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Friends and Hysterectomy Recovery

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Connecting with friends after hysterectomyHow can I connect with my friends during my recovery?


Since your recovery requires you to take a break from your normal routine, it provides a great time to touch base with friends, old and new. As the Girl Scout song goes, “Make new friends but keep the old, one is sliver and the other is gold.”

You can re-connect with old friends using a phone book or social media outlets. Technology makes it easier than ever to connect with friends from the past! If you don't know what to talk about, work, family, hobbies, exciting events are all great topics. Plus, you can always spend some time reminiscing about fun times, talking about shared memories, and enjoying the goodness of your friendship even after years apart. You may be pleasantly surprised at how easy it can be to talk to old friends.

Your recovery can also be a good time to send thank you cards or letters to those friends who have impacted your life in a special way, especially those who have lent their help during your health challenges and surgery. Let them know you appreciate their care and how it influenced your life.

While your body heals, you have an opportunity to take some time to appreciate the friends in your life. After all, friends are good for the heart and good for healing.


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.

12-06-2013 - 12:08 AM


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