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8/7/11 11:13 P

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LOL STOP thinking about losing weight. emoticon Just maintain for now. Probably the stress you are going through is not allowing the weight loss.

Don't leave the hospital until YOU are ready!!!!!!!! emoticon

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FANCYJ Posts: 74
8/7/11 11:27 A

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Thank you all so much for your feedback. It is really helpful. i am not thrilled about having the surgery but after getting a few different opinions, it seems like the best option.
i am really having a hard time dropping weight at this point as well. Everytime i even think about it, i seem to gain more!!!!!
There are a few of you that seemed to have good success so any advice there would be helpful as well!
Thanks again, Fancy

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8/6/11 10:27 P

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As a retired RN, I can tell you that 10 yrs.ago, the surgery was a lot different than it is today. Recovery time is much shorter and techniques are really fine tuned. Listen to whet your Dr. tells you and if you don't understand, ask questions until you do. That way you will know what to expect for the surgery and the recovery. I know for a fact that we have had some same day surgeries where the individual goes home the same day and do well. The major thing is to know what they Dr. is planning and that you understand what to expect.

Good luck and hope all goes as it is planned. My thoughts and prays are with you that your recovery is short and easy.

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8/6/11 7:07 P

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Are you SURE you have to have the surgery? Did you get a second opinion?

If you are truly at peace with this, then the next thing is being proactive. One is doing what you are doing now, by asking questions.

The other thing is being in the best physical shape you can be in. That includes eating well.

Talk with a nutritionist about how you can beef up your system to heal quicker.

Also, what to apply to the scar area, too, would be good. There's some great stuff out there.

Best wishes.... AND, keep in touch.


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I have had my uterus removed (about 10yrs ago), but kept my ovaries; sounds like this is what you are doing. I did not require and blood transfusions. Because of the large fibroids I had, I was cut from belly button down (rather than across the lower abdomen which is the typical incision). I did have pain after surgery and went home with pain pills. Pain is not to be feared. Do take the time that your surgeon recommends to recover. Mine told me 6 weeks. I was feeling pretty good by the 5th week and went back to work after the 6th week. During the first few weeks at home I was tired and did not have much energy to do anything, literally! Even though I slept half the day away, ate when I was hungry, I did lose about 7 lbs while recovering. That was a welcome surprise as I wasn't even trying to lose at that point. Once I felt better and got clearance from my dr. I slowly started to exercise again.

A co-worker had her uterus removed the same day that I did. She pushed herself and went back to work part-time after 4 weeks, but then had a bit of a relapse and had to take it easy.

Good luck, take your time recovering and you will be fine!

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8/6/11 2:50 P

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Thanks so much for the advice. Much appreciated!

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8/6/11 1:49 P

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I have not had that type of surgery but as a nurse the best advice I can give is get up and move as soon and as much as they let you and take your pain pills if you have pain. Don't wait till it gets "bad enough". I pray it will all go well.


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I've had this surgery. I also had my ovaries removed along with my uterus and I was quite pleased about my decision. I have never been as healthy as I am now. Follow the instructions that are given to you, take the adequate rest required for a full recovery and you will do just fine.
My surgery was a total success. I was pain free after and have been ever since I walked away from the hopital well after two days. I did receive about two pints of blood through the process. I did pray because I was so scared and I had my church pray also my husband and family and God was good.
I began exercising in ernest about 1 1/2years after, I have lost a total of 60 lbs. and with the help of spark people I hope to lose another 20. I've heard people speak of weight gain and all that stuff as though the weight just comes on of its own, not true. Like everything else you have to count your calories and exercise when you get the clearance from your doctors.
I hope what I said helped and I pray your surgery will be as successful as mine was. All the best to you.



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8/6/11 12:17 P

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I've also not had this kind of surgery.

Hope some one here has and can help give you the advice your looking for.





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8/6/11 11:30 A

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Bright blessings and a healthful recovery to you Fancy.




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8/6/11 10:20 A

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Sorry I have not had that type of surgery. I just wanted to wish you well and a speedy recovery.
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FANCYJ Posts: 74
8/6/11 9:38 A

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Hi there:
I am scheduled to have my uterus removed on Sept. 6th.
I was wondering if anyone has any 'positive' feedback or advice for me.
I am worried about weight gain and not being able to exercise.
If there is anyone who has gone through this surgery and has any advice at all on how to bounce back quickly and how the surgery helped you i would like to hear from you.
Thanks, Fancy

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