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  #931  
Unread 03-11-2008, 03:42 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 04-Feb 11,2008

hey there all!!! Good gravy as soon as i don't log in what a ton of post to read! you ladies have been very busy! i'm going to have to play catch up!

Ally i thik some where in one of the many post you'd asked what writing genre i like...mostly poetry.(i've actually written one for my DD and DS that are unique to them).

i think my writing is just my life story thus far. not really a self help book, but more of a testimony that when you think life is just going along "perfect" the things that can happen to wake you and show you there's a level of faith that you've got to have. i know at 40 i'm not that old, but i've got some pains that i've been though and i think i've come out of them a little different. i've clearly been shown that holding anger and pain because of someone else's actions against you is only hurting YOU! I know that forgiveness is really under-rated, when you truely can forgive some one that's hurt you and you can be on a higher level of loving life, it makes your entire world different, better!
i thank you for the support and encouragement, i'll have to share some of my writings with you all., (if it's ok)?
like i said it's been a dream for a few years, and i didn't think i had anything to say that people would want to hear, but just writing and sharing our experiences on this site has proven "yeah there are a lot of women that are going through the same issues, and we are not alone!!"

ok..so now for the updates..
i managed to get out to the mall and made it though a few stores with my DD..she's in the play "The Wiz" here at her highschool and of course costumes!!!! so i didn't do to bad.
walking in the mall however is a whole lot different than piddling around the house. but i think i did pretty good. maybe tonight i'll be able to sleep.?? no real pain today, just the same as i've seen others say the insomnia is getting to be a pain. i know there a few of you that are in wonderful shape and loves to run i whish i could run! i was already very over weight before the surgery, but like we've all said what a new start on life i have...so i'm taking the high road and doing something about loosing the pounds. heck with the removal of my uterus and the fibroid that's got to about 6lb + (i have not been on a scale yet! yikes)...so i'm starting with a walking routine and work from there. i can't wait to ask when can i swim that'll be the next move....
well i think that's it for now, i'm sure you'll all be here when i get back...probably like at 2am while we're all "sleeping"..

check you later
Joy
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  #932  
Unread 03-11-2008, 04:05 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 04-Feb 11,2008

Hello all,
I am really ready to get back to "normal".
I too have a six week exam on Friday ( a little nerveous).
Question ? ( for anyone who can answer)
I am returning back to work on Monday. I work for an investment firm and wear heals always. However since I had surgury I have been wearing a pair of silver flats or snaekers.

Is anyone else wearing heals comfortably?
I am so exhasted i went to Jamba juice with my 17 year and and got a shot of energy and could not wait to come home and go to bed . I am so aprehensive about taking on 10 + hours days next week. ( it's tax season)
But I feel guilty that my co workers are so strung out and I been out for 5 weeks.

I had my Dr. call in some lunesta and it has a horrible metalic taste to it. I had to stop taking it. I am going to ask for ambien. I really need to sleep ( We all do)
My DH works all day and is back in school ( Me too) and we are raising 4 active teen agers. I was so excited about having surgury , but was clueless on the recovery process. Every one who had one prior to me made it seem like this was the best thing ever. Hopefully we will reep the benefits of this procedure soon.

Thank you all for you advice and encouragement.
( We are fam-i-lee)
I can't wait to dance ..........

God Bless you all
ttys ( text talk for talk to you soon)
TanGie
  #933  
Unread 03-11-2008, 04:08 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 04-Feb 11,2008

Paula,

I can completely relate to your sleepless nights. I had to also call my doc to prescribe something so I could finally sleep. I am taking Ambien, but even that took a few nights to actually work. Like you, I too am trying to return to work. My first day back is tomorrow (5 weeks, 2 days post op). I will be going back full time, but fortunately I work from home. It will be easier not to have to physically get to an office, but I still have to be able to concentrate throughout the day to attend the conference calls, etc I have scheduled. I am not sure how this is going to work with the exhaustion. When people first told me to expect it to really take 2-3 months to fully recover, I thought they were exaggerating. Unfortunately they weren't. The good thing is that I am feeling much better than I did a few weeks ago so any progress is good. I did have one set back over the weekend, I accidentally picked up my 30 pound 2 year old son - ouch. I was in bed the rest of the day.

