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Unread 02-20-2012, 08:25 AM
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I was also informed 4-6 weeks downtime.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 11:53 AM
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Hello PSJ,
Welcome! I hear you there on both topics. I'm hoping I won't need HRT since I plan to keep ovaries (I hope), but at 55 I still need to at least think about it as a future possibility.
Plus my doc said if ovaries are in bad shape or covered in endo they may need to go.
My hormone profile came back just fine (no menopause yet), but this darn 8 years of peri-meno has been a rough ride!
Have you decided on HRT/type, etc.?
I have friends on the patch form and they are happy with it, so I am leaning toward that if I need it.
I see that your date at the castle is 2 days before mine, what are you planning on for recovery time?

Take care and be well!
Unread 02-21-2012, 07:12 PM
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Since, I have to use ALL of my PTO time before my Short Term kicks in, I am using the full 6 weeks. I am having Dvh, with both ovaries removed. Also, I do desktop support so I normally lift about 30 pounds.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 07:35 PM
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I'm scheduled for a Da Vinci full hysterectomy March 13th. My Dr. told me expect 4-6 wks. b/c it is a major surgery. I'm thinking about going back at 4 weeks and then 1/2 day for a week to get back into things.
I'm concerned about the HRT too. Not sure what to expect.
I'm ordering a fan from Brookstone that fits between the sheets at the end of the bed for the hot flashes and night sweats. (SO not looking forward to those.)
Unread 02-21-2012, 08:01 PM
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"I will be ready to fight for my right to heal! "

If I'm not mistaken this surgery falls under the same time frame as having or adopting a baby, 6 wks and they can't do anything about it. I saw that posted some where here on the site. Even my supervisor who is pregnant and due the 1st of May said she's not expecting me for at least 5-6 wks. (I work in a school office and I sit but I can get up and walk around if I want)

You take the time and heal properly or it could cost you the time later one. Do it right the first time around.

Good luck.
Unread 02-22-2012, 07:15 AM
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I am 3 weeks today. I could not imagine going back to work just yet. I have a hard time sitting for a long time. I get a lot of vaginal pressure and twinges of pain internally. I have to lay down or sit with feet up for a while. I go for my 4 weeks post op appt. next week. Dr said a minimum 4 weeks but could be 6. Before surgery I was convinced that I did not need 4 weeks but now I am changing my tune! I am glad that I have this time to rest. I don't want to screw anything up! Plus, I am really tired due to the insomnia. Good luck! If you can take the time, take it! You only have 1 chance to heal right!

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