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IFjane
04-24-2007, 03:48 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?

Thanks!

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

Kerry

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

Kitsune06
04-24-2007, 04:07 PM
*hugs* best wishes to you. I hope all goes well. I'll be thinking of you.

IFjane
04-24-2007, 04:12 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!

Eden
04-24-2007, 04:16 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!

Triskeliongirl
04-24-2007, 05:07 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.

Bikingmomof3
04-24-2007, 05:11 PM
I have no advice, but I shall keep you in my prayers and wish you a very speedy recovery!

IFjane
04-24-2007, 05:15 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.

LBTC
04-24-2007, 05:37 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,
~T~

Wahine
04-24-2007, 06:10 PM
I don't have any specific advice for you but good luck tomorrow. Take care of yourself.

solobiker
04-24-2007, 06:33 PM
Just wanted to wish you good luck tomorrow. I will be thinking and sending positve vibes your way. Take Care S

Velobambina
04-25-2007, 01:35 AM
Jane -- Best wishes for a speedy recovery! I'll be sending lots of good thoughts your way.

Brandi
04-25-2007, 08:36 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.

Pax
04-25-2007, 09:55 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!

KayTee
04-25-2007, 10:26 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!

Kitsune06
04-25-2007, 10:32 AM
Wow- up and eating already! woohoo! Hugs (gentle hugs!)
Glad to hear it!

SouthernBelle
04-25-2007, 10:54 AM
I understand that the recovery time for a vaginal hysterectomy is really quick. So you should be feeling better soon.

:D

Bikingmomof3
04-25-2007, 01:26 PM
KayTee,
Thank you for the update. I am pleased to hear she is up and eating. :)

Ninabike
04-25-2007, 03:26 PM
Glad everything went OK and thank you for your post KayTee.

IFjane
04-26-2007, 12:33 PM
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.

Ninabike
04-26-2007, 01:22 PM
Glad everything went well and you'll be back on the bike soon!!

chickwhorips
04-26-2007, 01:23 PM
glad to hear you are doing good!

take care of yourself!

HappyAnika
04-26-2007, 01:57 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).

KayTee
04-26-2007, 03:04 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!

IFjane
05-02-2007, 09:26 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

Kitsune06
05-02-2007, 09:34 AM
*HUG* Congrats! Glad the recovery is going so well!

IFjane
05-02-2007, 09:39 AM
Thank you Kit! If it wasn't happening to me I wouldn't believe it.

Pax
05-02-2007, 09:43 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!! :)

Batbike
05-02-2007, 05:19 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 ... :)