Hysterectomy recovery restrictions

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I am scheduled for a total thyriodectomy. HOw long is the recovery? What can I plan on happening afterwards?
If there is hyperplasia (sp?), he will recommend a hysterectomy due to its size, etc. If not, he can't remove it-a specialist will have to. He says it is so big that if he tries I could bleed out. But, even with the specialist, they may decide it isn't worth it to save the uterus, since I am done having kids. Has anyone had large polyps? Was the outcome hysterectomy? I appreciate ANY responses....Thank you!
Both really do make a difference. Otherwise, just really take it easy. Really follow the weight restrictions... the weight can cause more inflammation, and that leads to more pain. Avoid stairs if you can for awhile, for the same reasons. Hang in there!
However, I am scheduled to be out of the country for a month beginning 14 May. I am concerned about the recovery time from this type of surgical biopsy. Can anyone help me get a better understanding of 1) the extent of the incision(s); 2) the typical recovery time for excisional biopsy; and 3) the post-operative restrictions to movement, exercise and/or painfulness?
They put you on the maternity ward for recovery. My roommate had a hysterectomy and it upset her too. Not that you planned on having more kids, but when you know you can't, it's hard to hear babies crying. The best thing I found is to talk about it, and not everyone in your family wants to hear about it. So forums like this are great. I just wanted others to know it's ok to be scared. And don't lessen the importance of this just because it's benign. You've still had a major life event!
Expect 2 to 4 weeks of recovery, with some lifting and straining restrictions that could extend beyond this period. da Vinci Hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer.
He said to expect 3-5 day stay in hospital with 6+ weeks recovery at home. Could anyone tell me exactly what their recovery was like? For instance... Hospital stay: How soon were you able to get out of bed in the hospital to use the toilet? How long did you have a catheter? How soon were you able to eat? What was the pain like? What type of pain meds did the give you in the hospital? How many days did you stay? What was bed mobility like?
Hi there, can anyone provide some guidance on recovery from a laparotomy? Was suppose to have been having a laparoscopy to remove my left ovary and large cyst within this along with treatment for endemetriosis, woke up to have had a laparotomy and the latter all done plus part of the fallopian tube with it. It is now three weeks since the op and I can at least move around more, no longer doing an impression of a ladybird on its back trying to get up...
All the information I have on post laparascopic operation recovery period is that it is 2 weeks and you can return to your work (my work is not physical but connected with memory use and communication). At the same time at this very forum I have read the posts saying that the period of recovery after laparascopic surgery is more than 2 weeks.
I am 63, had a hysterectomy for fibroids at 44, and was recently diagnosed with stage 3 cyctocele and rectocele. I'm scheduled for Da Vinci surgery 9/30. I am nervous about it and wonder if I'm doing the right thing or if I will make life worse. I've read everything I can find and watched every video, which probably just made it worse but I'm the kind of woman who wants all the info before she makes a decision.
I got an abdominal hysterectomy which involves a longer recovery time; I was off work for 12 weeks only because my work involved lifting; I am an RN. My ovaries were not removed. Pain was really the only issue after surgery, but it was not terrible. During surgery, well, I was out and experienced no complications. Months later, I noticed I gained quite a bit of weight. I never really had a weight problem until I had my hyster. I have to work hard to keep it off.
I feel they'll be able to better advise you (this is a forum for pelvic organ prolapse, and although sometimes women have a hysterectomy as part of a POP procedure, the issues with POP and hysterectomy/fistula are very different. Someone should be able to address your concerns and you should be able to find quite a bit of useful information about hysterectomy in general in this forum. Good luck!
Men, don't read this! :-) My dr has recomended a hysterectomy (sp?) due to pelvic organ prolapse. If any of you ladies has had this surgery, I have some questions. Please send me a mail message. My second-opinion appointment is in 1 week, and I am working on questions to ask her.
I have had 3 csections and one hysteretomy with one ovary removal and bladder lift / so a total of 4 abdominal transverse incisions. Hysterectomy was one year ago. Now I have a very large and painful ovarian mass 14cm x 13cm. I am very worried about the it all, my CA 125 was only 5, so hopeful its not cancerous, the other worry is the abdominal incision, this time it will be a large vertical incision. How does that heal? I have always had a belly which grew more after three kids.
