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Hello ladies, I am new to this site and looking for some encouragement. I'm 45 and I had a robotic assisted hysterectomy six days ago. They removed both ovaries, tubes, uterus and cervix. I have five small incisions above my belly button. They are waiting to start me on estrogen for two weeks to decrease risk of blood clots. So far, I have had no complications and am nervous that they will happen based on so many others' stories. I have always had anxiety and that doesn't help regarding the fear of problems that could arise. I have two young children who have a hard time understanding what mommy is going through. My husband is already showing signs of caregiver burnout. My frustration lies with the fact that I just don't feel well. To say I am exhausted is an understatement. The exhaustion leads to feelings of nausea and just overall illness, like I have the flu. Sitting up in the chair is even hard at times but I force myself to do it. My bedroom is on the second floor and I am able to manage doing the stairs slowly about three times a day. I don't tolerate pain medications so I am down to only taking Bromelain which seems to be helping somewhat. My digestive system is having a hard time getting readjusted I can tell. It is uncomfortable after I eat but I'm sure that's normal. I'm normally a very active and busy person so being down and feeling rotten for six days has been very emotionally and physically challenging for me. Not to mention, I'm pretty darn lonely since I am alone most of the day. Sorry for the rambling, I am just looking for some encouraging feedback and positive experiences to help keep my mind focused in the right direction. Some of the posts I read say it took over eight weeks to feel like they could do anything and that is just not possible in my world. Thank you in advance for any advice and hope you can give me!
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