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Comparison~TAH (C-section mentioned) Comparison~TAH (C-section mentioned)

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Unread 04-25-2007, 04:45 PM
Comparison~TAH (C-section mentioned)

I had a C-section last April. I'm curious how does the recovery from that compare to a TAH? I go to the doctor on May 11th and will find out what type of hysterectomy they will do. But I'm curious if the recover would be the same.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 05:03 PM
Comparison~TAH (C-section mentioned)

Hi Eliza,

You will get varied answers with this one. However, this was my experience.

The pain was not as bad for me after the hysterectomy. I think this was because I was able to receive more powerful drugs during recovery. It also may be due to the fact that those nerves had been already cut by 4 c-sections.

My recovery though was longer with the hysterectomy. That is because the hysterectomy involves more internal healing. With a c-section you are having a uterus opened and closed and a baby removed. With a hysterectomy you are having a major organ removed. There are ligaments that are severed and have to be reattached. There is a blood supply which has to be dealt with . You have hundreds more internal stitches with a hysterectomy. Your body has to make an adjustment to losing that organ.

Here is a link to Hysterectomy Checkpoints which will give you a very realistic idea of what you can expect to be able to do at various weeks during your recovery.

I hope this helps.

s and Best Wishes,
Unread 04-25-2007, 05:05 PM
Comparison~TAH (C-section mentioned)

Thanks! I should have added that I had 5 failed versions prior to having an emergency C-section, so my stomach felt like a punching bag as well!
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Unread 04-25-2007, 05:46 PM
Comparison~TAH (C-section mentioned)

I've had two c-sections, a hysterectomy, and a hematoma surgery. All four were very distinct.

The hysterectomy fits in between the two c-sections as far as recovery and discomfort go. (My first c-section was hardest, then the hyst, then my second c-section, then the hematoma surgery was the easiest. Go figure.)

I've come to the conclusion that your experience really depends upon many factors (your physical condition at the time of the surgery, the particular procedure, etc.) and that generalizations just really aren't possible. It made no logical sense that my first c-section, done when I was much younger and in better physical shape, would be the hardest and longest recovery I had. But it was.

Don't know whether this helps any -- but at least in my book, this is one area where comparisons really aren't possible. Your experience will truly be your own.

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