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

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Unread 01-18-2021, 04:00 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 18-Jan 24,2021

If your hysterectomy was between Jan 18-Jan 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 01-18-2021, 08:22 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 18-Jan 24,2021



Welcome, This is your Recovery Thread, where you’ll be able to share your progress and meet other sisters who are recovering along with you. This is a safe environment where you should feel comfortable to ask questions, voice your concerns or even vent your frustrations. Truly a place without judgement, only loving support by others sisters and knowing that you are not alone.

I have the privilege to walk alongside you in your healing journey as your caring sister. I will offer guidance, share my own experiences and tips, point you to others resources, and remind you that with time you will feel better.
Healing should be your main focus! This was major surgery and healing takes place both inside & outside. Don’t be surprised if you experience things both emotionally and physically in the weeks to come. This process is different for everyone, learned to be patient and listen to your own body is key to helping to heal.

So here is some sisterly advice:
• Follow your doctor’s orders/restrictions
• Time to lean on others for help, the priority is YOU
• Get plenty of rest (your sleep maybe intermittent so nap when you are tired)
• Drink lots of water, seriously lots! (you want to pee out the anesthesia drugs)
• Take your meds as directed (don’t be a warrior in pain)
• No lifting, pushing, pulling, or bending (ask for help)
• Walk a little each day as you are able (trips to bathroom might be your start)

I changed my life on 11/8/2018 when I had my own hysterectomy. After trying everything and many years of issues with Endometriosis, failed Ablation which left my uterus full of pockets of scar tissue and a diagnosis of Adenomyosis, I finally ended the cycle of my pain and heavy bleeding and opened a new chapter in my life and better quality. Personally, my own HysterSister recovery thread was a lifesaver! Knowing I was part of a group of sisters that knew exactly what I was going thru and offered suggestions/support was a true blessing in my healing journey. This is why I wanted to pay it forward, by volunteering to be here to help you. I am looking forward to hearing from all, when you are ready to post.

Use the when you first post and introduce yourself to the group, tell us alittle about who you are, where you are from and how you are doing.
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Unread 01-19-2021, 06:11 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 18-Jan 24,2021

I don’t see a button for a new thread. Do we just do updates under the moderator posts as replies?
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Unread 01-20-2021, 11:16 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 18-Jan 24,2021

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Originally Posted by Lysm84 View Post
I don’t see a button for a new thread. Do we just do updates under the moderator posts as replies?
Welcome!

You if you are on this Thread, you can go to the top and click on the "new reply" button and your post will appear in order of posted on this thread
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Unread 01-20-2021, 12:15 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 18-Jan 24,2021

Hi ladies

To share my progress, I had a vertical incision hysterectomy yesterday morning, with uterus, ovaries and cervix removed. I was quite sick from the anaesthetic all day yesterday and my blood pressure is quite low so when I got out of bed for the first time today I nearly fainted and had to have some support from two lovely nurses. I say up for an hour and then back to bed - I’m only allowed very light foods and only from this evening. My pain isn’t too bad, only standing from the bed was bad the rest is manageable. I’m staying in for a few days as it was quite invasive surgery. I’m hoping to go home on Friday or Saturday.
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Unread 01-20-2021, 02:19 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 18-Jan 24,2021

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Hi ladies

To share my progress, I had a vertical incision hysterectomy yesterday morning, with uterus, ovaries and cervix removed. I was quite sick from the anaesthetic all day yesterday and my blood pressure is quite low so when I got out of bed for the first time today I nearly fainted and had to have some support from two lovely nurses. I say up for an hour and then back to bed - I’m only allowed very light foods and only from this evening. My pain isn’t too bad, only standing from the bed was bad the rest is manageable. I’m staying in for a few days as it was quite invasive surgery. I’m hoping to go home on Friday or Saturday.
Welcome Sandra16,

so glad you are on the other side of your surgery. Now the focus is on healing. take it easy and let others assist you. hope things get better in the days to come and then you are able to go home soon.

touch base when you feel up to it, more should be joining in as the week goes along.
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Unread 01-20-2021, 05:20 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 18-Jan 24,2021

Today is Wednesday, and my da Vinci robotic surgery was Monday morning. I have 4 small horizontal incisions. I kept my ovaries. I feel more sore today than yesterday, but maybe because I’ve cut down go ibuprofen with no stronger pain medications.

