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Is my Doctor Crazy? or am I afraid? Is my Doctor Crazy? or am I afraid?

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Unread 01-19-2012, 04:47 PM
Re: Is my Doctor Crazy? or am I afraid?

that's nuts! I had davinci a week ago and there's no WAY I could even drive right now.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 05:22 PM
Re: Is my Doctor Crazy? or am I afraid?

Everyone recovers at different rates. I have been going about most of my normal activities since I was released from the hospital the day after my surgery. I didn't even take work off except for surgery day. I work from home so that made things easier. I was going out to eat and doing light shopping the day after as well. By day 3 I pretty much felt normal except for getting tired a little faster than I did preop.
Unread 01-20-2012, 08:25 AM
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I still don't like to drive, the turning and stuff makes my tummy sore.

If I worked an office job I could probably have gone back this week (wk 5) but would have taken off until next week. If I had a very physical job, I don't know that I could have done that this week.

It seems to me that a lot of women get told silly things by their drs. that set them up to do too much. My dr. told me 6 weeks was standard for LSH but that she would release me earlier if I felt good. She told me that I could go back to my one on campus class in week 4 but told me to expect to be tired and probably take a nap after I got home. That to me gave me very realistic expectations.
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Unread 01-26-2012, 08:43 PM
Is my Doctor Crazy? or am I afraid?

Originally Posted by kathy1970 View Post
I"m going to be 5 weeks davinci tomorrow, just now feeling I'll be ready to go back to work.

Sorry to be so blunt, we are always totally honest on here: I think you Dr is insane!!!!!!!!!! (Is it a male Dr. by chance?)

I'm only feeling maybe up to it today as I rest ALOT.

Davinci to me is only smaller/quicker healing external incisions. Same things done internally, and from reading on here, takes 6-12 MONTHS to heal fully internally. Please be carefull, and if you don't feel 100% ready at your 3 week, be up front about it and ask for a few more weeks-PLEASE.
Good Luck.
Yes its a male doctor. And he, my obgyn is crazy. I doublechecked with the surgeon and he told me to take it easy. Its been 13 days now and Im still very tender. I over did it ... driving, walking around after what the doctor said and wound up paying for it with pain in my belly, swelling and pain in my bladder. Wound up in bed for three days.
Taking it easy. Work can wait and so can everyone else!!!
Unread 01-26-2012, 09:07 PM
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I'm 8 weeks out from my davinci and I'm still not 100%. I still have to have a nap in the afternoon; I'm still getting swelly belly and I'm still sore sometimes. I can't imagine having done anything at 5 days post-op except taking a shower, walking to the bathroom, and laying on the couch.
Unread 01-26-2012, 10:56 PM
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I read elsewhere on these forums that Doctors love their new toys, and like gnomelady said, they buy into the sales pitch.

No mater how your surgery was performed, the results are the same. Your body was invaded by surgical instruments, pulled, tugged, prodded and otherwise manipulated so pieces could be cut free and removed. There's no quick fix for that mess.

Ditto on be your own advocate and insist on all the rest you feel necessary.

Unread 01-27-2012, 01:00 AM
Re: Is my Doctor Crazy? or am I afraid?

I think your dr is crazy listen to your body
Unread 01-27-2012, 03:09 AM
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I am another one going for the crazy doctor vote!

Major things have been done inside. I picked up on a post elsewhere that the uterus is held in place by 8 ligaments, which all have to cut and presumably reattached somewhere else.
Too much too soon and I had visions of whiplash, with ligaments pinging and wrapping round intestines or bladder.
Rest was advised for me for 3 months, with the main exercise being walking, slowly at first and increasing speed as I got stronger.

Apart from the tugging and strain on stitches in the abdomen when driving, many of us have found a huge loss in memory and concentration issues.
Even now I am extremely nervous about driving, in case I have an accident through bad judgement like forgetting to check blind spots.
Unread 01-27-2012, 04:48 AM
Is my Doctor Crazy? or am I afraid?

Originally Posted by balancedidjit View Post
that's nuts! I had davinci a week ago and there's no WAY I could even drive right now.
I drove after one week (I felt better) and was back on pain killers the next day and had pain in my bladder area when I "tried" to urinate. :'(
Unread 01-27-2012, 10:04 AM
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Crazeeee that's my vote!

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