9 days post op

Hi all. Thought I would update you how my op went on Saturday 20th August. I had TLH and BSO and extensive adhesiolysis as everything was covered in adhesions, they couldn't see my uterus when first went in, pouch of Douglas was completely obliterated and both Fallopian tubes were blocked all due to the adhesions. There might have been an endometrioma on the left ovary but waiting for results of pathology to find out.

I went down for op at 8.30, op took 3.5 hours and then 1.5 hours in recovery before back to hospital room. Was very tired for rest of day, slept ok at night, had drain and catheter out first thing next day and then started gradually moving around and eating a bit and going to toilet. They said I could go home that day but I felt I needed another night just to make sure as I had a 1 hour journey to cope with. Came home next day after having shower at midday (after they had sorted my paperwork, medication etc out). Journey home was uncomfortable and yucky taste in mouth but pillow for tummy helped. Managed to climb upstairs and then stayed there rest of day getting up to use the upstairs bathroom and get myself drinks of water (this helped me keep myself moving at the same time as making sure I had plenty to drink). Next few days I just tried to move around the house a bit more each time.

9 days post op and getting around house well and yesterday did a walk around the block for about 10 minutes and today just been out for 15 minutes and feeling ok, legs feel bit weak but generally ok. Still got funny taste in my mouth so taste buds for food not back yet, still weak but getting better each day with walking. Before op I suffered from IBS diarrhoea (sorry tmi) and so my bowels are taking time to get back to normal still but overall feeling ok. Doing bit of washing up and folding laundry and preparing food for meals but having to remember not to pick up heavy things. Will continue to do a bit more each day but listen to my body if I do too much.

Things I suggest for anybody having op are peppermint tea for wind, eye mask and ear plugs, big pants so waistband not on incisions, pillow for journey home on tummy under seatbelt, drink plenty and then listen to your body, move around when you can but rest if you need to.

All the very best to anybody having this op soon including. Broderskim39 KA410

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  • Glad you are recovering well. Hope you continue to get better, one day at a time. I'm starting to think about getting organised with my hospital bag and stuff now so I will make sure I have "big pants" and comfy clothes. I have bought a few jersey dresses and other loose clothes so I will hopefully be comfy. I will leave a pillow in my car too for the journey home. I am about an hour away from the hospital. Thanks for the tips. I really hope that once your initial recovery is over you feel much better for having had your surgery. Keep us posted.

    Kirsty x

  • Thanks very much Kirsty. All the very best and let us know how it all goes.

    Sarah xx

  • Good luck KA410 😊 What date do you go? My main issue with hospital was lack of sleep so agree with eye mask and earplugs! I had music which I played to distract me and keep me calm 😊 Also I had fruit and dried prunes which helped my insides get going after surgery 😊 Good luck

  • Thanks Anna. My surgery is next Thursday (8th Sept). Music is a great idea. I'll make sure to pack my iPod. x

  • I will be thinking of you 😊

  • Glad you're home and doing ok. Remember to be kind to yourself and take things easy. Sending lots of love and gentle hugs.

  • Thanks Jean, definitely will be taking it easy thanks. 😊

    How are you now, any new progress? Xx

  • Not really. Need to get all my notes from hospital then I will be getting a second opinion. I know the endo is back but consultant is refusing to help. The good news is I've been referred to urogynae for bladder . Just waiting for a date.

    Also started a new job which is going really well.

    Take Hun. Glad you're ok.

  • Glad your seeking a second opinion. It's awful that consultants don't listen to their patients when they know things aren't right! All the best with the urogynae and congratulations on the new job.

    Keep pestering so you can get your answers and take care. Thanks xx

  • So good to hear you are on the mend 😊 Hope the nasty taste goes away soon πŸ˜• 15 minute walk is Epic!! I have only managed about 5 before needing to sit down!! 😊 Each day we get stronger 😊 Good luck

  • Thanks Anna, you are doing brilliantly πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ and yes each new day we will get stronger πŸ’ͺ All the best for your continued recovery xx

  • Awww thank you. Really does help others when we update are blogs. I am nervous but will be glad when it's all over with. Thank you for sharing your procedure xxx

  • Sent you pm xx