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Iam at 6 week anyone else experience exhaustion? Iam at 6 week anyone else experience exhaustion?

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  #31  
Unread 01-08-2008, 09:35 AM
Iam at 6 week anyone else experience exhaustion?

When did you quit thinking about your surgery, every day? Some days I restrict my hystersister reading. I like the support and want to continue, but I really may need to reduce my "addiction." thanks.
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  #32  
Unread 01-17-2008, 05:27 PM
Iam at 6 week anyone else experience exhaustion?

Finally, someone who thinks the same way I do! The proper attitude is all that matters, it's all in your mind.
I had a TAH, on Dec 15Th and was really determined to do .wonderfully, with no worries and no complains. And I did! I really didn't have any of the complains that I've been reading about. And I still don't, apart from sleeping badly, but then again, I'm patient, some day I will sleep better, right?
I am 49 and have 3 kids. I am a 6th grade teacher and work long hours in the school board. I worked very hard the week before surgery, didn't had the time to worry about it, never felt anxious. I talked to very few persons about the surgery, partly because a hate complaining an to discuss health problems, and to keep my peace of mind. I didn't want to know about other people experiences, I wanted to deal with it my own way.
The 2 and a half weeks that I stayed home, during Christmas time, were just wonderfull, never had such peacefull holidays in my life. It helped a lot to cross stich, perfect for someone who has to stay still
Went bacK to work on Jan 3, the first couple of days I didn't stay all day, but now I'm teaching two hours a day and working full time in the school board. I listen to my body, never treated myself so well. I, too, am absolutely determined to be an exception to the rule.
Life is beautifull!
I
  #33  
Unread 01-17-2008, 05:31 PM
Iam at 6 week anyone else experience exhaustion?

Finally, someone who thinks the same way I do! The proper attitude is all that matters, it's all in your mind.
I had a TAH, on Dec 15Th and was really determined to do .wonderfully, with no worries and no complains. And I did! I really didn't have any of the complains that I've been reading about. And I still don't, apart from sleeping badly, but then again, I'm patient, some day I will sleep better, right?
I am 49 and have 3 kids. I am a 6th grade teacher and work long hours in the school board. I worked very hard the week before surgery, didn't had the time to worry about it, never felt anxious. I talked to very few persons about the surgery, partly because a hate complaining an to discuss health problems, and to keep my peace of mind. I didn't want to know about other people experiences, I wanted to deal with it my own way.
The 2 and a half weeks that I stayed home, during Christmas time, were just wonderfull, never had such peacefull holidays in my life. It helped a lot to cross stich, perfect for someone who has to stay still
Went back to work on Jan 3, the first couple of days I didn't stay all day, but now I'm teaching two hours a day and working full time in the school board. I feel a bit tired by the end of the day, but not as tired as before the surgery. I listen to my body, never treated myself so well. I, too, am absolutely determined to be an exception to the rule.
Life is beautiful. I
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  #34  
Unread 01-19-2008, 03:32 PM
Iam at 6 week anyone else experience exhaustion?

I wish my recovery had been that great. I had a TAH BSO but my cervix was kept in. The drs. couldn't take it out for some reason that they never really explained to me. I thought the recovery was going to be better than all the worrying I did before the surgery. Boy, was I ever wrong. My gallbladder was taken out at the same time I had my hysterectomy. Next day I started feeling anxious and having bad hot flashes. All the drs. that first said I could take HRT then told me no. So Since April 23rd I have been taking nothing. I was 44 at the time, two months before my 45th birthday. Recovery was so slow. It wasn't until week 4 that I could even get out of bed. All my strength had gone because I became severly anemic while waiting for the surgery. It was just a long, slow, miserable recovery. I'm sorry to have to post what I experienced, but I just wanted to let other women out there know that it isn't always easy. I wore the abdominal wrap for at least 4 months. If I didn't, it felt like my guts were going to fall out. Then of course was the horrible time sleeping. For months after my surgery I couldn't sleep at night. I'd toss and turn all night long. It was horrible. When I hit 7 months post op things started getting a bit better. But it wasn't easy, none of it was. The surgery physically and emotionally drained me. I had days when I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster. All I wanted to do is cry, and now, 9 months post op, I still have those days. But I think the worst is behind me. At least I hope so. I do notice that I bruise easier and my bones aren't as strong. I was told to take Vitamin D plus calcium two times a day but the tablets are so huge I gag, and stopped taking them. My gyn finally gave me vaginal estrogen cream because of atrophy. It was getting to hurt really bad when I had to go to the bathroom. He told me to use a 1/2 plunger full every night for 6-8 weeks, then use it three times a week. It has helped a lot. But after the surgery, when I woke up, I just felt like my whole body had changed in a matter of hours. I wasn't prepared for these feelings at all. Now I'm starting to feel more like myself, but I think for me, anyway, this was one of the most difficult surgeries I've ever had to go through. I hope other women have a better experience. I had fibroids and endometriosis. Oh, and after all these months, I'm just getting my strength back. What little strength I have, that is.
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