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Unread 03-26-2007, 05:12 PM
Normal Recovery Time

Before I left the hospital, my discharge nurse gave some instructions that I needed to follow during my normal recovery time but she never defined what that was and I never asked.

I intend to go back to work on April 23rd - that's my definition of 'normal recovery time'. I feel pretty good and don't want any setbacks. Is there some ballpark timeframe?
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Unread 03-26-2007, 05:33 PM
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Dear Safeone,
Did your Dr. give you any guidelines as to when to come in for a follow-up? I know, my discharge instructions were also kind of vague, but the Dr. had already told me what she expected. I think you'll find many of us on this site have been told to expect anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks to recover before being able to lift more than 10 lbs and have sex. A lot depends on what type of hyster. you had and what was done inside.

If you're uncertain and don't have a follow-up appointment set for anytime soon (often 2-4 weeks out) I'd recommend calling the Dr.s office and asking them what's the procedure post-op.

Good luck and speedy recovery but don't rush it! LJC
Unread 03-26-2007, 06:44 PM
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It appears that the normal recovery time for a lap is anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks. It seems that most go back around 4 or 5 weeks.

For a TAH or SAH it is 6 to 8 weeks. Let your body dictate when you go back. As many people say here you only have one chance to heal correctly.

Be patient and talk to your dr.

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Unread 03-26-2007, 07:25 PM
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Safe -

I had the same surgery and was out for 6 weeks and then back the first week at 6 hour days (I really needed this as I was pooped by 2 PM).

I found I had a hard time getting my energy back and that made 'returning to normal' a challange.

As many will say realize this is your opportunity to heal correctly.

At 4 weeks I decided to surprise my staff and show up for the year end party. I got up and ready. Stopped by a friends for about an hour and then headed into work. I went in said 'hi' and left for home when they headed over to the party. I was pooped when I got home and a bit sore. All in all, I think I was out of the house about 4 hours.

Unread 03-26-2007, 07:28 PM
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I guess I am impatient. I just can't believe that my recovery would be so easy. I go to the DR on Weds for staple removal; maybe she'll give me some guidance then. You are right though, I only have this one time to heal properly. I certainly don't want a relapse and at my age, I know should know better

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