) my guess is the surgeon would follow the same incision line for this procedure. Recovery will be similar to the C-Section recovery period. You will be restricted to not lifting anything 5 pounds or greater for 4 weeks and then 10 pounds or greater for weeks 4-6. There are other restrictions as well. Family or friends will need to take care of things for you (lift/cook/clean/shop) and drive you around.
I had a laprascopic supra cervical hysterectomy with the ovaries being removed also. It has been 11 days with no hot flashes. When do they usually happen?
You'll get specific directions for your recovery from your doc. Resist the temptation to rush your recovery. With all of the work that you're going to have, you wouldn't want to risk having your incision open or even a hernia. I think I'm going to have a tshirt made up with the following saying: "You deserve a complete recovery." My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Please keep us posted as to how you're doing.
I am 56 and decided I didn't like a plastic donut up in there and opted for hysterectomy....I dad vaginal hysterectomy with bladder, vaginal and rectal repairs.
The doctor didn't really put specific restrictions on me. She just said resume normal activities as tolerated. I have been vacuuming the house. I guess I feel that since I don't have a major incision I should be able to do more. I guess I have been bending and stretching when I have been doing things around the house, maybe I should take it a bit easier. It is hard for me to sit still. I also don't know about going back to work.
Pain management, in hospital and at home Recovery, about how long? Restrictions – any? Do you have the results of my pap test that Dr. H did? Given the information currently available, IE – test results, ultrasound results, etc – could you, can you, make a reasonable educated guess? Want to make clear that I want to know everything. I do not want any information at all withheld, omitted, or misrepresented.
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My hair falls out by the handfuls when I wash my hair and brush it, worse when I wash it though, I actually have to clean the drain out for the watrer to go down. NO sex drive at all (probably due to hysterectomy 5 years ago and no hormones), hard time losing weight, can't stand heat or cold, arthritic pains, crazy mood swings to the point that I can't stand being around anyone including my kids. And I have NASH, the form of fatty liver disease that turns into cirrhosis.
What is my recovery from a Laparoscopic procedure? Patients usually go home the same day of the laparoscopic surgery. There may be a few occasions, such as persistent nausea/vomiting, pain control, or urinary retention, that a patient is kept overnight and sent home the morning after surgery. Recovery is usually 1-2 weeks long. Nothing should be placed in the vagina for 2 weeks, unless a total hysterectomy or any vaginal procedure has been performed.
I HAD A COMPLETE HYSTERECTOMY IN DEC. AND SINCE THEN ALL *()*)(*( HAS BROKEN LOOSE. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT HTE MOST EFFECTIVE MED IS OUT THERE FOR THIS TYPE OF TACH THESE DAYS? I KNOW EVERYBODYIS DIFF. BUT ALSO HAVE YOU HEARD OF OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN ON AN OLD MED LIKE ME FOR 19 YEARS AND THE HEART RECEPTORS JUST ARENET DOING THIER JOB?? CAN I ASK WHY YOU ALSO HAD HTE ABLATIONS, AND WHAT YOU ARE ON NOW AND HAVE YOU GONE ON WIHT YOUR LIFE.....
I told her that when I had the procedure in 1999 I was convinced by my doctor that there was a 99% success rate and the recovery time was very quick. I had a horrible time and outcome and all these years have felt like god why did I have to be in the 1% that did not have a great result. She tells me that her doctor (different from the one who did my surgery) claims only an 80% success rate. Well at least they aren’t lying as much anymore.
I found my hysterectomy to be a much easier recovery than my emergency lap the year before where I had them keep all the reproductive organs (not knowing I had severe endometriosis), except for my bladder, which was a tough recovery because it had to be separated from where it was folded and stuck to my uterus with endometriosis and about a 2 cm chunk cut out of the bladder wall. I was so relieved to not have extremely painful periods anymore.
The first 3 days are the worse then the recovery is quick, although I do have bowel pain and am seeing my surgeon on Monday about it. Hope this helps.
But because my miscarriages haven't officially been proven to be a result of the endometriosis, I would have to have one more miscarriage before my doctor would take that route. Sadly, the only cure is a hysterectomy, and even that sometimes doesn't completely cure it. It has been known to come back. There is a sort of diet plan that I was told about by a member on here, so perhaps try to contact "ticked" and she can give you some information. Good luck to you and your daughter!!
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