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

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Unread 04-21-2012, 05:52 PM
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Cake maker a good way to help prevent clots is to move your legs and try to walk and drink alot of water. I worried about that for the longest time. And not brave we are here for you. I take my anti d meds at night with klonipin and that may help you alot it has helped me sleep as I had it so bad I ended up with insomina. Im alot like you. And thats ok we are human. I was affraid but I was sick of the pain anything would have been better. I hope you have family that can help you recover you will need to rest and not lift things but other than that not much pain something I read the body does not remember pain you can think yes that hurt but the mind and the body do not remember it. It will only hurt for a week if even that and this will be behind you and to all of you facing this. I pray for peace of mind speedy recovery
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  #172  
Unread 04-22-2012, 08:28 PM
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The pain was not as bad as I expected and I was off pain meds by day 5. I did follow the hyster sisters edicts to walk, drink water and rest a lot.
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Unread 04-22-2012, 08:32 PM
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I'm so happy to hear how well you are doing!! Keep up the good work, I'm a mess!! I praise God for His goodness to all of us!!

Hugs!
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  #174  
Unread 04-25-2012, 09:42 AM
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The pain was not as bad as I expected and I was off pain meds by day 5. I did follow the hyster sisters edicts to walk, drink water and rest a lot.
This is so encouraging to hear! I need to be encouraged that what my mind comes up is not reality and it will be ok and not be horrible.

I have been doing a little better mostly by going into denial ... weak smile. This morning is a little rough but not bad.

Love to you all.
  #175  
Unread 04-25-2012, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by vonnie123 View Post
Cake maker a good way to help prevent clots is to move your legs and try to walk and drink alot of water. I worried about that for the longest time. And not brave we are here for you. I take my anti d meds at night with klonipin and that may help you alot it has helped me sleep as I had it so bad I ended up with insomina. Im alot like you. And thats ok we are human. I was affraid but I was sick of the pain anything would have been better. I hope you have family that can help you recover you will need to rest and not lift things but other than that not much pain something I read the body does not remember pain you can think yes that hurt but the mind and the body do not remember it. It will only hurt for a week if even that and this will be behind you and to all of you facing this. I pray for peace of mind speedy recovery
Thank you Vonnie. I hope you are doing well now too. Yes I have family to help. My kids even chipped in with my husband and bought me a very nice recliner to recover in. If I can just get to one week after surgery I think I will be ok ... weak smile again.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 09:59 AM
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So good to hear. They are still working on this lump in my throat and it takes forever to get an ansewer. Your going to be fine and dont worry about the recovery its really not that bad. I know you are a lil older than me and we dont heal as fast as when we were younger. But you survived having children. And to me this surgery was easier. I was running in six weeks. Walking in one and only needed motrin. I think you will do great tell youself that i am strong and can do anything and god will not give you more than you can handle lol keep us posted.
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Unread 04-28-2012, 01:25 PM
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I must be a nut case for sure. I have been doing pretty well with anxiety but today I really started obcessing about rather to take the ovaries out or not. I think if I don't I will end up with ovarian cancer and if I do I will end up with a heart attack. I don't know why I do this to myself but I do. I just cried about it all and I can't stop thinking about it. No one wants to say anything as far as their own opinions and the doctor just says it is recommended if around 65 (I'm 63 today) you take them out. I KNOW it is a personal decision but why won't anyone at least share their point of view? Help
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Unread 04-28-2012, 02:06 PM
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Thank you to those that sent me replies. I hope you all will be there to help me get thru this. You might be strangers in one way but you are friends in another. Today I just want to cry and cry and cry. The anxiety and fear are awful. Also awful are women that have been through this but have a stronger personality and look at me as "a baby". It makes me feel lonely.
I understand. I am crying now. It seems to be all I can think about. I am a stay at home mom with an active 7 year old boy and worry about recovery when I am the one who does everything around the house. My mom (who has had many surgeries including hyster) asked me how I was. I said well I am having major surgery in less than a month. She said well it is still a month away, how are you other than that. I wanted to yell that there was nothing else other than that. Argh! It is helpful to know that others are having the same anxieties and that others are healing afterwards. You are not alone.
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Unread 04-28-2012, 02:38 PM
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I understand. I am crying now. It seems to be all I can think about. I am a stay at home mom with an active 7 year old boy and worry about recovery when I am the one who does everything around the house. My mom (who has had many surgeries including hyster) asked me how I was. I said well I am having major surgery in less than a month. She said well it is still a month away, how are you other than that. I wanted to yell that there was nothing else other than that. Argh! It is helpful to know that others are having the same anxieties and that others are healing afterwards. You are not alone.
I am so sorry you are going thru this. It is rough. I hope your Mom steps up and helps you doing recovery. You must walk drink water and rest and not much else! Your Mom seems like one of the "strong ones'. They won't ever understand I don't think. But still we can draw strength from them. The two things that have been helping me is ... I have to do this so all I have controll over is how I get thru it. I imagine myself home again recovering and that helps. I also put my trust in the Lord 288 times a day. That is about every 5 minutes : ) I also come in here when I am so weak all I can do is cry and whine and someone always says something that helps. Wnderful ladies here.
  #180  
Unread 04-28-2012, 07:26 PM
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Its gonna be okay. We all just have to think positive and the best advice EVER is to put our trust in the Lord. My surgery date is May 17th and I am nervous too. I dreamed last night that I had my surgery. LOL It was a very detailed dream ( probably because I have had it on my mind so much ). When I woke up, I told my husband that I had already had my surgery last night so we could call the one off on May 17th. Grinning !! He just looked at me like I was nuts. :-D Lets just keep smiling !!! It will surprise us at how well we'll do !!!!
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