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Unread 12-28-2011, 11:39 AM
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I'm totally doing the what ifs. Its making me sick. I just keep reminding myself that this means no more pain, no more stress over severe anemia, no more worrying if this is a call to the dr event.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 11:43 AM
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I did the "what if's" like crazy! It didn't help that I really wanted to keep my ovaries and my dr of course couldn't promise me (just in case they were problematic and needed to come out) and then after I woke in the recovery room, I asked the nurse attending me if I still had my ovaries and she looked at the computer and said "I don't think so, it says "Total""...found out about an hour later (after obsessing that I must have had cancer on them or something!) that I was able to keep them! The computer just said "Total" because that was what was possible... anyway, I was so relieved that I just fell asleep for about 3 hrs after that! tomorrow will be 3 weeks and I am feeling pretty good, tired though, and darn those incision sites itch! Gold Bond powder has helped (after asking my dr. at my 2 week post op appt)
Unread 12-28-2011, 11:47 AM
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also, wanted to mention that just like gardenangels, I am 48 and thought I'd bounce back faster....and I totally laughed that the shovel reference, I had a lot of bruising too! It's gone now, but still some swelling, and I'm doing the grandma shuffle still a bit, but mostly because I don't feel like I want the impact of rougher stepping yet...
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Unread 12-28-2011, 11:57 AM
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I wish I had found this site years ago when I kept putting the surgery off. Or even months ago when they re-scheduled the surgery. I've found here in only a few days "real" info and support.
I probably wouldn't have let so much anxiety build up if I learned all of this a lot sooner.
My anemia is troublesome too. I'd have lost a lot of sleep over these "what if's", if I could stay awake.

Thanks to all of you ladies for the real info.
Unread 12-28-2011, 05:34 PM
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My Da Vinci is scheduled for 1/9. I have pretty much a desk/office job. My Dr. said 2 to 4 weeks off by I am really hoping I can return at least 1/2 days in a week. I have had 2 laps for endo and recovered very quickly after those.

Good luck on 1/5!!!
Unread 12-28-2011, 05:45 PM
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JenF9650, don't count on that one week, I was exhausted doing small tasks at one week. you may bounce back faster, but please take care to pamper yourself enough to heal well. I am surprised at how tired I still get after 3 weeks, energy ebbs and flows, so listen to your body.
Unread 12-28-2011, 06:08 PM
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Postop check up today. 12 days post DaVinci. Although I had planned to return to work 1/2 my body says not yet. My doc said something that I think is worth sharing w my sisters. He said You have just had a major operation-just done through small incisions. Good point. I not feel as wimpy now.
Unread 12-28-2011, 06:16 PM
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Good point! Do you think that some people are less sympathetic because its a "female" organ? Like, what if we had a kidney removed? Would people expect us to return to work in a week after that? Or a lung...or...well you know what I mean?
Unread 12-29-2011, 03:22 AM
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TLK, we have the same surgery date. I am having da Vinci too. I have decided to postpone taking classes for spring semester, as I don't think I will be able to sit in class 12 days after surgery.

I am starting to be a bit anxious, but I know that in the long run I will be better off.
Unread 12-29-2011, 05:44 AM
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I was very distressed about my return to work date... I dont work, I dont get paid... its a great motivator! As I bargained with the doctor and my husband, my doctor said, "you do realize you could herniate your vagina, dont you?" Ummmmmmmmm I could what???!!!
Trust me ladies, I looked at the pictures, and it doesnt look like fun. Just resolve yourselves to getting back to work when you can get back to work.
I didnt ask how much scar tissue was in there from my previous surgeries... I get the sutures out today. I was so doped up in the hospital, I only have bits and pieces of the entire stay. Apparently I love my husband a whole bunch and told our love story to anyone whod listen! I think they kept me comatose to shut me up

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