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Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 11-Jan 17,2021 Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 11-Jan 17,2021

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Unread 01-11-2021, 03:00 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 11-Jan 17,2021

If your hysterectomy was between Jan 11-Jan 17,2021 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 01-11-2021, 08:15 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 11-Jan 17,2021

Welcome to The Other Side, Princesses!

I am your Sunshine Sister (moderator), 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 a question 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 youíll 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. Youíre still your doctorís patient until youíre 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 hasnít given you restrictions that you recall, ASK! My specific prohibitions 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 youíre confused, itís okay to ask questions, and we welcome you to discuss whatever is on your mind. You are not alone! Also, a reminder that while you have this website and community, your doctor is your best bet for diagnosing and triaging concerns!

Have your support get you some miralax, psyllium, etc. for when you get home!

For now, rest Ė and rest well!
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Unread 01-12-2021, 11:36 AM
Post surgery day 2

Yesterday I checked in the hospital at 10:00am. By 12:14 surgery was underway. The surgeon said I had a lot of scaring from c-sections and many fibroids. Surgery lasted 2 hours. When I woke up I was extremely sore. Luckily, I
Spoke to the Anesthesiologist so he took care of the nausea I have with surgery. I felt like I had to pee so bad and it hurt. The nurse said it was probably gas but she took me to the restroom a lot. Nothing was helping I thought I would die. My husband had to wait in the parking lot over an hour because I couldnít get up. I finally made it
Home around 7:30 pm. I didnít sleep well at all. I was up every hour to pee. Iím rotating Tylenol and Motrin. Iím also taking Zofran for nausea. I havenít taken the oxicodone because I donít think my belly can tolerate it. Iíve only had a few crackers and water. Iím sitting in the couch now and trying to get up and walk around to help move the gas. Iím praying and hoping after moving around today Iíll be better tomorrow. Itís been rough but I know it will be worth it in the end. Good luck out there hystersisters!!!!
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Unread 01-12-2021, 01:40 PM
Re: Post surgery day 2

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Originally Posted by JennBeasley View Post
Yesterday I checked in the hospital at 10:00am. By 12:14 surgery was underway. The surgeon said I had a lot of scaring from c-sections and many fibroids. Surgery lasted 2 hours. When I woke up I was extremely sore. Luckily, I
Spoke to the Anesthesiologist so he took care of the nausea I have with surgery. I felt like I had to pee so bad and it hurt. The nurse said it was probably gas but she took me to the restroom a lot. Nothing was helping I thought I would die. My husband had to wait in the parking lot over an hour because I couldnít get up. I finally made it
Home around 7:30 pm. I didnít sleep well at all. I was up every hour to pee. Iím rotating Tylenol and Motrin. Iím also taking Zofran for nausea. I havenít taken the oxicodone because I donít think my belly can tolerate it. Iíve only had a few crackers and water. Iím sitting in the couch now and trying to get up and walk around to help move the gas. Iím praying and hoping after moving around today Iíll be better tomorrow. Itís been rough but I know it will be worth it in the end. Good luck out there hystersisters!!!!
I'm sorry to hear you can't take the stronger pain med due to nausea. Go easy and rest a lot!
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Unread 01-12-2021, 01:41 PM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 11-Jan 17,2021

Youíre out of surgery. Now, the work of recovery begins! You often have a false sense of energy and absence of pain in these initial days with anesthesia and hospital meds...GO SLOW!

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.
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Unread 01-12-2021, 01:56 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 11-Jan 17,2021

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Originally Posted by CaryV View Post
I'm sorry to hear you can't take the stronger pain med due to nausea. Go easy and rest a lot!
Thanks!!!
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Unread 01-13-2021, 06:25 AM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 11-Jan 17,2021

I'm heading in today for a TAH. My original date was postponed due to covid. I'm so nervous. Wishing all my sisters well and will be right back here soon to reconvene on the other side.
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Unread 01-13-2021, 08:38 AM
Re: Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 11-Jan 17,2021

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. A general rule of thumb is to not worry unless you fill a pad with blood in an hour.

  #9  
Unread 01-13-2021, 12:00 PM
Recovery next day

Hi, my surgery was yesterday 1/12. I'm home and resting. I have to questionstions though. Sort of. I am not hungry. I made myself eat oatmeal this morning around 9:30 so I could take my motrin but I'm just not hungry, it's almost 2 pm now. Yesterday the only thing I ate was smoothie, around 8:30pm while in the recovery room. (Brought my own food because I have a lot of allergies).
Is lack of appetite normal do think? Also is anyone else getting some what blurry vision? I wear glasses and am extremely near sighted but I haven't been able to wear my glasses while using my phone, the letter get all blurry and stuff. I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I am only taking motrin and tylenol, nothing stronger. All my meds have to be compounded due to my allergies anyway. I think it takes my pharmacy a couple days to fill them.
Other than all that my surgery went well. Walking around is very uncomfortable, most pain is usually from switching positions or walking. Though for me it's not unbearable. I'm used to lots of pain from endometriosis and adenomyosis. That's why I did this surgery, they also removed my tubes. I have high cancer risks in my family. They left my ovaries because I'm 36 and they didn't want to send me into menopause yet if it could be helped.
Peeing isn't pleasant at all but that's probably normal right now. I can go I just hurt some if my bladder is super full.
Oh and I am having some gas pains but not in my shoulders, just in my stomach. They are releasing if you know what I mean.
That's all for now. Good luck to the rest of you

Sorry for typos, I'm having trouble today typing right
  #10  
Unread 01-13-2021, 12:15 PM
Recovery Progress Reports for Hysterectomy dates Jan 11-Jan 17,2021

I donít have an appetite either. I only eat a few crackers each day when I take Tylenol and Motrin. Not doing strong meds due to sensitive stomach. Still taking Zofran too. My hubby tried making me broth but one sip and I was like no way. I had surgery two
Days ago. Still lots of gas pain in belly, back and shoulders. Holding things get easier for both of us soon!! Good luck!!!
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