I still feel pulling in my stomach if I have to shift in bed or stand up. I’ve been able to shower a couple of times, but I dread taking off my stomach binder and feeling “loose!” I’ve been urinating vast quantities, probably fluid left from all the IV fluid and the water I am now drinking to support healing.

My energy and wakefulness is normal all day, but I felt ready for sleep at an early time yesterday and suspect today will be the same.
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Unread 01-20-2021, 11:14 PM
Survived Surgery!

Well, I have made it thru my hysterectomy surgery and am back home after spending one night in hospital.
I was discharged early afternoon today. Although my dr planned on laparoscopic hysterectomy she did end up doing a bikini cut like a C section to remove my enlarged uterus. She did not want to cut it into smaller pieces to remove vaginally in case cancer present. So that was my surprise waking up. My incision is tender and pain especially when I get up out of bed or a chair. I am using a cane to help get up and walk so that I don't strain my abdominal muscles. I have taken several short walks today. I have 800 mg ibuprofen to take for pain as well as Norco. I breathe into my spirometer to exercise my lungs post surgery. Gas pain has been an issue for me, my abdomen is tender and it hurts to strain to pass gas. Also worried that a bowel movement, they have given me two stool softener pills taken at hospital and I have taken one dose of Mirilax once home. Dr says that it could be a few days before I have a bowel movement. I will take Mirilax each day.
So, other than being slow in loving and having issues with gas pain, getting my bowels moving and getting my pain under control I do feel ok sometimes and looking forward to less pain as I heal so that I have begin a new chapter of my life!
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Unread 01-21-2021, 12:13 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 18-Jan 24,2021

Welcome LYSM84 and CPL glad you checked in, might be a few days before more chime in here.

Here are a few article links that might be helpful this first week
Recovery Video for Weeks 1 & 2
First Week Tips After Hysterectomy
Body Mechanics After Hysterectomy
Assistance After Hysterectomy

You will find that no topic is unsafe to not bring up in this RT as if you are struggling with it you know there are others that are going thru it too! So with that said I will dig in! Ah the dreaded wait for the 1st Bowel Movement!
How Long After Hysterectomy Before a Bowel Movement?
10 foods to Get Your Bowels Moving After Hysterectomy

Try to relax it will come. Stay the course of stool softeners, lots of fluids, eating healthy with fiber and getting up and moving around as you can. I also used a stool to prop my feet up in a squatting position it helps align your system so voiding is easier. In fact, it helped so much that my husband got me a squatty potty and I still used it to this day!! For gas, I found Gas-X was a life saver! Everyone is different and whatever you do don’t force it or go over kill and take laxatives. Diarrhea will dehydrate you and definitely is not at all what you are aiming for.

Shoulder/rib pain and feeling like a truck ran over you is most likely the anesthesia working its way out of your system. I suffered from “splinted breathing” which is sometimes common in abdominal surgeries. I could not take deep breaths without pain. Ice and heat packs helped.

Fatigue is a normal, your body is taking all its energy and focus on healing you, it really wipes you out. Important to Nap/rest when you are tired, no matter what time it is. Don’t fight it Your body needs it. Don’t be surprised if you have interment sleep for a while. The bodies hormonal system is in shock and takes a while to get back in balance. Weird sleep patterns are one of the many things that happens during this time. The best thing you can do is try to listening to what your body needs.

Also, helps to write down when you take meds, so you can track when next dose is due. I know I had a table with all my “stuff” lined up and a log of when I took it. it really helped as I was in a bit of a fog for the first week.

Sending you all healing hugs.
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Unread 01-21-2021, 03:01 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 18-Jan 24,2021

I had my hysterectomy yesterday LAVH, and tubes removal.

I was quite nauseous all day, and in a bit of pain. I’m on tylenol and ibuprofen, and its helping a bit.

Getting up to pee is the hard part, as i’m drinking a lot, but it helps once i am up.
Quite a bit of bleeding, but the pads are helping with that.
And the gas pain is awful.

Homemade bran muffins were made for me today, i’m hoping it helps to go.

Napping has been my friend, and ill keep doing that.
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