and welcome! I'm glad you found us.
Do you know what sort of reconstruction your DR is planning to do; or, if there will be a second surgeon doing the reconstruction, what that surgeon is planning to do?
I had my surgery for a very severe prolapse. I had a TVH (total vaginal hysterectomy) with A&P repairs (anterior & posterior repairs). The anterior repair was done to strengthen the front wall of the vagina, where my bladder had prolapsed (cystocele). The posterior repair was done to strengthen the rear wall, where my rectum had prolapsed as well (rectocele). I had my ovaries and tubes removed at the same time (BSO).
My recovery was mostly the same as for any type of hysterectomy - six weeks, no lifting, no sex, generally take it easy. There were a couple of additional issues because of the repairs.
First, my bladder was very 'angry' at how much handling it got, plus the whole area surrounding the bladder and urethra was very badly swollen from all the work that was done, so it ended up that I could not urinate on my own when the catheter was removed the day after surgery. So, I had to go home with a Foley catheter for a week - not nearly as bad as it sounds. My DR had warned me that it was quite likely that that could happen with as much work as was being done vaginally.
Secondly, the stitches in my perineum from the posterior repair hurt a bit and itched as they healed, so it was uncomfortable to sit for very long, and painful to sit on a hard surface. I ended up using a donut pillow for a good 6-8 weeks everywhere I went; that helped a lot.
Please don't hesitate to ask your DR as many questions as you need to in order to feel comfortable about what is happening. DRs sometimes lose sight of the fact that, while they may have performed thousands of these surgeries, we are only going to have ONE - so it is completely unknown to us.
Here is a link to the list of Pre Op articles, some of which might be good reading in preparation for your next appointment with the DR:
I hope this helps. Good luck with your surgery!