Feeling Unwell

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Hi everyone 

I had a TAH in Feb.  Recovery has been very slow and I have experienced all sorts since.  We are now in August and I am feeling totally awful.  I'm so tired and find that I'm sometimes ok for 2 to 3 days then I go back again to feeling exhausted and having no energy to do anything.  Unfortunately I had no choice than to return to work at the 6 week point and although it has been some time since I went back and I'm still part time I'm struggle to complete a full day.

in addition I am on the patches and my hormones are everywhere my moods are sporadic sometimes I want to cry other times I'm so snappy and short with people.

is it just me? Can anyone give me some advice please 

Shelley xxx

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    I've had mine a week ago and feel wish washy and exhausted.

    I was hoping I would feel much better soon as my husband is pushing me to return to work before the 6 weeks is up he keeps saying I have to go back after 4 because I only work 3 days.

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    Hi Shelley

    I'm only 4 weeks total TAH & BSO so as you unsure if it is normal so long after your op if normal. My gynie gave me 2 months sicknote but again unsure how I will feel in 3 weeks time as I'm still swollen and sore, I am on HRT tablets and still getting flushes and crying a lot I'm not sure wen they kick in as only been 4 weeks x how's your employer helping you do you think you went back too soon? X Nic

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      Hi Nicola 

      i rememeber being at your point and wondering what the heck had hit me.  I do think I went back to early to work and even though on a phased return it has still been hard the only reason that I am part time is due to the fact that I am taking annual leave 2 days a week my employers are not sypportive whatsoever xxxx

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      I understand why you went bk to work mine are not either, my manager who is a woman actually googled how long I should be off? She said it's now the norm nowadays and loads of woman have a hysterectomy how rude, I have told her not to contact me and I will be back when I'm ready I will probably go in half pay but I am not going to let her bully me again as I had surgery in December for Carpel tunnel on my hand I work in a call centre so type all day I went bk to early and suffered x I hope you find out why you are feeling as you are please let me know how you get on xxx
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      Thank you Nicola.  It's horrendous the way people see things my manager told me that my op was just like having a Caesarian and women who have a c section have to get on moth it 😡😳 .... Don't let her bully you xxxxx
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      Hiya Shelley

      Believe me I had to have 2 C Sections due to complicated births and this is far worse than those put together x I have learned my lesson I will go back when I am ready not when she thinks I'm sure she thinks she is a Dr she googled everyone's sickness quite sad really haha keep in touch take care xx

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    You possibly went back to work too soon it's the internal healing that takes a long time you may be in menopause as I have the same emotional problems but as my gran said it won't kill you and it's just being a woman so the night sweats are horrendous and I wake every morning at 3am then I have a full days work but I can cope with that it's much better than fibroid size of a melon
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      LOL @ your Gran's remark....because yeah, back then, the women just had to grin and bear the Menopause!

      Like you, I am woken several times a night with night sweats....but am counting my blessings, really, when I read how much others on here are suffering with the Meno.

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    Hi, Shelley, 

    I understand how you feel. I had TAH and BSO February. Seems ages ago now. I struggled at first and also when first went back to work. I had just over 3 months off as I work on a busy hospital ward so manual job and on feet all day. Also have long drive to work. I had lots of issues with being told different things regarding recovery times ranging from 6 weeks to 6 months to 2 years for full recovery! I still feel I went back too early as I found it really tiring. I also have 2 young children to look after so not just at work and then home and crash out! I suppose over last month I have felt a lot better physically, as in no more internal pains or stomach muscle pains , back pains etc. however I too find if I have a few busy days, then I feel really exhausted. I also have other health issues and found I was vit d deficient although my iron levels have now improved a lot . I have also had my thyroxine doses changed 2 times in last 6 months. So could be to do with other things too, but I think it does take a long time to really feel recovered. I don't have any answers I'm afraid but if you think of the upheaval your poor body has been through and all the changes in hormones. I had my hrt dose increased 2 times by consultant when gp seemed too afraid to do anything! So I wonder who is monitoring that for you? Have you spoken to your gp recently, helpful if they are supportive but I know not all of them are! Hang in therexxx

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