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Old 05-21-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Surgery (hyster) & JUDDD

I'm slated to have one soon. I've been reading up on all I can about this procedure (both pre-op and post-op), so I'm actually looking for more input with regards how to JUDDD once I come outa the fog.

I should be in the hospital just for overnight. My UD will be the day before, which I think will be a good thing! Once home, how should I eat? Maybe lower the UD cals/up the DD cals a bit for a few days? I know the first few days might be skewed because of the surgery, anesthesia, etc. and I'm typically slow to come out of that stuff. Maybe just listen to my body and eat when needed?

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I'm slated to have one soon. I've been reading up on all I can about this procedure (both pre-op and post-op), so I'm actually looking for more input with regards how to JUDDD once I come outa the fog.

I should be in the hospital just for overnight. My UD will be the day before, which I think will be a good thing! Once home, how should I eat? Maybe lower the UD cals/up the DD cals a bit for a few days? I know the first few days might be skewed because of the surgery, anesthesia, etc. and I'm typically slow to come out of that stuff. Maybe just listen to my body and eat when needed?

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Eat to heal!! Don't worry about JUDDD right now, it will be there when you feel better!!

And there is a great site called Hystersisters! It was my lifesaver before, during and after surgery!!

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I can't give you advice, but I can say, thinking of you during your surgery and for your recovery!
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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Eat to heal!! Don't worry about JUDDD right now, it will be there when you feel better!!

And there is a great site called Hystersisters! It was my lifesaver before, during and after surgery!!

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Yes you need to heal first.. i found that when i had mine last aug 2011 i was inclined to eating the soft stuff, to make sure there was not a whole lot of bulk inside.. popsickles.. broth.. pudding.. well you get the picture.. Best thing you can do for yourself is to make sure as soon as you can.. get up and walk! Walk and keep moving,, mine was the "devinci method" Lapriscopic four lil incisions and wow was i bloated.. FUll of air.. But keep walking.. Diet later.. or JUDDD later.. Best of luck sweetheart..
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Absolutely, you should eat for healing first and foremost. That should be your priority. Let us know the date so we can send prayers.
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Thanks so much, ladies! I've thought along those lines, too, which is basically eat to heal, with lots of fiber included . I joined the HS site when I scheduled the surgery - lots of great info over there! When I heard about the DaVinci type, I had to giggle - all my SF syrups, you know. She said mine would be done through the "v", no mention of the DaVinci. I had an ectopic pregnancy several years ago and have those teeny scars from the emergency surgery.

Anyway, thanks for the info and will let y'all know when the date gets closer - I welcome the prayers!!
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Thanks so much, ladies! I've thought along those lines, too, which is basically eat to heal, with lots of fiber included . I joined the HS site when I scheduled the surgery - lots of great info over there! When I heard about the DaVinci type, I had to giggle - all my SF syrups, you know. She said mine would be done through the "v", no mention of the DaVinci. I had an ectopic pregnancy several years ago and have those teeny scars from the emergency surgery.

Anyway, thanks for the info and will let y'all know when the date gets closer - I welcome the prayers!!
That's how mine was done. Three (or maybe four, I can't remember) tiny incisions.

Recovery is important and for me it took every bit of the six weeks to feel back to the way I did before even with the little tiny incisions. I was TIRED!!!! But it has made a huge difference in my quality of life. Hoping yours does the same.

I definitely recommend the hyster sisters site, lots and lots of good information and support there.

Let us know how we can support you through this.
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I got lucky with the Davinci my self, no pain.. and back to work in 7 days,, That was the part that appealed to me the most.. no more long recovery time. Plus it done on out patient basis.. in at noon homeby 6pm.. and there is 45 mintues of drive time in there Hope that is how yours goes hun
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Heal first, diet later - as all the other ladies have said! Good luck!
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I got lucky with the Davinci my self, no pain.. and back to work in 7 days,, That was the part that appealed to me the most.. no more long recovery time. Plus it done on out patient basis.. in at noon homeby 6pm.. and there is 45 mintues of drive time in there Hope that is how yours goes hun
Wow, seven days? When I had mine done, even the DaVinci girls were spending more time than that recovering. Do you have a really sedentary job?
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Wow, seven days? When I had mine done, even the DaVinci girls were spending more time than that recovering. Do you have a really sedentary job?
I do have a Sedentary job how ever.. The next day after surgery i was up cooking and cleaning the house for the masses who came to see me thinking i would require help lol.. I never had to take a single pain pill either.. I was soo blessed.. They claim that due to i have an extreemly high pain tolerance that was the reason i bounced back so fast.. I was oo happy to have it done.:
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I forgot - throw all the positives y'all can about this thing. Some of those post-op (aka love life) stories are a bit scary over on the HS site. I've talked to a couple of people IRL that said they noticed no difference.

