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Unread 02-17-2008, 08:00 AM
Anyone tried shopping yet?

Did they tell you when you would be able to ride again?? Just a question I forgot to ask my doctor... Although my surgery was abdominal so it may take longer
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Unread 02-17-2008, 10:34 AM
Anyone tried shopping yet?

Hi All,
My DH has been good about doing the grocery run. It was good for DH to find out the grocery reality. I went with DH on grocery trip week 3...DH was cart pusher, I was strolling. As one of our sisters said above, FORGET THE HOUSEWORK! It'll most likely be there when we are truly ready. I just which I had listened to my doctor who told me (this is paraphrased) that my DH should treat me like a Queen and I should let it happen. That in itself is a difficult task for both of us.

I wish all you ladies a relaxing, healing day today!

Unread 02-17-2008, 12:15 PM
Anyone tried shopping yet?

Went on the big grocery excursion today, with help from my partner. Pushing the cart not a great idea...especially when you have one of those wonky carts that wants to go the opposite direction that you do. I think the ride to the store was worst than the shopping. Hitting bumps in the road is totally painful. Still had enough energy to cook dinner when I got home, but now my eyes are wobbling as I read this, so that means my bed is calling very soon.
I've listened to others here and have to say they are right, if you can do ONE thing a day, be proud of yourself.
This forum is the greatest thing helped my so much before my op, and provides wonderful support after as well.
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Unread 02-18-2008, 01:51 PM
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Hi Ladies.... Well i can tell you that i have gone shopping a few times since my TVH. I didnt push carts or pick up heavy lifting. My husband did all that for me. I did walk slow but hey thats better than being cooped up in the house all the time right? I am going into 5wks post op. I went on a walmart run yesturday and when my swelly belly gets hard and belly button tender i know its time to go. I have been finding lately that i get nauseated when i do too much. Is this normal? I have also had this major back pain happening for about a week now and its driving me insane! I havent been given the clear to drive yet which makes things worse until i have my check up at 8wks... i am wondering if some of you ladies have some wise opions for me. Help please Am i over doing it? I feel great!
Unread 02-18-2008, 02:38 PM

I had my LSH on Jan14 and I tried my first shopping outing with my dh on my 2 week aniversery. Well let me tell you it was not easy. I went straight to the meet section and then home. I had soooo much pulling on my left side...where they took my uterice out it was horrible. I gave myself 1 more week and I was ok then. It was not a long shopping day but I did it with much less pain. Denise.
Unread 02-18-2008, 02:47 PM
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I have noticed getting very nauseated also just doing little things around the house. All I can manage is putting some dishes in the dishwasher and wiping off counters and then I need to sit down. Maybe I should just stay in my room so I don't even see the mess my family makes.
Unread 02-18-2008, 04:12 PM
Anyone tried shopping yet?

I went shopping the 2nd week it was not good took 2 hours to do what would have taken 1 that includes driving shopping and back home.
It was eye opening to me about myself I rode the little cart and found that I could not look anyone in the eye I was embaressed and found the need to explain why I was riding that cart. I started to remember the times that I would see people on those carts and think just get your bottom up and walk I was very judgemental and I thinksome of that came from pride because even when my Rheumatoid arthritis was at its worst I would hobble along I swore I would not ride it again but after that day I decided that the whole thing was a learning experince for me one not to be so judgemental and two not to be so prideful. now its 3 weeks and I go early in the day first thing and just get enough to fix dinner for that day I find it gives me the time I need out of this house and fixing one meal makes me feel better.
Unread 02-18-2008, 04:22 PM
Anyone tried shopping yet?

I went to Wal Mart yesterday with my 20 year old son; no lifting, no cart pushing. I, too, didn't think anyone could follow my list. Ha! My family needed really important stuff, ice cream and a pie for my husband, a Mr. Goodbar for my daughter. Sounds silly, but dumb stuff like that can bring a little sense of normalcy into a hectic time. I thanked my son for giving me the Princess treatment.

Today, I was in the most pain since coming home. But it felt mostly related to the BM process. I've been going regular, but they're getting firmer so I think my bowels are having to work a little harder. I don't think it had a lot to do with the short shopping trip.
Unread 02-20-2008, 09:12 AM
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Yesterday was the first time I left the house, other than to go to the ladies house that does our taxes and all we had to do was sign the papers and right back home I came.

Now yesterday, 12 days post-op, I had to go out to see my reg. doc, had to go to the bank, then to wal-mart to get prescriptions filled and while waiting on them walked around the whole store, got a new computer (I didn't lift it) however I did push a different cart with most of the other stuff we needed from there. while in Walmart started not feeling so great, really weak and in pain, (I was just diagnosed with a urinary track infection)

And by the time I got back home, I ate a small lunch, took meds and to bed I went and slept for 3 hours. I was totally done for the day, I woke up but still stayed in my bed until this morning. And still not feeling to great today.
Unread 02-20-2008, 12:14 PM
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Yesterday was my first day out of my house. I was 15 days post-op. I didn't go shopping, but I went to the hospital to visit a friend who is in the hospital. including travel time, I was gone for 1 1/2 hours. My mom drove me, because I'm not comfortable driving yet, even though my doctor said I could drive.

Boy, that wiped me out! My mom dropped me off at the hospital, and then I had to go and walk to my friend's room, which was kind of a long walk (or maybe I should say I had to shuffle to my freind's room. haha). Then, I was able to sit in her room to talk. I only stayed for about 15 minutes, though. And, then I "shuffled" back through the hospital back to my mom's car, and we drove home to my house.

I came home and plopped myself on the couch.

Energy-wise, I actually was doing great. In terms of energy, I could have kept on going. But, by the time I got home, my whole abdomen was SOOOOO achy and sore. So, my achy abdomen won over my never-ending energy, and I just rested the rest of the day.

So, I think that maxed me out yesterday. Today, I'm staying home all day to rest and recuperate from my BIG outing yesterday. HAHAHA!!!

I guess we all heal at such different rates... I'm amazed at those who can do so much so soon!! I think that is awesome!! :-) I think my body KNOWS I will over-do it if it started feeling better than it is, so maybe this is a good thing for me.... My body will not allow me to over-do it. haha.

Take care everyone!! happy shopping to all of you!

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