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Not as easy as I thought.... Not as easy as I thought....

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Unread 11-15-2002, 07:17 PM
Not as easy as I thought....

I went to the today and had an ultrasound. This was just supposed to be for her to determine if my ovaries were salvagable.

So we're having the U/S, and the tech goes "OH!" and then says "you HAVE had successful pregancies, correct?" But won't tell me what it is she's looking at.

So, go in to the office and doc says she thinks I have PCOS and Adenomyosis in addition to the anovulatory bleeding, hormonal migraines, and menorraghia that I went in for. It's likely the left ovary will have to go, but she's going to try to leave the right. We also talked about a bladder repair. She wants me to do 20 quick kegels and 20 slow kegels every day and then at the pre-op appointment she will make the determination, but it is likely I will get that too.

She then said *4* weeks off work. I protested, said but you said 2 off and 2 part time. She said "don't count on it." She agreed to see my 2 weeks post op and check, but didn't think I would be up to it. UGH!

Hubby was with me today, I wanted him to hear what she had to say and understand the limitations I would have. I think he'll be more supportive now. He really likes the doc and asked some good questions.

On a good note, my PCP gave me Klonopin for my anxiety and nightmares and I've been sleeping SO well since starting it!
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Unread 11-15-2002, 07:30 PM
Not as easy as I thought....

I understand your fears. I have been through and done it. Having said that, I'm glad it is all behind me! Do listen to your as they know the procedure. Usually it takes about 6 weeks before going back to work. I was off work for 5 1/2 weeks. For some, 8 weeks. It varies. You will find yourself quite tired still at 6 weeks. There is what we call "big wall" or " brick wall" where at this point you think you are doing good then bang, you've overdone it. At 3 weeks, be extremely careful. I was careful and had no problems. I went on my daily walks. Did what ever exercises I thought would benefit me to make a speedy recovery. Make it known that it is very wise not to go back to work till you have had your 6 weeks off from doing anything. No lifting, pulling, bending, reaching up, climbing, etc. All that will have to either wait or get someone else to do it for you. So, do heed your dr's advice.

s Dale
Unread 11-16-2002, 05:41 PM
Not as easy as I thought....

Thanks for your reply, Dale. I'm lucky in that I have a very supportive boss. She's not THRILLED I'll be out, but she is being very good about it, esp. since I don't have the time off earned and will have to take it unpaid. I haven't been there a year so I don't qualify for FMLA. I think I'll get 1 week paid and that's it.

DH is starting to understand what a big deal this is. Hopefully all will be fine and I'll recover quickly.


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