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Hysterectomy for adenomyosis

Jenstir75
Jenstir75
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Hi all. I've got a date for my surgery for hysterectomy leaving ovaries. Does anyone have any advice? It may be laparoscopy but as I have a large fibroid he may have to resort to open surgery. Has anyone any experience and can advise on recovery times and what I should or shouldn't be doing? Thanks

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Judan

I had total laproscopic hysterectomy and had fibroids, suppose it depends where they are and how big.

It was stage 4 endo with ovaries stuck together (left had a chocolate cyst ) they were stuck to uterus which was stuck to bowel and back. I had adeno too.

My recovery was 8- 12 weeks, op was 10 weeks ago almost. I'm feeling much better now but if I do too much I get back ache and shooting pains down left leg .

You have to rest lots and listen to your body. If you work and can do it, have a phased return to ease you back in. Have peppermint tea if it's a lap. No heavy lifting or driving. Hope that helps, happy to chat. Big hugs xxxxx

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Jenstir75
Jenstir75
in reply to Judan

Thanks for the info. I just don't know what to expect and not knowing if it will be open surgery is a bit frustrating. I'm a bit worried about coping afterwards cos I won't have someone available 24/7 for the first few days as my husband's boss won't give him the time off.

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Lallya

Hi I'm m 8 weeks post op from a total laparoscopic hysterectomy leaving ovaries in. They thought i might have needed the full abominable incision due to me having c section and scar tissue but they managed to do it keyhole.

I have been up and down during my recovery. Hormones and frustration.

Recommend to take it easy after operation and have someone to help you. Even if you feel ok you have had a major operation.

Get plenty of books, peppermint tea and a triangle pillow.

I was in and out of hospital within 24 hrs.

I had prostap injection 6 months ago to prepare my body for operation and I'm still having unwanted side effects from that.

All in all i feel the best I've felt in years, no more period pains or menstrual cramps.

Good luck with your operation.

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Jenstir75
Jenstir75
in reply to Lallya

Thanks for the reply. I have to say I can't wait for never having another period. Just need to get through this op in one piece now.

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