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Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021 Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021

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Unread 05-05-2021, 09:26 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021

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Originally Posted by StefaniePit View Post
8 days post up here. My cognitive & energy levels feel up but my body is slowing my down. Am taking daily walks for 5-7 mins with assistance but resting all day otherwise. Am starting to have back pain and other random abdominal zings. Pottying is going well yet I still feel lots of fullness and pressure my in my abdomen and pelvic area. Having my post-op appointment tomorrow morning and dreading the hour long car ride each way. The belly pillow is my best friend these days. Iím thankful to have you all to relate to and knowing Iím not going through this alone. Hugs to you all.


Itís funny you mention the bumpy car ride, I had the same concern, but found it REALLY helped my gas and wished I had gone for a drive sooner in my recovery.

So much resting can bring about new aches and pains in our musculoskeletal system. Frequently getting up and walking is the antidote. Try to increase the length and duration of your walk every few days, even if itís just 20 more paces, or one more yard further.

Those zips and zings, fullness and achy-ness are normal to healing, as muscles and connective tissue deactivate, nerves become more active in the healing tissues.

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  #52  
Unread 05-05-2021, 10:06 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021

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Originally Posted by swistercia View Post
8 days post-op, fatigue is real & need to remind myself that it will take a while to get back to normal (if that ever happens). Supposed to go back to work from home 1/2 time starting next week, but worried it is too soon? Takes me forever to do anything and tired all the time. Will see how I feel in a few days.

Have been watching some comfort tv & movies & rereading books I loved as a young adult to stay entertained.

Daily walks are so important & hoping I can work these into my day even after recovery.


Only you will know wether youíre ready to return to work or not.
Resting and walking, good nutrition and ample water will all facilitate healing.

What you are feeling is totally normal to recovery, and you should totally expect to feel normal again. Many, if not most women report feeling better after hysterectomy than before, due to the resolved symptoms that led them to need the surgery in the first place.

We do need to think of recovery in terms of weeks and months. Fatigue is often the last symptom to of recovery to disappear, it should improve over the next weeks. My first trip briefly into a store, and only as far as the checkouts, and back to the car has me back home for a nap, it was so exhausting. But week by week, strength and stamina increase.
  #53  
Unread 05-05-2021, 10:35 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021

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Originally Posted by Tietie2211 View Post
Day 7
I feel good, no pain 80% of my day.
Not constipated or gasy
Occasional incision pain lidocaine patches help greatly.

Ive started taking it easy.
Resting more
I'm so use to be up and about my first 3days I did to much.

Lost 7lbs so far
My uterus was 1000g 2lbs
Size of a 28wk fetus

I am on 6weeks leave from work I could work from home but I'm really trying to be good to my body and not rush.

Ladies it's good the read your experiences stay safe and rested.


Your body definitely has ways of letting you know you are overdoing. Gradually increase activity every couple days or so.

I also lost weight the first week, but alas, re-gained most of it with a short lived voracious appetites weeks 3-4
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  #54  
Unread 05-05-2021, 10:56 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021

Day 8 for me and abdominal stitches came out today (not nearly as scary as I thought!). Little UTI going so antibiotics and AZO but all looking good! Got pathology and found out no cancer but tumor on one one overy, fibroids everywhere, endometrial growing all over and Adenomyosis! Oh!!! And left overy still producing at age 54 so wasn't my imagination even with a high fsh. Yes, this has sucked last 8 days but wow! Just happy to have proof it wasn't all in my head! Walking a lot (it's 2 acres to end of my driveway) and only taking ibuprofen for the anti-inflammatory benifits per Dr. Its great seeing end of tunnel...due to way surgeon had to close cuff he said take it freaking easy but walking good
  #55  
Unread 05-05-2021, 11:17 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021

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Originally Posted by Skismet View Post
Now 8 days post op and have been feeling great and not like what I hear from most women. I have not taken any narcotics and rarely take ibuprofen or acetaminophen. My belly shows little swelling and I am walking a couple miles each day. I still recline more than I wish, but I hear others urge everyone to relax and give time for healing. I wish I knew for sure that everyone must rest...lying down. Doing so little exercise has negative consequences to overall fitness/health which is serious as well.
I know better than to do any heavy lifting or any jarring activity like running and biking is out, but this amount of lying around does not seem so necessary.
Has anyone else felt the same way and what have you done successfully for exercise?

Thatís the thing about smooth recoveries, women who donít have questions, concerns or complications arenít active here much because they donít have much to share. I wasnít exaggerating when I said the anticipation of surgery can be worse than the surgery and recovery.

Did your doctor give you specific bed rest instructions? Because the typical recovery for hysterectomy whether with an abdominal incision, laparoscopic, or vaginal, is not a laying in bed recovery.

You are expected to be up and moving around at least every hour while awake, to promote blood flow and encourage bowel motility. Reclining is the preferred position to rest, with the legs up, taking pressure off the pelvic area where all the work was performed. Resting in bed is fine, but not necessary unless you were specifically prescribed bed rest. Sitting upright in a chair does put a lot of pressure on the pelvis and many women do not tolerate long periods of time upright as it can increase pain and pressure in the early weeks.

Long intervals of time spent reclining, lying or sitting all can introduce new aches and pains. Some musculoskeletal discomfort may be unavoidable, especially for some who experience higher levels of pain, fatigue or complications, requiring greater amounts of sleeping and resting.

