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Unread 09-25-2006, 02:16 PM
Recovery Time?

Hi again, can anyone give me an idea of recovery time after a full abdominal hysterectomy. When can I dirive, ride my horses and get back to work. I am 35 and I am a support worker to the disabled so as part of my job I haul wheel chairs in and out of the back of my landrover daily. The hospital thought 8 weeks but where not sure about lifting the wheel chair or getting back to working my horses and mucking out . Has anyone had a similiar experience. I dont want to rush it but I am not sure how I will cope with sitting around either?
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Unread 09-25-2006, 02:38 PM
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You'll want to check with your Dr. on specifics but here's what I've been told ...
1. No lifting over 12lbs for three months
2. No housework of anykind for at least 2-3 weeks
3. No driving for 2 weeks
4. Nothing vaginally --- no sex, baths, pools - for 4 weeks
5. I teach piano in my home, so 2 weeks off. He said most office workers take 6 weeks and of course anyone lifting needs three months.

All of this is IF I have no complications and feel up to it. Otherwise, the restrictions may be longer.
Unread 09-25-2006, 03:02 PM
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I was told I could do anything I want after 6 weeks, although dr tried to restrict my driving until 8 weeks. We negotiated that down to 4 (drive at 5). By 6 weeks I felt pretty darn good, but I don't think I would have been up for anything as physically demanding as you describe. That took about 8 weeks. Now I do everything without thinking about it and have had no repercussions. Have cleaned out my attic and lugged stuff up 2 stories from my basement to the attic without a problem.
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Unread 09-25-2006, 04:58 PM
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Hi Moody Mare. Love your name! I haven't had my surgery yet, but due to being single and my horses being here at the house, working with them was a big question. My doctor was very emphatic that he would not release me to do ANYTHING with the horses for 8 weeks, possibly longer. The thought of this is driving me crazy. The logistics of having friends feed, clean stalls and groom for 8 weeks is not very feasible, especially with a 1 1/2 year old stud colt who needs to be handled and worked. I can't afford to board them during this time either (6 horses).

I am scheduled for about a week before you. Hopefully our recoveries will be quick and we can get back in the saddle before the new year.

Unread 09-26-2006, 08:19 AM
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Hello srk32, Many thanks for your reply good to hear from some one horsey. I worry about the horses to, Ive got a four yr old that should have been backed by now and a large showhunter and I cannot afford full livery either. Please keep in touch, PM me if you like. Maybe we can come up with ideas? Best wishes Moody Mare
Unread 09-26-2006, 08:25 AM
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Hi, Intune101 and Aymster, Thanks for your replies you USA and Canadian ladies are very nice and a mine of great info. It is great to know I am not alone.
Best wishes
Moody Mare
Unread 09-26-2006, 08:31 AM
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Good Morning Moody!

You're very welcome --- everyone here has a wealth of information up for the sharing! Great place to be.

Have you joined the November thread yet? We're becoming a larger group everyday!
Unread 09-26-2006, 08:37 AM
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Good Morning Intune101 or is it afternoon time lines so confusing? Anyway excuse my ignorance what is the November thread? sounds interesting! I take it, that its for the ladies in waiting for November? Would be interested anyway how do I join?
Bets wishes Moody

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