(first, please excuse my typing and spelling!)
O.k. - late November had a routine gyno annual. Had been having irregular and heavyn (I mean heavy) periods. Had ultra sound and they found my right ovary, but could only find a grapefruite size mass surrounding the left ovary. uturus also surrounded by same size mass. I did not like any of the options of drug use, so opted to have the masses taken out surgically, and after hours of talking to my ob/gyn ( a woman) and a trusted therapist, I decided that if "parts" needed to be removed, so be it. They removed everything but the left ovary. I just turned 43, am childless, and intended to keep it that way. My partner and I have a good relationship and we agreed on all of the above. Good news is the pathology report came back negative - though the blood test suggested it would not. So no cancer at this point.
So now, 9 days later (by the way, I got out of the hospital asap - could not sleep, hated the morphine, and the other pain killers were messing me all of me!) I am sore, cannot move around much, take pain killers with less strength (o.k. by me - none narcotic ones) - but constipation is so rough to combat! I am taking 7 Oxypowder
capsules a day (which usually would be too strong), lots of grains, fruits (all hard on me since I follow Atkins - but for now, that is on hold).
Also, 5 days after the surgery, I could not stop crying - I mean full-blown crying my eyes out, for no reason, for hours! I have love in my home, pets who are confused now (but comforting) and am resting.
I have been off forwork 7 working days and I want to get back to work, but know I must heal.
Anyone who has any words of wisdom to share - I am all about receiving that, please please!
I am scared of the constipatin - it puts pressure on all the inside stiches. Is this usual? Only enemas seems to start things going, but i cannot rely on them for long. It is still hard to pee (I drink 100 oz
of water a day), I am having trouble moving, my moods swing high and low for days at a time, and I am very very worried about libido! Some say it gets better - but does it really? Also, I am worried about putting on weight - not for vanity, I have worked 18 months to lose weight for more positive health!
Any thoughts? Experiences you want to share?