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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 2 years, 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 January Jays 2016 in the forum January 2 years, 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 DECEMBER DOVES 2015 in the forum December 2 years, 10 months ago


    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 2 years, 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 2 years, 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).

  • MrsDJB replied to the topic Joint pain in the forum Surgical Menopause 3 years ago

    A common menopause symptom I’m afraid – surgical & natural. Some people use natural products to alleviate symptoms but in afraid I can’t help there. I take HRT as I’m a long way from natural meno age.

    The menopause matters website has good info on different treatments you could try.

  • It really does depend. I was told nothing more than walking (and even then take it easy) for the first six weeks and then gradually build up. From about week four I started walking everyday & gradually further, faster, more difficult etc.

    Have you got Physio lined up? They are very good at advising on this and tailoring to you – better about this…[Read more]

  • MrsDJB replied to the topic SEPTEMBER SAPPHIRES 2015 in the forum September 3 years ago

    Hi everyone – we are a quiet group! Diffuse well done on the break!

    I’m doing ok, but I think pre-op I thought by now (11 weeks) I would be completely recovered & I’m far from it, knowing what I do now my pre-op expectations were very wrong!

    Still got a way to go to get Bowel sorted, and have to get my head around what my new normal will be re…[Read more]

  • MrsDJB replied to the topic DECEMBER DOVES 2015 in the forum December 3 years ago

    Welshchick – I don’t think anyone would think that you would put yourself through this for the sake of it – why would you? Surgeons won’t operate unless there is a valid case of doing so – the NHS often struggles to provide this op without having “ticked lots of alternatives explored boxes” and even for private patients they have to be able to…[Read more]

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