I am now almost 9 weeks post op after my hysterectomy/BSO/bowel excision. Although the first 4 weeks post op were traumatic and horrible (I had a massive bleed from the vaginal wound which meant a trip to A&E sat on a pile of towels with the blood literally gushing out of me and then another 2 nights in hospital) I have been doing really well since then. I'm not taking any painkillers or any laxatives and life without periods is absolutely brilliant. I am back to work and trying to get back to normal.
However I am not on HRT yet and I have to wait another 4 weeks for my follow up appt when my consultant said he will prescribe it for me. I was on prostap without hrt for 9 weeks prior to surgery, so I've basically been crashed into menopause for 18 weeks now and I'm starting to struggle a bit. I really feel like the tank is empty and the flushes/sweats are starting to get me down. I'm so tired. I've had 2 years of absolute hell, of terrifying trips to A&E, pain that left me anxious and frightened, 3 surgeries, 2 with complications, horrible drug treatments that didn't really work and made my hair fall out and made me gain weight that I haven't been able to lose yet, although I am trying. I'm tired of having to pretend to people that everything is great because that's what they want to hear, but I don't want the grief that will follow being honest either. Sigh. No point to this really, just needed to get it out.