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  #1231  
Unread 01-29-2008, 10:18 AM
Hysterectomy dates Dec 17-Dec 24,2007

Molly--why have you gotten a 25 pound lifetime lifting limit?
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  #1232  
Unread 01-29-2008, 11:14 AM
Hysterectomy dates Dec 17-Dec 24,2007

Good afternoon ladies....I had a rushed morning to get to my post op on time and just got home from there and a couple of errands....was feeling great, temp up to a whole 45 but now I got a headache ouch!!!

Doc. has released me for all EXCEPT for HBIs....did first internal since the operation and the cuff (infamous cuff) still has stitches that have not dissolved. I don't need to see him until my annual this summer, but he told me to wait for the internal stuff for another 2 weeks. My volunteer friend (volunteered to see if equipment still works) was disappointed to have to wait, but he will suffer thru.....thats what friends are for!!!!

I am released to gym (take it slow, no weight cap) released to work on Mon. (part time hours for 2 weeks until February break) and if I am really symptomatic, even with the endo, he would give me something low dose, but for now status quo...no atrophy...I specifically asked about that one.... He did talk about Evista, which is good for bones and apprears to decrease breast cancer risk, it is not an estrogen, but can cause hot flashes, it is one of those hormone reuptake things....

And...I didn't shave my legs for the doc,. but I will for my friend the volunteer..... have a great day ladies...will get in touch with you tonight.... - Suzyq
  #1233  
Unread 01-29-2008, 01:52 PM
Hysterectomy dates Dec 17-Dec 24,2007

HouseMD - I don't really know why on the 25 lb wt limit. Well I do know the reasoning behind it, but when she first said it remember that I was on valium and thought it a little strange but didn't really care. Ha!
She said that no woman should lift anything heavy as she gets older or if she's had a hys. She said that even herself (who is like late 30s? Early 40s? And looks great), asks for help to lift anything heavy at the store, etc. She's seen too many things happen to women in her profession, and that its serious. My DH was less shy at the post op and asked her what about men and lifting, she said that women are just built differently in that area.

So, I think it's more of a balance between 'listening to my body' and 'using common sense' when I'm lifting things. The 25 lbs is prob just a reference point. Right?!

Ok, so that's my reasoning on this. What have your Drs shared on this subject? I have just learned so much post surg and have been amazed so many times that I kind of question where my 'common sense' lies right now!! (Although that's prob always been questionable if u ask my DH).

Another thing I need to get off my chest - I'm funny! Well what I'm trying to say is that usually I'm funny. Everyone thinks I have a great sense of humor, life of the party, etc. But here, in posts, I've noticed that I've been pretty to the point. So I'm sorry, I will try to lighten up some more and espose my warped sense of humor for what it truly is - cheesy, ironic, sarcastic, lame, and as my 10 yo DS and DH can attest to - sometimes downright embarrassing!!

BTW - I go back to work tomorrow!! Heaven help the fellow motorists who will now be subjected to me regularly on the freeway again! My feelings of dread felt last week have been replaced by the excitement to wear a new sweater and necklace set I bought for the occasion of my rebirth into the workplace and reintroduction into a fully functioning life!! I also got a call from the ED of a non profit board I sit on who needs me to attend a meeting this Friday and I was so excited to accept the appointment! I must be ready!!

I just hope everyone is ready for ME to be back!! (I am known for doing odd things and playing jokes. On gloomy days I wear bright blue shoes to cheer myself - and everyone else up!)

It's dropped about 6" of snow today and is beautiful out!! Hope all my sisters are having a great day! Looking forward to reading your posts!
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  #1234  
Unread 01-29-2008, 01:57 PM
Hysterectomy dates Dec 17-Dec 24,2007

I love your sense of humor, don't stop!! I'm the exact same way. I was telling one of my coworkers today that I'm a sick woman!!
I go next week for my 6 week post op check and I am looking forward to the all clear!
  #1235  
Unread 01-29-2008, 02:13 PM
Hysterectomy dates Dec 17-Dec 24,2007

Molly--thanks for your explanation. I have to say I think your doctor is overreacting, though. If I remember rightly, you are the only one out of our group so far who has posted anything about lifetime restrictions. No--wait. There are two other ladies who've had to change jobs, I believe. Still, that's a very small number!

Additionally, taking in to consideration your very youthful age, it seems quite...ridiculous (sorry if that's too harsh!) to say you can never lug around a bag of dog food! Never pick up a child over the age of two! Never be able to help your family move!

I DO think that women have to be careful about balance issues and smart about lifting and carrying. In addition, I think that WE (post-surgery gals, in particular) need to build up our strength slowly and to, as you say, listen to our bodies.

Of course, there's a very good chance I don't know what I'm talking about. It just seemed to me that your mention of the 25 pound rule stuck out like a sore thumb.
  #1236  
Unread 01-29-2008, 02:18 PM
Hysterectomy dates Dec 17-Dec 24,2007

Maybe you get a limit if you had a prolapse or any of those "cele" surgeries. My Doc said for the hyst...no lifetime restrictions just go slow and start light

hope he's right other than a tummy tuck I really don't want to have any other surgery... - Suzyq
  #1237  
Unread 01-29-2008, 02:18 PM
Hysterectomy dates Dec 17-Dec 24,2007

i too have a very twisted sense of humor and do enjoy when someone else does also,,we need a lttle laughter in our lives good for the soul,,like when i came out of my appt. and my dh and bro-in-law where waiting(knew the way into hospital,alot of roadwork/detours)i said dr. said i get 8 months off of sex and everyone laughed in the waiting room and i said sorry ladies he all out of those slips right now i got the last one,,and when i first got examed 6 months ago and when my husband came back in the room i said to the doctor you forgot to tell my husband you were taking my vagina out too. my husband threw his hands up and said oh well,,i not getting it now anyway,doctor got a good chuckle out of it and think he was a little shocked of my morbid sense of humor,,sometimes you have to loosen up,,
  #1238  
Unread 01-29-2008, 02:19 PM
Hysterectomy dates Dec 17-Dec 24,2007

Molly--I hope that what I wrote doesn't make you feel bad or seem like a criticism of you. It's not intended that way. I get really sick of the attitude that because XYZ might hurt one person, no one should ever do it.

If I say anything more it'll lead to a socio-political tirade and this isn't the place. Just wanted to make sure you understood I wasn't calling you ridiculous--or anything like that!
  #1239  
Unread 01-29-2008, 02:21 PM
Hysterectomy dates Dec 17-Dec 24,2007

boy ....we are all here at the same time...too bad we can't live chat too
  #1240  
Unread 01-29-2008, 02:22 PM
Hysterectomy dates Dec 17-Dec 24,2007

That WOULD be cool!
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