I had a hysterectomy 5 weeks ago (laporoscopic, kept my cervix and ovaries), and I am really struggling with this recovery. I'm due to go back to work after 8 weeks, and I'm very concerned that I won't feel ready. I know I've been more active than I should from time to time (when my doctor cleared me for "light activity," I figured that meant I could walk 5 miles...). Today, I went to a park and walked a bit (about a mile) and have been incredibly fatigued and in so much pain on my left side since. I don't know if I'm simply not resting enough, but I am also very concerned with what I am reading here about difficulties with fatigue and going back to work. I'm afraid that I won't be able to get through a full work week. Recovery seems to last much longer than what medical professionals have been telling me.
Recovery struggles 5 weeks PO - The Hysterectomy ...
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