Abdominal Myomectomy Post-Surgery: 6 Months

May 30th has been 6 months since my abdominal myomectomy surgery. I received a lot of comments and emails thanking me about me  telling my story. I am very greateful for wordpress blog to be able to share it. Also because of the internet I was able to find a lot of options BEFORE my surgery..

I was looking into informations about my stage: 6 months post-surgery. Haven’t found many stories, articles or tips but I will tell you what happen with me in the past couple of month.

I think it is my hormones acting up though. I am loosing and gaining weight like a menopausal woman. I am not big but I am not the size 5-6 around the waist like I used to (not yet). I didn’t try to diet too much because I know I am not in that level yet. I do some exercices here and there but I guess if I was doing more, I will see more results. I stopped doing crunches for a while, it was hurting my bottom abdominal, where the scar is still visible. I lift little weights, but what I do mostly is taking very long walks and run. I use to HATE running, and I haven’t done it in a few weeks because I was moving to a new place, but it is a part of my recovery exercices that I have to do.

Other things that I’ve noticed, when I’m sitting down, I have to stretch arms in the air a lot. If not, the bottom part of my stomach starts to hurt like my stomach is too big for the scar, but that’s my fault I think. To my thinking, I ate some fried food, and even though I’m eating more healthy like vegetables, fruits, fibers, taking iron supplements,  one day of fry food, alcohol and no exercises equals, food retention in my belly.. (I guess it is normal, right??). My birthday is in 22 days, June 24th, I have my doctor appointment in  a few weeks, so I will do as much as 3 times a week of running, eating healthy, drink lots of water, no alcohol (okay, less alcohol) and see what happen. I will take picture before and the day of my birthday so you can all see.

My periods cycle is so regular now and much less pain that I used to have before. Mostly, I try not to stress.. I went through a lot last winter and I believe that a healthy body comes with no stress or without putting any stress to it. I pray that I will remain healthy and that fibroids won’t come back until it is time to remove the whole uterus.

Don’t get me wrong, I do like my new found post-surgery curves, I even got some friends who wants to go through the same thing just to get more butt or chest, but I am more comfortable with a little less , or I just have to get used to it (aaaahh the quest for the perfect body)…

Miss Jhane 6 months post op

What do you think??

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Thank you for reading,

bless,

Miss Jhane

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14 thoughts on “Abdominal Myomectomy Post-Surgery: 6 Months

  1. Thank you for sharing your story. Now that it’s been 2 years are you better? No more stomach extension? Painful cycles? I’m contemplating having this surgery but scared of the fibroids growing back. Thank You! -Rashida

  2. Hi, I also had a myomectomy 6 months ago and had 8 fibroids removed. i still feel pressure on my right hand-side, I guess where the main cut side was. I was just curious if you are experiencing anything similar? We are hoping to conceive and I am sincerely hoping that I am ready. Anything you may like to share from your experience would be greatly appreciated…thank you!

    • Hi, I’m so happy to hear you have a successful operation. I did had a pain but because I had cysts remove in my ovaries. I had to take a lot of pain killers, but after a while the pain wen away. You can’t do any lifting or exercices until the doctor says its okay to do so. Right now next week I have my follow up appointment as 3 fibroids came back… next week ill know if they are stable or if I need another operation. Stay tuned I’ll give an update about it very soon!!

  3. Hi, thanks for posting your experience. How are you doing now? I just had my Myomectomy April 5th so I’m two weeks post surgery and doing reasonably well. I had my last monthly cycle just before my operation and have my first one post surgery due soon. I was wondering if you could tell me what your first post surgery cycle was like? I’ve read online that the first one is generally horrendous which makes me nervous as my monthly prior to surgery were bad enough. Just want to know from your experience how it was for you. I hope that you are doing well since your surgery

    • I am guessing it depends where was the surgery. I had a great first month post-surgery, my cycle wasn’t painful at all. Drink A LOT of water as we get dehydrated quicker especially after the surgery, also try to stay away from painkillers, if you do take some, take Tylenol, the others are not good (recommendations from my doctor), also don’t be nervous, the worse has happened, and your myomectomy has been successful!!

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. Hi! I’ve also had a myomectomy six months ago (am only nineteen too sigh). I’m so glad I came across your page – to know that someone else is recovering so well. My question is do you feel tension in your stomach area still? I feel tension and a bit of tightness, I wouldn’t describe it as sore or painful, but tight. I’m really worried that I’m the only one who experiences that ekk! Anyway, would love to read more about your journey to recovery!
    It’s so great of you for sharing and posting your experience – so thank you 🙂

    • The first year I do believe feeling some tension. But my doctor assured me it was normal due to the surgery. Wow 19 that is young. At least you had a successful one. I’m still on this journey since 3 came back very small though. Hope it helps!!! I am continuing to write about my story since it is not over. Thank you for sharing also

  5. Thanks for sharing. My surgery was on the Feb ..so I’m well into six months post. Let me tell you I been through a lot of ups and downs. Some days feeling great some day with lots of pain in my rib cage someone told me is because they make pressure on your torso by reaccomodating organs after surgery. Anyways today i had a very long walk and the pain is back..:( hope it goes away soon cause I’ve got a life 🙂

    • Hi and thank you for sharing. I remember using a tummy wrap (from Wallmart) and was wearing it when I was taking a long walk or when I had fo sit for a long period of time. It helps a lot. Your whole body is not yet fully recovered so maybe that is why you still feel some pain after doing different movement. Hope it helps!!!

    • Hi Nitza,

      Looks like you had a very big surgery. You had a successful one so that is good news. Long walks are good but if you feel major pain after 6 months, you should talk to your doctor about it. crunches and sit ups might not be the best exercice right now. Don’t force yourself too much if you feel your body is not ready. I remember my mind was ready to race but my body wasn’t in shape.

      Hope you feel much better now. Happy Holidays!!

  6. HI MissJhane,
    thank you so much for this. I’m 6 months post surgery and i’m experiencing fluctuations in my weight, i went from skinny before the surgery to curvy after the surgery and now i’m heading towards skinny again. I take my suppl/ements and i eat well.I dont really excercise that much though. Did you experience this too?

  7. I jus had my surgery last week. I had 25 removed. My recovery is coming along good. Sore at timed if sitting/standing for long periods. Overall the surgery itself wasn’t bad at all I agree if you trust your doctor then you have nothing to worry about but I will say this my back hurts more than anything. My muscles tense up really tight and burn, that’s the worst part of my surgery. Beside it hurting whn I laugh. But I thank you for sharing your story..

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