Friday, July 2, 2010

Still Recovering (2 weeks post-op from TAH)

I am in the latter part of my 2 weeks from my hysterectomy and it stinks. I do not feel any better from before my ovary was out and now I have horrid menopause symptoms to deal with on top of that. I have headaches, dizziness, hot flashes, dry skin, ringing in my ears and massive insomnia. My doctor does not believe in hormone treatment so I am just living one minute at a time. I have been drinking soy and taking flax, but do not know what else to do. My incision is healing nice, but I still have discomfort and swelling in my belly. I found that the mass in my ovary had the same mix as my cancerous ovary, but it was still benign. Thank goodness! I just want to know if my symptoms are going to improve or are they going to get worse? Honestly, if I knew then what I know now, I probably would have tried harder saving that ovary, but I know that I would of had to have this surgery at some point in my life and at least it is behind me.

My friends are coming in for the Fourth and we are going to catch up since I am still on orders to not do anything drastic. I am able to hang wih my dogs so that is a positive perk. My next post will be more positive because I hope these symptoms will be in my past. I HOPE!


nat said...

My symptoms trickled down to just hot flashes. If you give up caffeine, it is supposed to help (but I won't give up my coffee!!) :) Pain medication always gave me headaches, and insomnia. Once I stopped that, it got better. I do still have light insomnia for a couple of days every few months.

I'm so glad there was no cancer! If it was the same 'mix', it sounds like it was a very good thing that you had the hysterectomy.

I hope you start feeling even better soon! It does take some time to get back to normal after such a major surgery. Have a wonderful 4th of July!!

nat said...

Hey - how are you doing?? I hope you are well, and enjoying the summer with your family! (this hot hot hot summer :) )