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Emotional Recovery after HysterectomyHow do you deal with insensitive remarks from others? Am I being too sensitive? Could I just be still trying to adjust to the new hormones and getting weepy due to that?

Are you being sensitive? Yes—but only as a response to your current condition. Many women feel like a weepy mess in the weeks following their hysterectomy. It is probably a combination between the trauma of surgery, anesthesia, pain medications, messing up of hormones and overall not feeling well. Our emotions, psyches, and hormones all take a hit. It's pretty normal for tears to be just below the surface right now.

How do you deal with insensitive remarks from others? This is a tough time for you, and it is equally difficult to forgive others who don't understand. Removing yourself from hurtful situations may help. Don't try to entertain too many people, and especially steer clear of those who cause you stress under normal circumstances. This will not only help you avoid insensitive remarks, but it will give you the time you need to heal. Get plenty of rest and don't try to push yourself to do housework and make dinner. Overdoing things will often lead to pain which tends to manifest itself in the form of emotional distress.

You should feel better emotionally after a few weeks as your body heals. If your emotional pain continues on, be sure and talk to your doctor about how to address it in terms of hormones or body chemistry in general.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

05-09-2009 - 10:37 PM


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