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Laparoscopy hysterectomy

Jobuttery
Jobuttery
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I am having a laparoscopy hysterectomy 2 weeks tomorrow and was wondering if anybody had any advice or tips for recovery or length of time in hospital thanks xx

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Cuddlybarb

I had my surgery 11 months ago. I also had excision, right ovary removed and my bowel 'shaved'. I spent two nights in hospital. I took eight weeks off work.

The pain post surgery wasnt nearly as bad as I imagined and I made sure I took regular pain relief.

For me the, exhaustion was the hardest thing to deal with. So please get as much rest as possible.

Good luck with your surgery and recovery.

X

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Jobuttery

Aww thank you I am so scared and really unsure about hrt x

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Dina72
Dina72
in reply to Cuddlybarb

Hi, I am due to have something similar in Elland, is that where you went? I'm so nervous x

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SONYA72

Hi, I'm due to have one next Wednesday 21st. According to my surgeon I should be in 3-5 days depending on how big a job it is! He has said he will sign me off for 6 weeks, but could be off longer, again depending on how the operation goes. I have been told to take little walks often in the first few days, increasing mobility as time goes on. No driving for 4-6 weeks, no sex either for 4-6 weeks. Definitely no heavy lifting, again for 4-6 weeks, just light housework until I feel stronger.

Hope this helps, I shall try to get on here after to let you know how it went.

Sonya

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Jobuttery
Jobuttery
in reply to SONYA72

Thanks Hun I hope it all goes well for you x

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Tracey29

Hi I had a laparoscopic total hysterectomy and bowel resection 7 months ago. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting. I had been told to expect to be in high dependency for the first night but didn't need to. My surgery was done late afternoon and took a very long time but after the initial nasty pain in the recovery room it wasn't bad at all. I stayed in hospital3 nights and had 4.weeks off work. I stayed very mobile and felt good although the anaesthetic took a while to recover from. To date apart from a small issue with my bowel I feel amazing and am so happy. I didn't realise quite how much pain I was in and how rotten I had felt before-def the right move for me.

Good luck

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Jobuttery
Jobuttery
in reply to Tracey29

Aww thank you I am glad it all went well for you xx

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jas_mum

Hi ladies,

I have been asking for a hysterectomy from my consultant for a few years now but he has refused due to my age so could I be inquisitive and ask you ladies your ages please .

Hope your procedures go well and you all feel brilliant

Thanks Gillian xx

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Jobuttery
Jobuttery
in reply to jas_mum

Hi Gillian how old are you? I am almost 43 xx

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Dina72
Dina72
in reply to jas_mum

I'm 43 & getting a hysterectomy in November x

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jas_mum

Hi,

I am 32 and have been asking since I was 27, I understand were the dr is coming from but get so fed up and down of being in pain 😞 I have had 3 operations since I was first diagnosed in 2009

Xx

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Jobuttery
Jobuttery
in reply to jas_mum

Blimey my friend has had a battle because of her age and she is 39 and they won't take her overies as too young but they are operating now x

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Dina72
Dina72
in reply to jas_mum

This hysterectomy will be my 9th and hopefully final surgery.

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fedupwithendo

Im 30 and my gny is happy to take mine. I think it's because my endo seems to be all over my ovaries. I'm having a lap in a week and depending on that outcome, i will go ahead for hysterectomy xxx

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