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  • Hi

    I had the same issue. It started just over a week after surgery and it did last a good few weeks I’m afraid. Everyday visits for about a month and then it became every other day and then every three etc. I think in all about 7 weeks to heal up and antibiotics for about 12 weeks in total (but I react badly to antibiotics so they were…[Read more]

  • Im not sure this is always true. Assuming your ovaries were removed (or aren’t functioning) then a lot of Consultants think that a combination pill for at least the first six months can help those who have had severe Endo (Grade 4) to avoid it returning. After 6 months then it’s more about what you need/tolerate.

    You do see conflicting advice I’m…[Read more]

  • MrsDJB replied to the topic EXFOLIATIVE KERATOLYSIS in the forum April 1 year, 7 months ago

    Hi – soles of my feet instead of palms. Lasted for 2-3 months & then settled down. By con incidence I had a dermatologist appt when it was at its worst so I asked her – she said it’s fairly common & moisturise loads & hopefully it will settle as your body settles down – which it did.

  • Hi – From what I understand some ongoing bowel issues are quite common – especially if you have any sort of bowel surgery during your Hyst.

    My Gynae Consultant recently referred me to a Gastroenteroligst to resolve ongoing pelvic pain & weight loss issues. (I’m 7 months post op).

  • MrsDJB replied to the topic JUNE JACARANDAS 2016 in the forum June 1 year, 7 months ago

    @EMC2203 wrote:

    I have a date for June 18th. Feeling so nervous and worried about post op recovery as have a 3 year old girl and no family around to help out…..! Husband can only take a couple of days off work to be with me.
    Good luck to all June ladies!
    Nic

    Hi – please don’t worry to much about post op. When I had surgery, my youngest was 3…[Read more]

  • MrsDJB replied to the topic January Jays 2016 in the forum January 1 year, 7 months ago

    @paulajune20 wrote:

    Thank you Cath,

    I think I will have to see GP as I hate this…I can get through day but I am SO exhausted it’s actually getting me down. It’s bank holiday weekend and I have had invite out and all I want to do is go to bed. I have no life at all beyond going to work.

    I’m sorry everyone but feeling so down I wish I could…

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  • It’s hard isn’t it. Have you had a look at the menopause matters website – they gave lots of advice on the types of HRT. I have heard of ladies who have had issues getting scripts because the costs of the different ones vary so much & it’s probably inevitable that this has to be a factor in terms of what’s prescribed.

    It is sometimes hard to…[Read more]

  • Hi – I was 39 when I had surgery (also six months ago) but I started HRT 2 days post op. I had grade 4 Endo so take a combination one as that is supposed to help again Endo returning.
    I was lucky that my Consultant took time before surgery to explain HRT – so I understood why he thought best that it was started straight away.
    Surgical meno for me…[Read more]

  • Katie

    My days sound similar to yours & I knew that despite my best intentions I would all too quickly get dragged into long and intense days – my role just doesn’t lend itself to phasing etc. When my Consultant was giving me the “you need to take it easy” talk I admitted I probably wouldn’t to which he replied then I’m going to sign you off for…[Read more]

  • MrsDJB replied to the topic February Fawns 2016 in the forum February 1 year, 10 months ago

    @KTRock wrote:

    @MrsDJB wrote:

    KT Rock – if it doesn’t settle fairly soon I recommend you get it looked at.

    I had a vertical incision & that started to bleed 8 days post op. I left it alone at first but When it didn’t settle after 24 hours I called the hospital. I talked to my Consultant & he arranged to see me the same day. Turned out to be an…

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  • MrsDJB replied to the topic MARCH MAGNOLIAS 2016 in the forum March 1 year, 10 months ago

    Cat lady

    I have had both NHS & private in recent months. My emergency admission & best part of a week stay was at my local NHS hospital & then all my follow up, planned surgery (another week stay) & aftercare was private.

    Clinical and nursing care in both was very good. Surroundings, facilities, food, visiting times much much better & nicer in…[Read more]

  • MrsDJB replied to the topic February Fawns 2016 in the forum February 1 year, 10 months ago

    KT Rock – if it doesn’t settle fairly soon I recommend you get it looked at.

    I had a vertical incision & that started to bleed 8 days post op. I left it alone at first but When it didn’t settle after 24 hours I called the hospital. I talked to my Consultant & he arranged to see me the same day. Turned out to be an infection that needed treatment…[Read more]

  • MrsDJB replied to the topic DECEMBER DOVES 2015 in the forum December 1 year, 10 months ago

    Welshchick

    I’m 15 weeks post op, still get swelling in the evening – although I do think it’s improving in the last couple of weeks & now is only bad if I have had a very busy day. I have a pretty intense job – & am exhausted by evening on work days. Big difference (again in last few weeks) is if I don’t have a manic day I’m not super tired by…[Read more]

  • Hi – I read the blog post too, whilst I was waiting for my pelvic floor Physio appointment. My initial thought was “not helpful” – whilst i would fall into the no option group that she mentions, I can imagine a lot of those reading it will find it difficult. I would like to think a surgeon would not agree to the op if it wasn’t needed…[Read more]

  • Hi – I can imagine it’s a tough decision you have to make here. I am also 40 & have a 12 & 4 year old.

    There wasn’t a choice to make regarding having the op as I was really poorly but yet I still struggled getting my head around being menopausal as a result of it. My Consultant talked me through managing the menopause & HRT before I had my op…[Read more]

  • MrsDJB replied to the topic January Jays 2016 in the forum January 1 year, 11 months ago

    @Gillygirl wrote:

    Hi ladies, I know it’s crazy to go back so soon but if I dont I will have to take a full year out, you can only miss 75% of classes each phase and that would be my limit, I’m going to give it a try, I know in my heart I’m setting myself up for a fail but I’ve got yo try, I’m TAH with BSO, vertical cut. This time next week it will…

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  • MrsDJB replied to the topic DECEMBER DOVES 2015 in the forum December 1 year, 11 months ago

    Hi – I think the bladder is very sensitive at first & I remember having to get up a few times a night at first. It then seemed to go completely the other way & I hardly needed to go. Now it seems to have settled down to what I think is my new normal.

    If you get pelvic floor Physio they have you keep bladder diaries to check all of this. Control…[Read more]

  • Over definately! I bought a 2 sizes bigger – they are huge, but the whole area is very swollen at first. I then found that when I first got back into jeans I wanted something coming up past the scar.

  • It does seem very varied. My pre-op was very “general”,but my Consultants had both spent some time explaining everything before the pre op.

    My Gynae likes to have his patients arrive on op day early (7am) even though he has an afternoon theatre slot & this is because one of the Gynae nurses visits – she stayed about an hour going through loads of…[Read more]

  • Hi TIG

    Despite not having any issues with this to date I’m told I’m at high risk due to some specific childbirth & infection issues. I have regular Pelvic Floor Physio & avoid high impact exercise & heavy lifting. Even with my considered higher risk they reckon it could be years until it happens (if at all).

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