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Unread 06-01-2008, 03:20 AM
45 yr old had total HYST on May 13th


I am slowly recovering from my total HYST on May 13th, they did it abdominally. I am having a hard time with my emotions, I cry at the drop of a hat. I cannot go on estrogen for 4 months, the doctor stated, because I have bad endometriosis and he said that the estrogen will make the endo grow, he couldn't get it all with the surgery, it needs to "dry up" before he will put me on HRT. Maybe that's why I cry all the time?
I am exhausted all the time, a shower wears me out and even a small job around the house whips my ***. It's been almost 3 weeks and I hope to get over the "hump" soon.
I am not taking pain meds anymore, just a lot of vitamins. I still have a lot of pressure, wonder if anyone else feels pressure when you stand or sit on the potty? Please let me know. I am recovering from a bladder infection with antibiotics, guess that was from the catheter.
The doctor did an internal and external ultra sound the other day because I was having so much pressure and bleeding. He said I have 3 large hemotoma's and that they will go away, the spotting is the getting rid of the hemotoma's, he said it is the "healing process".
Please, someone out there, let me know that I am normal and I will start feeling better soon. Thank you!
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Unread 06-01-2008, 12:46 PM
45 yr old had total HYST on May 13th

AuntPhant

I'm sorry you're having a rough time but so glad you've joined as the ladies here are the very best at handing out the hugs.

A hysterectomy is major surgery and it's still very early days for you. You're certainly not alone in feeling emotional, and urinary tract infections and "pressure" are common, too. There are ladies here who've experienced hematomas also, and I hope they'll be along soon to share.

If you check out our <link> Post-Op Page, you'll find it packed with information which will help with many of your concerns.

The initial and vital healing takes approximately 6 weeks, with full recovery then taking anything from 3 months to a year. So, please hang in there and rest as much as possible. Also, don't hesitate to contact your doctor again if you're at all worried.

Sending all good wishes and I hope you feel alot better very soon.

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Unread 06-01-2008, 12:55 PM
45 yr old had total HYST on May 13th

Hi and

glad you found us...this site is wonderful

I am really sorry for the way you are feeling I too suffered many years from endo, and like yourself, I cant take any hormones because of it, so I am trying to hang in here too

at three weeks post op, I too felt lots of pressure down there, from reading posts here its normal...you mention you are not taking any pain meds..cant you take some advil or motrin for the pressure feeling? it helps...I was taking percocet the first 10-15 days and then I was taking motrin for up to 4 weeks (maybe a bit more) until your body itself will tell you when you dont need them anymore....or your doctor....

try speaking to your doctor about the crying...our bodies are going thru so many changes at one time, and since you cant take any hrt for a while, maybe he can suggest something else for it in the meantime.

hang in there hon....yes, you are normal...after you read different posts here, you will see how normal you really are...we are all together, in the same boat but we are all here for eachother 24/7...

I pray you feel better real soon hon....
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Unread 06-01-2008, 04:46 PM
45 yr old had total HYST on May 13th

So sorry you are going through this! I would start back on Motrin right away. I had stopped and then that pressure feeling you are talking about started. I felt awful and started with one or two Motrin. Give it a try and see if it helps.
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Unread 06-01-2008, 05:14 PM
45 yr old had total HYST on May 13th

Welcome AuntPhant!

I went through the exact same feelings you are, the emotions & exhaustions. not too many crying spells now, but I have more pressure in the abdominal area this week (going on 5 weeks) than I ever did. I feel like a watermelon is about to let go. Apparently this is a normal part of healing. (???)

Please do not over do it!

Rest, rest, rest.....the body needs plenty of time to heal...or we suffer later...

HUGS!
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Unread 06-01-2008, 07:30 PM
45 yr old had total HYST on May 13th

Sorry to hear your not feeling well. I also had a phase post op of crying for no reason. One morning my dad looked at me as I was getting my cereal and I was crying. He thought I was in pain or something and all I could say was that I was ok and not to worry. It has also happened at work and not a very good time (I was with a patient doing an xray procedure). There's was nothing I could do. I couldn't control it. It has gotten better over the past few weeks. I still get tired and swelly belly at the end of the day. I am not able to go on HRT because of family history of breast cancer. As for the pressure, I developed a urinary infection post op and was on antibiotics when discharged. Those in turn caused a yeast infection. I have had pressure especially when urinating. When I told the doctor at my final check up at 6 weeks, he order an xray test (IVP) and that was normal. He told me it was bladder spasms and they will eventually go away. I notice I experience them more when my bladder is extremely full (like 1st thing in the morning). I now try to use the bathroom more and it does help. Hang in there It will get better. If you are really concerned the best thing to do is call your
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Unread 06-01-2008, 11:09 PM
45 yr old had total HYST on May 13th

Thank you so much for your support. Glad to know I am not alone!
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