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Unread 01-27-2003, 04:19 PM
Having a LAVH tomorrow. Very nervous

I am so nervous. My surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. Having a VH. Just the uterous and possibly 1 ovary. He made it sound like it was no big deal. The doctor that is. He said not many more problems than when I had my tubal done. Guess I did not ask enough questions. But from reading some of the message boards, it sounds like it is a LOT bigger deal. When he signed my work release he took me out for 4 weeks. Will I be ready to go back then? I am a deli clerk. I do some heavy lifting. All these questions keep running through my mind. Like pain. I don't handle it well. All the pain from my periods has made me sick before. But on the other hand I am so tired of all the bleeding and cramping before during and after my periods. I guess what I am looking for is reassurance. I am a very strong person. I don't like being waited on. How long will it take to get back to my old self? Please help!
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Unread 01-27-2003, 04:50 PM
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Hi Marie

I had a TAH so I was out of work a bit longer than you, but I feel safe telling you that heavy lifting at four weeks post op is probably a no-no Is there any way for someone at work to help you for a while?

Please keep in mind that everyone's recovery is different and what I'm sharing is just my experience. Like you I don't enjoy being waited on. The day I got home from the castle I sent hubby off to work and I was fine on my own. But at the same time I had a very unusual recovery in that I had no post-op pain whatsoever. Even so it was very important for the sake of my health to allow hubby to do things I normally would have done. I thought it would drive me crazy but it didn't. In fact I enjoyed all the down time!

I wish you the best of luck tomorrow. Please remember that you only have one chance to heal properly and this is it, so allow yourself some pampering.

Unread 01-27-2003, 04:53 PM
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No one can really say how long it will take you to get back to normal - as we are all different.

The more work you have done inside, the longer the recovery. You may be okay in that period of time. I'm not so sure about the lifting, though. You may have to impose on a co-worker to help with any very heavy lifting for a while.

As for the pain, I had a tah/bso with a vertical incision and I would really call it more of discomfort that actual pain. We all have a different level of pain tolerance, too, so I can only relate my experience.

Whatever you do, please be sure and follow your dr's orders to the letter. You wouldn't want to take a chance of injuring anything while you are trying to heal.

Good luck!
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Unread 01-27-2003, 06:33 PM
Hi Marie

I'm a deli manager too and I will be getting 8 weeks off of work and then only can return with a note from my doctor stating I can return. I may be going on cash when I go back until I can lift heavy boxes, I also work in the meat department and lift up to 80 pound boxes and I know I won't be able to do that for a while.

I hope all goes well with your surgery and take care of yourself and No Heavy Lifting!!

Unread 01-27-2003, 07:55 PM
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I hope I don't only have a 4 week dr's excuse...Yikes

Your line of work requires too much lifting it sounds like. to be
released so early. But they say we all heal differently.

I am a cna and have to lift people.. several pounds heavy.
Even with an assistant, it still puts alot of pressure on
those muscles. I can honestly say one reason I'm so
anxious for my surgery is because I need a vacation.
I've been working 2 years straight. Calling in when in pain
has become almost hard to do, I even called from the ER
while getting a shot of toridol and still had to show up for

I think my doctor will be pretty good about letting me stay
off work until I feel I'm okay enough. especially the lifting kind
of jobs.... gosh Sometimes I wish I had a desk job...
nah, I like what I do
I just need a break from it.

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