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Is it me or is my mind playing games Is it me or is my mind playing games

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Unread 10-02-2011, 10:19 PM
Is it me or is my mind playing games

I am having a LAVH I also have uterine prolapse,cycstocele and rectocele. I'm keeping cervix which I just found out cuz I called my doc to find out, my preop is Nov 17, (couldn't wait to know) it seems like all of a sudden I'm going down hill fast maybe I'm feeling upset cuz I'm really scared, my mind is working overtime, I was so active doing lots around the house to resting cuz my prolapse is getting worse everyday, hope I can hold off till Nov.Any suggestions I would love to hear.
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Unread 10-02-2011, 10:24 PM
Re: Is it me or is my mind playing games

Stress and fear will wear your body down so #1 thing is to try to relax mentally and emotionally. Take vitamins and treat yourself right. Your body will hold up a lot longer if your able to avoid stress. Talk to your doc and see if there is anything he can give you to help...mine gave me alprazolam.
Good luck and best wishes.
Unread 10-03-2011, 11:17 AM
Re: Is it me or is my mind playing games

Been there, done that! I finally had a third consult in August and the doctor noted some valid issues with my white cell counts over the past year, proof positive that I was sick! It was like a revelation, all of things I'd been ignoring or putting down to age, fatigue, whatever, suddenly had a focal point: my uterus.

Needless to say, it was like a line of dominoes collapsing. Over the next month, I just felt more and more exhausted, taking pills to sleep, unable to work, and the pain and pressure in my pelvis just increased every day.
The surgeon joked that my uterus was having a tantrum because it knew I was kicking it out, but the reality was, it was partly necrotic. Post op was like waking out of a year long fog.

I will strongly second chryvine's advice: rest well, eat well, take a supplement (check with doc) and prepare yourself mentally and physically. If you can walk, or exercise, even a little, get out there and do it. If you have pelvic pain, a pillow under the knees at night can help (sometimes). Check out the hysterectomy checkpoints guide on the main page and I highly recommend ordering the free booklet.

Read up on the procedures, so you and your doc can make an informed decision that is right for you.

In other words, you have a little time, so take charge of what you can, let go of what you can't, and keep gathering information. And if you need to rest, no, your mind isn't playing games, your body is sending signals!
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Unread 10-03-2011, 11:46 AM
Re: Is it me or is my mind playing games

My orginal TAH/BSO was scheduled for 9/19 but I had to reshedule due to I have children in school and husband could not get the time off. My doctor had contacted me to say he had an opening for 9/6 but this was the first day of school so you know how that went. Now my new date is 11/7 and despite some unsettleing feelings so want to feel better. Nothing like pain 24 hours a day to make you realize how strong you can be. Best to you all.

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