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Unread 07-31-2001, 10:23 PM
still a wreck-

Ok had preop today - everything scared me even more - It doesn't help when I went to the Dr. for pre-op visit and nurse says "and what are seeing you for today?" I wanted to wring her neck and say "if you would look in my chart you would know" - but I didn't. Even though I work in healthcare - it makes me made that there are so many uncaring nurses and Dr.s- they could slow down and give a few encouraging words - instead of sloughing it off. I can't wait for the nightmare to be over - I haven't menstruated for 10 years - early menopause and few side effects. I recently moved and my guess is lifted toooo many heavy boxes. My uterus prolapsed. Maybe it was slowly going that way and I pushed it over the edge!! I have not had any pain only annoying discomfort. I think thats why I am such a wreck - I don't have any pain to get rid of - so now I will have pain. Oh well - one more thing for women to endure.

Linda
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Unread 07-31-2001, 11:33 PM
From one Linda to another!

I hope your experience will end up being like mine...that is, not nearly as bad as I expected!! I know I was lucky and I am grateful every day that things did go so well...but if you spend some time reading the post-op board you will find that my story is not unique.
Many of us have been surprised by how managable the pain was, how well we felt, and how fast our recovery time sped by! Had I known, I wouldn't have taken 6 weeks off work without pay; I thought I would be miserable all summer if I waited until school was out (I am a teacher). I now know I could have had the surgery in June and although what I could do would not include horseback riding or backpacking, my summer would not have been "ruined" at all!

Hang in there...waiting is often the toughest part!
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Unread 07-31-2001, 11:56 PM
still a wreck-

"What are we seeing you for today?" has to be my number one gripe with my whole hysterectomy experience. Have you ever answered, "I dunno, I'm just here because I didn't have anything better to do today..."? I haven't yet, but one of these days I just might. It's SO tempting.

I think it's because I go to Doctors at a teaching hospital, and I see so many different ones. It's never the same nurses, either. The care I've received has been excellent, though, so I don't really have much to complain about, I guess.

I can't tell you that you'll be pain-free right after surgery, but I'll bet in a few short weeks you'll feel so much better than you have in a very long time. I know the recovery time seems so long from where you are now, but I look back at mine and realize that it went a lot faster and smoother than I had expected.

Here's a wish and a prayer that you, too, have a quick and uneventful recovery!

-Kim
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Unread 08-01-2001, 09:36 AM
still a wreck-

I guess I fell into the "what are we seeing you for today" trap. I saw my doc in May and we decided on a hyst in September. He said he would see me in Aug but I don't know why! SHould have asked but I didn't. I think I am seeing him to discuss the final details of the hyst. My pre op is scheduled for Sept 12, so I know it is not that. Oh well, find out when i get there, I guess

Kim
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