Lady H, it was so many years ago I had mine, I think they gave me towels for the first couple of days when I had a very light bleed then, nothing, EVER again. My cut was bikini line, right from side to side but so neat and it’s completely faded now, can’t see it all. However, I did have a woman surgeon and had mentioned to her I was concerned about the scar, she told me not to worry I’d hardly notice it and she was right, once it healed and swelling and redness gone i5 was a very faint white line, and as I say it’s virtually disappeared over the years.
Turned up for second yoga session last night and the replacement teacher covering the beautiful French lady’s maternity leave didn’t bring mats (original teacher assured us mats provided) no way was I going to get down on a hard wooden floor. My friend was most annoyed and told her so. She told use to come next week and she wouldn’t charge us. Will give her a try and if she’s ok I’ll bu6 my own mat but I’ve a feeling I’m not going to like her as much so will probably wait until September when the other comes back.
Yes, think I have got the gardening bug, not so keen on the weedingthough xx
Oh thank you so very much for that, I am putting together a shopping list at the moment, got leggings, jogging bottoms, nightie (that is going to be interesting!!), dressing gown and the consequent toiletries.
I love that no matter what, you can come on here and there is always someone who will be able to helpand support borne out of experience, even if it is not directly related to our bc diagnosis, it has been a godsend over the past two years having all the wonderful ladies on here.
One thing I am thinking about is do I need to get sanitary towels to take in? It is amazing the things you think about. I am sure when I go back on 2 July I will no doubt be given a big list of do's and dont's etc.
I am arranging for a local man who does my hedges to cut the lawn every week as that is something which will get to me. We have assisted collection for the bins as my partner has MS. I have a wonderful network of friends who are already getting a rota together so that I am not tempted to do anything. It is all the little things that you take for granted that you do, which will be out of the question for several weeks.
I am really hoping it will be bikini line rather than the big one, hopefully because it is only my womb that they are removing I might get away with that, but knowing my luck.
Right off to get some creosote for the fences 🙂
Oh yes, you're definitely a gardener now, wanting things done your way is a dead giveaway. There's something very therapeutic about pottering round with the secateurs making it all look nice, it's good for stress. Better than grinding your teeth if himself is being frustrating...
OH YES I know we would get you hooked on the gardening bug 🙂 🙂 It is very addictive, I need to spend a good bit in teh garden in the next few weeks to get everything in order so that I dont sit and fret. Going to get our man to cut our lawns every two weeks so that I am not tempted to try myself.
Good suggestion about the walking, I can go round the block, although both side are quite steep, I can start by just walking a little bit and back and then work myself up over the weeks to getting to the top of the slope.
Yes, probably best to lay off the chocs or you’ll put on weight due to laying around. Having said that, I actually lost weight after my hysterectomy and during recovery. I did quite a bit of walking after the first week, just round the block to start with and increasing a bit each day, all on the flat though as even the slightest incline pulled. It really helped my recovery.
Himself is doing really well (hope I’m not tempting fate saying so). He’s still in a fair bit of pain but it’s tolerable and he’s not taking any painkillers at all now. He even did a little bit in the garden in Sunday, just a bit of trimming. I got quite narked as I’m getting possessive over the garden. He went out lunctime for a couple of hours today as it was an old friends birthday and I spent the time snipping away with secateurs and gave a few shrubs a short back and sides. He won’t be happy when he notices but I’m in charge now. Never thought I’d actually enjoy it but it is very therapeutic xx
It should be within the next 6 weeks so sometime earlyish August, hopefully the weather will be good as I need to have some compensation for the loss of bowls and being off work.
Looking for a good cross stitch project that I can take on for the six weeks I will be out of action so to speak. Will pass on the chocs and in time will be able to have some wine in the evenings
How is hubby doing xxx
Oh Lady H, so sorry as know how much your bowls mean to you, plus no gardening. You’ll just have to put your feet up, make sure you have a good stock of books and tapestry and piles of chocs and vino of course to hand. Hopefully it will be soon and you’ll be able to recuperate in the sunshine xx
Oh thank you xx Unfortunately I am unable to have keyhole as there is not enough cervix for them to do it so my consultant is planning to do a bikin line, I will be off work 6/8 weeks apparently.
It has really knackered up my bowls season as I have had to give all my games because I will not be able to make the finals weekend if I was to get that far, but there is always next year xxx
Just popped in to say a quick hello and learned that lovely Lafy H is to have a hysterectomy. Guess another op is the last thing you need at the moment H, but personally for me it was a blessing when I had mine. Having said that, I was in my mid 30’s so got over it quickly and enjoyed the break from work. Back in those days (dark ages) I was cut right across, so recovery time was about 12 weeks, these days they usually do keyhole surgery. So sorry you’ve got to go through more surgery after everything youve been through, just hope it’s soon so you can spend your recovery time resting in the sun.
