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TAH BSO 12/27/10 & feeling quite discouraged TAH BSO 12/27/10 & feeling quite discouraged

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Unread 01-11-2011, 10:34 PM
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I'm 36 and had endometriosis, fibroid tumors and endometrioma cysts on both ovaries. I was told approx 10 yrs ago a TAH was needed then but wasn't "mentally" ready for it. This finally started affecting my health and I decided to go forward with the procedure. Had TAH BSO on 12/27/10 and had a couple of unexpected events happen. The endo had taken over everything. Adhesions everywhere..intestines and bladder were most involved. While my bladder was being separated from the uterus, it was torn accidentally. A urologist was called in during the hyst to repair the torn bladder. I was in the hosp for 4 days total and went home with a catheter due to the bladder damage. I was scheduled to have the cath removed on day 10 (1/6/10) after a cystogram was performed to ensure proper healing of the bladder. Well, the outpatient dept that performed the scan called the Dr to advise all was well and he gave the OK to remove the cath there and send me to his office for follow up immediately after. Well, after 3 nurses trying to remove the cath with no luck (too much resistance and PAIN) they sent me over to the urologist office. He said something was wrong..it wasn't coming out..and at this point I was hysterical in pain! Every time they tugged on the cath tube, it felt like my insides were about to come out with it. Dr decided to have me come back the next day for outpatient surgery to see what was going on (day 11 post-op) and he put me under anesthesia and put a scope into the bladder and found a stitch from the bladder repair was holding the cath tube in place. I am now 16 days post op and still feeling really bad. I'm still in quite a bit of pain, very weak and feeling "down" and discouraged. I was started on the Vivelle Dot patch the day of surgery in the hosp and so far no menopausal symptoms. I've had a terrible migraine all day and I'm worried this may be my first "side effect" and I'm wondering if anyone else with migraines has felt an increase in their migraines since starting HRT?? Another problem is my incision feels incredibly thick and I can barely sit up without terrible discomfort. Is anyone else feeling this? How long until I start noticing some relief? I'm so incredibly thankful to have found this group. It helps to not feel so alone. I feel like my Dr has done the surgery and now that's it, he's done with me. I feel "dumped" in a way. There have been no discussions regarding HRT..he just slapped the patch on and told me we could try others. I don't know what to look for or how I should feel. I could just cry I'm so overwhelmed. Thank goodness for my DH and DS taking good care of me..but being the only female in the house is hard. Friends calling and visiting are so helpful to take my mind off things but I still feel alone. Sorry for such a lengthy post.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 10:34 PM

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Unread 01-12-2011, 08:19 AM
Re: TAH BSO 12/27/10 & feeling quite discouraged

I'm sorry your recovery got off to a rough start but it's good you found us so you have lots of women to share with who can relate.

You'll find helpful recovery information in the Post-Op Page resource linked in Princess Ruby's reply, so enjoy browsing there. In addition, you can post new threads on the Post-Op message board to ask for support and to ask your questions. Members who can relate will be able to respond there.

I'm sending all best wishes for your recovery!

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Unread 01-12-2011, 11:45 AM
Re: TAH BSO 12/27/10 & feeling quite discouraged

Thank you so much. I can tell this site and all of you ladies are going to be a huge help to me!
Unread 01-12-2011, 12:06 PM
Re: TAH BSO 12/27/10 & feeling quite discouraged

You are very welcome! This is a special place and I hope you will enjoy being a part of it.


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