to the post op board!
I am very glad things worked out for you and that you are having a good recovery.
If you go to the top of the forum you will see "Checkpoints" and if you click on that you will find great information about each part of the recovery process. I am reading them just to learn something!
You did just what the Hystersister's checkpoints say--get a second, third opinion. As many opinions as you need to feel comfortable with what you are doing. I actually got three opinions and they all said I needed a TAH. And I know they all did the other options of surgery because my friends had other kinds done by them.
So I felt really comfortable with my decision too, knowing I explored all the options.
I agree with the "Listen to you body" and listen to your doctor. I would not start doing strenous exercises like ab workouts until your doctor has examined you and given you the go ahead.
You have the rest of your life to do crunches, you only have this time to heal.
I was given the go ahead to do everything at 4 weeks post op-swimming, biking, etc. I waited a little longer to do the weight machines at the Y, and started out at a much lighter weight than I was at before surgery.
's to you!