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Hysterectomy recovery when obese? Hysterectomy recovery when obese?

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Unread 08-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Hysterectomy recovery when obese?

I have constantly battled with my weight and unfortunately am now facing a hysterectomy with a lot of extra weight on me. I am having a di Vinci surgery and my surgeon is outstanding, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had additional recovery issues due to obesity.
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Unread 08-13-2014, 10:54 AM
Hysterectomy recovery when obese?

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Originally Posted by Paddy-k View Post
I have constantly battled with my weight and unfortunately am now facing a hysterectomy with a lot of extra weight on me. I am having a di Vinci surgery and my surgeon is outstanding, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had additional recovery issues due to obesity.
I had mine over a year ago and I was also pretty overweight, I did just fine and so will you. :-). I hadn't found this site prior to my surgery so I had no idea about using the elastic binder around my tummy after surgery. However, when I woke up in recovery, I had one on and loved it. I have seen on here where some don't use it or tried and didn't like it but I thought mine was a Godsend!! When you have the extra jiggle in the middle, it just helped me feel better supported and comfortable.

I had zero recovery issues... Just the normal healing aches. Be sure and get plenty of rest and let your body heal.

Best of luck to you!!!!
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Unread 08-13-2014, 11:42 AM
Re: Hysterectomy recovery when obese?

Paddy-k

My experience was similar to Firelight's. I went into my surgery carrying a lot of extra weight, and I didn't experience any complications, either.

If you have any medical issues related to extra weight, it doesn't hurt to ask your surgeon about whether there are additional concerns. My doctor didn't have any, and my recovery was smooth.
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Unread 08-13-2014, 12:15 PM
Re: Hysterectomy recovery when obese?

We have articles about this topic that you might find helpful: Hysterectomy for Overweight Patients.
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Unread 08-13-2014, 01:54 PM
Re: Hysterectomy recovery when obese?

I am overweight and had an amazingly easy recovery. I have always been very active though and work out.
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