Appointment with consultant tomorrow

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My surgery is booked for 20th May and see consultant tomorrow.

i have a small list of questions already just wonder if there are any suggestions? Having TAH with BSO?

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    Hi Rsarahj

    I looked in my Hyterectomy Journal and these are the questions I asked, some might not be relelvant to you but they may give you some ideas.

    How long will I be in hospital for

    When can I start kegel exercises, gentle and advanced

    When can I bend down

    How long can I stand for

    When can I start walking the dog

    When can I start Ironing

    When can I do light housework

    When can I start exercising

    When can I start hoovering

    When is it safe to resume sex

    Do I have to shave/wax for the op

    Can I take my meds on the operation day

    Visiting hours

    What do I need to bring with me

    Hope these are of some help to you.

    Love

    Jacqui smile

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    Wish you well, Sarah.

    Blessings.  biggrin

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    Hi

    Depending on your age you may want to discuss menopause and hrt. I'm having same op and I'm40 so going to be plunged overnight into it. Jacqui on the other hand has a great list of questions smile Good luck for 20th x

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    I had my TAH last September and I didn't really have any questions to ask my doctor but I thought i would mention my experiences...

    Don't stress about the housework- what you can and can't do...listen to your body, don't lift anything heavier than a kettle of water. The first couple of weeks I didn't do much really. But it's so important not to just sit! Pottering around until you're tired. I enjoyed an afternoon nap for about 4/5 weeks post op. And went back to work after 9 weeks.

    I took my pain killers before I went to bed and found I could sleep a little better. Being tired and hormonal was not a good combination smile

    If you keep the ovaries as I did, you might experience 'sleepy ovaries ' they don't like to be handled and so for a couple of nights around a week post op, I had bad (and boy do I mean bad ) night sweats. ...horrid! But soon passed.

    I also went into hospital with bags and bags of sanitary towels and ended up using just 3 as I hardly bled at all!

    Hope all goes well for you x

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    Thank you for all your very helpful feedback, it's left me with some additional questions to ask post op now.  I am 42 and having everything taken. I'm already on some hormone treatment to prevent bleeding. My body is already all over the place and I suffer badly with nightly leg sweats!! 

    So it looks like I'm not in for many surprises post op!

    my consultant has advised me of a 12 week recovery eek!

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