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I had a total hysterectomy 8 weeks ago by abdominal incision and am finding recovery hard going. My stomach is really tender internally and feels like it pulls when I walk. I've had lower back problems since the op that causes sciatic type pain when I stand up after sitting and when I get out of bed. My bowels are all over the shop and fluctuates between constipation and diahorrea. I am also experiencing awful joint pains that can be debilitating. I'm managing to go for short walks every day mostly through gritted teeth, to make sure I don't seize up. I wasn't warned just how rubbish I would feel and what's 'normal' for recovery. 6 weeks for total recovery is not a realistic time frame. My GP has suggested 6 months. Do any of you ladies identify with me? I guess I just need reassurance that it's OK to feel how I do and that these after effects are common. Thanks in advance 😊
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