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Unread 09-28-2011, 09:07 PM
why no bed rest for a lavh?

Why did my gyn say today when I asked her how long on bed rest she said none.
Every one here is talking about being on rest, I was on rest for my lapo and now having a lavh on monday and she said that?
Did she just mean take it easy maybe but that I need to walk around a bit?
She is really making all of this sound like it is no big deal. It is irking me to the point where I cant' stand to think of her.
She is brand new to me, second time I saw her was today.
I shoulda told her it took me five weeks to recover from my lap
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Unread 09-28-2011, 09:34 PM
Re: why no bed rest for a lavh?

I am really starting to think you need to look for a second doctor...not because of her advice but because of how you are feeling about her. Do you really want to have someone you can't stand operating on you?

As to the bed rest, I didn't stay in bed for hours on end. I walked as much as my body let me without getting uncomfortable. Two days after surgery, I walked all three floors of the hospital twice. On the fourth day, I walked one kilometer... very very slowly mind you! I sat and played on the computer and read tons of books. It was more of a lazy Saturday type of activity rather than get into bed and staying there. Moving is important but it must be moderated with lots of horizontal/sitting/resting times. Your body will guide you.
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Unread 09-28-2011, 09:39 PM
Re: why no bed rest for a lavh?

ya second doc sounds nice, but she is fourth doc I have seen. I am on low income insurance and its about to run out. I can't get any other insurance. This is my predicument. My other gyn just moved out of state in August, and she did my last lap. She was new to me too, I had only seen her since May. I liked her though. Out of four docs these two ladies are the only ones willing to operate on me at all. All other ones wanted to do the same things I have been doing for endo. I cann't even work right now due to pain. so I am not gonna be able to change docs.
I think it is just that she is so closed minded and set on what she thinks. Maybe I am over reacting. Maybe that is what she ment. But she just makes it seem like no big deal.
She did tell me she would operate on me no matter if i choose to keep ovaries as well but she is against it. Becuase It works good for her personally. And I mean bed rest as in rest but not sit on bed all day without moving. We are suppose to chill right? I am usually always on the go at the park or doing something.I couldn't do any of that after my lap.
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Unread 09-29-2011, 12:33 AM
Re: why no bed rest for a lavh?

Hi Miss Starlett!

In the medical world, "bed rest" means you stay in bed, period. Strictly speaking, you don't get up even to go to the bathroom, unless it's specified as "bed rest with bathroom privileges." I believe that's why you got the answer you did - most likely, you will be allowed up in a chair, walking around, using the bathroom etc. from the day of surgery on, which is not the same thing as saying your activities won't be limited nor that you won't be needing a lot of rest.

Hope this helps!
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Unread 09-29-2011, 03:06 AM
Re: why no bed rest for a lavh?

I rested up loads and still am and I'm almost 5 weeks post-op but I couldn't bear to be in bed. It was so uncomfortable and I was much better walking or sitting. For the first 2 weeks I actually hated having to go to bed at night-time because for me that was when I was at my most uncomfortable and couldn't sleep.

I think Renata hit the nail on the head by giving the medical term for 'bed rest' and I think your doctor hasn't read between the lines as to what you were really wanting an answer to.

But don't worry Miss Starlett... you'll need tons of rest for weeks coupled with gentle walking which for me was key to my recovery.

Lots of s for your op on Monday... and let us know how it goes
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Unread 09-29-2011, 06:32 AM
Re: why no bed rest for a lavh?

My Dr was the same way he gave me very little info the rest I found here. Your body will let you know when you need to lay down but you do need to get up and move sometime to move the gas but you do need to take it easy.
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Unread 09-29-2011, 08:04 AM
Re: why no bed rest for a lavh?

I agree with Renata. You won't be on 'bedrest', as you will be strongly encouraged to be up and mobile as much as you can tolerate; it's much better for your entire body if you DON'T stay in bed all the time. You will need to rest, for sure, but it's not the same as being ordered to stay in bed 24/7.

HTH!
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Unread 09-29-2011, 09:03 AM
Re: why no bed rest for a lavh?

Thanks ladies, I think you are right. She did not read between the lines. LOL. I was freaking for a minute, like hello I do need to rest. LOL. thanks all
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Unread 09-29-2011, 09:06 AM
Re: why no bed rest for a lavh?

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Originally Posted by TangoRomeo View Post
I agree with Renata. You won't be on 'bedrest', as you will be strongly encouraged to be up and mobile as much as you can tolerate; it's much better for your entire body if you DON'T stay in bed all the time. You will need to rest, for sure, but it's not the same as being ordered to stay in bed 24/7.

HTH!
That was well put! My doctor said to try to walk at least 20 minutes a day and hopefully more than once.

I must say that when I do move around, and do walking or sometimes I go to the gym and do the recumbent bike or the elliptical, and I feel so much better. If I am lazy do the bare minimum I am achy and tired.
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