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Unread 07-10-2004, 10:25 PM
recovery time. How much time?

I am scheduled to my hyster on Aug 2. I am crazy to think I could be back to work by week 3? even if I go half days? I teach so there is not alot of lifing. Lots of on the move though. I will be having the laparscopic/vaginal hyser with right ovary removed. I'm just wondering how other women handled this and how long they where out. Not that I'm a workaholic I just have mouths to feed. This is really the only thing I am stressing about, the recovery period.
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Unread 07-11-2004, 12:29 AM
recovery time. How much time?

I'm at the 3 week mark right now and can honestly tell you - there is no way I personally could have gone back to work full-time this week!

I'm taking the full 6 weeks even though financially it'll hurt health is more important to me than money.....

I can't buy this time to heal right - it's priceless....

I do know others have done just fine going back early.....but me, way!
Unread 07-11-2004, 03:09 AM
recovery time. How much time?

Hello. I am now five weeks post op after TAH/BSO and do not feel fit enough to be at work yet. I am lucky that I get up to six months full pay on sick but I am hoping that after the three month mark I will be up and at em. I am taking advantage of the fact that my boss wants me to be fit before work and not then being off sick later for being stupid. I know ladies in the US might not have this luxury and if push came to shove I probably would be ok to struggle through a day by 8 weeks. I think that your method has a shorter recovery time but dont push yourself. You dont want to create more health problems later on in your life.

You will be fine but you need to listen to your body, ony you will know when you will be fit enough for work.
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Unread 07-11-2004, 03:27 AM
recovery time. How much time?

I agree loobylou.

At 9 weeks I felt terrific and quite 'normal' and had a very busy and demanding week...then crashed big time! I am 10 and a half weeks now and have had the worst week of my recovery so far. Thank goodness I was not at work is all I can say.

I am getting better again now, but to others out there, please pace yourselves!!
Unread 07-11-2004, 04:58 AM
recovery time. How much time?


Take into consideration everyone heals differently but for me I had a LAVH/BSO back in December and I thought no problem I will be back at work in a couple of weeks well at my first one week post-op appt with GYN I was feeling awful and he said I needed to be patient that I had a lot of internal stitches and it would take 6-8 weeks to heal and it did. I have read where some women heal much faster I was a slow healer and had some complications that not everyone has so don't let my problems scare you, but you will need to take it easy, I tried to X-mas shop at one week and boy that was a mistake I started bleeding so it was back to bed for me for a few days. If you listen to your body and you doctor you will do just fine, I remember sitting here at home thinking my gosh I can't wait to get back to work well after my first week back I was so tired I was sorry I complained about the resting at home. Try not to stress that makes it a lot harder I know I was one that stressed a lot over this hysto before. Just use the post-op board after there are a lot of real nice neat ladies with tons of wisdom for you after they saved my sanity while I was recovering..Take care my thoughts are with you....

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