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Hysterectomies - it's gotta be done but over here for hand holding part two

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Oddsocksrus Mon 09-Dec-13 22:57:05

Over here for the hand holding.
One in five women in the uk will have to have a hysterectomy at some point in their lives.
Come and join us if you are waiting, pre op, bleery eyed on the ward or recovering afterwards.

Oddsocksrus Mon 09-Dec-13 23:03:38

Here is a link to the original thread
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/general_health/1867845-Hysterectomies-its-gotta-be-done-but-over-here-for-hand-holding

This tread began because I was looking for more support and less hysterical detail in my journey towards a hysterectomy.
I am now 14 days post op after a trans vaginal hysterectomy, rectocele and cystocele repair with a sacrospinous fixation to help prevent another prolapse.

All the other regulars will be along in a moment, we're a friendly bunch
flowers

CremolaFirCone Mon 09-Dec-13 23:24:46

Hello everyone. I am 10 weeks post total abdominal hysterectomy including a random couple of weeks with post operative MRSA. Whoop.
All welcome.
Odds how are you today.?

Oddsocksrus Mon 09-Dec-13 23:30:21

Heading back in tomorrow to see the team about post op infections..
Lalalala!
I've coughed so much with this damn cold I've pulled stitches, so it all bled more and now it's all gone yucky so back I go.
sad

It is very tender and sore again, I can't stand for more than 5 minutes

And you Crem, ok today?

CremolaFirCone Mon 09-Dec-13 23:37:23

Yes but I can feel a scratchy sore throat starting.... Grr
Fortunately I didn't harm myself on Friday night considering the , erm, dancing, drinking and general partying. It's a wonder how I didn't tbh.
Hope the pain eases soon odds and they are helpful at the ward. Can't believe its two weeks since your op already.
Hope the others ( --vag cones and all--)find us here toogrin

SantasPelvicFloor Tue 10-Dec-13 07:23:18

Odd that sounds pretty grim sad

I'm being a right miserable cow because I don't like being patient or a patient. I didn't sleep well because basically I've not done enough to make me tired...but I'm not well enough to do much

Today I am going to send DD to school, shower, walk the dog around the coast path for an hour, pop into the garden centre and choose an apple tree, plant it, finish painting in the kitchen and then lounge on the sofa reading.

Parts of that may not be true

thekingfisher Tue 10-Dec-13 07:24:48

Hello all on exciting new thread - I am now 13 days post op from a total abdominal hysterectomy. I'm 40 and have 1 ds10. Had hysterectomy following huge arterial bleed and emergency UAE surgery in France whilst on relaxing weekend mini- break . Tah to stop it ever happening again and to remove the rather small fibroid that was causing all the trauma....

Recovery so far uneventful other than a bit of wound opening now much improved, cold still ongoing but feeling 100000000x better than lasts week !

Purveying pelvic toner options with interest.

I has some if the cones with varying weights that you walk about with which were odd as I couldn't ever sort out where they should really sit in you iykwim . I have an embarrassing story about them that I might share later ,,,wink

thekingfisher Tue 10-Dec-13 07:27:21

Poor you odds, fingers crossed they can get you sorted (())

Santas I was feeling like a malingerer until I read your last sentence.grin

thekingfisher Tue 10-Dec-13 08:31:12

Just realises the cones you talk of are the ones I have - may revisit them....

Kevinsbowel Tue 10-Dec-13 08:51:59

Morning all, new thread new me but the others will recognise...

Three weeks post keyhole surgery to remove uterus and ovaries because of humongous fibroids. Think the size of a small cat....

Main thing we keyhole girls have noticed is we feel pretty well straight away and that makes us underestimate how much actually went on internally. We get told off a lot by our doctors for doing too much.

Odd socks that is grim but I am glad you are going back in, I was worried about all that blud. When was your op?

SantasPelvicFloor Tue 10-Dec-13 09:14:23

I have decided popping cones in before shower then wandering around whilst I get ready is a good plan as long as they don't drop out in front of DPs sons

Kevinsbowel Tue 10-Dec-13 09:17:11

They may well drop out apparently. However after I shower I watch judge judy, as my guilty off-work pleasure, but I guess I could do that standing up..

shewhowines Tue 10-Dec-13 10:40:52

I'm here... Should probably be dropping out a bit now as I'm 13 weeks or so, post radical abdominal, but for some reason I can't seem to stay away... fgrin I still need to get to the bottom of who this mysterious Katy is, for a start fsmile Me thinks the lady doth protest too much...

I haven't watched Judge Judy for years. Are they the same old repeats?

odds hope they are helpful today.

Bet all the work will catch up with waiting and she'll be paying for it soon.

What colour is the kitchen? santa Make sure you do at least three coats! I'm sure you'll get it done in a couple of hours. fgrin

shewhowines Tue 10-Dec-13 10:41:41

I need to know why Kevin's bowel is of importance?

Oddsocksrus Tue 10-Dec-13 12:23:12

Humongous anti biotics.. Only slightly raised temperature (37.6) but they took a swab.... I put in my own speculum........!!!!!!!!!! Really hope I don't have to do that again!
I had the funniest dr and nurse team, really fab who were very organised, swab done, temperature, tummy squidged around and stitches check.
They thought it was unlikely that I would have undone anything by coughing but that will be checked at the 6 week meeting. It shouldn't have started bleeding again tho...

Back to the sofa fgrin and to read about cones ?!?

SantasPelvicFloor Tue 10-Dec-13 12:28:22

I nearly fainted at the speculum comment shock

Kevinsbowel Tue 10-Dec-13 12:31:39

Eek odd socks you deserve better than cones discussions, eg us move onto chocolate.

Hotel chocolat for Christmas, I think, non?

My friends have been luffly dropping on for tea and whatever but not one of them has thought to bring chocolate. Flowers, yes. Chocolate, no. Why is this????

Kevinsbowel Tue 10-Dec-13 12:34:33

Judge judy... They are all old episodes but not yet repeats for me. I am just shock when some person takes the stand explaining that s/he has three kids and a criminal record and x amount of debt and blah blah and then you find out s/he is 18. And I am thinking, when did you even have the time to do all this? I couldn't even drive when I was 18.

shewhowines Tue 10-Dec-13 12:53:56

I had lots of chocolates given to me when I came out of hospital. For the only time in my life, I completely lost my appetite for chocs. I just couldn't face them. By the time I fancied some, my darling children little buggers had eaten them all fsad

Waitingaround Tue 10-Dec-13 16:06:49

I received lovely malt whiskey from my colleagues (they know me well smile)

CremolaFirCone Tue 10-Dec-13 16:12:24

I got flahrs and soup. Oh so much soup.grinyou'd think I'd had my tonsils outwink

Santaspelvicfloor Tue 10-Dec-13 17:37:50

Lots of flowers here. Whiskey, soup and chocs (not at the same time) sound good

I've been for my daily outing...sainsburys. I didn't manage more than 15 mins before feeling telltale tugging sensation so came home.

thekingfisher Tue 10-Dec-13 17:57:06

Have any of the more recent ones of us thought about driving. I'm 2 weeks tomorrow and the physic said 3 weeks should be fine - as I'm progressing now I would agree with that but interested to get others opinions/expereinces.

Have already checked with the insurance and they said - whatever your Dr said - and the Dr said whenever I felt ready so I guess its up to me?

I live rurally so if I can't get out I really can't get out….

thekingfisher Tue 10-Dec-13 17:57:27

physic = physio

Santaspelvicfloor Tue 10-Dec-13 17:58:20

I'm not going to drive until 4 weeks. After a section I drive at 3 weeks but my need is not the same now

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