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From: Butterflyrf71
Date: 08-13-2006, 08:40 AM (1 of 12)
Hi All! I've missed everyone! I must have been under the influence of something at 5 days post op, cause I'll tell you, I fell straight into a big hole after that, lol.

Now I am starting to feel better each day. I finally gave into HRT (very small dose) after crying jags, night sweats, you name it.

I've had my check up with the doctor, and things are going well except for a problem in my hips. No one seems to know why I have so much pain in the hips - I have to call the GP and see about it being arthritis.

I am walking everyday, showering, dressing, resting, and have finally started to look at my sewing room - lol.

My appetite, although little, is returning, and all my pain meds are for my hips.

I'm tempted to stand on the scale today - lol - I really, really hope I lost weight!

Well, some days are good, and some days are not so good, but I am geting there. I am NOT looking forward to going back to work at week 6 - I may try to weasel out another 2 weeks :-).

Missing you all - be back soon!


OH - I wanted to tell all you ladies that have had a hysterectomy that I found a wonderful website through my doctor - it has helped me tremendously - it's called HysterSisters (.com) - for anyone going to have, or who has had a Hyst, it has so much useful information - check it out!
You Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm, and place their trust in you. Isaiah 26:3, AV
User: Butterflyrf71
Member since: 05-02-2006
Total posts: 257
From: sews4love
Date: 08-13-2006, 10:35 AM (2 of 12)
Glad to read you are feeling better and up and about. I had a simiple Hysterectomy years ago and wanted to share my experience with you. I went back to work at 5 weeks, pulled out my file drawer, (I was a bookkeeper), and started bleeding profusely. My boss rushed me to my doctors office who had to admitt me overnight. Then I had to stay at home for another 3 weeks. So, do take your complete 6 weeks and get another 2 if possible. Keep us posted.
User: sews4love
Member since: 05-20-2006
Total posts: 57
From: Dustbunny01
Date: 08-13-2006, 11:28 AM (3 of 12)
sounds like things are really going good for you.

I had a full just about 10 years ago It took me over a month to get over it, after 2 days in the hospital I went home I started to run a very high fever, that lasted two week.
But I also had Bladder surgery at the same time, unexpected as the DR nicked it durring surgery.
User: Dustbunny01
Member since: 11-11-2005
Total posts: 159
From: Bama
Date: 08-13-2006, 12:14 PM (4 of 12)
Hi Robin,
I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. :up: Don't over do it. People tend to do that when they start feeling better. :bluewink:

I had bladder surgery 3 weeks ago and also had alot of hip pain. It finally stopped after 2 1/2 weeks. I know at least 3 other women who said they had hip pain after a hysterectomy or bladder surgery so it must be something that goes along with it.

Take care of yourself!
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: NDNQuilter
Date: 08-13-2006, 05:53 PM (5 of 12)
You have my permission to take the 2 extra weeks! I'm happy to hear your better. Take care of your self. Gena
User: NDNQuilter
Member since: 10-04-2002
Total posts: 90
From: esrun3
Date: 08-13-2006, 09:27 PM (6 of 12)
Hey Robin, glad to hear you are up and around and basically doing well. Hang in there, each day will get better and the fact that you are starting to look at the sewing machine is a good sign! LOL
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Chrysantha
Date: 08-13-2006, 10:43 PM (7 of 12)
WTG !!! I don't think you were actually LOOKING at the sewing machine...I think it called your name and you answered..didn't you ??? Sewing/embroidery machines are really sirens....calling to empty our stashes, our thread spools and our wallets.. :wink:
(take an extra 3 wks...tell yer boss WE said so :re: ) :bg:
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: bridesmom
Date: 08-14-2006, 01:58 AM (8 of 12)
You must be getting better, if you are thinking about sewing (LOL). One of the managers at work just had a hysterectomy done and she was off for 8 weeks, she's just a youngun at 40. I'd take the full 6 weeks and more if possible. Take good care of yourself!!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: Butterflyrf71
Date: 08-14-2006, 08:54 AM (9 of 12)
Well, I am 35. So I am young to be going through this as well. Besides the tremendous hip trouble, I think I am doing good.

I will be asking for more time off, I will tell doc you all said to give me extra time (she is so fantastic - she'll prob. do it too, while laughing). I have to get the hip problem worked out - doc says it could be arthritis/buritis (what the heck is that?)/etc.

I've also started having seizures again - seems my meds just aren't working since surgery - I hope this changes after the body shock is gone. I had major stuff removed, so I have to give it some time (my adhesions had their own nerves and blood supply - geck). Doc says I ended up with hundreds of stitches inside - all over (lucky me).

Yesterday I sorted through all my scraps. Divided into throw away pieces, quilting fabrics, and other types. Have to get DH to get me some new totes!

I actually sat down and figured out my pattern and squares for a quilt top too.

Seeing how I over did the past two days - I am resting today!

Miss everyone!
You Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm, and place their trust in you. Isaiah 26:3, AV
User: Butterflyrf71
Member since: 05-02-2006
Total posts: 257
From: Magot
Date: 08-14-2006, 09:52 AM (10 of 12)
Take it gently Robin and be kind to yourself - bursitis is an inflamaton around the tendons - gives your more info - I treat my tennis elbow the same sort of way - plenty of glucosamine and cod liver oil. Hope the seizures get sorted soon - more reason to have time off???? :dave:
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: Butterflyrf71
Date: 08-14-2006, 02:50 PM (11 of 12)
Exactly what I am thinking - I am going to need some additional time for my body to accept the changes and maybe make med changes for my neurological s*** (sorry, pain is wearing me thin right now).

I am definitely going to see a rheumatoidologist (sp?) or orthopedic dr. about this hip. I'm considering actupuncture and all. Whatever it takes, no more meds and no more surgery! I will def. try the herbs and vitamins. I've heard about the gluclosamine and joints.

Today I had a genious thought (lol) I am right now where I would normally be in my cycle - I have only one ovary left after the hyst., and the left hip is where my pain is right now - I kept the left ovary. I can't help but think it's related, but there is no way - NO WAY - I going back for surgery to take that ovary out - ain't gonna happen, lol.
You Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm, and place their trust in you. Isaiah 26:3, AV
User: Butterflyrf71
Member since: 05-02-2006
Total posts: 257
From: Dustbunny01
Date: 08-14-2006, 05:12 PM (12 of 12)
don't' blame you, you want to keep them if at all possible, you will do better with one then with none.

take it easy
User: Dustbunny01
Member since: 11-11-2005
Total posts: 159
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