Good Luck Ann for tomorrow

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Hi Ann

Just wanted to wish you good luck for tomorrow.  Hope all goes well, I will be thinking of you.

Let us know how you get on when you can.  Try and get a good night's sleep tonight if you can, it helps the healing process.

Love

Jacqui smile

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    Hi Jacqui, Thanks for your lovely message, had my pre=assessment yesterday so good to go although the process with Bupa has been very stressful as they tried to cancel then put it back on then changed the time in the last 2 days.

    Will try and have a good sleep tonight as suggested going to be positive.

    How are you after your fall? I have been a little worried about you.

    Take care and will email you next week after the deed!

    love Ann x 

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      Hi Ann

      So glad your pre-assessment when well.  Isn't it awful on the nerves when you get messed about.  So so stressful.  

      How are things going?  Let me know how everything went when you can.  Will be thinking of you.

      I am fine, no bad affects from the fall, not even a bruise.  I think I just panicked, did not want to undo all the good work my surgeon had done.  

      Take care

      Love

      Jacqui smile

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    Hi Jacqui, 

    All went well. Still at a delicate stage of discomfort  keeping on top of the pain killers, blood pressure was very low so been quite dizzy, got home yesterday so just taking it slow

    Feeling

    so glad the op is behind me but feel I have a long way to go , so glad to hear you didn't get hurt when you fell, will keep in touch take care Ann xx

    slow.

    so glad the op itself is behind me but just now feels a long road ahead.

    soglad you didn't damage yourself on the fall, be in touch love Ann

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      Hi Ann

      Welcome to the other side as we say! razz Make sure you get plenty of rest, with a bit of walking to keep the blood circulating.  Did everything go as planned?  I bet you were really glad to get home, nothing like it is there?  

      Take care Ann, let me know how you are progressing.

      Love

      Jacqui lol

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    Hi Jacqui, hope all ok with you and you are walking tall but carefully.

    well I am just 1 week post op. And seeing a little light being very good really although haven't felt good enough to do much, I am wondering how soon I can go out and start trying to get myself going so far not been able to stand too long as my BP has been very low 84/60. Generally not concerned about anything stopped the Tramadol a few days ago just taking paracetamols.

    main problems being getting the bowels moving so painful!

    hoping to go to local hairdressers for a blow wave tomorrow first outing, would like to start walking over the weekend.

    so look forward to your trusty advice. Lots of love Ann x

     

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      Hi Ann

      You are doing brilliiantly, great that you are only taking paracetamol.  

      You will feel fantastic after a visit to the Hairdressers nothing like it for boosting the moral.  

      Try walking a little, four times every day, increase by a few yards each time and build up slowly.  It will help your blood pressure get back to normal.  

      Ah the bowels, are you taking something like Movicol, it is very good to get you regular and a stool softener this helps the pain.  Now don't laugh, oh go on then, Ian and I did when I first heard of this, a very lovely lady on this forum told me to do this and I have to say it works a treat and I have never had any pain or problem and I do this every time.  I was expecting big trouble as my bowel was repositioned and stitched back higher!  Now wait for it, you raise your legs up on a book or case, put your elbows and arms resting on your thighs, rock backwards and forwards and ........ moo, yes moo slowly.  It releases the diaphram and makes everything happen without any straining whatsoever. redface My Ian fell about, he loves toilet humour, but it is the best advice I have ever had. lol

      I'm now 8 weeks and am doing 40 flights of stairs a day, plus four long walks with Rosie a day, have started my Tai Chi and also doing Ian's physio exercises with him just to make sure he does them.  I have turned into his personal trainer!  

      Enjoy yourself at the hairdressers tomorrow, you are doing great.

      Love

      Jacqui lol

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    Hi Jacqui, yes I did laugh! I had read about how to sit and I have bebb sitting very upright with good posture and deep breathing, must try the mooing! Not been called a cow before but it could be a first.

    you are doing fantastic blimey all those stairs and walks, I am going to start some Pilates as soon as I have seen the physio next week, the Pilates breathing already helps.

    did you see any of your stitches as ther dissolved or have any unpleasant odour?

    i am trying so hard to avoid any infections , did you have any?

    so my little hyterectomy-mentor signing off for now.

    much love Ann x

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      Hi Ann

      He! he! it is very healing to laugh, my surgeon made me laugh as soon as I came round in Recovery!  Well I thought I must be alright as  I am laughing! 

      Be very careful with Pilates, I was made to stop doing any of the Table Top Moves, which are my favourites!  mainly because they put a lot of strain on prolapses and as I had all three prolapses really going south I had to stop.  Apparently I cannot do them when I get the 'all clear' either, not good after repairs on the bowel or bladder.  I was gutted having done pilates for years.  I remember having a vaginal biopsy two years ago, I was told I could exercise after 6 weeks, went straight into pilates and split everything open, so I am taking no chances this time.  

      I didn't see any stitches until my GP said I could use my Estrogen cream.  I had great difficulty in getting the applicator inside me, which shocked me, I thought with the bladder and bowel back in their rightful place I would have a clear run, but my GP said everything will be swollen for quite a long time but it should be easier everything I do the application.  Ever since I have been putting my Estrogen cream in, in the morning down come stitches.  I suppose they were just waiting for something to dislodge them!  No odours and ...... no infections which I am very very surprised at, I am quite prone that way, but I was drinking loads right from the minute of getting back on the ward, and I have only just reduced down from 3 litres a day to 2 litres.  My surgeon said the danger period was between 5 - 8 weeks so I am just clear of that now thank goodness.  

      Good luck with the mooing lol

      Love

      Jacqui 

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    Thanks Jacqui, so no Pilates then for sure , I take it the breathing technique is ok? Or do I just keep mooing for the foreseeable.

    lots of love Ann x

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