Post Myomectomy Blues

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Hi Ladies, I hope you are doing well. 

I am 3 weeks post open myomectomy. The healing is going very well, still a bit of discomfort here and there but nothing serious. The wound has healed very nicely. I am seeing the gyn. in two days for a follow up. 

What I actually wanted to ask was if any of you experienced intense bouts of sadness and just feelings of hopelessness? Sometimes I just feel like crying 😢 but sometimes it is better 🙂. I stopped all painkillers a week after the op as I thought it contributed towards these feelings. Over and above that I am also obsessing over the op itself - like how exactly is a myomectomy performed 😳 

Anyway thanks for listening...

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  • Posted

    Hi Ibex,

    I did! Just take it easy. Allow yourself and your body time to heal. I does get better, promised smile

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    Hi - I had my myomectomy on 4/3 so it’s been a month now - and yes I have totally had bouts of sadness, crying .  I am still bleeding and I think that has contributed to my crying episodes because I just want it to end but dr say I can be like this for at least 3 months or longer on the bleeding part.  I have been bleeding since 2/13 that is why I had to have this procedure and I opted for this less invasive vs. hysterectomy and now I wonder if I made the right decision - I have to take it one day at a Time 
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      Did you have a open or laparoscopic myomectomy?  3 months is a very long time! I only had about two days of bleeding after my op. 

      Stay strong and good luck. 

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    I did have crying spells and extreme loneliness which i think the culprit was the estrogen pills i took as prevention for uterine adhesion. Youll feel back to normal interms of walking, strength, lifting without issues, sneezing without pain at week 6.
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    Ive read an article somewhere about these symptoms could possibly be caused by  general anesthesia. 

    Or maybe the physical stress brought about by the physical trauma to the body...

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      I did some 'research' and also saw that! Also that feelings of helplessness a brought on due to the fact that you can't go back to your daily routine for a while and that you are limited with activities. 

      But as you said things do get better gradually, we sould just be patient and give our bodies time to heal 🙂

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    I am an emotional wreck 😢

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      I am so sorry that you feel this way 😔 Have you told someone, do you have support at home? 

      When I feel so down some time with a family member or friend cheer me up quite a bit. The other things I also do...treat myself, get my nails and hair done - or whatever you like. 

      I really hope you get the bleeding sorted out, I guess that is contributing to the whole issue. 

      🙂🌸

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    Thank you - just taking it one day at a time.... I have a appt for 2nd opinion on 5/23 we’ll see how that goes
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