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Life After Hysterectomy

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What will life be like after my recovery? Will things change over time?

In the early days of hysterectomy recovery, life may not be as pleasant as you would hope. As your body heals and adjusts, you could deal with swelly belly, fatigue, insomnia, hormonal issues, an emotional rollercoaster, and even some aches and pains.

A hysterectomy is a major surgery. An organ is removed from your body. That means there is cutting, stretching, stitching, and a basic disruption to your pelvic and abdominal region. The trauma of the surgery can lead to inflammation, stress, and hormonal concerns. It may also cause you to lay, sit, and stand differently as you protect tender and painful areas. Time resting instead of working and following your normal routine can allow your mind to race; don’t worry if your thinking process may not be clear because of the medications, hormonal changes, and fatigue. All in all, you may feel miserable, sad, sore, and sorry. But hold on!

Though you may not feel wonderful within days or even weeks of your hysterectomy, given time you should find an improvement in your overall quality of life! As your body heals, the aches and pains should disappear. Healing should also allow you to sleep better so the fog of fatigue lifts and you have more energy. Once your hormones settle down or you find the right hormone replacement therapy (HRT), the mood swings and tears can cease.

For some women it may take a few months, but after you have healed from your hysterectomy you may find you have a new lease on life. Having gone through an illness, surgery, and recovery, you may also have a new perspective so that you can make positive changes in your life. This could be the time to change careers, begin volunteering, adopt a new pet, start a new hobby, or run for office. Your family, friends, and community may even benefit from your contributions! Even if your days continue to have struggles, find ways to make the most of your energy.

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.

06-11-2014 - 11:13 AM


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