I did attempt to post once, but I think I got out after I did a draft preview, and deleted it! Oh well ...
I had my total lap. hyst. on Dec. 13 (after spending 3 months trying to shrink things enough with Lupron so I could have the lap. hyst - it worked!). My surgery took 3 hours - I had ALOT of uterus to remove. I reacted to the IV morphine in the recovery room, so they gave me some Benedryl, which wiped me out for a good deal of the rest of the day. Once I came to, I was able to walk around quite a bit. Catheter came out at about 5:00 a.m. the next morning, and I worked on peeing (it was a bit problematic at first, but then sorted itself out). I didn't have to have any more Percoset after the first night - they had me on Torodol. I went home the next day (Thursday).
Late Thursday night, a huge storm came through our area, and wiped out half the power grid. We were without power for 24 hours. During that interval, I caught a horrible headcold.
I had the horrible gas for a few days (it turned out that Peri-Collace turned out to be too much for me - I'm on 1 collace per day now). As of 5 days after the surgery, I'm off of the Torodol as well - not taking any anti-inflammatories nor painkillers.
I would say that I've had a fairly easy time of it compared to many of you - I've been lucky!