Good luck with getting something to help you sleep better.

Hang in there!!
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  #934  
Unread 03-11-2008, 05:33 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 04-Feb 11,2008

good evening to all,
I went in for my 4th week Dr visit, and everything look great, I was even given the green light to become intimate with my DH, and I became a little worried, because I thought that after a Hysterectomy, that you had to wait at least 6 weeks. Has anybody else been given the green light? In 3 more days, it will be 5 weeks since I've had surgery, and I will at least wait 3 more days, just to play it safe. Call me Krazy, but I don't want any problems to arise.
Lisa
  #935  
Unread 03-11-2008, 06:05 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 04-Feb 11,2008

Hi everyone,

Great to hear all the good reports from the doctors visits. My 6 week is the 17th so I am looking forward to that one all but the whole pelvic exam.

I have had some great days all in a row until today. I am sore, achy and very Bi*chy. I had company for about 45 minutes then ran out to see a friend for about an hour and I am exausted. I was really mean to DH on the phone and waited about an hour before calling to apologize. I really thought I was passed days like this so I am bummed and more grumpy because I am not. It does not help that my DVR box has become posessed and will not let my television come on so I can watch my one and only soap opera!

I have no desire to do anything right now but lay around and mope! That is so not like me but I guess I will go with the flow until this passes (hopefully in the next few hours).

Ok I guess I am done whining. Sorry to unload but I figured I should report this set back.

Cindy
  #936  
Unread 03-11-2008, 06:21 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 04-Feb 11,2008

Hi Lisa,

When I went to the doctor last week, he mentioned that I would need to wait a full 6 weeks for real intimacy with my husband. He also said to be careful and go slow (especially since I had my cervix removed, so have internal stitches). I have to admit, I am actually nervous about having sex after this surgery. Like you, I don't want any problems with it.

Alison
  #937  
Unread 03-11-2008, 06:56 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 04-Feb 11,2008

cindyjo - I had my grumpy day yesterday and my PVR acted up today! Weird! What we did to fix the PVR was unplug it for about 30 second and plug it back in. After it finished rebooting it was back to normal.

Yesterday was my mom's birthday and the worst day I've had, mentally, since the surgery. I was upset with feeling obligated to spend time with people I don't especially enjoy spending time with, to celebrate her birthday. I didn't want to see or talk to ANYBODY. Anyway, I did wish her happy birthday on her voicemail and explained my state of mind to my sister (somewhat). I called Mom again today to talk more and am going to visit her tomorrow.
  #938  
Unread 03-11-2008, 06:57 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 04-Feb 11,2008

pumkinspice: I was given the go ahead for intimacy with DH at 4 weeks . Dr. said to just listen to my body. I was surprised but very pleased. All works much better than before if you get my drift
  #939  
Unread 03-11-2008, 07:29 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 04-Feb 11,2008

Thanks Texas1 & Kjjjranch2005,
I thank God for this wonderful site, and thanks for taking the time to reply, I often check the reply(s) in the morning and before I go to bed (not sleep), I'm
still having a rough time catching zzzzzzz's. I feel better so much better now.
lisa
  #940  
Unread 03-11-2008, 08:10 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 04-Feb 11,2008

Hi everyone,

Wow, what a yukky today I've had... ugh. My class went well, so that was good. Actually, I am very grateful because a woman who helps me couldn't come last minute, and I thought I was going to have to run the entire class all on my own, which normally would have been fine because it's not that hard to do, but when you're gas tank is running on empty, that is harder to do. Well, another woman who is not part of my class, but helps out with some other things saw that my helper was missing, and she was SO nice and offered to step and be my helper. AHHH!! What a relief. I was very grateful for her help!

But, every since I got home, I have felt so yukky! ugh. I actually kind of feel like I'm getting a cold. That is not good.... I think I am just run down. It has been kind of a busy last couple days for me, so tomorrow I'm doing nothing but staying home and resting all day. I just have NO energy today, and my body is achy (my abdomen area), and I just am so sick and tired of feeling the way I am. Also, I would just love a house of peace and quiet. My kids can be so loud, and sometimes it's like scraping fingernails on a chalboard. haha. I just crave peace and quiet sometimes, but it's really hard to find that in my house...

Anyway, Cindy, I think I'm having a similar day as you.... when i read your post, I felt like that was me talking. haha.

