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Unread 02-26-2008, 05:45 PM
Extreme fatigue 6 weeks post-op

Hey all!! I had a TAH 6 weeks ago. Two weeks after surgery I came down with a cold that had a lot of coughing with it. I had that for 2 weeks. I had 2 some what good days (still tired) then came down with the flu. This had a fever and cough for 8 days. I finally got to where I was over that and was able to return to work this week. I still have extreme fatigue after 4 hours and all of my muscles ache all day long. Have any of you had the extreme fatigue this far out from surgery? The doctor had told me at my 2 week check that it should start to improve after about the 3rd week. I think it has gotten worse. I go tomorrow for my 6 week check and plan on talking to the doc about it. I just thought I would see if any of you had the same problem. Thanks for the help!
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Unread 02-26-2008, 05:54 PM
It takes time

Hi, I think you are just recovering slowly is all. I am 6 month post op and I still am not up to my old self at all. I probably never will be now that I still have issues and now with hormones. Life could be worse, right.

I have to mention your cough, I also got a cold myself and the next day I got cough medicine from the doctor, not good for the parts, ever!!!! I would not let it go at all next time.

I too am tired and I just think that you need more time to heal. My gyno says 6-12 months to fully heal, so you have time. Just take life easy, maybe your doing too much. Rest, rest, rest. Your doctor is nuts to say 2-3 weeks. NOT!!

Good luck at the doctor.

Unread 02-26-2008, 11:24 PM
Extreme fatigue 6 weeks post-op

I am 8 weeks post op. I still get tired with activity. I feel energetic some days and try to do a bit more. I usually pay for this the next day. I truly think we all heal just as we live, individually. So I have ceased comparing my recovery to others from a recovery time perspective. Just like Tammy, my doctor said it would take about a year to fully recover. So when I feel good, I am more active. When I am tired, I sit down. You are the best judge of what you need. Listen to and trust your body.
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Unread 02-27-2008, 12:03 AM
Extreme fatigue 6 weeks post-op

I'm sorry you've had such a difficult recovery.
It's understandable with your other illnesses
that you are still tired. A cough and cold would
make anyone tired. Add a recent surgery and
it's a wonder you are even out of bed.
Hope you're feeling better soon!
Unread 02-27-2008, 05:48 AM
Extreme fatigue 6 weeks post-op

Thank you all for your great responses. I too think it will take time to get over being tired. Other than that I feel ok. I have had no pain since 5 days post-op. It is frustrating that I have not recovered as fast with this as I did my 2 c-sections. I guess that is what I have to compare to. I know that we should not do that. Each surgery is different. Thanks again to all! Best of luck!

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