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Do NOT buy all the doom and gloom Do NOT buy all the doom and gloom

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Unread 01-12-2012, 03:51 PM
Do NOT buy all the doom and gloom

I just want to say that I KNOW it's scary to be going through this. And when we come to a place where others are also looking for answers, many of the questions (and some answers) are terryfying. But PLEASE keep in mind that most of the people who have had a successful hysterectomy are out LIVING.

If you have questions, talk to your doctor, talk to your family and trust your gut.

I am having surgery tomorrow. When I joined this site last week I was miserable! I hated that I came here and read much of what I read. HOWEVER, I did learn a thing or two. And, although we read about people that are struggling, remember how many aren't struggling - they're just not online talking about their procedure any more. They're too busy enjoying their life.

Make yourself a promise....LIVE. TODAY. You'll be glad you did.
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Unread 01-12-2012, 04:07 PM
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I agree!!!
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Unread 01-12-2012, 04:10 PM
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Good words to live by!! Best of luck tomorrow!
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Unread 01-12-2012, 04:13 PM
Re: Do NOT buy all the doom and gloom

I doubt that the majority of members who post about their less-than-satisfactory surgery results are doing so to get readers to "buy it" as much as they're hoping to connect with others with a similar experience.

That being said, Good Luck tomorrow!
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Unread 01-12-2012, 05:10 PM
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Best wishes on your surgery! See you on the other side.
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Unread 01-12-2012, 05:25 PM
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Good luck tomorrow. Please post how it went. I go in on Wednesday, and I'm panicking a little today. I was doing so good until I had my phone interview with the hospital today. Eeeeek!
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Unread 01-12-2012, 06:32 PM
Re: Do NOT buy all the doom and gloom

THere are many of us post op sisters who have had great recoveries, like myself.

From day 1, I needed no pain relief meds, for a start! I know many ladies need lots, so I feel very fortunate.

My hubby took a week off to make sure I was not tempted to do any one the things NOT ALLOWED!
It was him that did all the research, and found this site, because he wanted to know what to expect for me.

My insicion site is so neat, and has healed very well.
Everyone gets worries and niggles about things that worry them, and we come on here to seek reassurance that what we are feeling is normal.

I am sure you will find it really helpful and supportive too. Check for the date of your own op, so that you can directly relate to everyone there.

Everyone's experience is a bit different, depending which procedure you had, but the basic rules are the same.
DON'T OVERDO THINGS IN THE FIRST FEW WEEKS!

Other factors are what was taken out. People who have their ovaries removed are more likely to get weepy, but we all get a bit of that. At least we can have a bit of a moan to someone else, who may be feeling the same, and will say "never mind, you will soon be better!"

WE also get a surgical menopause, and the night sweats and sleepless nights are very draining. That has been the worst bit for me, I admit.

The main thing we all focus on is how great we are going to feel once we are fully recovered

I hope you all have a successful op, and will be back here soon, sharing your experiences.
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Unread 01-12-2012, 07:21 PM
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Best of luck with your surgery and recovery. To those sisters that are posting their experience thank you. This site has been so informative and helpful.
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Unread 01-12-2012, 09:19 PM
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I have mixed emotions about all I have read here also. I have learned a lot and for that I am very thankful! I wasn't scared until I started reading things here. I had my daVinci yesterday and was home sleeping in my own bed last night. Today, I slept all day and feel crumy but nothing like my imagination had me beliveing. I am planning o. Sleep I g and resting tomorrow and then I will see how Saturday is. Stay strong, keep the faith and beositive. You will get through this!
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Unread 01-12-2012, 10:25 PM
Do NOT buy all the doom and gloom

I totally agree. I too had visited this site prior to my surgery and was absolutely terrified before I went in. Now at 6 weeks post I can honestly say my recovery went very well, in vast contrast to what I was expecting, which is truly a blessing.

I think you also have to take into consideration the type of surgery that others are having. I would expect the recovery for a TAH without the removal of the ovaries would different from some one that multiple procedures and had bladder slings or some other type of repair performed with their hystrectomy.
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