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I get to keep my ovary!! I get to keep my ovary!!

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Unread 02-12-2012, 12:05 AM
I get to keep my ovary!!

So speaking with my dr as final prep before the big day she tells me w are keeping the one ovary I have left if it is not in bad shape. She has already taken the one back in Aug due to scar tissue damage and endo. It was a relief to hear I get to keep my eggs but loose the basket only. Lol. She is also suspect of ando(??) I hear girls talk about it on here but was never sure of the abbreviation. Anyhow I'm feeling better about all this. Now I have to get a recliner for my living room so I don't feel like I'm in exile from the family. I also think I should invest in a body pillow since im a side sleeper and after surgery. is it best to sleep flat or propped? If so maybe a special pillow for the bed?? Anyone have ideas on this? Unfortunately after I get home I will be on my own for the day til someone gets off work so working on anything that I don't really have to get up and do. So much to do and only 3 weeks away. That fear is just growing but I keep looking forward to feeling better and be able to move without constant pain.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 02:39 PM
Re: I get to keep my ovary!!

Adenomyosis?

I've been told that this surgery is much like a csection. If that is indeed true, then sleeping flat was hellish. I couldnt do it. I got up in bed and screamed. So painful. I slept on the couch and recliner.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarirae View Post
So speaking with my dr as final prep before the big day she tells me w are keeping the one ovary I have left if it is not in bad shape. She has already taken the one back in Aug due to scar tissue damage and endo. It was a relief to hear I get to keep my eggs but loose the basket only. Lol. She is also suspect of ando(??) I hear girls talk about it on here but was never sure of the abbreviation. Anyhow I'm feeling better about all this. Now I have to get a recliner for my living room so I don't feel like I'm in exile from the family. I also think I should invest in a body pillow since im a side sleeper and after surgery. is it best to sleep flat or propped? If so maybe a special pillow for the bed?? Anyone have ideas on this? Unfortunately after I get home I will be on my own for the day til someone gets off work so working on anything that I don't really have to get up and do. So much to do and only 3 weeks away. That fear is just growing but I keep looking forward to feeling better and be able to move without constant pain.
Tarirae - I am 4 days post-op, last night was third night at home. I slept in bed first night but haven't been able to since. I need to sleep propped up on couch with a couple pillows behind me. I also saw some women talking about getting a "pet" pillow. I didn't get one of those but I did get a small travel pillow at Walmart (only $3.00) that I took to hospital with me and can't be without it now! I am a side sleeper and have used it to support my belly when laying on my side and to protect it when laying on my back (from my cats jumping on me!). I also used it under the seatbelt on way home from hospital. The most comfortable sleep position I have found at home is on my side with my back pushing against the back of the couch and the travel pillow under my belly. Sleep has not been great. Another comforting thing, the nurses in the hospital took a blanket, folded it in thirds and laid it across my belly after the surgery and I kept it there my entire time in the hospital. The little bit of added weight felt very comforting since my belly felt a little "jiggly."
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Unread 02-19-2012, 02:37 PM
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Tarirae honey, everything Darlene said about the pillows are true I took my own floppy pillow from home with a little colone from hubby on it It makes me feel better to smell him close. I took a heavyish stuffed toy rabbit with me to support my tummy and snuggle with when I felt bad. I had a pain pump so I slept most of the first 2 days. If you want to plan...COOK! then freeze everything ready for warming when you get home. The kids will be fine, they will have moms cooking and heating up food won't hurt like cooking after your surgery would. DON"T LIFT ANYTHING heavier than a coup of coffee !!!! I did and that was a mistake!(OUCH!) Take your BP meds as directed and don't forget to tell the hosp you are BP and NEED THEM! chin up honey it will get better and we are here for you anytime! Stay cool little sis. Love and hugs to you..Letta (sister BP)
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Tarirae - I am 4 days post-op, last night was third night at home. I slept in bed first night but haven't been able to since. I need to sleep propped up on couch with a couple pillows behind me. I also saw some women talking about getting a "pet" pillow. I didn't get one of those but I did get a small travel pillow at Walmart (only $3.00) that I took to hospital with me and can't be without it now! I am a side sleeper and have used it to support my belly when laying on my side and to protect it when laying on my back (from my cats jumping on me!). I also used it under the seatbelt on way home from hospital. The most comfortable sleep position I have found at home is on my side with my back pushing against the back of the couch and the travel pillow under my belly. Sleep has not been great. Another comforting thing, the nurses in the hospital took a blanket, folded it in thirds and laid it across my belly after the surgery and I kept it there my entire time in the hospital. The little bit of added weight felt very comforting since my belly felt a little "jiggly."
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Unread 02-19-2012, 02:45 PM
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Shoot, I forgot to tell you to ask for an abdominal binder before you leave the hospital! I had to cut a strip off it to sit under my ribs but then it felt so good! don't put it on too tight at first remember easy does it, get a couple of wife beater tees (from the mens dept) and take one to the hospital with you to wear under the binder or it might pinch a little or get itchy. Wear the binder every time you go walking or driving or any other time you get off the couch for anything! Bras might not feel great for a few days so be prepared to swing free little bird! more hugs...Letta
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Unread 02-19-2012, 02:52 PM
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The binder my dr told me I had to go out and get my own. Where do I find one? Should I get the one they have from here? Make sure i'm up with everything I need... Binder, body pillow, small tummy pillow, wife beaters, big granny panties and anything else?
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Unread 02-19-2012, 03:12 PM
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I had TAH just about 3weeks ago. I slept in my bed with lots of pillows behind me and one under my knees. I liked being close to my hubby as he is my true comfort. Getting out of bed was hard for the first several days and still hurts some. The best advice I got was to stand up straight and walk with good posture from the start. It did hurt getting straight but I felt so much better. Also take advantage of being able to walk the hallsbat the hospital. Walking helps get the blood flowing and the gas moving. There were times when I felt bad, but I kept focused on this will pass and it did. They were like little hurdles. Be prepared to be tired and that you need to rest. Get your home and kitchen ready. It does make life easier.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 05:28 PM
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Hummmmm Lets see, Granny panties get 1 size bigger than you wear and I like the silky ones they feel better on my skin. The binder you can get at most phamacies or the ones on here are great. the 9 inch I think is the best to help with swelly belly. the pillows are a must! they help you get comfy! This is what I packed for the hosp. Slippers (non slip) a light weight house coat (snap up kind) it will cover your hinny in you elegant hospital gown when you walk the halls..LOL. A good book, My glasses, My tooth brush and tooth paste And this is a must, chapstick!!!deoderant and perfume (it helps you feel normal) Hairbrush and hairbands. Then I wore very loose comfy pjs (cute sock monkey pants and top) to the hosp, so I could wear them home as well. Honey don't over think anything you will be fine!!!...Big sis..Letta
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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:17 PM
Re: I get to keep my ovary!!

Glad you get to keep your ovary!!!

I'm and scheduled for early March so your post is alo helping me-thank you.
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