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    Hey Just wanted to let anyone know who was interested that I am home from my surgery (tubal) and everything went really well. I was the last surgery of the day yesterday and the Dr. was running ahead of schedule so as soon as I got in the back they checked me in popped in the IV and I went straight back to the OR. I was in and out in about 5 hours and that was with and hour and half nap after the surgery I have no shoulder/neck pain and no bleeding. I have had a headache on and off but the codine (sp) is helping that My tummy hurts a bit but nothing major. I'll see how I'm doing on Mon/Tues and then if I don't feel 100% I'll move those 4 big dogs back a day. Thanks for all the support! Brynn

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    Glad

    I am happy everything went well for you. Just rest up and relax.
    If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

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    • #3
      Get to feeling better, Brynn! Hey, did you tell your boss about the shop yet? What was her reaction?

      Tammy
      Groomers Helper Affiliate

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      • #4
        Congrats, I'm glad all went well and I'll bet your glad it's over with. Kick back put your feet up and enjoy a couple of days off
        "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"
        Nancy

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        • #5
          Glad to hear it went well. I have been considering getting a tubal also.

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          • #6
            Hope that you are doing well!

            Take it easy! I think that it is so hard to take time off for ourselves when we need to! I hope that you are doing well!

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            • #7
              I'm happy to hear everything is going so well! Sending some get well quick vibes!

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              • #8
                I'm all better thanks I went back to work on Wed (1/10) and only did 6 dogs, same on Thursday. Today I had a full day and tomorrow I will to. THe only part that I'm feeling it in is my back. I think I tried to use it more so I wouldn't use my abs as much.

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                • #9
                  Hey Grinch, did anyone warn you about post tubal ligation syndrome? A lot of doctors swear there's no such thing, just like they used to swear there's no such thing as PMS. But a lot of women swear there is, and I'm one of them.

                  I don't know if the problem is physiological, psychological, coincidental, or a combination of factors. I just know for myself and a lot of women I know who have had the procedure, our "female trouble" started within a month of having the tubal, and didn't stop until we entered menopause.

                  For you men:WARNING, WARNING. Female issues to follow. Read at your own risk.

                  The syndrome includes menstrual irregularities, increased and prolonged bleeding, increased PMS, increased pain and cramping. Some women have had to undergo hysterectomy to relieve bleeding problems. In fact, there's some who claim that women who have undergone a tubal have an increased risk of hysterectomy.

                  I don't know about the hysterectomy thing, but I do know I experienced the increased and prolonged bleeding, and I started having cramps when I'd never had them before. I also suffered more PMS bloating and discomfort.

                  Now, I wouldn't ever mention this to discourage someone from having a tubal. If you don't want kids, or don't want any more kids, a tubal is the way to go. I'm not at all sorry I had mine, and if I had it to do over, I'd do the same thing. I just think that informed consent should include this information, even if the doctor thinks it's a bunch of hooey. It would aleviate a lot of anxiety. I thought I was having a hemorrhage, didn't realize it's normal to bleed like that after a tubal.

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                  • #10
                    You must be glad that's finally over. Take the time that you need to recover.
                    don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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                    • #11
                      I absolutely agree w/Helly!! I had my tubal right after Charlotte was born and my monthlies are AWFUL now. Not saying I wouldn't have still done it, because I would have, but a little warning would have been nice. Another thing, my Dr. recommended me having mine the day after I gave birth. He said it was an easier surgery then because the tubes are pressed up against your tummy (something like that). What he didn't tell me was it is easier on the surgeon to do it at that time, not easier on the patient. I was in serious PAIN for almost a week after. It was such a shock because other women I know (including my mother) had this surgery and said it was a breeze. Then again I shouldn't have taken the word of my male Dr. on what to expect w/female pain. They may know medicine but they don't really know the pain!
                      SheilaB from SC

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                      • #12
                        I had my tubes tied about 10 months ago, and *crossing my fingers* haven't had anything out of the ordinary... well, except for a couple days ago..

                        I'm midway through my cycle, and had a day of spotting (couple drops).. weird. But I'm now weaning my son, and so the drying-up process might throw my cycle off a bit for a couple months.

                        I did notice after each time I'd give birth that my period would change (meaning the # of days of the cycle, length of bleeding, heaviness of bleeding, amount of cramping..) I've had 4 children (3 are mine and 1 surrogacy). I'm just hoping that this time things will be not too bad!

                        My mother-in-law had a tubal done and had a hysterectomy about 15 years after the tubal. Don't know if they were related (but she did have problems prior to the tubal).

                        Does anyone think excessive weight gain is a possibility after a tubal? My MIL said it made her gain weight, and I've been gaining weight (but both of us eat too much and exercise too little).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by diemonster View Post
                          I had my tubes tied about 10 months ago, and *crossing my fingers* haven't had anything out of the ordinary... well, except for a couple days ago..

                          I'm midway through my cycle, and had a day of spotting (couple drops).. weird. But I'm now weaning my son, and so the drying-up process might throw my cycle off a bit for a couple months.

                          I did notice after each time I'd give birth that my period would change (meaning the # of days of the cycle, length of bleeding, heaviness of bleeding, amount of cramping..) I've had 4 children (3 are mine and 1 surrogacy). I'm just hoping that this time things will be not too bad!

                          My mother-in-law had a tubal done and had a hysterectomy about 15 years after the tubal. Don't know if they were related (but she did have problems prior to the tubal).

                          Does anyone think excessive weight gain is a possibility after a tubal? My MIL said it made her gain weight, and I've been gaining weight (but both of us eat too much and exercise too little).
                          Having tubes tied has nothing to do with hormones causing weight gain. It only keeps the eggs from passing on down. It also would have had nothing to do with your mother-inlaw having problems. She may have had fibroid tumors which has nothing to do with having tubes tide. I had both also, only a little further apart. Your cycles will probably return to normal after you are down weaning.

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                          • #14
                            OH, it's well documented that having your tubes tied can alter your hormone levels. The ligatures can affect the blood supply to the ovaries, causing them to atrophy. The uterus can be damaged during the procedure, and blood flow can be affected by damage to the uterine arteries.

                            Some doctors attribute the symptoms of PTLS as side effects from going off birth control pills. But I was not on birth control pills, and still experienced the symptoms of PTLS.

                            Check out this site

                            http://tubal.org/VGHPTS.htm

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                            • #15
                              I had 2 emergency surgeries this summer from tubal pregancies.. I lost both of my tubes. Not a fun surgery. The first one was so involved ( I had scar tissue everywhere)that they gave me a c-section type scar and I kid you not I couldn't lift my left leg for a week with out feeling a burn in my thigh.. the scar tissue was wrapped all the way around my pelvic muscle. Everytime I coughed I had to hug a pillow, I felt like my uterus was going to fall out.
                              Take it easy and don't do too much. I'm sure they don't want you to lift anything for a little bit. I went back to work 2 soon after the 2nd and I got one of my sutures infected.
                              Take it easy and relax

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