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Hello ladies and thank you for such a wonderful website with so much information. I'm told that recovery is 3-4 weeks but others have told me that they were off 6 weeks and some 8 weeks. I'm scheduled for an open, complete hysterectomy next Wed. Aug.4th, as well as a tummy tuck at the same time. I am an educational aide and school starts August 31st will that be possible? HELP? I don't want to lose my job before I even start but should tell them now if I will NOT be able to go back on the first day of school. Thank you.
well, everyone heals differently. Did your dr tell you 3-4 weeks?
I had a LAVH and was told by the dr that it would be 6-8, and that at 8 i could go back to work. I personally couldn't have done it before 7 weeks. That doesn't mean you won't be able to.
I would recommend seeing if you can do half time the first week back, or every other day. The fatigue and some swelling will do you in that first week. It really is a case of take it as it comes kind of thing. there is no one answer for everyone.
Good luck, hope you get some more replies from the ladies that have had your kind of surgery.
Everyone is different. My doctor told me that since my surgery would be "text book" I would only need 4 weeks. Things changed after he opened me up and found a mess with internal bleeding from broken blood vessels that were wrapped all around my uterus and bladder as well as adhesions. I am 6 weeks and will be going back to work on Monday (7 wks after surgery).
I had a total lavh and I went back to work after 9 days. I was tired but that was it. Everyone is different I just felt really good and felt ready. Just rest and take it very easy and let others take care of you. The fastest recovery is resting and not overdoing anything.