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Unread 09-03-2010, 08:28 PM
Be careful what you reach for

Be careful what you reach for. I was feeling good at 2 weeks post-op from a robotic total hysterectomy and so I hung 2 loads of laundry. The next day I had spotting. When I saw my doctor at the one month checkup she said she could see the stitch I popped. Remember what they say... you only have one chance to heal right. Let your family and friends take care of you and even spoil you. The time will come soon enough when they will need your help in return.
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Unread 09-03-2010, 10:19 PM
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so what happens when a stitch pops? And REALLY they can see that just doing a pelvic exam??? If they can see that, then how are we supposed to ever have sex again without our partners busting through it?? That's a scary thought.
Unread 09-04-2010, 07:53 AM
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Jennie , We are having that same discussion in the thread titles "Vaginal Cuff Question" I believe it called..LOL Netter..I hung some laundry as well and stretched a stitch and I am still spotting.. My Gyno took a look and said all is well , he didnt see a need for the Silver Nitrate so I learned my lesson! Hubby is doing Laundry until I am 6 weeks post op , period!..
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Unread 09-07-2010, 01:31 PM
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I had my cervix removed also, so I guess that was the stitch she saw. I have to see her again after another month. She said no sex until after I check you again, we don't want that stitch to come all the way open. The stitches as supposed to dissolve as they heal.
Unread 09-07-2010, 03:08 PM
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Must we bleed as the vaginal cuff heals?? I am 5 weeks post-op. Thanks.

Unread 09-07-2010, 03:22 PM
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I am glad I am not the only one feeling like i need to do something at home. I am two weeks post op too and have done a few (small things) at home...but each time I do, the incision from my belly button bleeds. Not gushing, just like I have stretched the skin or something. Have you had that?
Unread 09-11-2010, 05:11 PM
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I am now 6 weeks post-op and the belly button incision is the only one that hasn't scabbed over and healed nicely. My other ones have a small scab if any. The belly button one keeps making a yellow kind of clear crust that flakes off easily when I wash it. It isn't bleeding, but it is definitely taking the longest to heal. I try to wear low pants and a loose shirt.
Unread 09-17-2010, 09:50 AM
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Has it gotten any better now? Mine has finally closed up and not bleeding anymore. I really don't think they put enought (or any) of that surgical glue on it.
Unread 09-17-2010, 12:37 PM
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Thank you for reminding others not to take a chance on stretching or lifting. It is not worth it to take a chance of hurting yourself. I am glad you are doing good now. Take it easy. You will be healed up eventually & feeling good. To answer the other question, your cuff will heal up in 6 to 8 weeks (check with your doctor because they all have different time expectations) & then when you have sex it should be fine. Just make sure you are checked & release by your doctor before you have sex.
Unread 09-17-2010, 01:20 PM
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You all are CRAZY!!! I think I need to teach a class called
"How to lie around and enjoy yourself while you are healing from surgery."

It will be free. refreshments will be served.

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