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Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021 Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021

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Unread 10-18-2021, 05:00 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021

If your hysterectomy was between Oct 18-Oct 24,2021 this is the place to post your progress during your hysterectomy recovery.

If you have a question about your hysterectomy recovery, please start a new thread to receive answers and support for your concerns instead of including the question in your update! There is information on how to start a new thread in this link: New Here? or you can use this link: Post a New Topic in the Post-Op forum.

Post how you are doing here when you are home and well enough to sit a few minutes at your computer.

We hope you are recovering well with plenty of rest and water and a bit of walking. Don't forget to pamper the princess!




How to use the Recovery Progress Reports thread:

  • 1. This thread is for the purpose of sharing updates on your recovery as you heal from your hysterectomy.

  • 2. Generally, ONE or TWO posts on this thread per member/per day is adequate to share your daily progress and to share encouragement with your surgery week Sisters.

  • 3. Remember to start a new thread on the Post-Op message board to ask your questions.

  • 4. The Progress Report threads now begin in our special forum for all Hysterectomy Recovery Reports and will remain there for you to always find your discussion.
  • 5. Remember all the love and support you got here as a pre-op member? Now it's YOUR turn to give back to the women in the Pre-Op Hysterectomy Support forum. Extend your hand and your hugs in replies to our pre-op ladies in waiting. This will complete our circle of women helping women!
  • 6. You can also share support and experiences with post-op members in all phases of recovery in the Post-Op Hysterectomy Support forum by replying on the new threads they create.
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Unread 10-19-2021, 08:12 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021


The wait is over, you made it!
Welcome to the other side! I hope you are resting as comfortably as possible.


Please make yourselves at home here, this is the place to share experiences, concerns and questions with sisters who are on the same leg of this journey as you.

Pop in when you are able, tell us how you are doing, what is it isn’t working, ask questions, vent off some steam, don’t be shy or embarrassed-it’s all open game here.

As your Sunshine Sister, I’ll share from my own recovery journey, checking in regularly to help answer questions, offer suggestions and support-drawing off my own experiences and share articles packed with sound advise. The real value comes from your participation, supporting and connecting with each other.


The first few days may be a blur with lots of sleeping and coming off the anesthesia. Here are some tips for the beginning of recovery:

• Get familiar with your DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS

DRINK WATER -LOTS- Numerous trips to the potty day and night will be inevitable, drink when you aren’t even thirsty. You want to flush out the anesthesia metabolites, flush your urinary track to help prevent a uti from catheterization and help keep urine dilute (the goal is nothing darker than very pale yellow) to ease bladder discomfort (this sensitive organ is cranky after being front row and center of all the action). Bladder spasms are expected-it’s easier all the way around to empty a full bladder than eeking out dribbles.

WALK every hour you are awake, even if it’s just a trip to the bathroom or a lap around the kitchen the first couple days. DVT(blood clot) is a real risk after surgery, getting up and moving gets the blood flowing to prevent clots.

• Stay on top of your pain medicine. It’s helpful to write down a schedule. Being ahead is much easier than trying to catch up. Some find pain well controlled without prescription medication, others need stronger control. Now is not the time to be a hero, if your pain isn’t managed and under control, precious resources are being diverted from healing.

Piles of pillows, ice packs and heating pad are valuable tools to help make your recovery more comfortable.

Some of the first things you may notice or find concern with include:

Frequent urination (yep, every hour or two)
Sleep patterns and positions (none seem to work, some sisters sleep in their recliner)
Gas and bloating ((gas-x, no carbonated drinks, no gassy foods, heat & hot tea)
Constipation (water, fiber, stool softener, walking)
Appetite or lack thereof (try to nibble something to keep your strength up)
New or strong emotions including sadness and anxiety (don’t be surprised how easily tears may fall)

These are all normal aspects of recovery. As we move forward, we’ll get into more detail about your concerns and experiences. Even so, always listen to your body. Do not hesitate to call your doctor with any medical concerns you have.


