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Hysterectomy help advice.

Apr 03, 2017 9:18 AM

Has anyone had a hysterectomy here. I'm curious about your post op condition. Such as there four months after and how you handled the hormone and bloating situation.

Apr 03, 2017 7:20 PM

I have! I got mine at 30, so I've probably had a different experience than women older.

Apr 04, 2017 3:06 AM

I'm 37 and also have other overlapping conditions. I am still working my way through the healing process and having what I think are hormonal changes. I still have one overy but not sure how or what to expect.
I recently experienced what later was called muscle strain in and around my abdomen. It was during PT so they changed up my program. I was surprised and curious if you or anyone else has had issues this far out after a surgery. My hysterectomy was due to massive and multiple tumors.

Apr 04, 2017 6:26 AM

New, I had a hysterectomy July 29th of last year... I started to have hormonal issues ..More like surgical Menopause since both of my ovaries we're taking out. I couldn't sleep in my bed for at least a month, my reclining couch became my best friend until I could sleep in my room on my bed. I had feelings​ of muscle strain before and after my hysterectomy. Hope this helps, I was 38 when I had mine.

Apr 04, 2017 6:34 AM

What or how did u handle the pain from activity? How long did u take before u started excerising?

Apr 04, 2017 6:43 AM

My pain after the surgery wasn't all that bad, but when I did hurt I ended up taking a pain medication or used an ice pack on the surgical sites. I started to do slow walking around the neighborhood about 8 week's afterwards.

Apr 04, 2017 6:50 AM

I'm not sure what my issue is. I'm in PT and I'm trying to advance in my activities but it's very hard. The Dr has me in PT because she feels I need to more cautious with my stomach area . So, since u had your surgery are u now

Apr 04, 2017 6:51 AM

Able to do more then walking?

Apr 04, 2017 7:32 AM

just want to add, there can be a lot of variation here because there are different kinds of surgery. Recovery will be different for laparoscopic than it would be for one with larger incisions.

Apr 04, 2017 7:35 AM

Your right sakurasky .. I try to not compare but I am struggling with advancing in activities. My incision took a long time to close up just trying to get a base line and see if there is anything I can do that I may not be doing.

Apr 04, 2017 10:18 AM

New, all I can really do is just do some slow walking. I am taking my time because I got a habit of pulling my stomach muscles and my neroapathy pain in my feet cause problems sometimes. Your best bet is to slowly ease back into your activities because if you try to get back into your activities to fast you can cause more problems for your self. It doesn't hurt to take it slow and easy, sometimes it is best.

Apr 13, 2017 11:11 AM

I had a total hysterectomy at 42. I had the large incision across my stomach. The others are right. Take it slow and easy. The best thing I did was try to walk but when it hurt I would rest. I was off work for 6 weeks and even though I thought I could return sooner I couldn't. I'm now on full time hormone replacement therapy. After my surgery healed I've never felt better emotionally and physically. Those fluxuating hormones were an bear for me before surgery!

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