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Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021 Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021

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Unread 07-26-2021, 04:00 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021

If your hysterectomy was between Jul 26-Aug 01,2021 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 07-27-2021, 08:07 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021

Dear Sisters,


The wait is over, you made it!
Welcome to the other side!



Please make yourselves at home, 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’m just a bit further down the road on my own recovery journey. I will check 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.


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Unread 07-27-2021, 01:38 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021

After getting my surgery posted poned from last week I had my surgery yesterday. So far so good. I asked for an abdominal binder at the hospital and I think it makes a difference in mobility. The only surprise for me was waking up with “little red freckles” on my face and collar bones. I guess they are capillaries from having my head down during surgery. It made me think about the traits of a Star trek character.
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Unread 07-27-2021, 05:12 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021


Dear Sisters, I hope you are resting comfortably.




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:

1. Get familiar with your DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS
2. 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.
3. 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
•Sleep pattens and positions
•Gas and bloating
•Constipation
•Appetite or lack thereof
•New or strong emotions including sadness and anxiety

These are all normal aspects of recovery. 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
- without feeling guilty.


Sending you the gentlest of hugs
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Unread 07-27-2021, 06:07 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021

Hi everyone!

I am 3 days post op and other than some minor pain and discomfort I am doing extremely well. I was up walking around day 2. I have had some wind pain and found that standing or walking helped with that and also emptying my bladder helped as well.

I will be going home today and can’t wait.

Wishing everyone all the best this week and look forward to chatting with you all over the coming weeks.
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Unread 07-27-2021, 07:32 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021

Got my hysterectomy today and I am spending the night. Couldn’t urinate and had to get catheter…1200! I think I am just happy it didn’t explode. Going to sleep now. Overall I feel ok. Worried I already over did it having to go to bathroom multiple times and sit long periods of time.
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Unread 07-27-2021, 08:31 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021

Sientile -I hope it was a happy homecoming and that you are able to rest well.

Miemdufek -praying that you will get fully hydrated and that things flow freely soon.

Drinking enough water right now is definitely the goal for me. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to walk every few hours to the kitchen for my meds and to refresh my fluids. I just wish I could get in one good cough.
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Unread 07-27-2021, 09:28 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021

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Originally Posted by Faborina View Post
After getting my surgery posted poned from last week I had my surgery yesterday. So far so good. I asked for an abdominal binder at the hospital and I think it makes a difference in mobility. The only surprise for me was waking up with “little red freckles” on my face and collar bones. I guess they are capillaries from having my head down during surgery. It made me think about the traits of a Star trek character.


We’re so glad you joined us Faborina,
It sounds like you are doing well, and your positive attitude will do wonders for your recovery. I love your take on your temporary red freckles!!! For coughing, sneezing, laughing… hold a small pillow to your abdomen, it will help a great deal! Keeping a small pillow handy is a good idea to protect your tender abdomen, not only from coughs, but also pet paws, children’s feet, knees and elbows, the seatbelt in the car, to name a few.

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Originally Posted by Sientile-2810 View Post
Hi everyone!

I am 3 days post op and other than some minor pain and discomfort I am doing extremely well. I was up walking around day 2. I have had some wind pain and found that standing or walking helped with that and also emptying my bladder helped as well.

I will be going home today and can’t wait.

Wishing everyone all the best this week and look forward to chatting with you all over the coming weeks.
:
Sientile, Welcome to your thread, we’re happy to meet you!
Gas pains can be very uncomfortable in the early days. Hot peppermint tea, or any hot beverage really, will help. In the heat of summer, hot tea might sound unreasonable, but it really does provide relief, along with walking and even heating pads for that gas under the ribs and in the shoulder.
As I just mentioned to Fab, positive attitudes are good medicine!

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Originally Posted by miamdufek View Post
Got my hysterectomy today and I am spending the night. Couldn’t urinate and had to get catheter…1200! I think I am just happy it didn’t explode. Going to sleep now. Overall I feel ok. Worried I already over did it having to go to bathroom multiple times and sit long periods of time.

Hello miamdufek,
Good thing your medical team was on top of it and placed that catheter! The sensitive, cranky bladder is right there front and center of the uterus where all the action takes place. It can take a bit to calm down and get back to normal.
Getting up and walking to the bathroom is good for you, even as often as every 20 minutes that first day for some sisters! Going up and down the stairs to go to the bathroom every 20 minutes would be overdoing. For some perspective the evening of my surgery, at home, I had an adverse reaction to the scapalimine anti-nausea patch and was quite confused and disoriented. I was insisting on doing laundry and altering some leggings, up and about doing all kinds of things, thinking I still had yet to have surgery! My teenage son finally was able to convince me to go to bed about 1am. I can’t say it had any ill effects, though I am a certified slow healer. Try not to worry, put your energy into healing and resting.


((Sending out a great big gentle group hug))
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Unread 07-28-2021, 09:13 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021

  Quote:
Originally Posted by Faborina View Post
After getting my surgery posted poned from last week I had my surgery yesterday. So far so good. I asked for an abdominal binder at the hospital and I think it makes a difference in mobility. The only surprise for me was waking up with “little red freckles” on my face and collar bones. I guess they are capillaries from having my head down during surgery. It made me think about the traits of a Star trek character.
I was wondering why I had bruising on my temples! Thought maybe it was from one of those sticky nodes they put on you to monitor.

My biggest gripe at this point is the sore, phlegmy throat. Keep trying to cough and clear it because it’s a nuisance and keeps blocking my airway. Of course, that kills my belly.

Anybody else have this?
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Unread 07-28-2021, 03:42 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 26-Aug 01,2021

Home and resting now. Trying to walk a bit around the room when I have to go to the bathroom. Also trying to change positions every once in a while. Biggest struggle right now is when whole belly seems to tense up. I think it’s just bloat and gas. This too shall pass. I am happy to be home and starting my healing. Wishing you all well.
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