Do you have questions about the anesthesia for your hysterectomy? How long did the affects of your anesthesia last after your surgery?


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One of the things that some women wonder about before heading into surgery is about how long the anesthesia will last in her body.

While things such as dosages and which anesthesia are used will affect the time present in a patient’s body, generally anesthetic agents should be gone within 24-48 hours.

However, to be safe you need to follow your doctor’s instruction with regards to driving, drinking, etc.

Read more here about How Long Does Anesthesia Stays in the Body after Hysterectomy?

 

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Are you trying to decide about whether or not to have a hysterectomy? Are you happy with your surgery?


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Making the decision of whether or not to have a hysterectomy is not an easy one as a hysterectomy is a major surgery!  If you are struggling with this decision, you are not alone.  Many women have grappled with that decision and we have a forum area on our main site in which you can chat with them if you would like to.

Once the decision has been made to have a hysterectomy, you may then hear from women that have been glad to have the surgery and wish they had gotten their surgery sooner while there are other women that wish they had explored other options and/or gotten a second opinion if they didn’t do so before getting their hysterectomy.

Read more here about Will a Hysterectomy Really Help?

 

Are you considering other surgeries along with your hysterectomy? Did you have other procedures at the same time as your surgery?


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Many women don’t realize that a hysterectomy is a surgery to just remove the uterus.  However, many women choose to have other procedures done at the same time.  One of the procedures that women choose to do is a salpingectomy which is the removal of the fallopian tubes.

There are several things to consider when asking yourself the question of Should I Have a Salpingectomy (Fallopian Tube Removal) with My Hysterectomy?  

Variables such as whether or not your tubes are diseased or if you have a history of cancer in your family are the things you should discuss with your medical team before deciding what other procedures to have with your hysterectomy.

 

 

Do you have Endometriosis? Are you working with an Endometriosis specialist?


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If you are suffering from endometriosis, you know what a complex and frustrating condition it is.  Endometrioses can leave you with pain and quality of life issues and while you may have a good relationship with your doctor, because of the complexity of endometriosis, it may be best to find a physician that has the expertise to best treat this condition.

It could take some time to find a physician that specializes in endometriosis and it can be physically, emotionally, mentally and financially draining. Despite those hurdles, here are 7 Reasons Why You Should Choose an Endometriosis Specialist. 

In addition to this list if reasons for choosing an Endometriosis Specialist, you could also reach out to the HysterSisters to talk to others that have dealt with Endometriosis.

Are you suffering with migraine-type symptoms? What helps relieve your headache?


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Some women find that after having a hysterectomy, they suffer with migraine-type headaches.  Those headaches could be the result of a hormonal imbalance that is caused by your HRT or the headaches could be caused by normal monthly changes. 

If you haven’t suffered with migraine-like headaches in the past, you may not know what will help treat your symptoms so we have compiled a list for Treating Hormonal Migraine Symptoms

If these tips and/or over the counter medication don’t alleviate your symptoms, you may need to work with your physician on getting a prescription medication.

 

Is your hysterectomy happening soon? Do you know what to pack for your surgery?


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It’s that time…you have your suitcase sitting out and now you are wondering, what should I be sure to pack?!   If only you had some women that have been there, done that to help.  Oh wait…you do!!

If you haven’t already discovered for yourself, we have a great community of women fondly referred to as the HysterSisters that share information, swap stories and even give a shoulder to cry on too sometimes.  The HysterSisters have helped us compile a list of What to Take to the Hospital for Hysterectomy

Once you are home from your surgery, you can reach out to the HysterSisters any day of the week at any time in our forum area as well as having a library full of post-op articles at your fingertips. 

 

See you on the main site!

 

Are you suffering from Pelvic Organ Prolapse? How did you treat your prolapse?


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Are you or someone you know suffering with Pelvic Organ Prolapse?   If so, you know that this condition can affect your life in a number of ways.

To help you with pelvic organ prolapse or pelvic floor health in general, we’ve compiled a list of Do This, Not That for Pelvic Organ Prolapse. 

While it may be embarrassing, if you suspect that you may have prolapse, you need to find a medical professional that can help you.  Getting treatment sooner rather than later will not only help improve your quality of life, it will also help your symptoms from worsening.  

Are you having difficult eating after your hysterectomy? Did you lose your appetite after surgery?


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Today is Eat Your Vegetables Day!  Of course, we all know that we should be doing that every day!!  However, if you have just had your surgery, you may find that you don’t have much of an appetite.

While some women may see this as their chance to lose some weight they’ve been trying to shed, calories are actually important for recovery.  Lack of food can actually increase symptoms of nausea or cause dizziness, weakness and fatigue.

Read some tips here about what to do with a Loss of Appetite after Hysterectomy.

Have you made arrangements with your work before your hysterectomy? How did you handle your job during your recovery?


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Whether you work in or out of the home, you’ll need to make arrangements for your daily responsibilities before your hysterectomy so that you don’t have any work-related worries during your recovery.

If you work outside of the home, you may want to talk to your supervisors and/or co-workers about possibly beginning your return from work either from home or on a part-time basis.  If your work takes place in your home, you may need to make arrangements with someone to take over some of the duties that you are normally responsible for.

As you’ll hear many times during your hysterectomy preparation, you only have one chance to heal correctly, so read more tips and info about Work during Hysterectomy Recovery

 

 

Are you struggling with constipation during your recovery? What helped you with constipation during your Hysterectomy recovery?


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When you are sent home after your surgery, you will be armed with instructions from your medical team about what to do and not to do during recovery.  Most likely, part of your not-do-do instruction list will include not straining so it is imperative to avoid constipation.

Read some tips here about Avoiding Constipation After Hysterectomy. 

We also encourage you to reach out to the HysterSisters in our forum area on our main site for other great recovery tips, info and discussions and you can always peruse our articles library as we have hundreds of articles to help you get through the number of different situations that women go through during their recoveries. 

See you there!