Jan 06, 2006 - 6:16 pm
O.k., I know this is "normal," but while I've been feeling better physically, my emotional/mental state is NOT what it used to be! I know there are a lot of bio- changes that follow a radical hysterectomy, but it's hard to deal with. I've always tried to be positive, supportive, etc., but I just don't seem to have the "reserves" to dip into. I returned to work this week (4 wks. post surgery) -- what a nightmare! I was good for about 1/2 the day, but by the afternoon my patience and nerves were wearing thin (thank God my co-workers are super!). I hate feeling so snappy and on edge.
I quit taking the estrogen (due to other risk factors), and have been taking some of the OTC vitamin supplements instead. I just feel like I want to curl-up at home and be quiet. Trust me, I am grateful that things went to well for me re: treatment, but now I'm ready to get back in the groove . . .
I'd appreciate any words of wisdom on this. When do I get my "old self" back? Thanks!