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Unread 03-31-2002, 04:51 PM
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Take heart Sisters -- it does get better. I'm 3 months postop from a LAVH/BSO, and feeling great. I feel so lucky and wanted to share the things that have worked for me in hopes they may be useful to others.

My favorite things:
> Vitamins. Supplements really help speed healing and help restore energy levels. I take a daily multi, and extra calcium/magnesium/D, C, E, CoQ10, and flaxseed oil.

> Vivelle Dot. I tried Estrace immediately after surgery, but it gave me headaches. Since I had endo, I decided to stay off estrogen altogether. The hot flashes were bad but bearable, but when my bone density test showed osteopenia, I figured I'd bear the risk of taking estrogen. The dot is great -- no fuss, no muss, no bloat, no headache. Still having some warm flushes, but know I'll get those sorted out soon. I use a little pro-gest at night too.

> Yogurt. I had a yeast infection right after surgery. Yuck. Now I have yogurt for breakfast every morning and haven't had any more infections. I like Stonyfield Farms low fat organic vanilla, but any brand that has live, active cultures will help keep the yeasties away.

> Triphala. I know lots of sisters have trouble with constipation -- I used to. Triphala is an Indian herbal supplement - actually, it's a blend of 3 fruits that keep the bowel regular. I take it every evening and am regular for the first time in my life. It helped me through those first couple of weeks post-op too.

> My chiropractor. Just as I started feeling pretty good post op (~ 5-6 weeks), my back started killing me. Guess what? When you spend weeks moving unnaturally, protecting your abs and oomphing yourself up, it's not unusual for your back to get out of whack. At about 8 weeks I went to my chiro and got tremendous relief. I had to re-learn my posture and gently start using my abs again.

> Roger & Gallet fig soap. What a luxury! This soap smells so fresh and wonderful, and it makes my dry, sensitive skin feel like silk. Search for it online - lots of etailers have it.

> You sisters make such a difference! I don't know how I would have gotten through this without you. When I had a pain or a problem, I'd check with my sisters and find others who had the same thing. I learned so much from you and found lots of information and support. Thanks so much for being there. Wow, it helps.

Hang in there, all you post-op princesses. It gets better and better.

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Unread 03-31-2002, 05:02 PM
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((((Whirlgirl)))) Thank you so much for the update: it always helps to hear how good we are doing several months down the road. Yes, s, there is a at the end of the tunnel.

Thank you also for the list of what helped. I just wanted to mention: as always, especially when you're early post-op, please be sure to mention it to your doctor before taking any Over-the-counter meds. This includes herbal and natual products. As you've seen it mentionned before, some meds could have adverse interactions with all the meds and anesthesia used in the castle. Also, depending on the work you had done, some products could be contra-indicated.

Whirlgirl, I hope that you continue to recover and wish you the best of luck.

Unread 03-31-2002, 08:42 PM
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Hi Whirlgirl!

Wow! Your post is very informative, interesting and helpful! So good to see that you are feeling so well! Keep up the great work!


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