The only safe exercise at this point is walking. Most doctors donít release exercise restrictions until week 6. This is something you need to take up with your doctor if you are considering returning to other activities sooner. One of the reasons we are careful with body mechanics, is not only to keep pressure off the newly created vaginal cuff, but also to protect the internal healing and help prevent adhesions from forming.

Though you feel great, remember you just had organs removed, several ligaments cut and sutured. blood vessels cut and/or cauterized. Though there may be little evidence on the exterior there is a lot of healing taking place inside. Go easy and give yourself time to heal. These few weeks of recovery are just a blip on the radar of your lifespan.

Be patient and gentle with yourself.
  #56  
Unread 05-05-2021, 11:25 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021

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Originally Posted by Ls33315 View Post
Day 8 for me and abdominal stitches came out today (not nearly as scary as I thought!). Little UTI going so antibiotics and AZO but all looking good! Got pathology and found out no cancer but tumor on one one overy, fibroids everywhere, endometrial growing all over and Adenomyosis! Oh!!! And left overy still producing at age 54 so wasn't my imagination even with a high fsh. Yes, this has sucked last 8 days but wow! Just happy to have proof it wasn't all in my head! Walking a lot (it's 2 acres to end of my driveway) and only taking ibuprofen for the anti-inflammatory benifits per Dr. Its great seeing end of tunnel...due to way surgeon had to close cuff he said take it freaking easy but walking good

Great news on the pathology!
Our sensitive bladders are prone to UTIís after surgery and catheters. Sounds like you caught it early and hopefully didnít suffer too much with it.

Surprisingly, our ovaries actually do not turn off completely at menopause and continue to trickle hormones to the benefit of our health despite low estrogen and the uncomfortable symptoms on menopause.

  #57  
Unread 05-05-2021, 02:46 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021

Hello everyone I had a complete robotic Hysterectomy on Friday 4/30, they took everything including my ovaries, I am 47. I was supposed to go home that day but they had me stay the night in the hospital because my oxygen level was pretty low when I would fall asleep and it was so hard to stay awake after my surgery. It improved by the next day and I got to come home Saturday around noon. (They do think I may have sleep apnea so I need to follow up about that). Anyway, I feel like I am healing up pretty well. Have only had to take the prescription Ibuprofen, didnít feel like I needed the stronger pain meds which is good because I was so worried about getting constipated. I really have been doing good going to the bathroom since the second day. My appetite is strong and I have been walking a bit outside around my culdesac and around my house. My five incisions look good, the clear glue or whatever it is doesnít seem to be budging so Iím wondering if I just leave it alone. They canít give me hormones or estrogen so Iím anxious about the menopause symptoms but havenít had any yet. I know there is still some in my system, does anyone know when that is usually all out and the symptoms hit? I do have to do a shot in my stomach everyday for 24 more days to prevent blood clots. They burn a little but definitely worth it if it prevents blood clots. My doctor told my daughter I was getting that prescription after the surgery so Iím guessing something came up then that made them worry about clotting. Hope everyone is doing well, so grateful for all of the support.
  #58  
Unread 05-05-2021, 04:43 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021

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Originally Posted by Ls33315 View Post
Day 8 for me and abdominal stitches came out today (not nearly as scary as I thought!). Little UTI going so antibiotics and AZO but all looking good! Got pathology and found out no cancer but tumor on one one overy, fibroids everywhere, endometrial growing all over and Adenomyosis! Oh!!! And left overy still producing at age 54 so wasn't my imagination even with a high fsh. Yes, this has sucked last 8 days but wow! Just happy to have proof it wasn't all in my head! Walking a lot (it's 2 acres to end of my driveway) and only taking ibuprofen for the anti-inflammatory benifits per Dr. Its great seeing end of tunnel...due to way surgeon had to close cuff he said take it freaking easy but walking good
Hi, I have to go Tuesday for my 2 week post op appointment. My dr will be taking out my abdominal staples. Can you tell me what to expect? Thanks and great news on your pathology!!
  #59  
Unread 05-05-2021, 04:52 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021

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Originally Posted by MiARay View Post
Hi, I have to go Tuesday for my 2 week post op appointment. My dr will be taking out my abdominal staples. Can you tell me what to expect? Thanks and great news on your pathology!!
It really was scarier than actually painful. I was laughing and cussing a bit at the end but the pain was not really pain? It was sorta a sound, then a pull, then a little itchy burn? You want to touch it! I took a .25 xanax as I was so freaked out to go in but sorta feel like a wasted xanax over that we went through car wash after and through McDonald's drive through after. Feels SOOOOOOO much better tonight without being tugged!
  #60  
Unread 05-05-2021, 05:12 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Apr 26-May 02,2021

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Originally Posted by Ls33315 View Post
It really was scarier than actually painful. I was laughing and cussing a bit at the end but the pain was not really pain? It was sorta a sound, then a pull, then a little itchy burn? You want to touch it! I took a .25 xanax as I was so freaked out to go in but sorta feel like a wasted xanax over that we went through car wash after and through McDonald's drive through after. Feels SOOOOOOO much better tonight without being tugged!
Great to know!! Iím sure Iíll be cursing a bit too Thanks for the info.
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