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It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day".. It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day"..

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Unread 04-26-2008, 02:46 PM
It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day"..

...and I was wondering if anyone out there is experiencing anything similar to my situation? I feel I've overcome the greatest of hurdles, abdominal pain, constipation was my latest, so I'm feeling physically much better at this stage, however, I was wondering if it is normal to still feel emotionally high and low? I'm easily irritated and feel I have to cut myself from certainly family members/friends due to my short fuse and lack of patience. I also feel weepy when I should feel happy that I've come this far and have great things to look forward to. I'm praying that this too is a stage as was my long constipation stage, which is now history. Any tips or shared experiences are sooo welcome. I have just loved this site throughout this experience.

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Unread 04-26-2008, 04:12 PM
It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day"..

I have days like that too. Actually I've had them for years, but my hormones have been messed up by my PCOS. You should mention this to your dr, and ask that he/she do a FSH to test your estrogen levels.
Unread 04-26-2008, 04:18 PM
It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day"..

Do mention how you feel to your doctor. I will say, from my own experience, yes, I had the ups and downs; still do, at 14/15 weeks out, but not too frequently. Maybe your doctor has some ideas on how to help that resolve.
Good luck and keep us posted!
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Unread 04-26-2008, 04:28 PM
It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day"..

I'm sorry you're on a see-saw. I had that happen to me but it passed. (easier than the constipation) I agree, talk to your Dr. and tell him/her what is going on. I hope you feel better soon.
Unread 04-26-2008, 09:09 PM
It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day"..

i am 3 weeks post and now i am having alot of ups and downs(more downs) i also have to cut some people off ..everyone gets on my nerves, i find myself telling people off (not like me) i have 1 ovary left but that is it and i wonder if its working? my dr said he is going to test levels next visit ,talk to your dr.
Unread 04-26-2008, 09:15 PM
It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day"..

I am also 4 1/2 wks post TAH. It took 4 wks for the constipation and bowels
to feel normal. That was worse than post op pain...! I have no ovaries.
Tiring easily, frustrating, but taking naps. Not much up and down but so
busy catching up, maybe that helps. I am short on patience too. We went
through a lot with the surgery. Takes time to adjust to a "new normal"
I think. Take it a day at a time. Get lots of rest, still... and take time for yourself. If one more person wants me while I am busy... I'll scream!
Unread 04-27-2008, 01:06 PM
It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day"..

I'm 4 weeks post op too and I feel exactly the same way. I am so darn moody and that isn't my norm. I have been avoiding certain people as well so that I don't snap at them - b/c they push my buttons on a good day. My family is being very patient - thank goodness - but I feel awful for being so irritable. I think it is partly due to sleep deprivation b/c I still have insomnia. Also I think at 4 weeks out we are expecting our bodies to snap back into shape and are disappointed that its not happening as quickly as we want. I have also found that now that I am up and mobile, people are expecting me to be back to my normal routine and I'm just not physically there yet which leaves me very frustrated with them for not understanding. I can't wait to feel normal again!!!!
Unread 04-27-2008, 02:33 PM
It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day"..

i know how you feel hun. ive barely been able to speak to some people who i used to talk to every day and i get so frustrated when i get a brain fog or my hubby asks why i didnt do something. i cry over a lot of things. i still have one ovary but i to am going to ask about hormones when i finally see my dr. i hope you start to feel better and things get easier for you!
Unread 04-28-2008, 05:23 AM
It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day"..

how would we survive without the support of this website and each other?!!

sweetjen - you probably are having some hormone issues b/c your remaining ovary can shut down for a little while from the shock of the surgery. this hormone stuff is the pits! thankfully i'm not having the usual side effects of losing ovaries like hot flashes - i'm mainly dealing with the irritability, brain fog and mood swings.

hang tough girls...we'll get through it...together!!!
Unread 04-28-2008, 06:56 AM
It's been 4 1/2 weeks since "the day"..

Boy, it feels great to feel that I am clearly not alone and this is all so normal. I do appreciate all of your wonderful feedback and my prayers and wishes go out to those experiencing the same. I will share this with my doc at my followup visit on May 6th. Perhaps by then I will feel some ease in emotions, but he's so open to any/all questions that I will present the question of emotions/hormones with him anyway. Thanks again and the best to all of you.


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