How much is too much activity? | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy) 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. 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

How much is too much activity? How much is too much activity?

Thread Tools
Unread 10-05-2002, 09:53 PM
How much is too much activity?

My TAH/BSO was on September 17th, and I'm still having fairly significant abdominal pain - not disabling, just more than I'm used to. I have stomach problems, so I can't take aspirin or ibuprofen, and by the time I get enough tylenol in me to do any good, I'll need a liver transplant. My MD is very good about giving me percocet when I ask, but I hate to keep taking if for so long. Anyway, what I really want to know is, how do I find the balance between too much and not enough physical activity. I've been taking lots of walks, but I feel guilty about not doing more around the house when basically I feel pretty good most of the time. Thanks for any input.
Sponsored Links
Unread 10-05-2002, 10:02 PM
How much is too much activity?

You have no reason to feel guilty about pampering yourself. You have had a major surgery and your body needs time to heal. The initial recovery period is 6-8 weeks but it can take months to fully recover.

The following is a list of things you can and cannot do:

Post- Op Hysterectomy: Allowed? Not Allowed?

-Picking up pillows and repositioning them-allowed
-Turning on dishwasher AFTER SOMEONE ELSE HAS LOADED IT-allowed
-Changing roll of toilet paper-allowed
-Flipping on lightswitch-allowed
-Folding laundry-allowed
-Taking short, easy walks and gentle stretching-allowed
-Lifting the remote control-allowed
-Asking others for help-allowed and encouraged
X - Vacuuming-NOT ALLOWED
X - Sweeping or Mopping-NOT ALLOWED
X - Carrying laundry across house to washer-NOT ALLOWED
X - Lifting, Bending, Reaching, Driving-NOT ALLOWED
X - Lying around the house all day doing nothing-NOT ALLOWED (see above)
X - Bending to access oven or empty litterboxes-NOT ALLOWED
X - Going to Wal-Mart for some bargain shopping-NOT RECOMMENDED
X - Pushing a shopping cart-NOT ALLOWED
X - Sitting for prolonged periods of time i.e. at computer-NOT ALLOWED
X - Opening windows, particularly the hard-to-open ones-NOT ALLOWED
X - Making other people's problems your own-NOT ALLOWED
X - Picking Tomatoes, Weeding, and other such nonsense-NOT ALLOWED

Take care!

Unread 10-06-2002, 01:38 AM
How much is too much activity?

Don't feel guilty. This is a very serious op. It takes time to heal. Pamper yourself. Things don't get done. Oh well, they don't get done. You need to baby yourself. Enjoy time off from everyday things a bit. Rest, rest, rest. Stop beating yourself up, go lay down, and take it easy. You will feel better in due time.

Sponsored Links
Unread 10-06-2002, 06:51 AM
How much is too much activity?

Hi Melinda,

Well, if you're still having a fairly significant amount of abdominal pain, then you're probably not feeling as good as you perceive yourself to be.

You are still early in your recovery; remember, the initial recovery period is generally 6-8 weeks. So, I have to agree with the others and suggest that you slow down. Short walks are great, but other activities can wait. You still need lots of to allow yourself time to heal. Feeling guilty about allowing yourself this time to heal properly is a Princess !

Best wishes and s
Unread 10-06-2002, 07:36 AM
How much is too much activity?

I feel sorry for you ladies,here (england) a Drs note for 12 weeks is pretty automatic. When I had my gall bladder out I was off sick for 3 months and very tired for 6, and from what I gather there's a lot less internal healing than with a hyst (I'll soon find out !)
so I think that a lot of you seem to expect too much from yourselves too soon (female thing I guess)
Take care

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
2 Replies, Last Reply 09-24-2010, Started By margme
1 Reply, Last Reply 07-24-2010, Started By sammich1987
9 Replies, Last Reply 03-24-2009, Started By tracyleeowensj
8 Replies, Last Reply 01-04-2009, Started By dsrtpix
7 Replies, Last Reply 07-24-2008, Started By Kaiakai
2 Replies, Last Reply 11-04-2007, Started By Dinkum
8 Replies, Last Reply 10-16-2007, Started By DiMaTh
1 Reply, Last Reply 10-15-2007, Started By phoenixphaery
2 Replies, Last Reply 09-23-2007, Started By kraussea
4 Replies, Last Reply 08-31-2007, Started By kramerica
5 Replies, Last Reply 01-03-2007, Started By bergmm4
3 Replies, Last Reply 05-06-2006, Started By puddin'
10 Replies, Last Reply 03-11-2005, Started By leslie261
13 Replies, Last Reply 01-05-2005, Started By pixxie64
2 Replies, Last Reply 07-16-2002, Started By Sandi45
3 Replies, Last Reply 04-23-2002, Started By crazypepsi
3 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
1 Reply, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
20 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
1 Reply, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)


Hysterectomy News

October 20,2021


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!