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Unread 04-16-2008, 09:33 PM
Walking and moving around post-op

Denise - you hang in there - one day at a time is sooooooo right!!! Remember it took me almost 6 months so I get it

mercredi - I am good now - I hope - knock on wood for me please

Boot Camp is just a really hard work out!

Cheers,

Starbgirl
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Unread 04-16-2008, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by starbgirl
Denise - you hang in there - one day at a time is sooooooo right!!! Remember it took me almost 6 months so I get it

mercredi - I am good now - I hope - knock on wood for me please

Boot Camp is just a really hard work out!

Cheers,

Starbgirl
I'm hangin', LOL. I'm trying to do more and go out more. I'm trying to get released to at least work from home part-time on the 28th. The boredom is driving me insane. My gosh....I crocheted a uterus today....how bad is that!!!! LOL

How are you doing Starbgirl????
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Unread 04-16-2008, 09:55 PM
Walking and moving around post-op

...another thing I wanted to add...even though I had to vent, I do still think that this site is the absolute BEST and there is no way I could have gotten through my pre-op anxiety or post-op worries without it.

Starbgirl, I'm so glad that everything turned out ok for you. I can't wait to get back to my intense workouts, but for now, I have to stick with walking.

Have a great night everyone :-)
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Unread 04-16-2008, 10:06 PM
Walking and moving around post-op

Denise - I am good! Working out feels good and doesn't seem to cause any surgery related pain.

Gas does though. Sometimes intense pain where my surgery was - like the other night about a 9 on the pain scale!! I almost went to the ER, but instead I took my first percoset in a long time and went to sleep. When I woke up it was gone. Go figure! My Dr left it up to me if I want to have another CT to make sure all is well. He thinks it is all good but he said he wouldn't blame me one bit if I just want it for peace of mind. I may take him up on it.

I hope you get the OK to go back to work. Just a bit of normalcy after so much feels soooo good. Let me know I hope everything else continues to go well for you!

Starbgirl
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Unread 04-17-2008, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by DeniseS
\ My gosh....I crocheted a uterus today....how bad is that!!!! LOL
As my bike forum friends say, "pics or it didn't happen!" (note - I do believe you)

I would love to see this!!! LOL
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Unread 04-17-2008, 10:40 AM
Walking and moving around post-op

My uterus can be seen in my photo gallery here at HS:


It under Support...Photos...Member Galleries....DeniseS
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Unread 04-17-2008, 10:49 AM
Walking and moving around post-op

My dr explained why I should take it easy this way:

All of our internal organs are coated with this slippery stuff that keeps them from sticking together. When a stitch is torn out (we have many internal stitches from abdominal surgery) that little place bleeds. The blood cuts through the slippery stuff, and where the blood is, there is a very good chance for adhesions to form. Adhesions are not pleasant and eventually have the possibility of creating the need for yet another surgery.

So he told me that the reason to avoid stressing the stomach/pelvic area muscles is to avoid tearing out any stitches and causing adhesions. The lifting restrictions are always mentioned -- but I never heard of dusting being restricted. (I'd have LOVED it if it was!!

Another thing to remember is that each of us had different problems causing the need for surgery, each of us reacts to surgery and medications differently, and each of us heals differently.

I think you should listen to your body, but also your doctor. We pay our doctors too much money for their expertise and advice just to ignore it.

Laurel
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Unread 04-17-2008, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by DeniseS
My uterus can be seen at:


It under Support...Photos...Member Galleries....DeniseS

ROTFL

That is freaking awesome!!!!
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Unread 04-17-2008, 11:19 AM
Walking and moving around post-op

Denise, you crack me up! Funny, funny, funny. Don't laugh but you could be on to something with a product you could sell. Think of all the women that would love to have a new uterus?

I am glad you sisters are doing well. I think exercise is such an important part of good health. Keep at it.

Denise, do you think you could knit some ovaries and a cervix to go with your uterus? LOL
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Unread 04-17-2008, 12:31 PM
Walking and moving around post-op

Hi guys! I also am one of those who healed quickly and painlessly. And I am SO grateful. I know everyone has a different experience/surgery/results. I feel lucky that mine was like this. I was completely off any pain meds by day 3, including ibuprofen. Swelling was almost non-existent. I was cleared for all activities yesterday and today was my first, full hour, regular workout. It rocked!

I was allowed to walk and use light weights from week 1 on. So I walked daily, about 30 minutes or more, and did upper body weights (5 lbs) to keep my arms/shoulders/back in some kind of shape. Though the weights were really light, it helped. At least psychologically! lol I also couldn't just sit still. So I started telecommuting to work during week one. It worked out great! Week 4, I went on a trip and walked a ton. So far, so good. My bleeding even stopped by week 4.

All in all, I can say I'm grateful my body healed quickly. Of course, I'm still going to be extra careful when doing things. I didn't work my abs until today though I definitely used my core but was very careful.

BTW, that uterus is hilarious!!! ha ha ha I agree--you may be on to something there.
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