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Unread 12-31-2011, 01:29 PM
Bleeding post-op, 4 weeks

Hey meezer.. I'm OK inside Don't Need silver nitrate . Dr gave me antibiotics orally and vaginal cream. Plus the. Oral yeast infection medicine. His trying to rule out everything . So far I'm not spotting anymore since Thursday. I hope I'm finally done with the spot. I'm sure When u go back to Your Dr. He'll do the Same.
Originally Posted by meezer1 View Post
Susan, I sm so glad that your doc said that you are healing 4 weeks out.... That is so good and reassuring to read. I agree though that the little bit of spotting you are still having must be annoying and concerning. It's probably completely normal, but for people like us with second surgeries, we just have to be more cautious. What did doctor say about getting rid of it completely?
Maybe some silver nitrate? It's good that it is just minimal to light. Just make sure you rest well. How are you feeling otherwise?
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Unread 12-31-2011, 01:40 PM
Bleeding post-op, 4 weeks

Sarjes.. u having bladder spasm when u pee? Before When I pee especially In the morning That's When I'm having bladder spasm the the very last drop of my pee is blood. I wiped it off then That's it. Sometimes all day I won't see That spot. Mine lasted less than a minute. Your Dr can give some medicine for That.
Originally Posted by sarjes View Post
Hi ladies, this is where I am at with my bleeding. I am still bleeding at almost 5 weeks. Like Meezer1 I also have had a silver nitrate treatment and a 2nd surgery 2 weeks ago to restitch cuff. Bleeding had pretty much stopped but started again about 5 days ago. Went to the dr who did another internal exam and sees the bleeding but cannot tell where it's coming from. She says it looks like everything is healing fine and says it is blood clots at the incision line that are releasing which is normal. I don't know how blood in your urine is normal. The blood goes from pink to red to looking diluted and I mainly see it when I go to the bathroom. I am actually seeing 2 doctors at this point and do have to see my primary gyn next week, I am hoping this stops by then. Don't know what I will do next if it doesn't. How long can I continue to bleed like this. I had a hysterectomy to stop 9 months of excessive bleeding!! Thanks for listening ladies it really helps to vent.
Unread 12-31-2011, 05:49 PM
Re: Bleeding post-op, 4 weeks

I am so sorry to hear that people have had to have second surgeries and you have my best wishes for a rapid recovery to good health, meezer1 and Sarjes!!

It is so hard to figure out what to do to stay on the right side of not doing too much. My nurse specialist basically told me that everybody is different, so there is no set of rules to follow and each of us has to play it by ear. It is particularly worrying to hear of problems at weeks 4-5....partly because that's where I am, but mostly because most of what I read talked about problems earlier on and I had thought that if I managed to skid through the first few weeks without messing up, then things would be okay.

Is there anything that you can tell us about what you think might have happened that would help us avoid a similar thing or was it just "one of those things"?

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Unread 12-31-2011, 06:00 PM
Re: Bleeding post-op, 4 weeks

Minx, I honestly can say I was very careful not to overdo after either of my surgeries and have been very careful especially since the 2nd one. I guess I am just a very slow healer. It is just scary to think what can happen once I do resume normal activity. I hope you have a very Happy Healing New Year.
Unread 12-31-2011, 06:23 PM
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Minx.... Thanks for your good healing wishes! I am another slow healer due to the fact that my blood is thin and does not clot as well and as quickly as normal women. However, looking back, I did do things that I should not have... Lifting a tray of veggies to put in oven,pushing a cart in super walmart... I thought it would be okay since I had all of 2 light items in there, walking around mall and walmart for over two hours when I was still bleeding lightly after morsels procedure, lifting and using hand mixture to mix cake batter(that's what started the hemorrhaging process ). You get the idea.... I was NOT listening to my body and truly pampering myself. I am trying to do that after the second surgery, but it I'd really beginning to get me down. I am doing my walks around the house, going to doctors appts and nothing else. I traded my heavier hairdryer and tea kettle for much lighter ones. I now have 2 grabbers... No bending AT ALL this time (I cheated on the bending a couple if times post lavh).
Anyway, it's true, everyone is different and we all heal differently. Just now, I was reading of women falling down and no harm was done, thank goodness.
I hope we will all get through this... I am trying to stay positive, but fear does still have the upper hand.
At 4-6 wk, you are feeling better so you overdo things without realizing it. Please continue to take things slow and easy... Better to do that than suffer a second surgery... Trust me! Good health and healing to everyone.
Unread 12-31-2011, 06:32 PM
Re: Bleeding post-op, 4 weeks

