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before and after symptoms - 3 weeks and counting down before and after symptoms - 3 weeks and counting down

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Unread 01-03-2012, 12:24 PM
before and after symptoms - 3 weeks and counting down

hello,

I have a date set for my Hysterectomy. Jan 24th, 2012
I was wondering ... what symptoms / ailments did you have before your hysterectomy that are gone after your hysterectomy?

for me:
tired,
nausea,
headaches,
loss of appetite,
pinching hip nerves,
cramping,
bloating,
the feeling of having a "Braxton Hicks" to the point where it feels like my face is going to blow up!

I'm sure a lot of women have these symptoms going on, but will most of it go away after the operation?

TIA!!

Allison,
Vancouver, B.C.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 02:06 PM
Re: before and after symptoms - 3 weeks and counting down

Issues I had before my surgery that have completely disappeared-
1.Lower back pain-never had back issues of any kind until the 6 months prior.
2. Horribly broken out skin- GP thought it was rosacia(sp?) but it is entirely gone
3. Stress incontinence when coughing or sneezing
4. 10 day long periods with flooding, haven't bled since before the surgery
5. cold all the time
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Unread 01-03-2012, 02:18 PM
Re: before and after symptoms - 3 weeks and counting down

Hi Canuckie68,
Some of the pre op symptoms are still present in the post op phase, for me the bloating and tiredness was certainly there. I guess it is individual and you may have some of these symptoms post op, certainly during the first 2 to 3 weeks. Don't be surprised if you want to eat everything in site, during your recovery at home. All the best for your surgery, continue to look around the site, and keep us posted will be counting down with you. Hugs to you!!!
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Unread 01-03-2012, 02:36 PM
Re: before and after symptoms - 3 weeks and counting down

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Originally Posted by Geyserpoolblue View Post
Issues I had before my surgery that have completely disappeared-
1.Lower back pain-never had back issues of any kind until the 6 months prior.
2. Horribly broken out skin- GP thought it was rosacia(sp?) but it is entirely gone
3. Stress incontinence when coughing or sneezing
4. 10 day long periods with flooding, haven't bled since before the surgery
5. cold all the time
geyserpoolblue

thank you for your input, when I was reading your symptoms I slapped my forehead thinking how could I have forgotten about the heavy Niagra Falls menstrual cycles!!! that is one thing I am SO looking forward to being WITHOUT after my surgery!!!
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Unread 01-03-2012, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by snowflake18 View Post
Hi Canuckie68,
Some of the pre op symptoms are still present in the post op phase, for me the bloating and tiredness was certainly there. I guess it is individual and you may have some of these symptoms post op, certainly during the first 2 to 3 weeks. Don't be surprised if you want to eat everything in site, during your recovery at home. All the best for your surgery, continue to look around the site, and keep us posted will be counting down with you. Hugs to you!!!
thank you so much Snowflake18!!
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Unread 01-03-2012, 03:01 PM
Re: before and after symptoms - 3 weeks and counting down

I am 4 weeks TAH post-op (kept the ovaries) and aside from the not having the monster bleeding and clots I used to, I am still occasionally bloated, nervous, sweaty, tired. I am patient though, I am sure these are still normal symptoms for some people, so soon after surgery. Hopefully they will soon go away and hopefully your will disappear much sooner. Best wishes and good luck !
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Unread 01-03-2012, 04:14 PM
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I am 4 weeks TAH post-op (kept the ovaries) and aside from the not having the monster bleeding and clots I used to, I am still occasionally bloated, nervous, sweaty, tired. I am patient though, I am sure these are still normal symptoms for some people, so soon after surgery. Hopefully they will soon go away and hopefully your will disappear much sooner. Best wishes and good luck !
thank you Laura,

also, if I may ask, I went to highschool with a Laura Lee ) also born in 1968 ... might you be her?
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Unread 01-03-2012, 07:02 PM
Re: before and after symptoms - 3 weeks and counting down

SENSITIVE - kids mentioned!



I don't actually have any truly debilitating symptoms. And, I keep wondering if I should wait until then.

I AM cold ALL THE TIME. In fact, I've been to the doc on numerous occasions this year for that and fatigue. Thyroid is normal. All other blood tests normal. I wonder if I might actually get warm after all this is done...

I can't say my periods are heavy. The flow, at times, is so fast that a pad won't hold it all. I've ruined so many underwear that I've set aside some that I call period underwear. It usually starts with really bad cramps and then I know any moment the blood will start coming in globs and I have to worry about overflow. Additionally, I have to try to sleep on top of a doggie piddle pad during the first 3 nights. Typically, I don't sleep well the first two nights because I'm too worried about leaking all over the place. The cramps are on and off for the first 3 days and then things settle down. But I'm pretty much living on Advil for those 3 days.

Due to uterine, bladder, and colon prolapse, I cannot wear tampons, so I'm sidelined for 7 days a month. I can't take my kids to the pool on the nicest of days due to my period. And, that sucks.

The prolapse doesn't bother me physically as much as mentally. Just knowing it's there bothers me. However, my bladder prolapse is a 2nd or 3rd degree prolapse. By fixing the uterine prolapse (attaching the apex to the uterosacral ligament), it should bring the bladder prolapse to a 1st degree prolapse.

So, really, my issues are more annoyance than anything. I wonder if I should be putting it off until it's to a point where it's debilitating. On the other hand, I have a liver disease that is likely to get progressively worse as time goes on. There's no guarantee that I'll be considered a good surgical candidate if I wait until it gets to the point where I really need it. I'm healthy now - I may not be a year from now.

Last, I had a fishy abdominal ultrasound. I'm getting a biopsy to determine if there is any cancer or hyperplasia. If there is, it would HAVE to come out.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 10:21 PM
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Other than the horrible cramps and heavy bleeding I had a lot of migraines, horrible acne, couldn't lose weight to save my life, my hair was falling out in handfuls, I was exhausted all the time. Since my TAH (3 weeks ago) I've only hand two migraines and those were because I went all day without caffiene which is a huge no-no for me if I don't want one. I've lost 15 lbs, my face is more clear than it's been in years, my hair isn't falling out anymore, and while I'm still tired I can tell it's post surgery tiredness. Before it was my endo sapping all my energy. It's def. the best choice I could have made for myself.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Canuckie68 View Post
thank you Laura,

also, if I may ask, I went to highschool with a Laura Lee ) also born in 1968 ... might you be her?
Hi Canukie68 ! Wished I was her but no, I went to highschool in Europe. Hope you can find your Laura. I found one of my dear friends from highschool after 23 years, realized how much I've missed her... Get well soon !
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