I am nearly 3 weeks post op what should I be doing?

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Hi all 

I am 3 weeks post hysterectomy on Wednesday, including removal of ovaries. I am out waking only 15-20 mins, I feel shattered after this and I walk really slow. I am pottering around the house and washing dishes. However not doing washing, hovering, cooking (not in and out of the oven) and when I try and bend over feel uncomfortable. 

Don't get me wrong I feel loads better than 2 weeks ago, so know I am improving, just didn't realise how tired I would feel. Some days I am absolutely exhausted. I have been signed off for 4 weeks and back to see my own GP before I go back to work. I am a special needs teacher so my job can be quite physical.

I am still sore but sometimes this is more wind related.

Suppose I just want to suss out when I can do more, think my hubby is getting a bit fed up with having to do everything. We have 2 children 8 and 10. No HRT yet waiting to see how I am and as they found lots of endometriosis they want to give everything time to settle.

Advice lovely ladies ?? xx

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    Remember it’s all a healing process, no rush to do more than your body, is telling you. I too feel exhausted and winded but that’s why time will heal. Stay strong 
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    You've had major surgery!  External stitches will heal in about 4- 6 weeks, internal can take much longer, depending on how your body heals.  Internal up to 6 months.  Stop beating yourself up--and don't over do it.  You have this one chance to heal, so give this gift to yourself, and to your family, regardless of whether your hubby's losing his patience.  xx

     

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    Hi hun

    You should be doing little as possible..definately no bending at all. I am 9 wks tvh and anterior repair and im not even lifting a kettle yet or doing sny bending or lifting. The least lifting and bending in the 12 wks tge better you will heal. If you have a physical job i would not be lookibg to go back till 12xwks. I am on my second repair and i did nothing for 6 wks but still it didnt hold. I am only 8 half stone so not over weight either.. i put it down to tge surgeon i had.

    Rest as much as you can otherwise you will risk prolapsing.xx

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    Hi 1179

    Take it easy!  When i was on my 5th wk i can only walk 10 mins...very slow and had like stabbing pain on my lower ab, feels heavy.

    As much as possible i avoid bending snd reachin out some higher stuff.  Everybody is dift.  I am now on my 9th wk and still avoiding doing some hsehold chores like vacuum and some liftings.  Some of my friends said you will be fine sfter 3 months.  Take care and be well.

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      Even after 3 months you are not healed.. Your only 50% there. It can take up to a year to be completely healed and back to normal.

      How are you feeling now Delia. What I find I have still s strange feeling in vagina like I did with the prolapse,do you have that very low in front vagina? I'm hoping its still healing? All is good by my consultant. Xx

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    Hi I'm 8 weeks post op three weeks is still very early no wonder your still feeling tired after walks just stick to light chores your body will let you know if youve overdone it my gp signed me off work for 8 to 10 weeks take it easy you had major surgery remenber you cant drive for six weeks you should still be resting biggest part of the day xx

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      Thank you been out for an hour walk today and it wiped me out, wasn't sore though so have just rested at home for the rest of the day. I am literally just doing a few dishes here and there and making beds nothing more than that at the moment. 

      I am struggling to sleep at night with the hot sweats, even though I am shattered. 

      It's just good to have feedback from people who know what I am going through. Don't get me wrong I know I am improving each day, I just don't think anyone is prepared for how emotional and tired you feel after it.

      I am back at the doctors in a couple of weeks and will see what he says xxx

       

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