Not the ‘nightmare’ I was expecting – Shelia’s story

The post Not the ‘nightmare’ I was expecting – Shelia’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I am 45 and required a TAH due to two large fibroids. The TAH was done under an epidural quite a weird feeling during the procedure but absolutely no pain and recovery was so much better than a general anaesthetic. My hysterectomy was not the nightmare I was expecting. I had the procedure 3 weeks ago (6th Jan 2016) and was up and walking (albeit rather ‘gingerly’) after 24 hrs (when the catheter was removed). There was quite a bit of bleeding afterwards but this only lasted for 48hrs and there hasn’t been any since. Staples made it quite uncomfortable to move around but I tried to walk as upright as possible from the first day. Staples came out after a week. 3 weeks on I am walking fine and able to cover 2 miles a day. I would say get out and about, no matter how short a distance as soon as you can as the fresh air makes you feel better. Another tip I found useful was to keep a normal routine so even though off work I have still been getting up an my usual hour, showering and getting dressed. I’m fortunate that my job allows me to work from home so I have been able to keep unto date with the office. I heeded all the advice that my consultant and nurses gave me and thankfully needed very little pain relief after the first week. But I think it is more about positive attitude and listening to what your body is telling you &ndas...
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