I had TAH on May 7th. 10 days ago. I had endometriosis and adenomyosis. The pain was incredible before the surgery. I had my cervix removed just so the endo won't come back there. I kept my ovaries as I they were in great shape.
I am living in a 5 storey side split home. There are tons of stairs. They are no problem at all, although I won't make a special run upstairs unless I absolutely need to. Just in case.
The pain is just a tad worse than it was before the surgery, as long as I don't move too much. My belly is swollen and very tender but that is normal.
Avoid stuff that will give you gas. Gas pains are the pits. Walk as soon as you can after your surgery then walk, walk, walk. It will activate your digestive system and therefore easing the pain.
I spent 3 days in the castle. I was supposed to stay longer because of a lower back/sciatica problem that could have prevented my getting up and walking, if I wasn't so pig-headed
. I decided to walk even if my back was sore and it was very beneficial.