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  #771  
Unread 06-26-2008, 12:22 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 25-Mar 03,2008

Howdy

boy oh boy!!!LOL!!!

So I am not the only one getting on the scales and going ugh!!!

Mind you I have only gained 3 kgs - but I have a high metabolism - and yes the swelly belly is worse at the end of the day.

Had DS engagement party onthe weekend and was run off my feet, slept 11 hrs on sunday night - the party was good fun though.

Have now been stuffed all week just starting to get my Mojo back.

Boobs are swollen also but I do generally feel so much better and have no pain or mood swings or hot flushes - actually nothing really to complain about.

Thyme4me - I hope you find out what the problem is - you do have to listen to your body so don't feel silly at all.

Must go time to head off home from the office.

Keep in touch everyone.

Only 9 weeks till bubs and counting!!!

Luv you all
Kezza

PS _ Onwards and Sisterkris and Oceanlvr how are you all going!!!
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  #772  
Unread 06-28-2008, 06:18 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 25-Mar 03,2008

Hi girls. DNK you've been busy. I haven't had a chance to read other posts before yours.

Have been back to consultant and he isn't happy to let me return to Bahrain. I have to see him in another two weeks time. He has sent me for blood tests for auto immune disease, because he is not at all happy that the endo returned so fast and so aggressively. Also, bowel doesn't feel quite right already. Keep fingers crossed the bloods come back negative! Don't want auto immune disease! He says I don't fit the usual profile and am 'outside the box'. Haha. I said my husband could have told him that years ago!!

Also saw osteopath after xray results. It seems I have some wedging in my back, and also sacrum is tilted and impacted into vertebrae above. It is either that or my coccyx (can't remember) that is tilted forwards towards my pelvis. Had some manipulation done and feel like I've been run over by a bus today. Have to go an hour and a half into London for all this. Last night I woke up feeling dreadful and it took all my effort and control not to have a panic attack. I have had them before in stressful life periods and they are not nice! Don't know if any of you have had them but they usually hit me when I am asleep and my body is trying to calm down. DS20 is causing mega hassles as usual and will be returning to Bahrain with us after the summer holiday in Corfu. Our friends can't cope with him any longer.

So, that hasn't helped. I haven't told my son I am in uk as I dont want him flipping out like he did when I had my hysterectomy. DD17 is 18 on Monday and she is coming to see me tomorrow on the train. Can't wait. We will have the day together and I'll take her out for a meal.

DD5 is being very good for her daddy back in Bahrain, bless her little heart. She is such a doll and a breath of fresh air.
I so want to give her a great big hug.

Well, time for lunch. I hope things are ok with all your girls and you are recovering nicely. I am getting so horribly flabby with all this not being able to exercise. I SO want to get back to normal. Can't bear to look in the mirror. Swelly belly is much worse again due to op (and maybe just fat!!!!).

Take care and love to all.

Julie
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  #773  
Unread 06-29-2008, 08:58 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 25-Mar 03,2008

Howdy everyone,

Onwards (Julie) - my heart goes out to you, I would be having panic attacks also - never had one but I think I have come close.

When you say auto immune disease - has he been specific as to what kind - I have Graves Disease (well been in remission for 10 years) that is a Hyperactive Thryoid (it is an auto immune disease) and I am gluten Intolerant - with the gluten Intolerance I react by being hyperactive and drive myself balmy - I know how ADD kids feel. but diet has it under control which is great.

Your son along with my DS30 need to get a life - Brett caused a real stir at my other sons engagement party had me in tears at the end of it - not nice. Not sure if drugs are again involved. It is so SCARY and SAD!!!

You know I would just love a month where no majors happen, it is like being on a roller coaster at the moment, moved house, Hyster, affair, loss of dog, major changes at work, DS30 playing up ugh!!!

BUT none of it is life threatening and I am an optomist - at least I try to be, I do have my down times though - don't you hate those times LOL!!!

DH has been talking heaps and making huge changes in the way he acts - god why did it take this to make him see the light - MEN LOL!!!

It is still hard some days - saturday was not a good day - felt sorry for myself - idiot!!! Very scared that it will all happen again. SO I just keep asking questions and he is answering them so that is good.

Take care and chin up - let us know how it all goes.

Questions - what is DS22 issues???

Little one sounds very cute - big age difference though - you are a brave one LOL!!!

Speak to you all soon

Kezza
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  #774  
Unread 06-30-2008, 06:30 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 25-Mar 03,2008

Onwards, so very sorry to hear that things are progressing as well as you 'd hoped. I hope you get some answers soon! also sorry that your son is being a problem, you don't need that on top of everything else!