Also, I haven't mentioned this, but there is another thing really stressing me out right now. My mom has been having some health issues (she's 64 years old), and long story short, her doctor did a CT Scan on her and found a spot on her pancreas. Well, my grandma (my mom's mom) died of pancreas cancer, and my mom's aunt (grandma's sister) died of pancreas cancer. And, my great-grandma (my mom's mom's mother) died of stomach cancer, and my great-great grandma (moms, mom's, mom's mother) died of asophogus (SP???) cancer... long story short, on my mom's side of the family, there is a LOT of gastro cancers all in the females in that side of the family. Well, my mom is freaking out this spot on her pancreas is cancer, and I'm really worried, too. She went for an ultrasound yesterday and tomorrow she meets with the doctor to go over the u/s. Then, next week she goes to a pancreas specialist to do some special scope procedure, and a biopsy. It's so scary because pancreas cancer is really bad..... my grandma was dead within 3 months after they diagnosed her.... BUT, the good news is that none of her other organs have anythign on them, so if this IS cancer, it hasn't spread, they think, and also, the spot is very very small... only 6 MM, so that is good. It may just be some benign node. They just don't know, but with the family history, they are doing every test possible to find out.

So, that has been really stressful because my mom and I are very close....

Anyway, so we hopefully should have some answers in the next week or so.

So, anyway.... as for my body, I just want to be normal!!!! ugh! I go to my doctor this Friday for my 6 week check. I just have so much pressure in my abodmen, and achiness, and my right side still hurts.... to me, it just does not seem normal to be hurting this long. But, then I read that a lot of you are still hurting, so maybe it is normal?? I'm worried my doctor is going to say it's not normal. Well, I guess I'll find out what he'll say on Friday.


Ally: I explained what the course is I teach a cuople weeks ago, so since you missed that thread, I guess you'll just never know. HAHA..... JUST KIDDING!

It's an ESL class (English as a Second language). But, it's not a normal ESL Class... actually, I should just find that thread and post it so you can read it... and then you can see what i"m doing. And you are not being nosy!! I dont' mind people asking questions about what I do.

I will ask.... since you live in England, have you heard of something called, "The Alpha Course"? It originated in London, England, actually. I know they advertise The Alpha Course all over England even on TV and movie theaters.... have you seen any of the ads over there? This ESL class I teach is The Alpha Course, but it is an ESL version. The Alpha course is a course basically on the meaning and purpose in life, and people come to this course to try to really improve their life and find their true meaning and purpose. It's an amazing course and changed my life completely. So, I developed and created an ESL version of this course, and now this course I developed is running in 12 countries around the world (it's in testing right now) and willl be published this fall and once it's published, it'll be available in all the countries the Alpha Course is offered, which is currently in 155 different countries.

So, i teach this course I created, basically. that is the nutshell.

Unfortunately, when I'm in London, it'll be jam packed for me.... I am going there for an international conference to promote this ESL Alpha course I've created. So, I'll be doing a lot of public speaking, plus having lots of meetings in between. Alpha International, which is based in Knightsbridge London will be publising this course, so I have a lot of business to cover with them. So, in my spare time when I'm in London, I'll be in my hotel sleeping!!! It will be fun, though, because I know a lot of the people I'm going over to see and they are all really fun people (all from London), and we'll be going out every night for sure.

I'll be staying in Knightsbridge just about 5 blocks from Harrods. :-) I really love going over there.

Anyway, that is a nutshell of what I'm doing.... it's really fun, and so fulfilling and is such a passion of mine to help people around the world from all different cultures and backgrounds. :-)

Well, I'm going to veg out tonight.... I love to just blend in with my couch!! haah!!!! I'm goign to watch The Biggest Loser... anyone watch that??? I'm hooked on that show. Also I'll watch American Idol, too.

I'll be checking this site a lot, so I might write in more...but right now, I feel like a big lump on my couch.... I can't wait to do NOTHING tomorrow!

I love hearing from all of you.... I swear, it just makes me feel so much better to know I'm not alone in how I feel! NOT that I am HAPPY some of you are feeling the same way I am, but it just makes me good to know I'm not alone and there are people out there who understand what I'm going through!!!!

Take care everyone. :-)

-Kathy
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