Is this part of the healing process or am I just going crazy?

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Had my Da Vinci laparoscopy last Wednesday, my right ovary and tube were removed along with some endometriosis she found outside my left ovary ...recovery has been good when it comes to the physical part, have been pain killers free since Saturday, have been feeling fatigued if I stand up from long period of times or if I try to do much which I know is normal ...I’ve had a few episodes of hot flashes but didn’t think much of it but today has been kind of crazy when it comes to my emotions ...cried become my husband asked me if it was ok for him to go grocery shopping tomorrow instead of today, cried-laughed when my 4 year old did a happy dance after winning at some board game and just now out of nowhere started remembering the day my mom told me she had cancer and almost didn’t stop sobbing (we found out about her cancerback in February but she is ok, it was found super early, she  finishing her rads like a champ and being an amazing breast cancer survivor) ...it’s like I’m way too emotional today and I don’t know why? According to my dr I shouldn’t be feeling too many hormonal symptoms after surgery because it was just one ovary so I’m here like what the heck? Is this part of the process or am I just going crazy out of nowhere? 

What are your experiences when it comes to unilateral ovary removal and emotions/hormones 

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    Hey there, thought I would reply because I had similar last Tuesday (except they left the tube). I’ve been very hormonal and emotional but assumed that is post surgery causing that. I know that the anaesthetic leaving your body can cause the extra emotions. I have also had the hot flashes. I guess the emotional being all over the place are part of the recovery, and mine is also due in part because of anxiety while I wait for histology follow up. I also had endometriosis found and swabbed. I’ve cried when friends have been nice, and cried daily because I miss my son (I co parent so haven’t been able to do the school runs so haven’t been able to see him much apart from a little at the weekend). Be kind to yourself while you recover. I have found I tire easily. I’m doing better physically than I expected as I’m up and about but can’t manage big walks only mini short ones. It takes around 4-6 weeks to recover I understand so I expect to be emotionally all over the place as part of that. Just thought I would share my experience as timing of the op is similar, and it helps to not feel alone with the feeling crazy emotions. Hugs and I hope you have a smooth recovery. 
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      Hi Louise ...thanks for your reply, I hope you are feeling better ...yesterday I did better but then at night the pain that I was feeling before surgery came back and i freaked out, I seriously think I had a mini panic/anxiety attack (I’ve never had one so I’m not sure) ...like going through surgery, having to pay so much money that we didn’t have to get it with the hopes of finally feeling better for the pain to still come back a week after has me feeling like crap, felt asleep at 4am because I was crying all night feeling so helpless and today I just feel like defeated almost ...I have my post op appt on the 3rd of July so we’ll see what the dr says 
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    Remember it is still early days recovery wise. I’m still on pain relief myself and they say around 4 weeks to recover so try not to panic about the pain. If I do too much my pain gets worse, I even had a day when it got so severe that I needed an emergency nurse out to assess me. I’m a good you have your follow up date, I’m still waiting for mine. An anxious wait for histology. Take it day by day, but as I say I’m still in the same (if not worse) pain than pre op. I hope you’re feeling better a little today xx
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    Hi I had an ovary removed cause of a cyst a few days ago and today spent nearly two hours crying I feel for you as I feel the same but like you said i don't understand why I am feeling like this as I only have lost one ovary. Message me if you want as I am more than happy to talk to someone going through the same as me xxxx

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