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2 weeks recovery is that enough? 2 weeks recovery is that enough?

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Unread 10-01-2008, 07:51 PM
2 weeks recovery is that enough?

I have just been given my surgery date of Oct 28th to remove a edometrioma of the bladder, they are going in c-section style and my docter has this insane idea that I will be back to work in 2 weeks. I have had 2 c-sections and a TAH, I think he is crazy, has medicine change in the last year and a half...is the recovery time shorter? Or do I just heal slower than normal and need my 5-6 weeks...lol
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Unread 10-01-2008, 08:07 PM
2 weeks recovery is that enough?


I can't believe your gyn is saying two weeks for an abdominal surgery! He is crazy! Is this the same doc who did your c-sections & hys? I personally couldn't be back two weeks after having my belly cut open. Did he say what makes this different? As with your hyst. & c-sections, I'd go with what you feel up to & nothing less or more. Please take care of yourself!

Blessings & good luck!
Unread 10-01-2008, 08:17 PM
2 weeks recovery is that enough?

No this is not the same Doc...unfortunatly I am in the military and have had a different Doc each time. ugh.. He keeps assuring me this will be enough...thankfully my NCOIC (boss) is letting me put in for leave in case he does not extend my recovery. But I just wanted to check and see if anyone else had shorter recovery times...thank you for reasurring me that I am not insane.
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Unread 10-01-2008, 09:21 PM
2 weeks recovery is that enough?

No way would 2 weeks be enough for me. I had LSH and took a full 6 weeks. Had abdominal incision some years back, and it took longer than that for me. Glad your boss seems to have some sense. Good luck.
Unread 10-01-2008, 10:19 PM
2 weeks recovery is that enough?

Believe it or not I have been very positive and had a great overall experience. I will be 3 weeks tomorrow and my Dr. will not let me lift anything. Not even 5 lbs. I am doing it sometimes, like laundry or dishes but not anywhere close to normal. I am able to get around and I went to my office ( thanks to a ride) to do some paper work this week but I am self employed so I do not have anyone telling me that I cannot take a break or I have to work. TAKE IT EZ! No way could I have worked my normal schedule at 3 weeks post op but I am much better. I cannot tolerate any pressure to the waist or my sides. My Dr. said I can't drive until at least next Monday, Oc. 6 and my surgery was Sept 11. I think you need another Dr.!

hope I wasn't too forceful. Am I bad?

Unread 10-01-2008, 11:26 PM
2 weeks recovery is that enough?

I am sorry you are needing to have an additional surgery for an endometrioma on your bladder.

Not all abdominal surgeries require a lengthy recovery. It can depend on what all is done on the inside and how much trauma the surgery causes to the body. Possibly your doctor is able to do a less invasive surgery even though an abdominal incision. And for this surgery, an organ is not going to be removed from your body which can make a huge difference for recovery!

However, if you are concerned, do talk to your doctor about the situation. You can also plan to be extra careful after surgery, listening to your body during recovery to see how you feel.

Have you ever visited with an endometriosis specialist? I know at times it can be costly and involve travel time but it can be well worth the time and money, especially for complicated cases!

I wish you all the best for your surgery and hope it goes well! s
Unread 10-02-2008, 05:21 PM
2 weeks recovery is that enough?

Unfortunatly, with me being military I can only see who I am refered to. I started out with a uro/gyn and he just kept putting me on drugs for the pain. No pics no nothing. So I stopped seeing him since nothing was working and he wasn't listening. So about 6 months later(5 weeks ago) I was in the ER with ruptured cysts and that is how they found the new endometrioma. They thought it was an apendicitis so they did a CT and they he was. He is a good doc he listens to me, and thinks I will heal fine, I am just nervous...lol but thank you all for the advice. I have a great "boss" that is looking out for me too so that really helps.
Unread 10-02-2008, 05:41 PM
2 weeks recovery is that enough?

Ugh, I am so sorry you are having to deal with all of this! Military docs are either hit or miss. Luckily for you, the military docs dont ever seem like they are in a rush after surgery to send you back if you arent ready. After a regular laproscopy, I have returned to work within 3 days. I have my LAVH BSO last wednesday and am fairly certain my doc is going to clear me for at least part time work tomorrow at my appt. It totally depends on your body.
Unread 10-02-2008, 07:45 PM
2 weeks recovery is that enough?

I don't understand why they don't listen to us when we say we need time...its our pay if we are losing pay not theirs. I wish you luck and hope you get more time if you need it... I know I will.
Unread 10-03-2008, 09:09 PM
2 weeks recovery is that enough?

Two weeks after my hyst I was feeling Really good. I was running around doing a lot of stuff I probaly should not have been doing. But the Dr. said I could do what I felt up to. Shortly thereafter I had to slow down BIG TIME.
Be careful and take care of your self! It was a good idea to talk to your boss in advance regarding taking a little extra time if needed. Good luck to you.

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