Hysterectomy

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Hi all again ,I had total hysterectomy keyhole surgery 5 weeks ago today,while in recovering I had a bleed and had to go back down ,ended up being  nearly a 6 hour operation ,and a few days stay in hospital , then a week after being home got a infection and lost a big blood clot, Before my operation the consulted said to me I would be back to a better life within 4 to 6 weeks,my god he was wrong. 5 weeks on and due to be back at work in a week,and I feel terrible ,I have not over done things and have been listening to my body,only been having sort walks, and light duties round house, I was wondering is any one else feel bad still after 5 weeks,as I have been reading a lot people feel so good only after 2weeks ,is really starting to worry me ,will I ever feel better,I have phoned to make a appointment to see doctor but they don't have any for 3 weeks,I could go and see emergency doctor, but not sure whether too ,I should  ,? Do I need to be more patient x

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    You could ring your consultant's secretary and talk to them about your concerns. They should know and won't mind.

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    I'm sorry you're feeling so bad! This is major surgery. Although most women no longer have pain at 5 weeks, they typically don't feel back to their old selves. If your ovaries were removed or stopped functioning, that's a whole other story since hormone deficiency causes a whole other set of issues. Some doctors don't end up being very helpful so you may have to be extra assertive in getting help. Best of luck to you!

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    Hi, Lisa,

    Sorry to learn you're going through this!  I think one could safely say that you've had much more than a hysterectomy!  Two surgical procedures are a lot to endure in so short a time!  

    After my final post op at 6 weeks, my doctor said that I needed to take another month, so yes, recovery times differ.  We're not all the same.  

    Perhaps you could obtain some sort of notification from your doctor to present to your employer, stating that you need some more time off?  

    Best of luck to you, and let me know how you do! xx

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    Hey Lisa

    5 weeks is very early days for major surgery.

    Most folks arent ready for work till approx week 12+.

    Each person's recovery is different.

    Dont rush yourself. If not ready, just ask doc for more time.

    The '6 week' recovery is more to do with the immediate surgical recovery, not the full healing which can take anywhere between 6 months to a year.  A lot of tissue to heal inside.

    Try to go too fast, will just store up problems for later. 

    Bw's

    Karen

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    Thankyou all ,I wil be going to see duty doctor, middle off week ,I don't feel as bad as I did but certainly know it if I do too much bending or twisting,which is my main concern at work ,I just hope doctor will understand when I say I think I need a bit more time,

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