Meezer1, It is the little things we do that make us wonder if it would cause us harm. Positive thoughts going into 2012. It has to get better and hopefully we'll feel 100% better than before our surgeries. Happy New Year
Unread 12-31-2011, 06:43 PM
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Sarjes, here here... It has just GOT to get better. I personally cannot wait to send 2011 packing.... I will celebrate the fact that this horrible year is over. Not just my health but there have been some really bad things happening to the rest of my family(on my dh's side).
I hope and pray that 2012 will bring us all health and happiness.. It's hard to have hope after what we have been through with these horrendous 2md surgeries, but I am happy when I get through another day, relatively well. That's the best I can hope for myself right now.... One day at a time. We will get there... It may be rough but, we will heal eventually. Happy New Year! Stay strong and positive sisters. I truly appreciate all the support on this wonderful site.
Unread 12-31-2011, 06:46 PM
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Meezer1, Here's a toast to 2012. Alcohol free of course!
Unread 12-31-2011, 06:51 PM
Re: Bleeding post-op, 4 weeks

Thank you so much ladies - that is really really helpful!! I'll do my best to follow your advice and not only listen to my body, but actually take account of what it is saying and behave accordingly.

My whole family is nagging at me to go "slow slow slow" and they are all in cahoots with each other to make sure that I behave. I live overseas and some have been visiting and others have been phoning daily. They are lovely! I have so many 'leashes' that it's almost impossible to get up to anything wrong.

One of the best things I did was to get signed off at work for 8 weeks. Where I work, if you are signed off sick for more than 5 days by a doctor, work gets money to provide a temp to cover for you, so the Sisterhood at work read up on my surgery and its recovery times, made a business case for 8 weeks for me and then gave me a hot water bottle and a bottle of wine and told me not to come back until the 8 weeks were up!!! I do stuff online just to keep my stress levels down, but I won't show my face at work until my sick leave is up. Hopefully, that will help me behave, too! They did a lot of covering for me while I was at work waiting for my surgery date. I'm incredibly grateful for my wonderful family and friends!! Even though they do nag an awful lot.....

Maybe my time off will let me sort out my HRT It is a bit of a rollercoaster right now..... I was on Zoladex for 3 months prior to reduce inflammation, so I went from chemical menopause to surgical menopause. I asked to have my progesterone back because it was only the estrogen they wanted to reduce to control inflammation and I was going bonkers without the progesterone, so getting the Provera really helped. When I woke up post-surgery, they gave me a gel with estrogen in it, which bypasses the liver and makes it easier on your body, so I'm back with estrogen and progesterone again. I'll have blood tests in a couple of months to see where my hormone levels are and then I'll probably get a testosterone patch so that I can go back to building muscle. Maybe I should also put this in a different thread because it would really help to hear from people who are 'tweaking' their hormone levels to what they were pre-surgery.

Big hugs and warm supporting thoughts for everybody who's going through this. The Sisterhood rocks!

Here's to a Happy and Healthy 2012!!!
Unread 12-31-2011, 06:54 PM
Re: Bleeding post-op, 4 weeks

Haha sarjes.... I am allowing myself just a couple of tiny sips of champagne.... Chased by..... Wait for it..... A huge glass of water !!! All the best for 2012!

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