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Unread 10-17-2008, 03:43 AM
Post-op anatomy question

I'm just wondering...

....once if all of the reproductive organs are removed, what happened to that empty void in our tummy? What fills it up?

hehe... I was supposed to ask my doc that question at my last appointment but I had forgotten about it.
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Unread 10-17-2008, 05:23 AM
Post-op anatomy question

i believe your other organs fall into the void.
Unread 10-17-2008, 05:43 AM
Post-op anatomy question

Guess that means more room for Halloween candy and turkey dinner.........LOL...I couldn't resist!
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Unread 10-17-2008, 06:13 AM
Post-op anatomy question

Originally Posted by deedeelynn
Guess that means more room for Halloween candy and turkey dinner.........LOL...I couldn't resist!

Hahaha! Thats a good one!
Unread 10-17-2008, 06:59 AM
Post-op anatomy question

This is what my DR told me. Over a period of the next several weeks to months, the intestines gradually shift and move into the void left there.
Unread 10-17-2008, 07:14 AM
Post-op anatomy question

Is that a good thing or bad thing?
Unread 10-17-2008, 09:31 AM
Post-op anatomy question

It's not a bad thing. Just uncomfortable as your body heals.
Unread 10-17-2008, 09:44 AM
Post-op anatomy question

I asked my do this, especialy about the small intestine. She said it just "kinda floats around in there".
Unread 10-17-2008, 02:04 PM
Post-op anatomy question

My doctor shared some pictures of my surgery with me at my post-op. He was showing me the "before and after", along with pointing out some of the other organs that are in there.

In the pictures, since my abdomen was inflated for him to have more room to work, it looked like a lot of space in there. I knew that it was much tighter in real life. But I did ask about what happens to that space. I was guessing that everything else was not so rigid that it wouldn't be able to rearrange accordingly.

His comment was that all of the other organs would be happy to have a little more room now! He confirmed that they will shift to fill the void.

Unfortunately, I had a very small uterus, so I guess that means not as much extra halloween candy and turkey dinner for me.
Unread 10-17-2008, 04:02 PM
Post-op anatomy question

aahhh...if only the swelly belly just fill up the void then there won't be a swelly belly ...

So..if my insides are shifting around in there during recovery, probaly trying to find a comfortable spot, it will eventually stop shifting in the end ya? no jumping around and jiggly stuff at the moment... mmm ... but i do feel odd expecially when I'm crawling on my hands and knees, like I can almost feel my insides shifting..just makes me want to avoid crawling at the moment..eeks!

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