6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you! | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)

HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you! 6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

Thread Tools
Unread 12-06-2003, 11:43 AM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

Before I had my hyst., I spent a lot of time reading posts here. Of course, you mostly only see the negatives, because why would someone having no problems come here to ask a question?

Unfortunately, I was scared to death. I was certain I would be depressed and totally screwed up! Well, good news! I feel great!!

I was scheduled for a TAH, but my doctor was able to do a TVH. Wow, I didn't even really feel like I had surgery! I never bled at all. I quit taking pain meds the day after coming home. I had 2 short moments of anxiety, but that was it. I felt a little blue for a few days, and one day I blubbered to my DH. Then I was fine!

I had endo, so I was on progesterone only for 6 weeks. I had some trouble sleeping, and suffered insomnia probably 3 nights a week, but still felt great. I finally got to start estrogen a few days ago (Dr gave me samples of Vivelle Dot and Climara patch to try, in different amounts--6 weeks worth, till next appt.) and these past few nights I have slept like a baby! Especially last night!

So, for those of you who are still pre-op, know this: there is hope! There are many of us with wonderful results! I hope they'll post and make themselves known!

Oh, and as for intimacy...last night was my 6th week post-op. The doctor gave us the go-ahead, so DH and I tried for the first time. Hmmm...well, honestly, it was painful! I was pretty sore and tender. DH was gentle, though, and we used plenty of KY! And I did bleed a tiny bit afterward. But Dr said that would happen and it was ok. So, it was definitely for him, and not for me. But I told him I didn't want to stop because I want to "break it back in" slowly! LOL I'm also using Premarin vaginal estrogen cream, so that will be helpful as well. BUT, the point is that I had the desire~! (And my orgasms are JUST as wonderful and strong as they were before, and I had uterus, ovaries, tubes, and cervix removed!) We have a few "dates" a week planned now to work on that department! I'm very excited!

Hope this helps some of you!

Sponsored Links
Unread 12-06-2003, 12:07 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!


I'm only 3 weeks post-op from a TAH and feel great. My belly's still a little sore when I overdo it but it's nothing compared to the pain from endometriosis and adenomyosis before surgery. Not only is the pain gone, but all the energy that used to be sucked up by the endo and the pain is freed now and can go toward feeling good.

I'm on Vivelle Dot estrogen patches and have no mood swings and only minor hot flashes (rarely). I'm sleeping like a baby, especially since I'm able to sleep on my tummy again. After careful outercourse I'm happy to report that my orgasm still works

I don't regret doing this for a second.
Unread 12-06-2003, 12:55 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

I too got anxious pre-op after reading some of the posts. It's quite understandable that people want to share problems and very helpful to feel you're not the only one experiencing them.
However, I too have had few problems after a TAH/BSO nearly 5 wks ago. I took no pain meds after the first two days home. Have taken it very carefully - plenty of walking, drinking lots of water, no lifting. The family have been great, I've done no cooking , housework etc. Still get twinges in various places, mainly where the ovaries were I think. No bleeding after 1st week home. I'm sleeping well and only resting, not sleeping during the day. I'm taking HRT oestogen only, Climaval is the UK brand name. Have had no menopausal symptoms. Anyway also wanted to say that it is possible to feel pretty good fairly soon, but quite understand that everyone is different and was suffering in different ways before surgery.
Sponsored Links
Unread 12-06-2003, 03:18 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

I was 6 weeks on Tuesday and I just got home from a field hockey game - that I played 55 minutes of. I feel great and can't believe the difference in how I feel since having this surgery.

I think I'll have a nap though.....

SAH, kept overies and cervix
Unread 12-06-2003, 04:12 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

I was also 6 weeks post-op on Tuesday, and I'm feeling better than ever. I'm back to walking 4 miles/day, and I'll probably start other aerobic activity this next week to help get rid of some extra fat I'm storing! I'm a better mom to my two active kids because I'm no longer in pain (taking Percocet half the month, etc. doesn't make for the best parent!). Surgery and recovery were so much easier than I ever anticipated. I'd do it all again in a heartbeat! Oh, and yes, the big "O" still exists!

Unread 12-06-2003, 05:22 PM
6 weeks post op and feeling great

Hello....I am 5, almost 6 weeks PO from a TAH BSO and am doing wonderfully. I walk 2-4 miles each day, do most of the housework now, shop, take care of everyone and even ride and saddle my horse. I was cleared for "normal activity" last week and went right to it. I start next week back to FT work and look forward to no period or pain. Yeah!!!!!!

Sure I still have swelling belly and a little soreness in the tummy area but I feel awesome. I am not taking any HRT but am doing it naturally and organically with a vitamin drink. I love reading this sight and seeing all the wonderful people who are willing to share their stories. We are definitely not alone. I was also cleared for sexual relations with my DH and am proud to announce that we can have internal and external "O"s and they feel super!

I wish everyone a Happy Holiday and hope your recovery is speedy.
Unread 12-06-2003, 05:35 PM
feeling good too!!!!

I was worried also, and I feel wonderful except for the occassional fatigue when I over do it!! My TAH was 10/21/03 and I went back to work at 4 weeks. I take the occassional nap, but this fatigue is so much different than the problems I had before surgery. My co-workers used to tell me I was green and looked awful. I feel awesome. Hugs to all!!
Unread 12-06-2003, 06:16 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

Hi; I'm three months post-op and if I had known I was going to feel like this I would have done it a long time ago. Kay

Unread 12-06-2003, 06:29 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

Thankyou!!! I am scheduled 12/17 for TVH, bladder sling, and rectoele repair, due to endo, and prolapse, and have been worried sick, and wondering if I am making the right decision in having the hyster, although, I know I really have no choice. It's scary reading all of the negative posts, and wondering what is in front of me. I feel much better now after reading these. It's a huge, life-change, and it's nice to hear the positive side. Thanks again. Cindy
Unread 12-06-2003, 07:27 PM
6 weeks post. Anyone else doing GREAT post-op like me? Let's hear from you!

Hi Cindy,

I just wanted to with you luck for the 17th, I'll be thinking of you. Kay


Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
2 Replies, Last Reply 03-31-2010, Started By fdebellis
9 Replies, Last Reply 02-23-2010, Started By AKIrish
4 Replies, Last Reply 10-29-2009, Started By snowbirdi73
1 Reply, Last Reply 06-26-2007, Started By Ann43
3 Replies, Last Reply 09-12-2006, Started By tiger367
2 Replies, Last Reply 12-03-2004, Started By my3roses
1 Reply, Last Reply 11-18-2003, Started By catsmeow11
3 Replies, Last Reply 10-28-2003, Started By rjdlhh
5 Replies, Last Reply 05-23-2003, Started By originalJ
6 Replies, Last Reply 05-10-2003, Started By lovinglife
1 Reply, Last Reply 04-23-2003, Started By giovannad50
6 Replies, Last Reply 03-27-2003, Started By kittens
23 Replies, Last Reply 11-20-2002, Started By peachesncream
2 Replies, Last Reply 08-08-2002, Started By Doodles61
3 Replies, Last Reply 01-16-2002, Started By shoekeeper
2 Replies, Last Reply 12-31-2001, Started By stacey
13 Replies, Last Reply 01-09-2001, Started By wave
7 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
2 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
0 Reply, Abdominal Hysterectomy Stories


Hysterectomy News

August 7,2020


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!