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Are you taking it easy enough post-op? Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

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  #61  
Unread 01-08-2012, 09:29 AM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

yes i do agree you should stay home untildr.'s appt. to make sure everything is healing correctly.i never had any spotting or blood after surgery at all.but a white discharge.had orangish like discharge friday.i dont know what this is got dr.'s appt. next friday from trying to use vacuumn cleaner but when my dr. told me no restrictions he never said i couldnt run vac. cleaner but discharge is back to white today
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  #62  
Unread 01-08-2012, 03:54 PM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

Well, I took my first shower today and it was great. Warm water and washing my hair. I waited becuz I wanted to make sure my incision had healed somewhat. My lower back was really hurting afterwards but it was still nice.
I had to spend a little more time in kitchen today because it has been raining today and I wasn't going to bother anyone about coming over to fix me some food, so I did it myself. I felt some twinges here and there. So will try to take it easy the rest of the evening.
  #63  
Unread 01-08-2012, 04:05 PM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

Ok, who knew that sitting up for hours can kick you in the behind? I find I need to lay down to relieve discomfort after sitting for too long-everyone else find that?

Just went to a meeting for two hours at church for a committee I am on-felt great to talk about business, etc. but I always seem to find myself rubbing my tummy when it hurts, and frustrated there isn't a couch around every corner wherever I go now, LOL.

I seem to have one activity a day since the shower yesterday, meeting today, dentist tomorrow, interview tuesday, something Wed, can't think of it, but at least I am getting used to showering earlier and getting dressed earlier. After each daily activity I plan to come home, pj's back on, then onto laying on my couch!
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  #64  
Unread 01-08-2012, 04:09 PM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

Kathy, I'm the same! This week I'm going to go out everyday, just to make myself get back into the routine. I don't plan for them to be long, taxing outings necessarily, just outings!
  #65  
Unread 01-08-2012, 04:19 PM
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Yes, sitting gets uncomfortable after awhile. I get up and walk around in between, but, eventually, have to lie down to get relief. Sounds like you are being reasonable about recovery with one activity per day. I think I could be doing the same at this point, but I can't drive until my 6 week check up--NOT happy about that-- I thought it would be only two weeks (and after being off narcotics, which I was by day 9). Today I walked three houses away, went down to the basement to throw laundry in a couple items at a time and took a two hour nap. Some cramping, but nothing horrible. Am also untrimming the Christmas tree a little at a time. DH will have to do the lights and stuff on top and bottom branches. It is wonderful to have this place to share stories and encourage each other!
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Unread 01-08-2012, 04:19 PM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

I just talked with a fellow mom who's husband has had 5 open heart surgeries and facing a 6th-I have a whole new appreciation for anyone have ANY surgery, let alone repeat ones since going through this recovery, I will never think or feel the same again when I hear anyone has to have any surgery-I've developed a whole new respect/appreciation for the word "recovery"! All this effort to get up and going now that I am able and seeing how exhausting it is and still not being able to do everything is just so humbling.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 04:21 PM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

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Originally Posted by kathy1970 View Post
I just talked with a fellow mom who's husband has had 5 open heart surgeries and facing a 6th-I have a whole new appreciation for anyone have ANY surgery, let alone repeat ones since going through this recovery, I will never think or feel the same again when I hear anyone has to have any surgery-I've developed a whole new respect/appreciation for the word "recovery"! All this effort to get up and going now that I am able and seeing how exhausting it is and still not being able to do everything is just so humbling.
I totally agree with you!
  #68  
Unread 01-08-2012, 04:41 PM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

Managed to get ready for church. Great service! Hubby treated the family to lunch. By the time we got home it was time for a nap, now on the couch watching a movie. Things are looking up. Getting stronger slowly but surely. :-)
  #69  
Unread 01-08-2012, 05:32 PM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

i had tah on nov.14th.dr. released me to all regular activity at 5 weeks saying i was fast healer.well this fast healer tried vaccumning last monday and pulled vaginal muscle.major setback.i dont think 1st week of healing hurt as bad as this.i am feeling much better but this is such a long healing process.nurse asked me why i had tried vaccumning and i flat out told her what dr. had said.i do see light at end of tunnel if only i'd quit tripping to get there.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 05:51 PM
Re: Are you taking it easy enough post-op?

I know everything I've read said that it takes one year to completely recover from abdominal Hysterectomy. So we're gonna have to remember that everyday we're still recovering. I know that I'm feeling more little aches on my left and right side just by taking shower and cooking something to eat. So I'll probably be laying down all day tomorrow.
My doctor also told me to stop taking my prescribed pain meds and just take ibuprofen. So maybe bats why I'm feeling more twinge of pain than before. We definitely have take it easy, we have a long way to go.
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