Take this time to get the rest you need
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Sending you the gentlest of hugs




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Unread 10-19-2021, 11:06 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021

Well I made it! I was home by 2pm yesterday everything went great! I’m kind of sore and very tired. I’ve been sleeping, drinking water, peeing every 5 seconds, and t eating jello! Today I actually ate a scrambled egg. Well off to take another nap! You’ve got this ladies can’t wait till you get to the other side
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Unread 10-20-2021, 05:14 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021

Had my LAVH and BSO at 8am yesterday. Was in a good bit of crampy pain for an hour or so out of recovery but oxycodone and Tylenol sorted me out and pain has been minimal since. Trying without the oxy now ans so far so good. I’m still in hospital because I couldn’t pee yesterday but am eating well (no loss of appetite here!) and walking very comfortably so hoping to head home today. Waiting for the hormone loss to hit me but my doc changed her requirement that o wait 2 weeks to stick on an estradiol patch to say 1 week or when I’m up and moving around a lot so that’s just around the corner. Occasionally last night, the magnitude of what I’ve just done kinda hit me but I’m mostly just exceptionally relieved to have the surgery behind me so I can focus on getting back to good health
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Unread 10-20-2021, 06:14 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021

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Originally Posted by TDBulldog View Post
Had my LAVH and BSO at 8am yesterday. Was in a good bit of crampy pain for an hour or so out of recovery but oxycodone and Tylenol sorted me out and pain has been minimal since. Trying without the oxy now ans so far so good. I’m still in hospital because I couldn’t pee yesterday but am eating well (no loss of appetite here!) and walking very comfortably so hoping to head home today. Waiting for the hormone loss to hit me but my doc changed her requirement that o wait 2 weeks to stick on an estradiol patch to say 1 week or when I’m up and moving around a lot so that’s just around the corner. Occasionally last night, the magnitude of what I’ve just done kinda hit me but I’m mostly just exceptionally relieved to have the surgery behind me so I can focus on getting back to good health

Happy that things went well! I’m sure you will be going home in no time! I couldn’t do the oxy it was way too much for me so glad to hear it helped. Sending hugs your way! Take care of you and hopes that you pee today
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Unread 10-20-2021, 09:35 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021

Welcome Maki & Bulldog!!
It sounds like you are both doing very good and your positive attitudes are helping you tremendously!



Here are some articles for this stage of recovery.


Rest easy sisters.
Sending gentle
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Unread 10-21-2021, 06:15 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021

Yesterday (10/20), I had a TLH with salpingectomy, uterosacral ligament suspension, a suburethral sling, and a rectocele repair. It was a lot - I call it "the works." Needless to say, I've had a good bit of pain despite having a nerve block and taking my pain meds on schedule.

I have been able to get up and move around. Emptied my own catheter (yup, I'm lucky enough to have one of those ) and made my own coffee and breakfast.

Onward and upward!
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Unread 10-21-2021, 08:25 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021

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Originally Posted by Tardevil View Post
Yesterday (10/20), I had a TLH with salpingectomy, uterosacral ligament suspension, a suburethral sling, and a rectocele repair. It was a lot - I call it "the works." Needless to say, I've had a good bit of pain despite having a nerve block and taking my pain meds on schedule.

I have been able to get up and move around. Emptied my own catheter (yup, I'm lucky enough to have one of those ) and made my own coffee and breakfast.

Onward and upward!
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Hello Tar, We’re glad you joined us!
Those additional repairs do make for a more difficult recovery with extra discomfort. I do hope you are able to lean on the support of family and friends if you are home alone. Those rectocele repairs call for even stricter restrictions on lifting and resting. Maybe an ice pack with a thin towel between it and your skin, for 15-20 minute stretches would bring you additional relief. Just be careful not to leave it on too long, if your skin is numb.
{{Sending you gentle hugs}}
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Unread 10-21-2021, 09:06 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021

Today’s update from me - with apologies for TMI but I’ve got to tell someone! First BM this morning, about 48 hours after surgery, was absolutely no sweat. Credit to the many great recs on these boards about watching hydration, diet, and narcotics to avoid constipation.
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Unread 10-21-2021, 03:23 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Oct 18-Oct 24,2021

I had my robotic assisted hysterectomy on Tuesday the 19th due to a large 9.5 cm fibroid on my outer uterus wall. It was a 4 hour surgery in whichI was at an angle head down. After 3 bags of fluid IV and the gas used it all went to my face. I was so puffy especially my eyes. When I woke up from surgery I could barely see out of my left eye. I am recovering nicely but worst part was a day later with the gas in my neck and face. So painful!!! I talked to my Dr today and pathology report came back fibroid was non cancerous or benign. I am so relieved and grateful. I found out so had a fibroid in mid July which led to surgery a few months later. It was such a dark, scary time for me. Now onwards and focused on healing and getting g on with my life!
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