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Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 05-Jul 11,2021 Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 05-Jul 11,2021

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Unread 07-05-2021, 04:00 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 05-Jul 11,2021

If your hysterectomy was between Jul 05-Jul 11,2021 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 07-05-2021, 07:44 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 05-Jul 11,2021

Welcome to The Other Side, Princesses !

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
Drink plenty of water
Take your meds as directed
Walk as you are able (for now, from your cozy recovery spot to the bathroom or kitchen)

There will be things you cannot and must not do at first , 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 07-07-2021, 05:40 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 05-Jul 11,2021

Hello ladies!
Coleen here, 42. had a laparoscopic total hysterectomy yesterday (6th), they took my tubes but the ovaries are still there.. Feeling pretty sore but good. Walking around slowly but surely. I don’t think I’ve ever taking this many meds in my life! I’m toggling Tylenol (600 mg), ibuprofen (600 mg), also colace twice daily, sprinkle in some valium and oxycodone- both are 5mg. Ice packs on my abdomen and heating pad on my lower back. I haven’t taken my first shower yet, I will muster up the courage for that in a bit. I DO absolutely feel better that it’s over. The anxiety of the unknown was a lot for me. It’s nice to be on the other side. I wish you all well and will try to post again tomorrow!
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Unread 07-07-2021, 07:21 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 05-Jul 11,2021

Hey all, Lisa here, 33, I had my Laproacopic hysterectomy yesterday 7/6/21, taking Tylenol 500 mg every 6 hrs and Naproxen every 12 hours. Im walking slowly, peeing very frequently because of all of the saline. Last night was rough but the wedge stomach pillow I bought was a game changer since I sleep on my side. Im sore but feeling better than I had expected. They suggested no stool softeners unless I really need them. Just trying to relax and keep calm today. Hooe everyone else is feeling well.
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Unread 07-09-2021, 05:57 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 05-Jul 11,2021

Cherbetheluvbug and Lmigs623 ! I'm glad y'all have joined your Recovery Thread! It sounds like both of you are doing well. I'll agree that the anxiety prior to surgery is worse than waking up from it. I recall briefly waking up in the recovery room, noted my abdomen hurt, thought "Yep, I had surgery"... and went back to sleep!

Cherbetheluvbug, I kept an ol' fashioned pad of paper in the kitchen, marked off columns for my various meds (prescription and OTC) and wrote down the times I took 'em. That was the only way I could keep up with them!

Lmigs623, just a heads up that our digestive systems can be wonky for weeks after surgery. Staying hydrated and getting a little bit of walking in daily, even if it's just around the house, can help.

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Unread 07-09-2021, 05:58 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 05-Jul 11,2021

Some first week links and resources for y'all!I'll continue posting helpful articles throughout your recovery as I walk alongside you.
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Unread 07-09-2021, 08:43 AM
At home now!

Good morning to all! I had my surgery yesterday (July 8) at 9:30, and was discharged and went home at about 1:00. They removed my uterus, cervix, and tubes - I kept my ovaries. I feel ok, EXCEPT for the bad gas pains - I think if it weren’t for the gas, I’d be feeling pretty good. I’ve been drinking warm peppermint and herbal tea, keep a heating pad and also a sock filled with rice warmed up on my front upper abdomen and upper back/shoulders, and walk around the house every so often. Hopefully that darned gas will dissipate soon! I told my husband that I wish they would have squeezed it out before sewing me back up, lol!!

Bladder is a little painful/and slightly painful to urinate due to the catheter they used during surgery, but that seems to be getting better.
They put an anti-nausea patch behind my ear before surgery; the anesthesiologist said that it will last 72 hours. That made a big difference in how I felt when I woke up (I was actually hungry yesterday after I got home!), so thank goodness for him! The other surgery I had before with general anesthesia was an appendectomy, and I remember feeling SO sick for a day or two after that one, so this time is much improved in that sense. I did NOT have these gas pains after that one though.
My mom was sweet enough to make four whole meals for my family (we are 6 in our household) that I froze to have during this time, so I am grateful for that.
Ive been taking only ibuprofen because I don’t want to take the narcotics that they gave me (oxycodone); I don’t like the way narcotics make me feel, and oxycodone is a strong one. I use a pillow on my abdomen if I need to cough or sneeze…
All in all, I think am doing pretty well. Best wishes and good luck to us all in our recovery!!
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Unread 07-09-2021, 09:10 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 05-Jul 11,2021

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Originally Posted by Cherbetheluvbug View Post
Hello ladies!
Coleen here, 42. had a laparoscopic total hysterectomy yesterday (6th), they took my tubes but the ovaries are still there.. Feeling pretty sore but good. Walking around slowly but surely. I don’t think I’ve ever taking this many meds in my life! I’m toggling Tylenol (600 mg), ibuprofen (600 mg), also colace twice daily, sprinkle in some valium and oxycodone- both are 5mg. Ice packs on my abdomen and heating pad on my lower back. I haven’t taken my first shower yet, I will muster up the courage for that in a bit. I DO absolutely feel better that it’s over. The anxiety of the unknown was a lot for me. It’s nice to be on the other side. I wish you all well and will try to post again tomorrow!
Okay- Day 3. The showers are okay, I just keep my back to the stream. I am having abdominal spasms today. Clammy hands and feet (possible meds?). Pain is okay. I am no longer taking the oxycodone, I didn’t like the effects of it. Sticking with the toggle of Tylenol and ibuprofen. I did take a Valium a few moments ago to help with the spasms. I have been getting chills when I leave my blanket. Eating as much fiber as I can and taking the colace. I’m just going to keep chugging along! Good luck to the rest of you ladies!
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Unread 07-09-2021, 10:23 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 05-Jul 11,2021

Lisa, 33 here again, im also on day 3. I am walking around pretty well. I haven't showered yet, I'm waiting for my boyfriend to come tonight to help me adjust to the shower; scared im going to hurt myself. Im eating alright and moving around alright. Still taking the tylenol and Naproxen but didnt take any oxymoron because I was afraid I'd get nauseous. Pain is a lot better but definitely still there. Hoping every day is a little better.
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Unread 07-09-2021, 01:55 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jul 05-Jul 11,2021

Morgan here, I am 51 years of age. Had my uterus, cervix, and Fallopian tubes removed trans-vaginally two days ago on 7/7/21. I was released from the hospital that same day with a catheter but no bag after having difficulty voiding all the urine in my bladder. I just had to release the plug to urinate like a man. I stayed overnight in a hotel by the hospital with my husband. It was much quieter than the hospital (we live 2 hours away). I felt fine except for frequent bladder spasms.
The next day I went into my Dr’s office, had the catheter removed after having my bladder filled with 200 cc of saline. I was told I could go home without the catheter if I could void at least 60% of the saline on my own. Within two minutes I voided 350 cc of saline and urine so, with much relief, I got the all clear.
I feel a little fatigue but no pain and am fortunate to have not needed any pain meds whatsoever other than ibuprofen a couple times a day. I am continuing to urinate regularly and it feels like my bladder is working fine again. My bowels are working normally as well. All post-op bleeding seems to have ceased for 12 hours now.
I am a triathlete, yogi, and eat a very clean, high-fiber whole-food-plant-based diet year round. Hopefully this is contributing towards my relative smooth post-op journey so far.
That being said, I am mindfully taking it easy, resting a lot, and only taking small walks to insure I don’t overdo it despite feeling good overall. Hoping this continues.
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