Recovery

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Hi,

has anybody received a planned medical recovery schedule? Things suggested that you might be able to do in week 3,4,5 post surgery.

i was told to do nothing but rest and gentle exercise- walk- for first two weeks. Which I've done now moving forward to week 3 I was wondering if that information is available, not found anything on line, but found you all. Greatfull for any info x

 

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    I take the dog out on my own, I try to be careful. I don't do being looked after very well, which is why Ive been up and about fending for myself as soon as I could. My mom had a hysterectomy 30 years ago, she was in hospital 2 weeks then on bed rest for another month. I was chatting to the ward sister when I was being discharged the day after my surgery, she thinks its too soon to be discharge the next day due to it being major surgery, and the only reason they shove you out the door quickly is because of the lack of beds. The ward I was on has gone from 64 beds down to just 22 frown But I do think I'm better off at home, so I'm not complaining! biggrin
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    Hi Lesley 

    I haven't had my op yet, cancelled out by the dreaded norovirus invading the hospital!  But my Specialist Nurse at my pre-op gave me the following lists, hope it might be useful for you.

    Week 1 - Do not hunch, stand up styraight.  No household tasks at all.  Lie on the bed as much as possible, sleep when you need to. Do kegel exercises.  Walk  around the house 2 -3 times daily.  Lie down, rather than sit, sit, rather than stand.

    Week 2 - Lie on the bed as necessary.  Rest for at least 2 hours a day.  Avoid long periods of sitting or standing.  Help with washing up/drying, sitting down if possible.  Sit down to prepare veg.  Daily walk outside 10 mins per day.  Walk around the house 2 - 3 times including stairs once.  Only boil enough water for one mug in a kettle.  

    Week 3 - increase your walking by 2 mins daily.  Try using the stairs 2 - 3 times daily.  Light shopping in the immediate area.  Boil enough water for 2 mugs in settle.  If you any any pain, stop immediately.

    Week 4 - Start walking further, up to 20 mins, twice a day.  Dusting.

    Week 5 - 6 - Light housework, bed making but not changing the duvet.

    Week 6 - 7 possibly hoovering, depending on recovery.  

    Hope this helps Lesley.  

    Warmest Wishes

    Jacqui lol

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      Hi Jacqui

      Thanks for that, received the same from 2raggydoll are you in the u.k? Just a bit worried about the hoovering so early thought that was much much later. Wasn't told to lay down, but have rested and gently walked and now walking up the road, so am getting there.

      Good luck to you

      Lesley x

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    Hi Lesley

    Yes everyone has told me don't touch the hoover.  So I got a Gtech sweeper, which weighs about 2.5 lbs so at least I can make the place look a bit decent.  My husband is quite poorly so won't be able to hoover.  

    Yes I'm in England, Norfolk.  Isn't everyone wonderful on this site, they all try to help as much as possible.  It is certainly a very good support site.

    Take care

    Jacqui smile

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      Yes it is only found it today myself.

      My friends son lives in Norfolk, and she's staying in Cromer the next few days having a break.

      Hope your Hubby is feeling better soon

      Take extra good care of yourself x

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      Hi Lesley 

      Oh Cromer is such a lovely place.  It is about three quarters of an hour from Dersingham, we are right next to Sandringham.  Hope your friend has had a lovely few days rest.  

      My poor hubby is slowly deteriorating but I keep trying to stick him back together with blu-tack!  

      Love

      Jacqui smile

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    I have just re read my replies...I don't know where I got day 13 from because I'm now on day 21 rolleyes surgery and hormones have pickled my memory! Yes I'm in the UK. Maybe I will leave the hoovering a bit longer?
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      My brain is beyond pickled, since I've been home I'm mixing my days up left right and centre. I think your wise to wait until your check up. Not long now as you've moved on a week!!

      Lesley x

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    Hi Lesley, I had a phone call off my surgeons secretary yesterday asking if I wanted to keep my check up appointment or was I happy for him to write to me. She said everything was as expected with the surgery and he is happy to discharge me if I have no issues. So I won't be having a check up with him. I'm seeing my oncologist in a few weeks so if anything crops up I can let her know...I think I will just listen to my body and do what I feel ready to do when the time comes. xx
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      Hope your visit to oncologist goes well, I was referred from a gynaecologist to a gynaecologist/oncologist (I think) anyway I'm to see him 6 weeks approx after surgery to get my histology results, and check up fingers crossed they'll agree with the MRI prediction.

      Yeah take it easy, let me know how you get on

      Lesley xx

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    Thank you Lesley, I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago which is why I see an oncologist. Thankfully treatment for that is over, I just have to go back to finish off my reconstruction when I feel Ive recovered from this.

    Good luck with the rest of your recovery, take care of yourself xx

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