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Unread 12-11-2007, 07:13 PM
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy LSH Scheduled

Hi all - I am new here but have been reading for a while. It helped me to ask m y DR. some very good questions. I am having my LSH on 12/21. Glad to hear so many of you are doing well...I hope I do as well too... scared of gas and pain
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Unread 12-11-2007, 10:38 PM
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy LSH Scheduled

I had my LSH/BSO on Nov. 12, and got to come home the same day (checked in at 5:15 am, left about 5:00 pm). The pain the day of surgery was difficult, but I was up within about 5-6 hours of coming out of surgery to go to the bathroom. Healing has been great, and other than still being extremely tired even now at 4 weeks out, I am so thankful I was able to have this done by laprascope. I did have a lot pain the first week or so, but that was due to a nerve being nicked I do believe. It was also on the side where all the organs were removed, so that might have had something to do with it.

I was released at my 2 week check up to do whatever I felt like. I'm still waiting for the 6 week mark before resuming all normal activities just to be sure everything heals as well as it can. I'm not doing any heavy lifting or pushing of grocery carts or vacuum cleaners.

I do tire really easy, and I can tell when I stay up on my feet too much as my abdomen starts to ache. Just let your body be your guide and don't rush the healing process. LSH is great, but the internal healing still has to take place! Take care of yourself!

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Unread 12-12-2007, 10:28 AM
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy LSH Scheduled

Fireflies:

It's great to hear your positive story, especially about going home the same day. That is what I'm hoping for, and my doctor has said that is his plan barring any difficulty I have with pain and what time I come out of surgery.

Take care!
MJ
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Unread 12-12-2007, 01:56 PM
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy LSH Scheduled

I had LSH on Thursday morning, took no pain meds after 12:00, went home by 7:00pm and only took Ibuprophen a couple of times. Monday I went back to work for 8 hours in a home office-no travel, but a lot of sitting and stretching to reach for phone/files, felt kind of blah by the end of the day, but no pain or anything. Have worked each day since and get stronger everyday. My doctor wants to see me Friday and because of the Holidays, I’m hoping I won’t have to go back again until my 6 wk. So far I feel so relieved to have had this surgery. I am sold on LSH if anyone has that option. I too was very motivated to keep my cervix. And since the surgery, nothing down in that area feels any different. I had 3 c-sections and this is nothing like what you go through with abdominal surgeries. It did not even hurt to pee the first time.

Also, for gas, my strategy was eat a grapefruit the night before I went in to the hospital and I drank a lot of grapefruit juice after I came home, because this always acts as a diuretic on me. My bowls were moving from the start, and I had very little gas problems. Coincidence? I don’t know, but I would do it again just in case.

Good luck to everyone, and see you on the other side.
Chris
Ablation 9-21-07
LSH 12-06-07
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Unread 12-12-2007, 03:15 PM
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy LSH Scheduled

That's great, Chris. Sounds much like my experience. LSH is the way to go if you can find a qualified surgeon. (And good ones can do it for almost any situation!)

So glad you're doing well. Remember to rest
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Unread 12-12-2007, 09:53 PM
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy LSH Scheduled

Mine is also a LSH and on Dec. 19th as many of you. I am going to be in the hospital 3 days. Unfortunatly since I have a bleeding disorder and after the last surgery I had I had a stroke (not so fun), they want to keep me for observation. I was told I cannot drive for a week after but should be able to return to work after 2 weeks. The nice thing is that I work for a small non profit that shuts down from Dec. 21st until January 2nd so I will only miss 2-3 days of work.


Good luck everyone


D&C 6/21/2007
D&C and Ablation 9/5/2007
24 years old
  #7  
Unread 12-15-2007, 07:08 PM
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy LSH Scheduled

Had lsh in March 2007, sounds like every one had such an easy time with their lsh.........wish i could say that about mine. I regret every day that I had a lsh done...I wish I would have just suffered with the adenmyosis pain...I'm still swelled in my stomach and my breasts....still have pain, no desire for sex...depressed,
irritable. After the lsh, I had pain for months, even though I never took pain pills for it. Thats just my experience, I hope everyone having a lsh in the future has an easier time that I did. Hugs, Sunshine
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Unread 12-15-2007, 08:28 PM
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy LSH Scheduled

I had LSH on 12/7 and it turned out to be a much better experience than I expected. I'm now 8 days post op and I couldn't imagine driving yet, let alone going back to work, but every day is a little better. I never did have any trouble with gas, but I'm still taking the Vicodin every six hours for pain. The more I read on this website, the more I see that it's pretty normal to be on pain meds for 1-2 weeks after surgery. Everyone heals differently. As for immediate post-op pain, I was very scared of that so I talked to the doctor and they had some different options for me that I didn't know existed. They offered me someting I think is called Intrathecial, which is a spinal but you only keep the needle for 30 seconds and the pain relief lasts for 18 hours when combined with other pain meds. I never ended up needing the PCA I was going to have and I was only in the hospital for 24 hours. Good luck with your upcoming surgery! I hope your experince is as good as mine has been - or even better!
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Unread 12-16-2007, 07:35 AM
NinnyPepper

Hello, I am a new user to all of this. I am scheduled for a LSH on 12/20, and your information has been so helpful. I am hoping to go home the same day as well, so I am glad to see that most of you are able to do that. I suspect the only thing that will keep me there over night is my slowness to come out of anesthesia. I love to sleep, and why rush it right?! Your descriptions of recovery from LSH are consistent with what the doctors and nurses have told me. One thing I noticed that is not on the list of things to bring to the hospital is pads, I have assumed I would be bleeding for a while after the surgery, and it has been my experience with hosp that they don't supply the modern kinds of pads. I would be curious to know if I should include pads in my items to take to the hospital, or if this isn't necessary.
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Unread 12-16-2007, 08:30 AM
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy LSH Scheduled

I am also scheduled for LSH on Dec 20th! I am very nervous about everything. I think I am going through countdown panic! I was in alot of pain. Dr. gave me a depo shot and I ahve been feeling much better. I am having LSH due to adenomyosis, I also have PCOS but I am keeping my ovaries due to age (29). I was told that the surgery will probably be about 4 hours.. I am very enlarged. I also have asthma, so the anestesia might aggravate my asthma when I wake up. I am definately freaking out. Reading this forum has shown me I am not alone!
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