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Experiences post-hysterectomy

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i learned in nsg school (mid-90's) that peroxide was cytotoxic and was not to be used.

however, i encountered sev'l practitioners who cont'd to use it and still do.

personally, i have seen more benefit than adversity w/it...

so yeah moog, i know i'd use it too if caring for myself.

truthfully, i think it'll be a couple of months before you're feeling 100%.

so please, give time a chance...

which i know can be difficult, living in such a quick-fix, instant-gratification society.

prayers continue, honey.

leslie

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I've seen it used too - actually used it myself a few times. Agree with Leslie - it isn't really recommended anymore but you just never know. ;)

I was about to tell you a wound "horror" story and decided to erase it! :up:

steph

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Welcome back! I've missed you and I'm still an AN newby.

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Welcome back, Moogie! You've been missed! So sorry it's been such a rough road for you. Hope it's smooth sailing the rest of the way. I found it very enlightening reading your experience. Reading your personal account will hopefully help me to be more empathetic, sensitive, and caring as a nurse and to better impart these values to my students.

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Thanks again for listening.

The past few days I've been having a lot of difficulty with the post-op blues. I've had a lot of stress this year and the complications from the hysterectomy have just about put me over the edge. The tears come so easily and I don't seem to be able to stop crying.

I think I need to take a few days off, cuddle the critters and read junk magazines. I'll be back when I am feeling better.

TTFN,

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Hey - consider yourself hugged! Oh . . and I concur with the tummy tuck idea . . . for me. :coollook:

steph

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Well, the dehisced area is about 80-85% healed, clean, with no signs of infection. Sometimes the open area is tender but the pain is minimal. I still have days in which I feel very tired so I try not to overdo it. I see my surgeon on Monday for a five-week checkup and hope that he will release me to go back to normal activities except for vacuuming and laundry. I think at least six more weeks of not doing housework would be most appropriate for the healing process. :D

The emotional stress, which had gotten almost unbearable over Thanksgiving, seems to be resolved. It must have been a combination of hormones off whack, anesthesia getting completely out of my system, and just feeling so helpless and downright scared over the complications of the surgery. I think sometimes it's worse to have health care knowledge when going through a problem because one knows EXACTLY what can go wrong. I had visions of MRSA dancing in my head, which is enough to scare the stuffing out of anyone!

My husband has been a real dear this whole time. He's been very patient, very sweet and, although he still doesn't know how the vacuum works, he's good with the laundry and isn't half bad at making meals.

Life is much better. I think I am back. Thanks again for the prayers, good wishes and warm, healing thoughts. Love you all!

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