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So how long can I milk this? So how long can I milk this?

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Unread 10-02-2010, 07:52 AM
So how long can I milk this?

I am 5 days post LSH and I feel great! I am fortunate to have a loving and caring hubby who has been doing EVERYTHING for me and I am just eating it up!

He won't let met lift a thing. He makes me my morning coffee and brings it too me, arranged to have the house clean and called everyone to tell them how I am doing so I didn't have to be bothered, either made dinner or we got takeout, and has been doing laundry and all dishes and even carries my pillow when I am ready to go to bed upstairs. So ladies, I simply can't go back to normal just yet
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Unread 10-02-2010, 08:08 AM
Re: So how long can I milk this?

Milk it you deserve it. Me too, I had LSH I am 13 days post op. I didn't have quite the experience you did but wish I had. My guy tried though. Dishes were done and there was dinner/take-out every night for my daughter. The laundry was a catastrophe. I did get tea brought to me several times throughout. He was also there to massage my hands (firm believer in reflexology here) a few days post op when I was still in pain. In fact, it was so cute, one night, I had him massaging my hands and my daughter rubbing my head one particular early evening when I was in a good amount of pain. I was loving that! It was so soothing.

When you get better you will have to be extra kind to that man! LOL
Unread 10-02-2010, 09:49 AM
Re: So how long can I milk this?

You're not milking it. You're just ensuring that you're taking the proper time to let your insides heal right. Because even though you may FEEL awesome, there's still a LOT of healing that needs to happen. And your wonderful husband is just ensuring that you don't overdo it in your enthusiasm because you feel so great.

So... no need to feel guilty! Let your body relax! That's the HEALTHIEST thing for it. Let him offer his arm while you're walking. In fact, go for a walk together (because walking is excellent therapy) and let him feel all manly and protective by asking him if you can steady yourself on his arm. That way, you get some quality time together, and seriously - it's a great bonding experience.

I'm so happy for you that you're feeling so wonderful!
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Unread 10-02-2010, 11:07 AM
Re: So how long can I milk this?

Hey Sunny-
At 5 days out, you are definitely NOT milking it! At 5 days, I too felt awesome and ended up doing too much that day. I spent day 6 on the sofa paying for my day 5 of overdoing it.
So count your blessings that your recovery is going well, don't be tempted to overdo it, and take full advantage of your "prince" who just wants to take care of his "princess!"
Unread 10-02-2010, 12:28 PM
Re: So how long can I milk this?

I woke this morning feeling fantastic, but now find myself fading fast. I have been taking it easy and just watching TV or playing on my computer or reading and I'm now exhausted! This Princess is headed for a nice long nap!

Di - This is the trickiest part of surgery as you feel so good, but yet have to be so careful. I'm just thrilled I as good as I do!

Toto - love the walking idea - thanks!

Rhncas - I hope you are feeling better!
Unread 10-02-2010, 12:37 PM
Re: So how long can I milk this?

I too have had days of feeling great and then made the mistake of doing too much. While I only did little things I spent too much time on my feet and paid for it the next day. Enjoy your pampering.
Unread 10-02-2010, 08:04 PM
Re: So how long can I milk this?

I have to agree- your not milking it- your following drs orders after a major surgery. Im 3 and a half weeks post op and throughout my recovery ive had periods where i felt good and did too
much- though at the time i didnt realize i was doing too much. Not long after i knew it though because i was hurting, cramping, bleeding, and exhausted.
Unread 10-02-2010, 09:13 PM
Re: So how long can I milk this?

Naw....I don't think you're milking it at all!! I had a TAH 09/15/10 and have been sucking it up!! Although I defiantly do not feel "great" yet. Hubby has been fantastic as well as the kids. I have had to do nothing other than give "orders" to the kids a few times. I am loving all of the pampering as it's not too often us women get it
Unread 10-02-2010, 09:34 PM
Re: So how long can I milk this?

you're not milking it at all. i am 8 wks post-op - da vinci hyst., and trust me, you have to let your body heal. my husband is still doing laundry, grocery shopping and cooking. 2 wks after the initial surgery i straightened up the kitchen and ended up in the surgery center having more stitches put in, so do not hesitate to let people wait on you. before you know it, it will be back to the same routine, so take advantage of this time. you will feel better physically if you do.
Unread 10-02-2010, 09:42 PM
Re: So how long can I milk this?

I just got home today after surgery yesterday. My 13 year old daughter was waiting on me hand and foot, even covering me up with a blanket when I sat down in the recliner several times. Since she normally has the "typical teen" attitude, I thought I would give her a positive stroke. I said, "I really appreciate your being so helpful to your dad and I these past couple of days." She just looked at me and said, "Well, don't get too used to it, 'cause when your 6 weeks are up, I'm done!" I guess that I had mentioned when we first started talking about the surgery that it might be 6 weeks before I was able to resume most of the activities around the house. However, it turned out that my doctor had been able to do a supra-cervical laproscopic hysterectomy, which only requires about a third of the time to heal. I started to correct her and say that it was only going to be 2-3 weeks on most things, but I stopped myself, deciding to let her think that it was going to be 6 weeks. Besides, it was obvious that she was enjoying herself, so why not milk it for all that it is worth?

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