The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126555   Message #2818182
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
21-Jan-10 - 10:44 PM
Thread Name: on to Life!
Subject: RE: BS: LilyFestre -UPDATE - she's home, resting:-)
Anesthesia probably is a contributor to how you're feeling now--it takes a while to get it out of your system. It was always a kind of low grade hangover for me.

Also, depending on what your ovaries were doing in their end stage, you may have hormones that were doing some unusual things. At some point, if you haven't already, your doctor may give you (or you may want to ask for) information on hormone replacement therapy. There are so many factors that go into it--family history is a big one. What did other women in your family experience? Osteoporosis, breast cancer, types of arthritis, other diseases, anything like that?

Christiane Northrup has some good books on Women's Health, with appendices full of extra information and resources. You may have seen some of her lectures on PBS during their pledge drives over the years.

For now, sleep, don't overdo, and I'm glad you have the home health folks coming over to check you out again. When surgical wounds heal they are different than when a simple cut scabs over. Ask lots of questions!