DNK, glad to hear your husband is being supportive. Sorry to hear your son is causing/having problems.

Went to the Dr on Fri. It was the strangest visit I've had with him. When he came into the examining room, something seemed off. He was not acting like his usual self. Asked what he could do for me.. I had a long list of things but I started with the bowel complaints.. constipation/diarrhea/bloating. He proceed to tell me in no uncertain terms that there was no gynecological reason for me to be having those problems. He couldn't help me, would have to send me to see Dr P who is a gastro specialist. OKAY....then his phone rings... says he has to take it... steps outside, completes his call comes back in.. says "let me check your chart", looks at records and it's like a switch was flipped! I can't remember exactly what he said but it was along the lines of "oh now I remember you! You're the one with the worst case of endometriosis I'd ever seen. The cancer surgery that wasn't a cancer! " Then he says, of course I'll have problems it will take me longer to heal,etc etc. Says to give it more time. Started talking about how the recovery period for my type of surgery is similar to recoving from a brown recluse spider bite!?? We talked a little more and by that time he was acting more like he normally does. But it was all very strange.

Granted I know I'm not his only patient but really if he didn't recognize me at first then look at the chart. If he wouldn't have taken that call and then decided to look at the chart, I might have been blown out of the water and not even finished the list of questions. Some others may have stormed out , asked for their records and found a different dr. It was that weird! I think I'll ask the nurse to put some type of sticky on the front of my chart like WCE or CSNC.

I think he was having some personal health issues, he looked all puffy. So I'll cut him some slack this time!

Hope everyone has a great week!
  #775  
Unread 06-30-2008, 11:32 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 25-Mar 03,2008

Onwards, hope life calms down and you get some relief.

DNK, sounds like you're moving forward in a healthy way, letting yourself have good and bad days, allowing DH to try and change. Don't know if I'd do as well as you have!

Thyme4me, scary to think the doc is giving advice before he remembers your case, huh?!

I had similar experience at last appointment with my surgeon, who actually asked "what idiot did such big incisions?" before saying, "oh, that's right, it was me!"

Thought he was being funny at first, but then realized he really had no clue until he read farther down in my chart and saw his own operating room report.

Anyway, I didn't storm out. But I did take copies of my records to someone else for follow-on consults, and I am feeling much better with a new set of prescriptions.
  #776  
Unread 06-30-2008, 04:05 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 25-Mar 03,2008

thyme4me we should compare endo probs...lol. When you had it, did you have the pain during and before periods, or was it every day? Is it now sorted after your hysterectomy? Did you have your ovaries out?

DNK sorry your son has also been hard work. It's draining isn't it, on top of everything else? What are my son's issues? I have no idea where to begin! Basically I think he has mental health issues, which caused him to take drugs, and drink affects him badly. Seems to make him paranoid. He behaves rather oddly, can't keep a job, drives everyone crazy, gets into constant debt etc etc. But if you met him for the evening, you'd think he was a lovely lad. He's not on drugs now - he scrambled his brain with them whilst I was having my hysterectomy.

Our friends have helped us out by having him in their home for a while, but can't cope any more so he is having to move out to Bahrain with us... I don't know how we will cope because out there he can't even get himself a job to lose. He will have no work permit and absolutely nothing to do. But we are very fortunate that our wonderful friends helped us out the way that they have. They have been real saviours.

I can't claim any bravery, I'm afraid. DD5 was a surprise, just after DH and I nearly split up!!

My bed is calling. Night night all and take care.
  #777  
Unread 06-30-2008, 08:46 PM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 25-Mar 03,2008

Howdy girls

I am sitting here really humbled - I have NO residual problems from the operation at all. Feel great on that side of things, no aches, no bowel problems, no nothing - so on that front I am blessed and don't know how I would have coped with all the rest if that had been different.

Onwards - Your son sounds very much like mine - however Brett is a trained electrician and also runs a Down Hill Mountain bike course on weekends - very bright man - but he also has had all the other issues - debt - went bankrupt 6 years ago - horrible mood changes - we often walked on egg shells just to keep the peace - very messy and didn't care - at his worst (speed and dope) he was incredibly difficult to handle - but we also battled on and he is well on his way to recovery BUT he did have a brain snap on Saturday - his brother is very critical of him and it causes him to devalue his self worth when they are together - so he compensated by drinking and was very obnoxious.

We have battled with him since he was 15 years old - very scary stuff and extremely stressful!! As a mother it breaks your heart.

