Recovery after a toral hysterctomy

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I have had my total hysterectomy done a week ago / uturus, ovaries, fellopian tubes, and cervix are removed.

Just wanted to know how is everyone , who have been in the same situation felt after a week ?

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    Hi Dee,

    I'm  just over a week, I kept my ovaries and I'm using hrt patches. But everything else is the same. I've had a lot of pain, but I am more moible this week. I've had to change my dressing once last week due to bleeding. I feel very hot at times, not sure if that is my hormones of just part of the course. I have no discharge to speak of. My wound is very tender to the touch, if I touch it by mistake. I did make the mistake of becoming consitpated (Big Mistake) so I'm taking latulose now, Also I'm still wearing my ted stockings as adviced from the hospital until I'm more mobile.

    Hope this helps??

     

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      Sorry for late reply. Thank you for your message. Am feeling not too bad. Hi fibre diet really helps to be able to pass stools : porridge for breaky , soup at lunch time, and again something light at dinner time (something with spinach, prune juice, abricot... is good for u).
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      Hi Dee

      The high fiber is a good thing had some Quaker Oats porridge and was able to have a stool thanks for the update I am still in pain and also difficulty sleeping

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      Hey, if you get pain from the "wind" it's quiet normal , it will eventually go . Make sure u have food which is easy to digest. Avoid pasta , beans etc ...

      I also have 1 tblsp of peppermint water mixed with a glass of lukewarm water, and the trapped wind will go 😃

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    I had my total hysterectomy done just over 2 years ago and felt great right from day 1, I didn't need pain relief, I walked my dogs the afternoon I came out of hospital (not far though and they don't pull on the lead) I couldn't wait to get back to normal, aside from the infamous 'swelly belly' I didn't experience any problem at all in the first few weeks.

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      Ty for this reply.... I am totally getting freaked out..... I can tolerate pain but I don't want to be down that long.... I am on a weight loss journey and working out is a very key part....

      Quick question you mentioned swelly belly.... plz explain

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      It's your tummy's way of protecting itself, you know if you have a sprained ankle it swells up? that is to protect the tissue while it is healing and swelly belly is the same as that, it's not painful it is just annoying after a while, it made me look 8 months pregnant and when you are my age (62 at time of op) people start talking LOL, it gets worse towards the end of the day and also if you do too much or lift anything too heavy pull/push anything heavy. I don't know what type of workout you do but if it's too strenuous you won't be able to do it for a while, gentle exercise only ie. walking, possibly for at least 4 weeks then build up from there, talk to your consultant about that as I'm no expert, and we are all different.

      Phoebe

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    Hi Dee I had a total hysterectomy done 5 days ago I am able to go to the washroom my question. is should I attempt to go down stairs I am ok a little pain everything I stand

    I am looking online to see ladies that live in two stories apartments my kitchen is downstairs

    Angela

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