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I have been using this forum since my op 6 weeks ago and have found it really helpful. I have noticed that many ladies have had abdominal hysterectomies as opposed to vaginal. I realise that this may be due to other factors but to any ladies out there still waiting for their ops, I would strongly suggest that when you go for your pre-op hospital appointment that you ask about the possibility of having a vaginal hysterectomy as opposed to abdominal as the recovery (from my personal experience at least is much easier). I went back to work last week after 6 weeks recovery which felt more like a 6 weeks holiday as I experienced no pain or discomfort whatsoever from the day I left hospital. In fact I felt so fit that I thought I could do anything, but actually caused a slight bleed which thankfully stopped after 24 hours. Apart from that 'blip' it was almost like I had not had an operation at all. I was fortunate in having a surgeon who specialised in 'minimal access and robotic surgery, based at my local hospital, but this was under the National Health, so I'm sure it must be available in other areas. I have read so many posts from ladies on this site that have suffered so much, and it often seems that the majority of these problems are with the abdominal method. I feel so fortunate that my experience was so good and would urge other ladies to at least enquire about this option if they are told that their planned op will be abdominal.
Best wishes to everyone waiting for their op.
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