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Unread 03-22-2021, 04:00 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Mar 22-Mar 28,2021

If your hysterectomy was between Mar 22-Mar 28,2021 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 03-22-2021, 07:24 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Mar 22-Mar 28,2021


Dear sweeties -
You made it !!!
I’m thrilled to see you on the recovery side and on this thread .
I know this website and my own recovery forum was vital to me during my own recovery in 2017.
I’ll check in with you every day to see how you are doing and to try to answer your questions .

For now : rest up and drink your water ! Walk a little and take your meds !

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Unread 03-23-2021, 05:43 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Mar 22-Mar 28,2021

After a very long day at the hospital yesterday, I'm on the other side!

Overall, I'm uncomfortable but it is not that horrible. I am making sure to stay on top of my pain pills. I think in a few days I might not even need them, as I already feel better today than yesterday.

In case this helps anyone else, here are some things that I wasn't expecting/forgot about:
* My bladder was a little sluggish at first and I had a hard time using the restroom, so it took longer than I expected in recovery to get discharged. When I could start going, the amount was very small until about 12 hours after my surgery. I didn't want to push hard, so I was getting worried about that, but it started resolving on its own.
* Last night of sleep was not great. I was waking up sometimes every 15 minutes to an hour all night long. It wasn't from pain. It's because I'm getting the constant urge to pee all the time (thanks to the catheter), but hopefully that will pass soon.
* Sore throat and croaky voice from the breathing tube is normal. My kids think I sound amusing.
* The doctor found and removed a small cyst. He also removed a staple from my appendectomy 15 years ago that was coming loose.

If anyone sees this before your surgery, take deep breaths. Don't be afraid to ask for medicine in your IV to help with anxiety. You're taking a step to improve your quality of life going forward.
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Unread 03-23-2021, 09:08 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Mar 22-Mar 28,2021



Dear Sisters, welcome to this recovery thread!

This is your place to find sisters you may have met already online during your Pre Op Chat or simply bond with new ones along your journey. I am hoping that this thread will help you in the days and weeks and months to come, as we are all sisters who are in the same boat. Please share your stories and your thoughts and questions with one another here. Help another sister by responding to her question. Together, we will heal as one wonderful sister group.

I will be here to help you with my thoughts and support during this time of healing. Since my own surgeries were only 4 years ago, I remember well what my recovery was like and I will share my experiences here with you all. As resource tools, I will also post articles that the website has to offer as it is a vast wealth of information.
Please remember that there is no such thing as a silly question. And please know it's ok just to post and to say that you need support.
I and many other sisters are here for you and want to be with you during this time of recovery.

For now, please remember the following:

lots of water.
sleep: get lots of sleep.

Take your pains meds as directed. You need them!

Call your doctor when any new symptom arises or whenever you might have a question for peace of mind.

Walk just a little bit (from your resting place to the bathroom or to the kitchen and back again).

I will check in with you all every day throughout the weeks to come!

xoxo,
Liv
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Unread 03-23-2021, 04:54 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Mar 22-Mar 28,2021

Hi everyone!
I am officially on recovery day one. Went to my surgery at 10:30am yesterday, surgery at 2:30pm and was discharged at 9pm. It was a very long day.
So far, feeling drowsy still but little pain. My surgeon told me that the surgery went smoothly. I had my uterus and Fallopian tubes removed through Laparoscopy.
I’ve been sticking to liquids and haven’t felt very hungry. Plus I have a sore throat.
I did not expect to be burping so much!
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Unread 03-23-2021, 05:02 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Mar 22-Mar 28,2021

  Quote:
Originally Posted by mel994 View Post
After a very long day at the hospital yesterday, I'm on the other side!

Overall, I'm uncomfortable but it is not that horrible. I am making sure to stay on top of my pain pills. I think in a few days I might not even need them, as I already feel better today than yesterday.

In case this helps anyone else, here are some things that I wasn't expecting/forgot about:
* My bladder was a little sluggish at first and I had a hard time using the restroom, so it took longer than I expected in recovery to get discharged. When I could start going, the amount was very small until about 12 hours after my surgery. I didn't want to push hard, so I was getting worried about that, but it started resolving on its own.
* Last night of sleep was not great. I was waking up sometimes every 15 minutes to an hour all night long. It wasn't from pain. It's because I'm getting the constant urge to pee all the time (thanks to the catheter), but hopefully that will pass soon.
* Sore throat and croaky voice from the breathing tube is normal. My kids think I sound amusing.
* The doctor found and removed a small cyst. He also removed a staple from my appendectomy 15 years ago that was coming loose.

