My doctor gave me clearance to resume sexual activity if I "desire" and provided hubby wines and dines me. (My doctor definitely has her comical moments. She is GREAT!)
Of course hubby could not wait to get home from work and came in the door with a bottle of wine.
Okay here is where the TMI starts
. Of course we were a little nervous about things beings it was the first time in 6 weeks and being post op but we took thing nice and slow. We reconnected in a way that we have not in a very long time. Last night we made love instead of had sex in a okay hurry up and get it over with because it hurts type of way.
Lubrication was not a problem (we were pleasantly surprised that we didn't have to use any "extra". Penetration was what I was most nervous about considering painful sex was the norm before surgery and according to my doctor I still had alot of sutures present at the vaginal cuff. It only hurt a couple of thrusts and then it was no where near the pre-surgical pain. In other words, it didn't send me through the roof like it did before my surgery.
It was penetration from behind so we changed positions to me on top and no more ouchies because I could control the depth. (Just a little hint.)
The BIG O? Yep still great, a little different but still great. What was different? Beings the uterus is gone I didn't have the painful uterine contractions with the BIG O.
Post sexual bleeding? My doctor told me to expect some bleeding afterwards but I have not had any.
Afterwards I asked hubby if making love felt different for him and he said a little but it was actually better. When I asked him how, he said that it felt like the doctor "toned things up". He also said sex was more enjoyable for him because I was able to enjoy it more.
So ladies, all in all the surgery has been a HUGE success, especially since it seems to have improved our sex life. I guess everyone is nervous about hysterectomies messing up their lives. I really feel bad for those ladies whose sex life doesn't improve for one reason or another after surgery.
I am so happy with the success of my surgery that I will be sending my doctor a thank you card for making such a difference in my life.