new Princesses! Welcome to your Recovery Thread!!
You have made it to the other side and it's now time to
This thread has been set up for you to update your progress during your initial recovery and hopefully share with and support other ladies that are going through recovery at the same time as you.
I have been assigned to your Recovery Thread as your Sunshine Sister. I am so excited to be able to support you through this journey! I will be checking in with you each day to help answer any questions that I can, point you in different directions on the site, and sometimes just hand out hugs.
I found my way to HysterSisters right around my second week post-op and it was a true lifesaver for me. I thought I was literally going crazy before coming here. I found so much support from everyone on the site, but especially from the sisters on my Recovery Thread, I hope that you do as well.
I also found it extremely helpful to get perspectives from sisters that were further along in their recovery or who could relate to my unique situations. The Post-Op Forum is one of the best places to ask any and every question. I also found tremendous support by visiting and posting on the Aching Hearts and Endometriosis Forums. Be sure to check out the alternative Forums to see if any relate specifically to you.
I'm sure that in the weeks to come you will have lots of questions and be wondering if how you're feeling is "normal".
Many women have questions about gas
concerns. You may notice that you have a swelly belly
or strange things happening with your emotions.
Most of these things are normal, but remember that your
is always the best person to call if you are concerned about anything during your recovery.
Here are a few tips to get you started...
Drink LOTS of water.
when you can.
Don't try to be
Please take it slow the first few weeks of recovery. You only get one chance to heal properly and this is it. Your initial recovery will take between 2-8 weeks, with full recovery taking up to a year for some; so this is going to be a process, but the end result will be a happier, healthier you!!