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04-24-2007, 02:48 PM
I am late posting but have just gotten home and on the boards to ask. I am having a vaginal hysterectomy tomorrow morning (just found out for sure today). I wonder if anyone else has been through the experience & if you can tell me what to expect from recovery.

What were the first few days like?

And when could you resume cycling?


04-24-2007, 03:04 PM
I can't offer any information but wanted to wish you well. Hope you have a speedy recovery.


04-24-2007, 03:06 PM
no advice, but wanted to say good luck and quick healing.

04-24-2007, 03:07 PM
*hugs* best wishes to you. I hope all goes well. I'll be thinking of you.

04-24-2007, 03:12 PM
Thank you all so much - TE girls are the best! I am not looking forward to the recovery, but I AM looking forward to not bleeding and being anemic and feeling tired all the time. Somehow all that does not fit with what I really want to be doing! :rolleyes:

I'll be home sometime Thursday & will post as soon as I am able. Thanks everyone!

04-24-2007, 03:16 PM
Hope you have a speedy recovery! One of my teammates had this done over the winter. She was back on her bike (and feeling great) in a very short time. I don't remember exactly how long, but I seem to recall being rather amazed (as in you had what done, when and how are you here!), so I think it may have been counted in days rather than weeks!

04-24-2007, 04:07 PM
Good luck tomorrow! I had this done long enough ago that I don't remember exactly how long recovery took, except that it was over pretty darn fast. I also distintly remember how much better I felt, and especially nice was having that PMS cloud lift.

04-24-2007, 04:11 PM
I have no advice, but I shall keep you in my prayers and wish you a very speedy recovery!

04-24-2007, 04:15 PM
Eden and Bmo3 - thank you so much for your good wishes. You don't know how much your support and encouragement means.

Triskeliongirl - you make me feel much better! Reading "pretty darn fast" is so encouraging. I hope I heal like you did.

04-24-2007, 04:37 PM
Good luck tomorrow IFJane! I'll be sending positive energy and bright coloured healing butterflies your way - green and purple, specifically. Let me know if you see them. ;) We'll talk about the pain drugs after that!

Hugs and butterflies,

04-24-2007, 05:10 PM
I don't have any specific advice for you but good luck tomorrow. Take care of yourself.

04-24-2007, 05:33 PM
Just wanted to wish you good luck tomorrow. I will be thinking and sending positve vibes your way. Take Care S

04-25-2007, 12:35 AM
Jane -- Best wishes for a speedy recovery! I'll be sending lots of good thoughts your way.

04-25-2007, 07:36 AM
My best wishes are with you too today! I am thinking good thoughts for you right now. And you are probably in surgary as we speak. Take care of your self and do everything the Dr tells you to do! And as soon as you can get back on that bike.

04-25-2007, 08:55 AM
Don't try to do too much, you will be utterly exhausted initially. I remember thinking about and planning...a trip to the bathroom, it took a lot of energy just to move around post-op.

Hope you feel tons better soon!

04-25-2007, 09:26 AM
IFJane just called from the hospital - the surgery went well, she's back in her room and had just eaten lunch. She'll write as soon as she can. Yay!

04-25-2007, 09:32 AM
Wow- up and eating already! woohoo! Hugs (gentle hugs!)
Glad to hear it!

04-25-2007, 09:54 AM
I understand that the recovery time for a vaginal hysterectomy is really quick. So you should be feeling better soon.


04-25-2007, 12:26 PM
Thank you for the update. I am pleased to hear she is up and eating. :)

04-25-2007, 02:26 PM
Glad everything went OK and thank you for your post KayTee.

04-26-2007, 11:33 AM
I am pleased to hear she is up and eating. :)

There isn't much that keeps me from eating!

I am happy to report that I am at home and feeling great. I have a little vague crampiness in my abdomen but nothing ibuprofin doesn't take care of easily. I am definitely tired and weak, but feel amazingly good. My doctor is a marathon runner, so he understands how important physical activity is to me. He told me to listen to my body, to take it slow, but he saw no reason I could not get back on the bike in a week. We'll see....I am keeping my fingers crossed! (But don't tell my director - I don't plan to go back to work until the 14th.......shhhhhhhh!!!!!)

Thank you all again for all your good wishes. They truly helped.

04-26-2007, 12:22 PM
Glad everything went well and you'll be back on the bike soon!!

04-26-2007, 12:23 PM
glad to hear you are doing good!

take care of yourself!

04-26-2007, 12:57 PM
Glad to hear everything went well. T he easier you take it now, the faster the recovery will be. Nothing like a little "recovery" time on the bike before you go back to work ;) (when you're ready, of course).

04-26-2007, 02:04 PM
Nothing like a little "recovery" time on the bike before you go back to work ;) (when you're ready, of course).

Now there's a recovery plan! Glad you're home, Jane. Put your feet up and let that nice SO wait on you!

05-02-2007, 08:26 AM
Taking my doctor at his word, I got on the bike today, one week since my surgery. I put it on the trainer, plugged in the ipod and hopped on for an easy spin. My goal, if all went well, was to spin for 30 minutes. The phone started ringing (my director :eek: :eek: :eek: ) so I got off, acted like I just woke up, and answered the phone. I realized I had been on the bike for 45 minutes! No pain, no discomfort....just out of shape. I have never been so happy to be on the trainer in my life!

So....next test will be a road ride tomorrow afternoon. I plan to go to the only flat road in Madison County & start from there! yay!!!! :D :D

05-02-2007, 08:34 AM
*HUG* Congrats! Glad the recovery is going so well!

05-02-2007, 08:39 AM
Thank you Kit! If it wasn't happening to me I wouldn't believe it.

05-02-2007, 08:43 AM
That is amazing!! :eek: One week post op I was still bleeding like crazy and in a ridiculous amount of pain, my doc told me later it was probably due to having a ton of endometriosis lasered from my bowel up to my liver.

I'm so happy for you that you're up, riding, and feeling great!! :)

05-02-2007, 04:19 PM
IFjane -- that is FANTASTIC you were able to ride the trainer today without a problem!! I am glad I found this thread to hear about it because I was struggling in my ride today and it reminded me about your surgery, struggles, and your plan to get on the trainer today. If all goes well tomorrow and the next few days, you will be riding the Tour de Madison AND the Wilderness Ride!!! :cool: :D

:) ... you go girl ... :)