Everyone I have talked to | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre 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

Everyone I have talked to Everyone I have talked to

Thread Tools
Unread 03-16-2005, 11:22 AM
Everyone I have talked to

Thinks that I am crazy, but I am looking forward to having the hyst done. I don't have a date yet, but am trying to plan an appropriate recovery. Any suggestions on time? activities? how much help? what am I alloswed to (or not to) do??

Thanks in advance.
Sponsored Links
Unread 03-16-2005, 11:29 AM
Everyone I have talked to

my list of do's and don'ts read:

do -
go out to as many parties and restaurants and social engagements you want to, right from the day you return home.

try to resume normal activities as soon as you want to - if it hurts stop, you won't do any damage by trying.

do cook yourself meals - lifting cooking utensils is not a problem

walk a short distance everyday - building it gradually

drive once you can press the pedals, turn round for reversing and wear the seatbelt. (not sure how american law is on this one so it could be different)

insert anything in the vagina
swim in public swimming baths (bacteria in the water)
Unread 03-16-2005, 11:43 AM
Everyone I have talked to

Hi Michelle!

You are most definitely not crazy for looking forward to your hysterectomy. I was actually so excited to be finally having it done, that I couldn't wait for the day!
After 15 years of misery from endo and adenomyosis, nothing made me happier than the thought of never having another period as long as I live!

As for your recovery, the most important thing I can say is: LISTEN TO YOUR DOCTOR!
When you are discharged from the castle, you will likely be given a list of instructions. Please follow them. Also, this article is very helpful and is entitled "Allowed, Not Allowed". It gives some good general guidelines of what you should and shouldn't do.


I believe that the standard recovery time is about 6 weeks for initial recovery. It can take up to a full year to fully regain your strength, and start feeling like "you" again. We all heal differently though, and some are up and about in 2 weeks, while others are still having trouble at 3 and 4 months post-op.

As for help, it depends on you. I had my mom come and help out the first couple of weeks. Really, all I did though was sleep and take pain meds, and take little walks. Mom made sure I ate something every once in awhile. Again, we are all different.

I hope this helps.


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
8 Replies, Last Reply 08-08-2009, Started By jamieliz21
2 Replies, Last Reply 07-16-2004, Started By hippiechick
3 Replies, Last Reply 06-17-2004, Started By CindyKW
10 Replies, Last Reply 05-25-2004, Started By TeresaLynn
5 Replies, Last Reply 05-31-2003, Started By xrayandee
4 Replies, Last Reply 03-15-2003, Started By BonBini 18
2 Replies, Last Reply 02-17-2003, Started By BuffyBot
12 Replies, Last Reply 03-14-2002, Started By Amy S
3 Replies, Last Reply 02-18-2002, Started By chickadee
2 Replies, Last Reply 01-24-2002, Started By pasdechat
3 Replies, Last Reply 09-01-2001, Started By Coley
4 Replies, Last Reply 07-19-2001, Started By slb
5 Replies, Last Reply 02-15-2001, Started By Peggi1968
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
12 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
4 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
4 Replies, The Road Less Traveled
1 Reply, The Road Less Traveled
9 Replies, The Road Less Traveled
1 Reply, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause


Hysterectomy News

October 17,2021


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!