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Unread 01-04-2012, 05:39 PM
2 weeks til surgery, not feeling good

Hi all, i am new here and would love to get some feedback on my situation...

I have been experiencing constant cramping, heavy bleeding, blood clots, etc for months now which my primary care doc blew off as premenopause until i flatout requested a transvag ultrasound. The ultrasound came back very thick lining 1.7cm (17mm) so followed up wit gynocologyst. Biopsy done, negative but very tender crampy uterus so doc thinks probably adenomyosis and needs to be removed, im all for it, oneless thing i have to worry about.

The problem is that i am so tired and in so much pain all the time, i feel like a lazy schlubb right now and im wondering if my resting and inactivity will hinder my recovery? Also, was anyone else very tired with your symptoms before you got your procedure done and did it goaway afterwards?

I work prn and dont have any assignments right now, which is good, but im so frustrated because i feel like i should be living life and being active etc right now before im recovering, but physically im useless and just anxious for the pain to be over...

Please help....
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Unread 01-04-2012, 06:24 PM
Re: 2 weeks til surgery, not feeling good

Hey Christinam,

Resting and inactivity are necessary for recovery! Oh - you were wondering about being a couch potato before

I was very inactive prior to surgery - for a long time - due to very heavy bleeding, which got worse with exercise. I've put on a few pounds and that has a potential to cause problems, but I suffered none. 7 weeks post-op and I feel great. NOW - I have no excuse not to get back in shape

I had multiple fibroids of various types and adenomyosis, had very heavy and irregular periods which lasted forever some times. My longest was 5 weeks. I had lower back pain, bad cramping, stress incontinence and severe anemia that caused fatigue and brain fog.

It gets better. I already have more energy that I did prior to surgery and my mood is better, too.

Good Luck!
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Unread 01-05-2012, 09:52 AM
Re: 2 weeks til surgery, not feeling good

My surgery is scheduled for the end of the month , and like you heavy bleeding, cramps, and just tired.
My problem was, I never stopped working full time. Co-workers called me crazy in the head and other things. But I found as long as I stayed in my bed the more I got upset with the whole situation.
I am on naproxen 2x daily, 3 iron pills, multi-vitamin and ambien to sleep at night.
The bathroom trips at work are outrageous, but I needed to stay busy. I've had my period for at least 1 yr. now. and one blood transfusion.
Good luck!!!
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Unread 01-05-2012, 10:12 AM
Re: 2 weeks til surgery, not feeling good

Christina,

It seems you're tired because of the lack of iron. Heavy bleeding makes you anemic. I was feeling like that too before the surgery. In addition, your stress is also making you feel down a little, but don't worry. None of these will influence your recovery. Ask your doctor about this...He should be able to find some answers in your blood tests. In my case, the fatigue feeling was gone after the surgery. Good luck and don't worry too much about it. You will sure feel much much better after the surgery. Take care.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 12:31 PM
Re: 2 weeks til surgery, not feeling good

The 2 months before surgery I was so exhausted I spent a lot of time in bed with a heating pad. I delayed my surgery to coincide with quarter break since I'm also a full time student. I could barely manage school much less any real prep. But things worked out ok. My house is trashed but would have been if I had scrubbed every nook and cranny since I have 2 teens, 1 DH, 2 dogs and 2 cats.

I'm still fatigued but feeling better than I have in the last 2 years. I know that as I heal it will only get better.

I would ask about iron if you aren't taking it. For 2 months before surgery I was on prescription iron pills and that really helped the fatigue.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 12:10 AM
Re: 2 weeks til surgery, not feeling good

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Originally Posted by christinam View Post
Hi all, i am new here and would love to get some feedback on my situation...

I have been experiencing constant cramping, heavy bleeding, blood clots, etc for months now which my primary care doc blew off as premenopause until i flatout requested a transvag ultrasound. The ultrasound came back very thick lining 1.7cm (17mm) so followed up wit gynocologyst. Biopsy done, negative but very tender crampy uterus so doc thinks probably adenomyosis and needs to be removed, im all for it, oneless thing i have to worry about.

The problem is that i am so tired and in so much pain all the time, i feel like a lazy schlubb right now and im wondering if my resting and inactivity will hinder my recovery? Also, was anyone else very tired with your symptoms before you got your procedure done and did it goaway afterwards?

I work prn and dont have any assignments right now, which is good, but im so frustrated because i feel like i should be living life and being active etc right now before im recovering, but physically im useless and just anxious for the pain to be over...

Please help....
I was very uncomfortable in the weeks prior to surgery. One week prior I was in so much pain that all I could do was call the Dr. They started my prescription for a narcotic at that time.


Take care of yourself and rest whenever you need to.

I am 9 weeks post surgery and I feel GREAT!!!!!!!!!
A new woman.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 12:56 AM
2 weeks til surgery, not feeling good

WOW, I'm so glad to get all of the feedback here! I have often wondered if I should be on iron pills, but my general practitioner said I was still ok (I am not going back to her after all of this, she is the reason I've been suffering so long before referring me to a gyno doc)! I will absolutely talk to my doc before my operation about getting on iron! I'm so glad I'm not the only one so tired, I really felt like everyone else has so much energy, good to know otherwide!! Thanks ladies, ill keep you all posted!
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Unread 01-08-2012, 01:52 AM
2 weeks til surgery, not feeling good

WOW, I'm so glad to get all of the feedback here! I have often wondered if I should be on iron pills, but my general practitioner said I was still ok (I am not going back to her after all of this, she is the reason I've been suffering so long before referring me to a gyno doc)! I will absolutely talk to my doc before my operation about getting on iron! I'm so glad I'm not the only one so tired, I really felt like everyone else has so much energy, good to know otherwide!! Thanks ladies, ill keep you all posted!
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Unread 01-08-2012, 11:21 AM
Re: 2 weeks til surgery, not feeling good

I was worried about the same thing before my surgery. I had been bleeding for 45 days, 3 times severely bleeding with clots the size of my fist. The cramps were constant and I spent hours with a heating pad, rocking back and forth. I was so weak and tired and spent my days on the couch. I read on here about other ladies getting their houses in order, cleaning, cooking meals to freeze for after - but I couldn't do anything but sit and sleep! I'm only 2 1/2 weeks post-op, and I already feel so much better than I did before! I think I was so used to being in so much pain before the surgery, that the pain after surgery has been very tolerable for me. I haven't used a prescription painkiller since day 2 in the hospital; I only take Advil as needed, maybe once a day.

So don't worry one bit - you are already experiencing the worst of it now. After surgery will be so much easier! Best of luck to you!
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Unread 01-08-2012, 01:56 PM
Re: 2 weeks til surgery, not feeling good

for the last for weeks that's all I have done is sleep. My surgery is in one week and I haven't done any prep. I know I need to but I'm too tired. My boss isn't helping matters she is making me work weekends with her to meet deadlines that are due when I'm out after surgery. She also wants to bring work to my house.I can't get her to understand the extent of the recovery and that ten hour days are a thing of the past for awhile. She isn't mean about it she just has w way of making me feel like it will fall apart if not involved. So I think that is contributing quite a bit to my tiredness too. Hope to be back to my normal self some day soon. :-/ full of energy and nonstop! :-)
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