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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:36 AM
tired and getting depressed

I am 11 days post op, some days I'm feeling good other days not so much. Yesterday was an awful day. I got up feeling good, then suddenly felt nauseous. I tried to eat a couple of crackers and drink some tea, but only ended throwing it all up. That was very painful. Any one else have nausea on occasion? I am having a terrible time sleeping at night too.
My belly looks terrible. I have the three scares from the attempted laparoscopic and then the large bikini incision (16 staples) it's so depressing to look at.
I'm hoping this will pass soon.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:47 AM
Re: tired and getting depressed

Hi I am sorry to hear u are not feeling well I had trouble with nausea for the first week but was told to call my Dr if I had any vomiting. Has ur Dr given u any instructions if u got sick? I too have some trouble with depression since my surgery (which was on the 12 of December) I have already been on medication for panic disorder so my Dr increased my meds and added another and I have been feeling better I also have gotten a lot of support from other women on here they are really wonderful. I will he praying for a speedy recovery and if u ever need to talk I will be here for you.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 09:34 AM
Re: tired and getting depressed

Call doc. Phenergan or other nausea meds work well. They make me sleepy but nausea disappears. As for scars, I will refer to them as my battle scars and evidence that I won because I'm still here.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 09:57 AM
Re: tired and getting depressed

{{{hugs}}}

I'm 8 days post op & I have noticed that some days are just better than others ... I am mindful of when I am feeling really good to still just go lay down because I'm not where my mind thinks I am & if I overdo it, I will feel bad later ... I haven't had nausea since I left the hospital but I am only taking OTC pain meds ... did you call your doctor & ask about it?

Also, regarding the scars, a photographer I know, Saddi Khali, took a nude picture of a sister which showed two huge scars & I love the caption he wrote which is as follows:
"yeah, u could see em as scars...or u can see em as historical markers 4 the moments that have made u stronger.
-documentation-"

Keep your head up ... please know that you are not alone, we are journeying together.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 11:36 AM
Re: tired and getting depressed

I have been on an emotional rollercoaster the past 8 days. Feeling up and great, and then down in the dumps. I have major stretch marks on my belly from my 4 kids, and had 4 csections, two laps to clean out endo, and an emergency appendectomy. My stomach is a wreck. No matter how thin I get, my stomach always looks gross. Like a road map with random scars. I have always been so self conscious of my stomach and refuse to show it ever. My husband loves it. He doesn't look at me gross or look away, and we even squish it together and make a face sometimes...lmao. We are silly. I myself will never like it, I will always hate my belly. Always. But what's the point of being emotional over something so trivial? Its who you are as a person, it's what you have become. My point is, accept it and show them bad *** scars off! It will make you stronger knowing people don't even care, they are more interested in how they came about. Tell your story, you will be surprised how many men and women will love to hear it!

Good luck and I hope you feel better. Keep your head up. If you'd like I could send you a pic of my stomach, and whenever you think yours is gross, just look at mine! =)
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Unread 12-27-2011, 05:43 PM
Re: tired and getting depressed

Thanks ladies. I was talking with my DH of 21 year about my concerns about my looks. He basically said the same thing. He looks at them with love and as my battle scars. I'm sure I will get through all of this. I like the "historical markers".
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Unread 12-27-2011, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Junebug43 View Post
Thanks ladies. I was talking with my DH of 21 year about my concerns about my looks. He basically said the same thing. He looks at them with love and as my battle scars. I'm sure I will get through all of this. I like the "historical markers".
Just keep your head up. It is a hard thing for us women this day in age. Buy it's a beautiful journey you have been on. Your body was there too. =)
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Unread 12-28-2011, 07:46 AM
Re: tired and getting depressed

Hi,
I'm sorry you are having such a hard time. It is still very early in your recovery. The ups and downs can go on for some time.

I am 3 months post-op and still struggling with issues. My mind seemed to be ready to do things that my body just could not get onboard about. I also struggled with the depression. Your hormones will need some time to settle down.

Please be kind and loving to yourself. This journey takes time.

I also had problems with nausea and had to take a RX for about 2 weeks after coming home. Check with your doctor about the nausea.

When I was depressed, I would just accept it and put on a good movie or sleep and zone out. I realized my body was healing while I was just laying there zoning out. It was all ok.

The next day I felt good and got out of bed and walked around a bit. Just accept and go with the ups and the downs.

I still have occasional depression, but for me, I can see that it is tied to my insomnia. So... I am focusing on solutions to my insomnia right now.

Allow yourself to make the journey. Be kind and loving by listening to what your body says it needs at any given moment. It will get better. Check in with the forum often and see what some of the other ladies are doing to help their issues.

We're here for you. Best of luck with your healing journey.
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