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I am a mess: surgery 5/31 I am a mess: surgery 5/31

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Unread 04-15-2012, 06:29 PM
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Not brave so glad no. cancer, here is the bright side you wont have to worry about uterion cancer, your ovaries still produce some hormones, which my dear can play havoc on us, seeing your age of course this is scarry, what your feeling is normal I had to start celexa and klonipin after my surgery and I was never a worrier and even.being on them now I too am.feeling like this, I go thurs to the ent to find out what this lump is and even though the sonagram came.back normal im freaking out still so we are human and faced with uncertain things everyday and praise god he gave us today you will be fine and glad to be rid of that beast, your still in good hands of tne master lol
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Unread 04-15-2012, 07:48 PM
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Thank you very much everyone.

I made myself get busy. I walked, gardened and cooked and that helped.

Is there anyone that had a hysterectomy after menopause and just went on with life without heart attacks, strokes or bone deteriation? How about depression or other hormone related things? These are all in my mind.

Am I worrying too much? Maybe since I am in menopause it won't be as tramatic as I am imagining?

I don't see any point in keeping the ovaries at my age. Who needs to worry about ovarian cancer ?

I also imagine I will be in excrutiating pain after surgery for weeks.

I also need to remember that mornings are hard for me but later in the day will be better.

And I need to remember I will still be me after the hysterectomy and that I will heal and get back to regular life.

Unread 04-15-2012, 07:58 PM
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And you will , be fine and feel better and you already know what it is and what it is not, I dont think you will any issues, as you are past menapause, you may feel some minor things, how did you do during menapause, our ovaries decline and produce less hormones as we age so you may have no symtoms at all, lol
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Unread 04-15-2012, 08:14 PM
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Yay for no cancer! And of course you will be somewhat apprehensive awaiting the surgery, but you did fine with this one and you should do fine with the next. And then it will all be over and you can REST and take it easy knowing it's not hanging over you any more. Congratulations on your good news!
Unread 04-15-2012, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Nonna4 View Post
NotBrave, Hugs to you! I know what you are going through but don't know how to put your mind at ease. Nothing or no-one can do that until this is over with for you. I was terrified to the point that it was making me sick. I had my surgery on Feb. 17th, and am well on my way to complete recovery. No cancer, which was my main concern, and I am feeling better every day. I can't tell you that it will be easy, but it's definitely do-able. You will get through this and come out on the other side a stronger person mentally and physically. I lost my mom to ovarian cancer in 2008 and this has given me great peace of mind. Do you have a date yet? Let us know when you do, and keep coming here for support. This site has been a life saver for me.

Take care and remember - one day at a time.
I have a consultation with my doctor (GYN) on the 24th and I assume I will get a date then. I have so many wild things in my mind. Heart attacks, bone loss, ecruciating pain after surgery. mental problems. Sigh
Unread 04-15-2012, 08:54 PM
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NotBrave, I am 60 years old and post menopausal. I was off my pain meds a week after surgery. I mostly had discomfort, and that was very manageable. My biggest problems have been and still are constipation and fatigue, both of which are getting better as time goes on. I actually feel that my mental health is better since the surgery. I am so much less anxious and depressed than I was before my surgery, and I feel like I am so much more focused. If you don't have heart problems now, surgery shouldn't change that. You are right, you would have greater peace of mind without your ovaries - I do! Of course that is a decision only you can make with advice from your doctor. Focus on the next step which is your consultation on the 24th. Make a list of questions you want answered or concerns you have, and don't be afraid to ask them! My doctor very patiently answered my questions at my pre-op appointment and I came away feeling much better. After the consultation, you will have a date and then you can concentrate on getting ready for that. One thing at a time... and don't forget to Breathe!!

Remember that we are here for you every step of the way. You will be able to do this!

Unread 04-17-2012, 09:28 AM
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If anyone has any time could you encourage me this morning? I hate this anxiety and it cannot be good for my body.

Now I am worried I am going to have a heart attack. Also that I won't wake up from surgery and that there will be blood clots and excruciating pain and the pain medicine will make me sick. I don't like taking medicine at all. I am a mess again.

Yes I am "Not Brave". Mornings are rough.

Thank you.
Unread 04-17-2012, 09:41 AM
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NotBrave, hang in there! You did fine with the first surgery and you should be fine with the second one, too. I was very nervous but at least the nerves kept me from being hungry!

I told them I emphatically did not want to be sick and for them to do whatever they needed to so that didn't happen. Don't know what they did, but I had zero nausea. I had an assortment of "liquid diet" items for breakfast, got along fine, and ate a chicken sandwich for lunch. Yum! (My surgery was around 4-7 pm. They got me awake afterwards and then said, "Time to sleep," so I did.)

I did not need narcotic pain medicine after the surgery. Took only tylenol and ibuprofen, and sometimes not because I needed it but just because it was time and I had stuff to do and figured I'd take it as a precaution. Yes, I probably did too much the week after surgery but it doesn't seem to have caused any problems.

There are hundreds of ladies here who woke up after surgery and you will, too. Hang in there!
Unread 04-17-2012, 04:20 PM
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Not brave. Please stop worring. Your doct. Will do a pre op. Heart test blood work. Blood clots are if you ha e a hisrroy not active. What they do is put these things on your legs that pump they monitor you and besides a lil pain for a few days . Do you have children well to me it was easier than that. I may be 46 but so in reality its harder for us do to not going through menapause. Try not to think of what could go wrong. It happens so fast one min I was the next it was done. I didnt feel any thing. Only took motrin and in a few days had no pain and you will too for me the only issue was getting enough estrogen. As im a long distance runner and burned through it. Dont let yourself worry.ol
Unread 04-17-2012, 06:54 PM
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I was so thank ful for the medication. No pain, no worries,

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