I've seen my friend now who is home and doing well other than feeling sick a lot. She kept her ovaries so it was a routine hysterectomy.
She was told that the HRT is necessary as it strengthens the tissues so she's taking it. She starts with 1 a week or it might have been a month I can't remember now then it's 2 a week, 3 a week etc until she's up to 7 a week. She also had to use a cream to strengthen the lining of her vagina.
I still find it hard to believe but who am I to question a doctor. I still think it's weird.
Zena J xx