7 weeks post op total hysterectomy posterior anterior repair

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Hi I am on my 7 weeks post op hysterectomy, ovaries removal, vaginal vault suspension and anterior and posterior repair.  I though I am already healed but occasionally still having a feeling of heavy/pain on my lower abdomen and mild pain on my pelvic floor.  My fam doc told me it's healed and there is no danger when doing some chores.  I am starting to have some negative thoughts and wonder if its normal and still on process of healing.    Anyone can share or give a piece of advice.  Thanks.

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    To be frank, you're not healed yet. It can take up to six months for interior parts to heal.  It depends on each person. You've had major surgery.  Did your surgeon give you post op instructions?  

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    Way too early to be fully healed. All the Surgeon means is that his actual surgical wounds are healed. It can take up to a year to feel really "normal" again. 

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    Hi Delia

    I agree with Lynda and Robyn - it's too early to be fully healed.  Please do follow the instructions to the letter as this will give you the best outcome.  I've seen women here saying what they're doing after hysterectomy.  Never underestimate the importance of rest in the healing process.  You will be grateful later.  I've no comment to make on the negative thoughts.  I didn't have those but I did read somewhere that some people have strange dreams.

    Probably at 7 weeks it's ok to do light chores but don't overdo it.

    All the best, Lyn

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      I had not heard that about the dreams but I have been having exyremely strange vivid dreams constantly and 4 weeks post exploratory laporatomy and bilateral oophorectomy . In response to Delia just listen to your body. Always. Just take it easy when you feel you need. Not everyone is the same as far as healing process.
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      Thank you lynda, robyn and lyn.  At first i was hesitant to register here but grateful  that you can have advises that feels good.  Does it mean the heavy feeling on my lower abdomen and pains are still part of the healing process?  Best regards!
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    I am 4 weeks out from open abdominal bilateral oophorectomy and was told no restrictions. However your body has gone through a major shock. It takes time. When I had my total hysterectomy it did take much longer for the outer incisions to heal even though it was lapro do to the nature of bow the cervix was removed vaginally. I had cramps and pain for a long time. I still also have endo in me and at that time I did especially having it flare up because of the ovaries still in place. Take your time. Your own time. Listen to your body. We are not all built the same and it was a major surgery. If you still have concerns later on voice them again and just advocate for yourself. I know it's hard. Good luck???

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    Hi I'm also 7 weeks post op and also get heavy feeling in pelvic area and some pain particulary ifvi walk too far or stand for too long xx

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      I just remembered when my mom had hers she had that feeling for quite a long time. Very low she would say. Embarrassed. She did not have total like mine so it was a bit different. As far as the lower abdominal my surgeon just said the other day there is alot of scar tissue that also needs to soften up. ❤
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