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Unread 12-24-2007, 10:03 AM
emotional wreck post op

I am 6 days post op TLH, kept both ovaries. The last two days I start crying at the drop of a hat for no good reason and I feel like a ticking time bomb. It takes very little to set me off. I see myself exploding but can't stop. Is this normal? Any suggestions? It's almost Christmas and I hate to be this way.
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Unread 12-24-2007, 10:07 AM
emotional wreck post op

Sorry your feeling this way .... I just had a total TAH with removal of ovaries and doc gave me patch surprisingly I feel the same as before but then again it has only been 4 days I am sure some sisters will come along to help you.....I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers....chin up.
Unread 12-24-2007, 10:09 AM
emotional wreck post op

From what I've read in these posts, I think that can be normal. I've read that the ovaries can go into shock during surgery, and can take a few days or longer to start functioning again. I had a TAH and kept my ovaries. I was OK mood-wise, but had some hot-flashes and super-dry skin the first 2 weeks. Pamper yourself well this week! You deserve it.
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Unread 12-24-2007, 10:10 AM
emotional wreck post op


I don't think many of the sisters here can say they made it through the post-op period without having at least one breakdown. I am 10 weeks out today, and my worst was my 2 week checkup. After I cried for about 4 hours, I felt so alone and hopeless and... well, I don't know WHAT I was feeling. Since then I have had emotional days, but they are getting better. Just hang in there, BIG . Also don't be afraid to talk to your doc about it if you just can't shake those feelings. Mine told me that even though my ovaries were left in, they could just be a little wacky from being moved around, and time really does help.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday, rest, and cry if you need to.
Keep us posted on how you're doing...
Unread 12-24-2007, 11:21 AM
emotional wreck post op

Dear Sister,

You are completely normal! Wow how bout that?! The first week that I was home, I had the hot flashes, mood swings, dry skin, bloating ect. I thought I was coming unglued! But as the week passed my syptoms became less and less. If your concerned about all of these things then I would talk openly with your doctor and look at other ways to deal with your symptoms and worries. I kept my ovaries and my doctor was very frank with letting me know that the surgery puts those puppies into a "shock" and it takes a few days for them to "wake" back up and they did! So don't feel bad just know that this is part of your healing process and that soon enough you are going to on your way to better health! My best wishes for you.

Bobbie In Idaho
TVH, anterior repairs w/TOT bladder sling and kept ovaries!
Unread 12-24-2007, 01:10 PM
emotional wreck post op

also don't forget that mood swings can be a side effect of pain medication. i had terrible crying jags for the 1 1/2 weeks i was on oxycodone, and it took a week or so for that to work its way out of my system.
Unread 12-24-2007, 02:07 PM
emotional wreck post op

Thanks everyone. My surgery was 7 days ago. I had been doing great, but then the crying, anxiety and hot flashes started. I'm 49, kept both ovaries. Feeling much better today. Helpful to have the reassurance that the emotionalism is normal and transitory. Thanks again.
Unread 12-24-2007, 07:06 PM
emotional wreck post op

I'm sorry to hear you are having problems. I had my LAVH/BSO on the 17th and I haven't had any problems because I had hormones as soon as I came home. In fact my mood is better than when I had surgery.
Unread 12-24-2007, 07:40 PM
emotional wreck post op

I am so glad you asked this question. I had TVH on 12/18 and kept overies. Yesterday and today I have felt just like you discribed. Am so happy and relieved to hear that this is normal.
Unread 12-24-2007, 07:58 PM
emotional wreck post op

Thanks everyone, glad to hear this is "normal". My husband was starting to wonder about me as well. This afternoon has been a little better. I appreciate all the words of wisdom and support from everyone. Happy Holidays!

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