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Unread 05-01-2008, 03:57 PM
a little compassion needed from sisters

Hi, I could really use a few comforting words from sisters. Recovery from TAH/BSO going well right from the start. However, I am feeling drained from the pulling and burning of incision. Every week is better in different ways and last week was the best. This week, I'm really uncomfortable. Is it possible to still overdo things at 3 months post op? I work as an instructional aide in high school and went back after 7 weeks. We have 3 children (1who is special and requires extra ) All are teens. They have been wonderful. I'm always bringing someone somewhere, husband works late most days and he will do things when he's off but most of everything is on me. Last weekend I coached buddy ball and Sunday I put in 4 hours of a workbond committment for my one daughter's softball. Sunday night was when I started feeling this way. A little encouragement would be most appreciated.
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Unread 05-01-2008, 04:06 PM
a little compassion needed from sisters

I went back to work at 8 weeks and really had to hit the ground running. I've found that when you go-go-go and then hit the wall, you really have to depend on yourself to stop and rest. You've got alot on your plate!! Please don't feel like you have to do everything for everybody. It will still be awhile before you feel good, but as long as you are feeling better (even in small increments) it will come.

Take care of yourself!!
Unread 05-01-2008, 04:21 PM
a little compassion needed from sisters


Oh my friend, we try to do so much for our loved ones that sometimes we forget about our selves.... most definately we can overdo things at 3 months, every one is different....this is a major surgery and our bodies have gone thru the ringer, our hormones are under stress, our muscles ache, our bellies are still tender....we must pay attention to what our bodies are trying to tell us and watch out for those

your children (except the one that requires extra) are teens, see if they car carpool with another friend and you make only one trip i/o two....try to delegate as much as you can and give yourself time......just dont over do it...please take care and remember we only have one time to heal, and dont forget to rest and
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Unread 05-01-2008, 06:48 PM
a little compassion needed from sisters

Absolutely can over do it after 3 months and not realize it! That is me this week. I was so drowsy this afternoon driving from my work to a doctor's appointment, I had a hard time keeping my eyes opened!! Thankfully, I took the day off work tomorrow, although I'll be taking my car to be serviced and then get a pedicure (still can't fold my mid-section comfortably to tend to my toenails and feet). That is my day tomorrow. After the pedicure I'm sure there will be a nice, long nap!! Rrubin, I bet you are feeling like me, "bone" exhausted! Let's us both take it easy this weekend!
Unread 05-01-2008, 09:50 PM
a little compassion needed from sisters

take is easy--there's only one you and if your teens are like mine, they are way more self-sufficient than they let on. I have found that a mid-thigh support panty is a joy to wear--it has removed the burning and pulling pain.

Unread 05-02-2008, 02:22 AM
a little compassion needed from sisters

I found out yesterday that it hurts to try to start a lawnmower that has sat idle all winter... I haven't had much in the way of pain, but that pushed the envelope a bit far. Two weeks ago I went hiking on some pretty rugged terrain and that was a bit too strenuous also. I still can't lift anything too heavy ... it seems I have zip for core strength... Hofefully that will come soon.
Unread 05-02-2008, 06:25 AM

for all your input. I really appreciate it and it surely helps. Good health and happiness to all.

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