If anyone sees this before your surgery, take deep breaths. Don't be afraid to ask for medicine in your IV to help with anxiety. You're taking a step to improve your quality of life going forward.
mel994!
Thank you for posting here!
I am truly excited to hear how positive you are sounding. YAY!
Good for you.
Yes, the bad sleep is unfortunately normal. Headaches also. From the anesthesia.
Having to pee all the time is from the IV- you got a LOT of fluids during your time at the hospital.
Glad to hear you got to go home without a catheter! Some of our sisters are not that lucky. Having trouble urinating is unfortunately another common trouble at first, since everything inside of you was handled and prodded and lifted and fixed and is now swollen (and cranky).
Easy does it!
Please get some well deserved rest now, sweetie.
I will check in with you and the other hyster sisters tomorrow.
Sending you a healing hug
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Unread 03-23-2021, 05:07 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Mar 22-Mar 28,2021

  Quote:
Originally Posted by LiatC View Post
Hi everyone!
I am officially on recovery day one. Went to my surgery at 10:30am yesterday, surgery at 2:30pm and was discharged at 9pm. It was a very long day.
So far, feeling drowsy still but little pain. My surgeon told me that the surgery went smoothly. I had my uterus and Fallopian tubes removed through Laparoscopy.
I’ve been sticking to liquids and haven’t felt very hungry. Plus I have a sore throat.
I did not expect to be burping so much!
sweetie!
I am glad you are on the recovery side and posting here.
We can all learn from each other and it's good to tell others about what we went through and how we are feeling. After all, it takes a hystersister to understand exactly what you are going through!
I think you are doing the right thing by resting and resting.
But do eat a little something, perhaps soup or a protein shake. You need your calories (energy) to heal.
Funny you'd mention the burping- you still have so much gas in your tummy and it has to go somewhere- better out than keeping it in (and that goes for releasing gas as well!!)
Sending you a gentle
  #8  
Unread 03-25-2021, 12:16 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Mar 22-Mar 28,2021

I had my uterus, tubes and ovaries removed today around noon with robotic assist. It now 11 pm. I’ve walked around the unit. They filled my bladder with fluid, removed the catheter, as soon as I had the urge to pee. So no problems there. Pain is well managed with Tylenol, Gabapentin and one Oxycodone, so far. It’s no worse then period cramps. I was so anxious but the hospital staff were/are amazing; and all women! I wish I could ease any fears that others have, as my mind made it out to be much worse then it is. Also, I brought noise canceling headphone and an eye mask. I’m playing healing/relaxation sounds wrapped in warm blanket and it is the best! Night night.
  #9  
Unread 03-25-2021, 05:46 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Mar 22-Mar 28,2021

Hello everyone,
I am waking up in hospital after my total abdominal hysterectomy yesterday - kept my ovaries. The pain was intense at first when I came to, but they dosed me with something to take it away pretty quickly. Since then, my pain has been well managed so I only feel like I have strong period cramps. Was able to get out of bed a few times and stand up yesterday, but no walking yet. Catheter was just removed this morning, so I guess I will be walking a lot to the bathroom today as I am trying to drink a lot of fluids.
Definitely can feel a lot of gas rumbling around in my gut. Have been burping a lot too whenever I sit up - I suppose that is a good thing!
Staff at the hospital have been amazing - all so positive and supportive, so that had made the stay rather pleasant. I may get to go home today... which is a bit frightening!
So happy to have this surgery behind me and be on the road to recovery. And so grateful for this community of women on here - I have learned so much!
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Unread 03-25-2021, 02:03 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Mar 22-Mar 28,2021

sweeties and a warm to the new sisters who joined !
I’m so glad you found us and are posting here !
I was a reader first on my own post op thread in April 2017, and only found my “voice” after a couple of weeks . But I was checking the forum all the time , hungry for news from women who had been through the same surgery just now .
So- no pressure !

It’s great to hear about good hospital stays , attentive doctors and other hospital staff, good pain management - you need good care and compassion right now !

And you need to rest .
And to walk once you are allowed up (I don’t mean marathons , I mean from your resting place to the bathroom and back and gradually a bit more ). Only staying in bed is actually not advised - you gotta move a bit .
Also: Remember to drink a lot of water! You need to flush out the anesthesia and the water also helps you with your first bowel movement .
Ok, enough good advice ! (But I will be your nagging big sister here in on this forum lol)
Sending a gentle hug your way !
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