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Total laparoscopic hysterectomy not laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy! Preop today :( Total laparoscopic hysterectomy not laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy! Preop today :(

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Unread 04-08-2014, 12:54 PM
Total laparoscopic hysterectomy not laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy! Preop today :(

Just found out my surgeon is taking my cervix too and she said she will leave my ovaries if they have no abnormalities or damage from my adhesions. She's planning on laproscopic but said due to the fact that my uterus is totally adhered to my abdominal wall she may need to do an abdominal opening if she deems it too risky or unable to? I'm one that likes definite facts not possibilities that just totally threw me out of my "plan" ugh .. Does anyone know the chances these will happen? Thanks
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Unread 04-08-2014, 04:04 PM
Re: Total laparoscopic hysterectomy not laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy! Preop today :(

I was told by my surgeon that the approach for my surgery would be "keyhole". But a number of factors could come into play which would result in a conversion to an abdominal incision. My uterus ended up being "massive" resulting in a longer surgery ( the uterus needed to be cut)but thankfully it remained TLH. I was preparing myself for the less invasive approach but knew I needed a plan B for recovery. Just know your surgeon wants the best outcome for your surgery. Wishing you all the best on your surgery day.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Re: Total laparoscopic hysterectomy not laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy! Preop today :(

How was your recovery I've taken 4 weeks off work. I'm on my feet running 8-9 hours a day do you think I'll be ok??btw I never sit dune except to chart. I'm a charge nurse with 25 patients I'm truly worried ty for any advise .

Oh and my PTO at my job SUCKS I can not afford a long recovery
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Unread 04-08-2014, 07:07 PM
Re: Total laparoscopic hysterectomy not laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy! Preop today :(

So far my recovery has been better than I expected. I have been getting out for some short walks and doing light housework. About mid-day I feel a bit tender. You will need to take the cues from your body. And be sure to get plenty of rest. I have a lift restriction of no more than 10 lbs for 6 weeks. I have heard some women overdue and in turn have setbacks. At 4 weeks you might want to see if your Dr. gives you the all clear to return to work.
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Unread 04-09-2014, 05:55 AM
Re: Total laparoscopic hysterectomy not laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy! Preop today :(

Ty Ealasaid I hope it goes smoothly so I can get back to work. State disability don't pay what I earn so these weeks off will be tough financially also. I'm trying not to worry ahead of time about that.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 06:21 AM
Re: Total laparoscopic hysterectomy not laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy! Preop today :(

I am so worried about work as well ! I am a supervisor of a child are center of 75 children and a preschool teacher and I never never sit down I am on my feet for 9 hours plus I have an hour commute ! My doctor wrote in on my disability papers that I could return to work after 3 weeks .i have only been recovering for 1 week 3 days but if it does not get better I cannot do my job that is for sure !!!!!! The money does suck on state disability but my health is more important so I guess the dr will have to extend it! Everyone heals different guess there is no magic date!
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Unread 04-11-2014, 06:30 AM
Re: Total laparoscopic hysterectomy not laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy! Preop today :(

Yes I hear ya our bodies all heal differently . My dr said 4 weeks in plenty I hope she's right!
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Unread 04-11-2014, 08:40 AM
Re: Total laparoscopic hysterectomy not laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy! Preop today :(

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Just found out my surgeon is taking my cervix too and she said she will leave my ovaries if they have no abnormalities or damage from my adhesions. She's planning on laproscopic but said due to the fact that my uterus is totally adhered to my abdominal wall she may need to do an abdominal opening if she deems it too risky or unable to? I'm one that likes definite facts not possibilities that just totally threw me out of my "plan" ugh .. Does anyone know the chances these will happen? Thanks
It is nerve wracking because it seems like there are a lot of things they just don't know until they get in there. This is the number 1 reason to have a surgeon you feel 100% secure in that they will do the best surgery possible for you and skilled enough to do it. It is a leap of faith for sure.

I am having a TAH due to adhesion's and for me TAH is the safest way to take out my uterus but they already know my uterus is adhered to my bladder and they suspect it is adhered to my bowel.
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