Men are such idiots at times LOL!!! Craig the elder one is an aircraft engineer and pilot and has just flown a plane to suriname in Sth America - and Brett doens't feel he matches up to him - Idiot.

I can well imagine you fear of him coming to live with you. It is a terrible feeling and then there is the guilt. What fun.

BUT be firm and don't let him manipulate you - they are very good at that.

Good to hear that a precious diamond came out of your problems with DH.

Thyme4me and Marley G - Your Gyno's are very scary - that would undo me. Mine was excellent and always very professional and without him I would still be thinking I had IBS. He was the only one that listened to me and thank god he did.

How about I send him on a world tour to fix you all up. He is a spunk also!!! LOL!!!

Must go work to do

Go girls and by the way how is the Jiggery Pokery going.

DH & I are on a roll - must be all that emotion LOL!! NOT!!

Luv to you all

Kezza
  #778  
Unread 07-01-2008, 03:47 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 25-Mar 03,2008

Hi girls. Good to hear from you.

DNK - walking on egg shells, manipulation, mood swings, yes, yes, yes, oh I am SO not looking forward to having him back, and yes I feel so bad about feeling like that. He has a quick temper, although not violent physically and we also have had problems with him for a long long time. He has been difficult since he was a small kid - frustrating rather than naughty - and the first time we knew he smoked dope was when he was 13 or 14. Can't quite remember.

DD17 was 18 yesterday and this morning I have heard fourth hand that she was having a great time and had had some dope. It's not the first time, I know that.

It is unbelievable. She has seen firsthand what it has done to her brother. I am so incredibly stressed and I can't think what to do about it just yet. I can't make her come back to Bahrain with me as she is now 18. I just can't watch her go down the road her brother has travelled.

No doubt I am blowing it all out of proportion, but there are mental health problems in my genetic background, which is why my son reacts so badly and so fast to drink and drugs, according to the doctor. DD18 also has the same genetic background, quite obviously.

Sex? What on earth is that? I've forgotten...

Oh dear, I seem to be having a major pity party today. I cancelled the osteopath, due to feeling so bad during the night after the last appointment that it took all my mental strength to prevent a panic attack. I felt dreadful.

Am having a hopeless time studying at the moment. Nothing seems to stay in my befuddled brain! Have an essay to do soon. No idea how, mind you!!

Arrgghh, better leave you all alone, I think. What a miserable sod today. SORRY!!!!

love Julie


PS Forgot to say, I have some FANTASTIC colour photos of my insides that my consultant gave me!!! My liver was beautiful, but everything else was a bit of a state...lol
  #779  
Unread 07-01-2008, 07:15 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 25-Mar 03,2008

Onwards, I didn't even know I had endo until after the surgery. I knew I had fibroids and I thought they were what was causing all my issues but now I realize alot of it was the endo. I'm not even sure how long I had it but it was Stage 4 and all over. As I have learned more and think back, I have probably had it at least 8 - 10 years. I think I was even "feeding it " by taking an evening primrose supplement for PMS. since I didn't know I had it I didn't realize the evening primrose was increasing my estrogen and causing the endo grow. I was taking the PMS medicine to feel better and may have ended up in worse shape!

I don't think I actually had pain, more of a constant discomfort. Heavy periods, bowel problems, urinary problems. I just ignored it all, thinking it was normal (!) and I was "too busy" to see the dr.

Post surgery I feel better.. not taking over the counter pain meds like candy. But every little pain or bowel issue makes me think its back! Yes he took my ovaries out. I am on Prempro which is a combination pill. We have played around with the dosage and now I am on the lowest dose. Trying that for a month to see if it helps with some of my issues.

I realize that I am one of the very lucky ones. My endo was so severe that I could have ended up with a colostomy. I haven't had any major complications. I don't have any type of cancer. I just want to be more certain of what should be normal for me now!
  #780  
Unread 07-01-2008, 10:16 AM
Hysterectomy dates Feb 25-Mar 03,2008

thyme4me, I didn't realise evening primrose oil increases oestrogen. That is worth knowing! I haven't taken it for years, although I have been taking omega 3,6 and 9. Hope that doesn't produce anything unwanted!

Sounds like you've had a horrible time. Isn't it funny how we women just seem to accept that pain is our lot? Although recently I was out at a meal and two of the women there told me they had never had a period pain in their lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, off out for a little stroll as I have been trying to study and my brain is well and truly on meltdown. It seems the more I read, the less I understand what I am supposed to be writing an essay about...

Have a good evening/day girls.

love Julie
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