Clair, hope your feeling better after your incident at work. It must be awful having a job you love but at the same time worrying because it’s putting you at risk. Hoping lympthadema clinic have given you an appointment or at least advice xx
thank you my dear, I am sure over the next few days I will get my head around it xx
Thank you so much my dear. Fortunately got time to get things in place and I will behave myself so that I can give myself the best opportunity to recover as quickly as possible xxx
Thank you for your lovely words, I know it is the right thing to do but I just need to get my head around having another op with all the anxiety that comes with it, its not as if I need my womb and it does not bother me in that way, I am sure I will be better in a few days.
T o make you laugh, and honestly I would if I was in a better frame of mind, I managed to puncture the fleixible watering hose I was using on the front garden as I pulled it through the hall, yep you got it, I flooded the hall, spent ages mopping it all up. Then i have just spent 15 minutes trying to find my car keys whcih were in my handbag all the time!!!! I am playing in a league bowls match tomorrow, I hope I can find my bowls and work out which way to bowl them :):)
Ah Helena not quite the news you were hoping for but it's better gone before it causes any more issues my lovely, easy for me to say but the ladies here who have been through it will be able to reassure you that it's all doable 😊 Xx
thank you my friend, must admit they are usually the ones I buy xx
These vouchers are ones I got for signing up for an M&S card, I will leave the others for when I am over it all and treat myself xxx
You have read my mind, I have been on M&S looking for exactly what you have just advised me to get, thank you so much mate, didnt expect to be spending my M&S vouchers on something like these but hey ho needs must 🙂 🙂
You are a star
What like a size bigger than you actually are? Does that apply to the joggers as well
thanks for the heads up on that one, will make sure I get some.
Now one thing I am not sure about, I have not had an op for many many years requiring an overnight stay. I have some pyjamas which are cropped and the sleeves on the top are short, will they be ok for this type of op or should I get a nightie?
Dont feel either at the moment my friend. Need to just give myself time to process it all and get my head round it.
Unfortunately I will not be able to have key hole as there is not enough cervix to enable it to be done that way, so I will hopefully be having bikini line, will know more when I go back on 5 July. I will hopefully only be in hospital for 2/3 days.
Basically the lining of my womb is a lot thicker than it should be for a lady of my age, so they want to remove my womb. I am going to be having the op in the next 6/8 weeks.
Scared to say the least, but having had a bit of time to process it, I know that this is the best thing as it takes away all the risk, and on a positive slant, it means that I will be able to stay on tamoxifen as I will have no womb to worry about, which means that dont have to worry about my osteoporosis if I had to go on any other hormone blocker.
Oh flipping heck, lets hope she can sort something out for you tomorrow.
Hope you had a lovely weekend with Macsen xxx
Well the end of my birthday week and I am shattered. I am not used to going out so much in a week.
The guys from work took me out last night, spoiled me rotten but also well and truely got me as they arranged for a cake to be brought to the table with all the waiting staff singing happy birthday to me. I was talking away and heard someone singing it but thought it was for someone else so you can imagine when I looked up and saw them round me, I was moritified.
It is a birthday I will treasure for all the wonderful memories, cards and presents I have had, totally and absolutely spoiled.
that is really good to hear, although it is a shame it has taken for other people to be hurt as well for a plan to be put in place.
As Ruby says, you come first always xxx
Lesley, kudos to you for getting through the yoga. I liked the tai chi, and will go again, although even then found some moves too tricky, wot with me back and now left knee going to pieces, & forget anything on one leg! Grr. xxx
it's horrible for you to go through this and not have the security of knowing that you will always be safe. I know how much you love your job, but your safety is paramount. Hope today is a better day, and what a lovely weekend to look forward to with lots of Macsen hugs. xxx
Oh mate I am so sorry that has happened to you, how are you feeling today, hopefully it is much better my friend xx
OUch Clair, not good, you’ll probably be on edge on the time now, I know I would be worried it will happen again.
Really enjoyed my yoga session, taught by a stunning French ladybut it’s her last class until end of September as shes due to give birth anyday so new teacher until then from next week. Oh boy, did I feel my age though. I used to be so supple as was shocked to find out how much core strength I’ve lost, though have to say I was still a lot “bendier” than some of the younger ladies there. However, balance has never been my strong point and now forget it. This standing on one leg, even with my hip leaning on a table, no chance. AND despie the curry lunch no wind problem.
Still lovely weather here so no excuse not to get outside and tackle the weeds xx