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How long after ovary removal did you return to work? How long after ovary removal did you return to work?

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Unread 02-28-2010, 04:49 PM
How long after ovary removal did you return to work?

For those of you that work full-time outside the home, how long were you off from work following your ovary removal? Mine was done on Jan. 18 through a laparascopy, plus a 5" incision in my c-section scar and I was off work for 3 1/2 weeks. I'm so tired every day now that I wonder if I should've talked to my doctor about staying off longer.
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Unread 03-01-2010, 04:39 PM
Re: How long after ovary removal did you return to work?

Everyone is different, recovery times will vary. I don't think it's unusual to still be tired.

One thing I have found is that with each additional surgery I have had and as I get older, it takes me longer to recover. When I had my first lap surgery back in 1996 I had the surgery on a Thursday and was back at work Monday. There is no way I could do that now or would even consider it!

With the removal of your ovaries you're now in surgical menopause and that can add in some added issues. It can take some time for your body to adjust to life without your ovaries and to the ert.

It wouldn't hurt to talk with your doctor about how you're feeling.

Unread 03-15-2010, 08:03 PM
Re: How long after ovary removal did you return to work?

I waited 3 months to go back to work after having one ovary removed and endometriosis surgery and it was a real struggle for 4 months after that. I can finally work an 8 hour day without feeling like I won't make it through the day but I still get tired often and have to take power naps when I get home from a hard day.

Hang in there, it will get better! Especially if you give yourself some additional healing support like herbs and vitamins like I did. Oh and I started using the hot water bottle and nurturing myself alot too. Maybe that will help you.



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