01:51 PM
Natural remedies anyone?

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Originally Posted by Genevieve07
hey pickfranke..........i took vit. c, zinc and natural vit. e.........which help with fast healing. and i have no scarring type tissue.......just a nice little fine line, which looked all healed from the 3rd week? i also take flaxseed oil for anti-inflammatory reasons, as i have lupus etc......i also take amino acid complex, which is good for protein renewal. anyway, hope this helps.......gee.

Hi Genevieve07, so flaxseed helps with anti inflmmatory!? I really could use that!! I used to take the gel caps but they are hard to swallow. I just take a low dose of asprin now if I am not taking my motrin for aches and pains.. which has been a lot since surgery!.. thanks for the info..
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Unread 12-06-2007, 11:32 AM
Natural remedies anyone?

Hi Gee!
I put a heaping tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal into about 8 oz. of liquid. I use 100% cranberry juice (no high fructose corn syrup, or other juices) which is extremely tart, so I dilute it with about 80% water and squeeze a half an orange juice into it for flavor and vit c. You have to stir it and drink it fast, or the flakes will stick to the glass or sink to the bottom. I didn't know flax had phytoestrogens. I've read that when you are young and not pre-menopausal, too much phytoestrogens are not good for you.... but is beneficial for pre-menopausal women and us ovary deficient women! So depending on how old you are and how much your ovaries are still serving you-LOL it might now be a bad thing. but since I'm surgically menopausal now, it's a bonus!! thanks for that info.

Hope this helps!

P.S. I am a biochemist who understands how things work in the body at the molecular level..... but always looking for more answers!
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