i am now coming up to my 8 weeks post op after having a robotic TLH and BSO. stage 4.
I'am fit and well all considering so feel like one of the lucky ones. Especially when i read what pain you ladies go through on a daily basis.
From the moment i was home after a 5 hour op i wasn't keeping still and only chilled out when my body was aching. From gardening to shopping then driving and painting i am feeling a whole lot stronger now. There have been times my body has had a few melt downs and would just sleep for hours during the day.
If theirs one advice i can give to ladies after a hysterectomy its to rest rest rest!!! You seriously do have to listen to what your body is telling you. I am just glad i took 8 weeks off work. I didn't listen and the consequences may of been a lot worse for me.
My hot flushes would only come on me mildly but gradually in the weeks got stronger and couldn't bare been clothed or have any bed sheets on me. It felt like a overwhelming heat so great it woke me up every hour.
I was currently on black cohosh from Holland and Barrett as with all the scares lately on the news with the HRT i tried to avoid it best i could. I made a appointment with my GP and he was very helpful. He told me i shouldn't be on Tibolne any way as this was just a temporary fix until i find a more suitable one for me. Little did he know i wasn't taken it anyway. The GP put me on Elleste Duet 2mg tablets and in all fairness after reading up on all the risks they are only small. They are helping me a lot with the night sweats. Only been on them a few says.
My may concern is my bladder. Its very painful once I've had a wee and can feel every ounce of sharpness when its extracting inside. I cant put down in words the pain i experience but it can take up to an hour for it to ease. Also as I've had bowel surgery my bowels doesn't really give me much warning and the cramp pains i get are unbearable at times.
But on a whole each day is a blessing and i am feeling much stronger as i can feel the healing process slowly working.
Hoping you ladies a pain free day and wishing everyone of you luck in any on going treatment... Endo surely is an evil disease that needs to be heard of more frequently!