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Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :( Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :(

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  #61  
Unread 01-18-2012, 08:50 AM
Re: Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :(

I had a lap with a vag assist (LAVH) and it kinda makes me angry that people are saying that to you. If they dont get it tell them to go and have their organs ripped out and then tell you how you feel. Listen to your body. If your heads thinks you are ready but your body says no....then your answer is no. A lap is easier on the body BUT you still had a MAJOR organ/organs removed. It is a MAJOR surgery no matter how you slice it...no pun intended . If people dont understand then tell them to search the internet for a hysterectomy surgery watch it and then tell you how they feel you should be moving around. I guarantee that they will shut their mouths after that! I didnt get up and really moving until after 6 weeks and even at that it was at a slow pace! Dont worry about it and move at your own pace! If people dont like it tell them to just deal with it!
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  #62  
Unread 01-19-2012, 03:49 PM
Re: Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :(

I just found out today that my disability carrier (short term disability ) approved me for 6 weeks disability based on my type of surgery which was a SILS/ LSH. They don't need any physician documentation unless I should exceed the date . So there you go ...
  #63  
Unread 01-19-2012, 04:58 PM
Re: Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :(

Sometimes a cold fish look (and if you can make it look a little hateful, well, go ahead!) is enough. But how presumptuous for anyone to make such comments. At best, they're ignorant about the whole thing, at worst, mean. How about, "I don't recall asking for your opinion/comments/advice."
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  #64  
Unread 01-19-2012, 05:07 PM
Re: Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :(

A few years ago I had emergency surgery for a twisted bowel. The vertical incision near my navel is 5-6" long. Many of the things I've had to adjust to the past two weeks with my hysterectomy are very similar to the recovery from the bowel resection. From the initial ability to get the bowels moving to tenderness and being tired...give yourself permission, as hard as it is, to allow yourself to heal. It takes time. It took me a LONG time, over six months, to feel better. Accept that it's going to take time. And really think critically about what MUST be done and what you THINK must be done--there can be a lot of difference between the two. Keep your chin up! Laura's right--take care of YOU.
  #65  
Unread 01-19-2012, 05:31 PM
Re: Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :(

God bless your husband!
  #66  
Unread 01-19-2012, 05:39 PM
Re: Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :(

It can take a long, long time to heal. And as they say, you can only heal once. I really overdid it and part of it was others saying how I should be doing. They really don't understand. I am finally beginning to feel normal. This is two and a half years post op!!Granted, I have other problems, but my recovery has been very long. I have all new docs now and have to travel to get to see them. So take it easy and just tell them to go jump in the snow. (I can do that now as we just got six inches!!). People can be idiots.
  #67  
Unread 01-19-2012, 09:07 PM
Re: Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :(

I wish I would have had disability insurance prior to this surgery.

This site is wonderful. I'm not alone .
  #68  
Unread 01-19-2012, 10:06 PM
Re: Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :(

I had a lap hyster too. I'm post op 3 weeks and a week ago I was beating myself up because I had to start taking a narcotic again because of the pain. I'm doing better again. My doctor had to remind me that I had a major surgery and that it was ok. I thought I would just bounce back because it was "just laparoscopic" but that hasn't been the case. It's hard to sit and do nothing. I hope things get better for you!
  #69  
Unread 01-20-2012, 01:00 PM
Re: Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :(

You know...I believe there may be a contributing factor here with so many people being mislead into believing that this is an easy surgery. I was scrolling through some YouTube videos of LSH's. I started watching one that was promoting a medical center as well as one of the doctors that performs these surgeries. It was a video of a 50 year old woman having an LSH.

I watched the entire 53 minutes of it, and as it progressed I was getting more and more upset at the fact that this physician and the narrator were almost jokingly making light of how simple this procedure was. At one point the surgeon said, "Well, she has a band-aid on and she's ready to go home!" I am looking at him in the video as he is saying this. #1 She still had to scopes protruding from her belly, and #2 the surgeon hadn't even stitched her up yet. A few minutes later, he stuck his fingers down into the incisions to grab the fascia and started stitching away. "She will be back to work in a week!" What???? Are you kidding me?

Then they went on to interview the woman after her surgery. Hmmm.....let me guess.....this was 2 months later? 3 months later? I wonder how much she was compensated to say that she had absolutely NO pain after her procedure. I wish they had interviewed her about 24 hours after her surgery when she was on pain meds and walking like a chimp all bent over. Stop the madness!!!!!

My point is, there are some facilities that overdo the hype and make this type of surgery into the equivalent of having a hang-nail removed. They were promoting it highly!!!! I'm not saying that it's all bad advertising your practice or clinic, but this was over the top! They never once mentioned the risks involved.

If they are going to advertise it, they need to be straight up. Oh, but wait....then they wouldn't bring in the big $$$$. Band-aid and back to work! ARGH!!!!!!!
  #70  
Unread 01-20-2012, 01:10 PM
Re: Oh but you had Laparoscopic...you should be....... :(

You also bring up a good point. I haven't received the complete paperwork yet, and the insurance claim says its "pending". Just for the surgery alone, the bill was over $45k! Wow, I can't believe it really costs that much! I was floored!
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