I have a very sedentary job (hence me being on here during the day!), but she said no work for 2 weeks. Luckily, my kids are grown, so it's only me and DH so I can be a lazy butt!
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I forgot - throw all the positives y'all can about this thing. Some of those post-op (aka love life) stories are a bit scary over on the HS site. I've talked to a couple of people IRL that said they noticed no difference.

I have a very sedentary job (hence me being on here during the day!), but she said no work for 2 weeks. Luckily, my kids are grown, so it's only me and DH so I can be a lazy butt!
I had mine done almost 20 years ago and it was the old abdominal incision kind. It took me longer to recover because I developed a nasty post op infection at the incision site, but after that was treated I felt great. My daughter (34) had the DaVinci done earlier this year and she was doing very well inside of a week.

There is no question that having the surgery improved the quality of my life by orders of magnitude, including my love life. Kept both ovaries because I was 38 and went through menopause about 6 years ago. I consider having the surgery and JUDDD the 2 best things I've done for myself, health-wise.
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Thanks, Sheridan, love hearing the positives! I sometimes feel like I'm rushing into this because I have no problems - no pain, no bleeding, nada. But, this has been a few years in coming due to the bladder insisting on falling out of position, so it's gotta be done as that is getting annoying.

I've read where other women didn't realize how bad they felt until they had it done even with no other obvious problems. Now, if it'll clear up some other body aches and pains, I'll be a surprised happy camper!!

Thanks for the input!
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I'm also very happy about my decision to have the surgery. Kept my ovaries, as women in my family go through menopause very late (like 60 ). So I still have hormonal stuff going on, but without the monthly TOM. I don't miss him.

I didn't have a super-pressing issue, mine was a diagnosis that gave me a slightly increased chance of uterine (or cervical, can't remember) cancer. And since I was way done using my uterus, I opted to have it out rather than the schedule of biopsies that were the alternative.

Easy surgery, easy recovery, no problems or complications whatsoever. Love life is great. I was having a week-long period every three weeks, so this is a vaaaaast improvement.

One of the best decisions I ever made.
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Thanks, Luna. I'm post-menopausal, but before that set it, I would have marathon TOM's lasting a couple of weeks. I'm hoping and anticipating my ovaries will stay put and I'm used to having those lovely mini tropical vacations (hot flashes) and see where those continue. The cervix will go buh-bye because of familial issues.

Thanks for the input, glad to hear another positive story!
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Good luck! My hysterectomy 6 years ago went fine, and I recovered quickly.

But I wish I had known to have my husband stay over with me in the hospital. That first night, I really wanted someone there to run interference with the nurses, who weren't helpful at all. The hospital food was absolutely wretched and inedible, so it also would have been great to have him there to get me some decent food.
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Tiva, glad to hear about the successful surgery, but sorry about the hospital stay! I just had a family member stay in the hospital where I'll be and the staff was very friendly and helpful, thank goodness!!
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Good luck! My hysterectomy 6 years ago went fine, and I recovered quickly.

But I wish I had known to have my husband stay over with me in the hospital. That first night, I really wanted someone there to run interference with the nurses, who weren't helpful at all. The hospital food was absolutely wretched and inedible, so it also would have been great to have him there to get me some decent food.
Oohh, good point! Mine was technically done outpatient, they kept me 23 hours and sent me home, but that one night having DH there was so helpful. Because I was in a room with one other woman, she had to okay it but she was fine with him being there. And he was a big comfort.
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Hey ladies! After being away for almost two weeks, I am wandering through old posts. Just thought I'd toss in, like Sheridan, I had my hysterectomy 20 years ago. The surgery went perfectly, I felt SOOOO much better after a brief & non-painful recovery, and my love-life - which was most excellent before - remained DH & my favorite happiness hobby.
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Just finished reading here and want to add my wishes for an easy procedure and recovery and then you feeling even better than you dreamed! Let us know when you're going in. We'll all be sending positive thoughts and prayers.
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Thank you all so much!! Love all of you chiming in with good things to report.

I do have a date on the books, but haven't heard from anyone yet (all those health history questions and such) as of yet and probably won't until about a week before surgery. It's scheduled towards the end of June. I will most certainly let you know as I welcome the thoughts and prayers!
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