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Just sceduled the surgery yesterday Just sceduled the surgery yesterday

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Unread 04-28-2012, 10:39 AM
Re: Just sceduled the surgery yesterday

Hey Mooshu I'm praying for a quick and easy recovery for us both!

Congrats on the graduation--mine will be graduating from college at the end of June about 2.5 weeks after my surgery.

I'm having a Robot Assisted Total Hyst (RATH) with the Da Vinci and I'm hoping for a speedy recovery outside and inside. I'll have 8 weeks off then back to work. I'm a computer tech for a school (over 350 computers on a network) I have to lift and move computers all the time so I'm just a wee bit apprehensive about that. But I go back 3 weeks before the kids so I should be able to ease in to it.

cheers!
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Unread 04-28-2012, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by mooshu2011 View Post
I expect to be ready to roll pretty quickly after surgery. Laparoscopic is a faster recovery, or am I mistaken?
In theory, yes. In reality, not so much. I had DvH (which is supposed to be even less invasive that laparscopic) and my recovery was very fast but other women in my date club that had DvH were still recovering at the 6-8 week mark. There were women that had the abdominal bikini cut that recovered as fast as me and others that are still recovering at the 12 week mark. Everyone heals differently and has different pain tolerances. I had 2 months to prepare for my surgery and the doctor told me that being in great shape and meditation would help me to heal faster. I went into my surgery in the best shape of my life and I firmly believe that is why I never had pain and was back to work in a week. But, it is important to remember, that no matter which type of surgery you have, you still have the same rules to follow for 6-8 weeks. You can cause some serious damage if you don't/ Even though you won't have a big incision all the work done on the inside is the same. Best wishes!

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Unread 05-21-2012, 11:47 PM
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5 days post op: I feel like a new WOMAN!~ Day of surgery my scheduled time was 10 am..however I did not get into the OR until 6pm. The first lady of the day ended up having a 10 hour surgery with specialist called in. I couldn't find out what happened for her but the Dr said she would have a full recovery.
I was in some pain and had trouble sleeping that night in the hospital, but the pain meds worked really well. I could not wait to get the catheder OUT. I felt pretty good, though the first time out of bed to use the potty was a slow trip! Everyday has been better than the one before. Today I took the dogs for a short walk, emptied the dishwasher, and did a little grocery shopping with my mom.
I haven't driven yet ,but it shouldn't be a problem. my tiny scars are already itching because they are healing and I started eating well first meal out of surgery and have lost 7lbs in 5 days. Thursday I go back for my check up and she assured me she took pictures so that I could see how large it was. She said pre surgery it was the size of 5 month pregnany but told my husband it was larger than she thought it was. I know I am rambling but I am SO excited. I will never have to deal with a period EVER again! and I no longer look pregnant!
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Unread 05-22-2012, 09:16 AM
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So glad to hear that things are going well! Things always happen for a reason. Happy for you that your surgery was able to go even after being so delayed.

Remember don't push too hard to be back at 100% your outside may be healed but your inside still has to do its thing.

Cheers!
Steph
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Unread 05-22-2012, 10:23 AM
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Thanks! I know I felt some pulling gently on the inside yesterday like it was pulling together to fill the void in there, but not painful.
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Unread 05-28-2012, 07:00 PM
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1 week check up went perfect! 8 pounds lost. Don't have to go back until 5 weeks post op. The only negative is no pool or lake for 5 weeks.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 07:25 PM
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It's been one year this month! I'm dealing with hormonal issues and the weight gain and the non- ability to lose any weight is devastating me. While I'm super glad I don't have periods I am hating this body. It's very depressing
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