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Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 27-Aug 02,2020 Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 27-Aug 02,2020

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Unread 07-27-2020, 04:00 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 27-Aug 02,2020

If your hysterectomy was between Jul 27-Aug 02,2020 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 07-27-2020, 02:24 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 27-Aug 02,2020


I am your Sunshine Sister (host), and I will be posting most every day during your initial recovery, which is usually 4-8 weeks. I will read each of your messages. If you have anything you want me to definitely reply to, just put my name with your question. You've got this, ladies!

This is your Recovery Thread, where you’ll be able to share your progress and laugh and cry together as you support one another along the way. I'll be walking alongside you in your recovery journey, sharing my own experiences and pointing you to resources we have here.

Healing is your #1 priority. This was major surgery and healing takes place inside as well as outside. You’re still your doctor’s patient until you’re released, and even then, healing will continue.

Get plenty of rest, nap, and rest some more!
Drink plenty of water
Take your meds as directed (around the clock to stay ahead of the pain)
Walk as you are able (for now, from your cozy recovery spot to the bathroom or kitchen)
Listen to your genius body as it heals

There will be things you cannot and must not do at first. If your doctor hasn’t given you restrictions that you recall, ASK! My specific restrictions for the first 6 weeks were: lifting more than 10lbs, driving, flying, soaking, and nothing in the vagina.

You may experience gas, bowel issues, aches and pains, and your emotions might swing at the drop of a hankie.

And when you’re confused , it’s okay to ask questions, and we welcome you to discuss whatever is on your mind. You are not alone!

For now, rest – and rest well!
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Unread 07-28-2020, 04:43 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 27-Aug 02,2020

I had my (robotic laparascopic) hysterectomy yesterday morning and the recovery has been much smoother than I was expecting (dreading!). Feeling a little tenderness in my stomach, a bit of gassiness, and yesterday afternoon after the surgery I had trouble urinating so that delayed my release from the hospital. But it finally happened and I was allowed to go home. I really feel pretty good so take heart fellow travelers!
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Unread 07-28-2020, 06:36 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 27-Aug 02,2020

I had my surgery yesterday as well laparoscopic through my abdomen and belly button. I am definitely very sore today much more in pain then yesterday in the hospital. It seems because everything comes from your core muscles even stretching hurts but I'm hoping that's just temporary as I heal. I do feel some cramping but I imagine that's from the gas and from the anesthesia. Can you realize how swollen my belly would be but again that's a normal thing. Wishing everyone else who was in my situation healthy and speedy recovery
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Unread 07-28-2020, 07:49 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 27-Aug 02,2020

Hi all! Glad to hear you’re doing so well Irene! I too had a Robotic (da vinci) laparoscopic hysterectomy yesterday. I came home yesterday afternoon and Alternating motrin & Tylenol is keeping the pain tolerable. I still prefer resting though. Would love to avoid the Percocet and all the side effects that involves! My husband and kids are taking good care of me and I’m getting my walking in shuffling to the bathroom a lot. Praying for all of us that each day just gets better!!
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Unread 07-29-2020, 10:30 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 27-Aug 02,2020

Hi Ladies! Welcome to our new members! I'm happy to hear that things are going well!
0t week:
You’re out of surgery. Now, the work of recovery begins!

We cannot emphasize enough how the healing and recovery process is different for everyone. While there are Progress Checkpoints, they must only be used as a guide. Initial recovery is between 2 to 8 weeks, but full recovery may take up to one year.

Our healing must be taken seriously and cannot be rushed, so please start off by being kind to yourselves and please accept help from your family and friends and co-workers! Retire your superwoman cape temporarily to allow yourself to focus on just YOU- a unique concept for many here who are so used to be independent and helping others.

There may significant things that you may feel both emotionally and physically...running the gamut from gas pains and bloating, sore throat, to emotional distress and panic. This site was a lifesaver for me so hopefully you will also come here for answers to questions as well as much needed emotional support.

Here is a video for for your 1&2 week: https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/videoshow.php?vid=2.

PAIN- no need to be in pain. In fact, you shouldn't be in excruciating pain at all ever. Call your doc! He/she needs to know that you are in pain (unless you are not taking your pain meds!).
Anyhow- take your meds on schedule, sweeties, and wean yourselves off narcotics slowly.


UPPER CHEST PHLEGM:
You were all intubated. Thus you are having a bit of phlegm. I hope you were given this little breathing thingy called spirometer. If so, please use it as directed to help you with deep breathing. If not, please see below:
Sit upright. ...you may need to hold a pillow tightly over your incision. ...
Take a few normal breaths, then take a slow, deep breath in.
Gently and slowly breathe out through your mouth....

Vaginal discharge/bleeding
This is completely normal at this point.


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Unread 07-29-2020, 10:50 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 27-Aug 02,2020

Yes I think my stomach actually feels a little sorer today than it did yesterday. Like I've been doing sit-ups which I definitely haven't! Have some mouth sores from the anesthesia tube but a friend recommended Gly-Oxide so I'm hoping that will help. Haven't had a bowel movement yet (sorry if TMI!) and I think that would definitely help. Taking Colace, may add Dulcolax if still no progress though I'm not sure if it's ok to do both.
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Unread 07-29-2020, 12:42 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 27-Aug 02,2020

Yes some pain gets worse post op - anesthesia and higher levels of pain meds wearing off, increasing inflammation, healing etc.
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Originally Posted by irene m View Post
Yes I think my stomach actually feels a little sorer today than it did yesterday. Like I've been doing sit-ups which I definitely haven't! Have some mouth sores from the anesthesia tube but a friend recommended Gly-Oxide so I'm hoping that will help. Haven't had a bowel movement yet (sorry if TMI!) and I think that would definitely help. Taking Colace, may add Dulcolax if still no progress though I'm not sure if it's ok to do both.
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Unread 07-29-2020, 01:34 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 27-Aug 02,2020

Had major gas pain yesterday after surgery. Today the gas pain has been less focused only in my shoulder. Have noticed that I have times when I can’t catch my breath and I feel sore down the sides of my abdomen. Very tired, lots of naps today
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Unread 07-30-2020, 02:05 AM
Pre op

Well my name is Dawna and I’m 40 years old . I just had my surgery yesterday. I was very nervous in pre op the were great on helping to reduce. I also had Iv versed prior and they put me right to sleep in the or room so I would not get more anxious. I made it though they found a tumor the feel Is benign they had to also take my right over as it was adhered to my abdomen . They kept my left one so they say will compensate. I’m a little worried as I have had night sweats this evening. When I woke up they gave me pain meds and I have an ONQ pain pump it gives like a lidocaine flow to the abdomen. My surgery was robotic but I have had 3 c section so I can say this so far is easier. They have kept me tonight and maybe tomorrow with my blood clot history . Still a little worried as I have had some lovenox last night. Right now I have been up and walking in halls a couple times . I do have the gas pains and sore up my right shoulder but this is normal for the gases trying to get out.
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