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Unread 03-20-2012, 09:35 AM
Post-op dr appt

I'm almostt 6 weeks into recovery and I have my post-op appt today. I'm so nervous! I am praying for the green light to resume activities (sex, bathing, pool, etc.........). Does it totally depend on how each one of us is healing??

I have a vaginal cuff. Had my uterus and cervix removed, but kept my ovaries. I also want to discuss my hot flashes, as they're interfering with my sleep (and with my daily life). I thought they'd stop by now, but they're not. I'm very hesitant to go on hormones though......
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Unread 03-20-2012, 09:55 AM
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Don't worry about temporarily going on HRT if it helps you feel better. Your doctor can prescribe a low dose until your ovaries kick in.
Healing is different person to person, so be sure to ask if your cuff is healed and about your restrictions if any.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 10:46 AM
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Thanks, Molly. I will!!
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Unread 03-20-2012, 10:59 AM
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Healing is different person to person, but if you haven't experienced any setbacks, you should get the green light. I understand your hesistance about hormones, I was in your shoes exactly a year ago. My right ovary gave up and the hot flashes, insomnia and mood swings were horrible. I waited it out a few weeks then went on a low dose hormone patch and within 48 hours noticed a big difference. I used the patch for 3 weeks then weaned off to test and no more hormonal issues. Ironically I just had to have the ovary removed and will be starting hrt again soon. Good luck!
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Unread 03-20-2012, 01:40 PM
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How did your appointment go? Mine was today too. Everything is looking terrific but she told me to wait 2 more weeks for sex. It's because she has a recent patient who, at 12 weeks, had her vaginal cuff open during sex. It's a bummer, but I'll be a good girl and wait. On the up side, I'm okay for a hot bath.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 052188 View Post
a recent patient who, at 12 weeks, had her vaginal cuff open during sex.
Aghh, our worst fear! I know there's minimal risk of that happening, but still Aghh. Sorry had to momentary flip out. I'll tell myself that patient had some extenuating circumstances.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 05:59 PM
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My appt didn't go well. The doctor said it looked like it was healing beautifully and then there was recent bleeding and it tore a little, so I'm back to square 1 for 4 more weeks. I figured this was going to be the case, since I fell square on my hip 2 days ago (on cement) and I've been very crampy since then....... Ugh. She also said I can't have any hormones for the first 8 weeks because of possible blood clots? I have to wait til then and she'll want to do bloodwork.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 06:26 PM
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Bummer...sorry!! At least you have started healing beautifully and you just need to catch back up. Sorry about the hot flashes. Hang in there!!
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Unread 03-20-2012, 06:52 PM
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Thanks, 052188!! Tryin' to hang in there........
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Unread 03-20-2012, 10:21 PM
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Sorry the news wasn't better. Hang in there, you will be healed soon! we are here for you whenever you need us.
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