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Unread 08-25-2008, 06:06 PM
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My surgery was on 8/14. This is my first chance to get on my computer. I had an abdominal hysterectomy and my doctor removed my uterus and four fibroids: a football, two plums and a dangling cherry. My doctor did exactly what she described. She was amazing! I choose the spinal instead of general anesthesia which I believe has helped my recovery process. I was home by noon on the 16th. I was blessed to have my mother stay with me for an entire week. My husband was also tremendous support and they worked like a team to get me well. Mom quickly weaned me off of the pain meds which made me feel dizzy and sweaty. Extra strength Tylenol is all I am on now. My doctor recommends 1000 mg of vitamin C for an entire year to help with the scar. So far I am being really good and not doing too much but as I get better it gets more difficult. My swelling isn't too bad. I am at the point where I feel like I did hundreds of sit ups. Also I have a numbness around my stiches which will melt away. Compared to this time last week I am doing amazingly well! My worst experience was the constipation but Mom took care of that too! I was able to take a laxative after one week with doctor's permission. Gross I know but important because you need to get that back on track!
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Unread 08-25-2008, 07:21 PM
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Wow, sounds like your'e doing very well and it's wonderful to have had lots of help at home! My swelling decreases each week, I'd expect yours will too. I know what you mean about trying hard not to overdo. It's so easy to start a little project. I shifted about a dozen items from one closet to another and when I reached up to put them in the closet, I thought this feels like way more than a gallon of milk! Sometimes I just don't realize I'm doing something I shouldn't be doing. One thing that is good for us is walking, and I'm doing plenty of that.

Constipation was a problem for me as well, but after 5 days, finally things started working again with medication and Metamucil. Best wishes as you continue to recover!
Unread 08-25-2008, 07:54 PM
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I had my abdominal surgery on 8/15 and was and still am very fortunate to have my mom and husband and three daughters to help out. I am still having pain. I am off the percocet and presently am taking Tylenol w/cod and motrin. I still have a lot of bloating and discomfort. Pulling in the incision and abdomen. I suppose this is normal. I really would like to try to get off the meds so the constipation improves. That has been one of my biggest problems. I found from this site that the suggestion of Milk of Magnesia and warm water was a success but I still do not feel comfortable. it sounds like you are doing pretty well. Keep up the good work and each day will get better.
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Unread 08-26-2008, 02:53 AM
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Wow, nice to read such a cheerful report, nice to hear about supportive family and hubby, so many here apparently are not so lucky.
When your're done with your mom could you send her over here, , My hubby is trying but moms are best( mine is deceased) they just know what to do.
Unread 08-26-2008, 06:17 AM
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Hi magicchick

wonderful news sounds like you are being pampered I know moms are great, for those who are able to have them helping you thru this is a blessing! my mom helped out lots too!
even though you might feel good to be doing things, remember that inside you are still healling and that takes a little longer. rest and follow your doctors instructions. hugs.
Unread 08-26-2008, 11:01 AM
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Thank you so much for responding! It is nice to have support from people who know what I am experiencing!

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