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Please help us with our survey into the information needs of hysterectomy patients

The most common complaint we hear from women who are having a hysterectomy is that they have never been given enough information. We would like to change this experience and to do so we need YOUR help to tell us what your information needs are and how YOU would have liked to access information.

Taking this survey will also help us to provide input into the NHS to help them improve their information services for patients.

It should take no more than about 2-3 minutes to complete and we will be eternally grateful for your input.

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  1. I am 7 days post op, had a total abdominal hysterectomy and found your site prior to my op. Reading the views of women scared me so much, I just dreaded the recovery. However, as I said I am 7 days post op and feeling quite well. I am moving about at a quicker pace and don’t mind doing the odd bit of housework. I tire quicker, but then I allow myself to rest. Keeping up with pain control is very important, also, eating lots of fruit helps with bowels. I’d like to know more about exercise and what I am allowed to do. Also, can anyone say if the risk of hernia decreases with time? Thank you

    1. Gently increase the amount of walking you do. Just a few yards at a time – it really helps. And the risk of hernia is one that is affected by many different things, not just hysterectomy so although your risk following abdo surgery decreases, there may be other things that keep it the same.

  2. I have now gone ten months since my Full-Hysterectomy, and i still cannot get over the fact that i have had one except for the lovely scar down the middle of my tum! which is my life-saver scare. I have only had one blood-test and one visit to consultant as it is every 4 months, my next will be september. I am a little anxious as this is the month i decided to seek advice from my gp last year as i was in so much pain, from which i know now, was the growth and Ovarian Cancer. it was all clear and i await now with anxiety for next result. Is it possible for a return or is it just me worrying too much !
    susan. Should i still feel very apprehensive now, or is i

    1. It’s quite natural to be apprehensive Sue and you will be given follow up appointments for a few years yet. Hopefully though, you’ll continue to have clear years for many years to come 🙂

  3. I too had a trapped sciatic nerve 9 weeks post vh surgery (left leg pins & needles and lower back pain), but my GP told me it was unrelated to my surgery and was given strong ibufen… 5 weeks later p&n gone but back ache still here.

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