Tuesday....OMG!

  • Penel3
  • New Hampshire
  • 3 years ago

Ok, my hysterectomy, TT and mastopexy are Tuesday February 15th! I am so flooded with emotions! Anxiety, excitement and fear...I've had surgery before, I work at the hospital I am having this done and know how well taken care of I'll be, but....why? Why am I so scared??

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Lol, a mani-pedi....that would have been perfect, lol!
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LOL, you are not dense! No, the average "normal, healthy" uterus is about 3in. by 2in. by 1 in. When a fibroid is present (like in my case) the uterus grows in size to accommodate it, just like a baby during pregnancy. This removal is what prompted me to add on the TT and "what the heck" throw in the breast lift too!
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Oh my! Thanks for clearing that up.

I ROFLed at "what the heck throw in a breast lift too" -- why not! :) You should have asked for a mani-pedi too while you were under.

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Phew....I think I am finally up to posting! I had my big day last Tuesday...hysterectomy (abdominal), TT and mastopexy. The hyst removed a uterus the size of a soccer ball! The overall total surgical time was 6 hours....pretty long. I lost half my blood volume so was pretty ill the first 24 hours. My ob/gyn kept me in hospital until Friday night. I had a great day Saturday, but was wiped all day yesterday. I have only one drain that will come out tomorrow. I have no pain from the mastopexy, some deep hysterectomy pain and burning from the muscle repair(3 fingers wide). He originally didn't think I would need muscle repair....surprise, surprise! I don't seem to have much swelling...but if I actually do have some then my stomach is still smaller with the swelling than it was pre-surgical! I am honestly thrilled with how I look and feel already. I did take before pics and when I am ready I will post before and aft! As of this moment (6 days post-op) I am thrilled with my decision!!
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Wow, I'm exhausted just reading that. Is your uterus supposed to be that size or am I dense? O.o

Glad to hear you're doing well though.

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I'm glad your surgery went well and that it is over with. Good luck with your recovery, I look forward to your pictures. (My TT is Mar. 7th.) You are a trooper for having all that done at once. Take care.
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So, Pene, you had your big day yesterday. I hope everything went smoothly, and you're back in here soon, telling us how happy you are feeling.
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Good luck today, Penel3!

It's totally normal to be scared. It's a major change... I'd worry if you didn't have butterflies! :) Just try to relax and enjoy the "me" time. I'm sure you'll do great.

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