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The Hysterectomy Post-Op – Himani’s Story

I am 6 weeks post op now after getting a TLH (Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy) done. Have read tons of blog posts, Googled on medical information and also found answers to my never ending questions that I was never prepared for in the first place, before going in for the surgery. This is an attempt to combine as much information about the hysterectomy post-op as possible based on the above reads as well as my own experiences. Continue reading The Hysterectomy Post-Op – Himani’s Story

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Heavy Periods – Steph’s Post Op Follow Up Story

I posted my ‘heavy periods‘ story on here some weeks ago, I am now 10 days post-op.

Arrived at the hospital 25th March at 7am on a very snowy Monday morning, had spent all weekend worrying that my op would be cancelled again, due to the bad weather, but luckily the phone didn’t ring. Continue reading Heavy Periods – Steph’s Post Op Follow Up Story

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A Very Happy Hysterectomy – Fe’s Story

Hi Ladies (and gentlemen) I had a TAH (total abdominal hysterectomy) and BSO (bilaterial salpingo oophorectomy) on 3rd December 2012. As with many of us my route to a hysterectomy was long, painful and at times frustrating. I had been suffering with heavy periods for some years and had tried, unsuccessfully, to get some sort of relief with my symptoms. Continue reading A Very Happy Hysterectomy – Fe’s Story

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Post Op Recovery Questions – Lina’s Story

Hi Linda and fellow hysters. I am 43 and after 3 months of decapeptyl (and suffering the debilitating effects of a radically enforced menopause) treatment, I had my abdominal hysterectomy (kept my ovaries) on 30 Nov in order to remove an 8cm uterine fibroid. Continue reading Post Op Recovery Questions – Lina’s Story

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My Hysterectomy Journey of Recovery – Debbie’s Story

I had my surgery full abdominal hysterectomy at West Suffolk Hospital. My experience was not great Instead of recovering on the gynaecology ward I was put on the short stay surgical ward, staff were very junior and the experience was very impersonal. I had previously undergone a gynae operation two years ago where things had not gone so well where I ended up in the intensive care so was worried about my care already. Continue reading My Hysterectomy Journey of Recovery – Debbie’s Story

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Recovery after Total Abdominal Hysterectomy – Vicki’s Story

Hi my name is Vicki and I am 44 years old. I had a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy (TAH) on the 17th of September, so I am 6 weeks and 2 days into my recovery. The reason for my TAH was like so many women the discovery of a very large fibroid, im not sure of the exact size of it but my incision had to be vertical due to the size of the fibroid. Continue reading Recovery after Total Abdominal Hysterectomy – Vicki’s Story

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TAH Recovery Takes Time – Pauline’s Story

I am at three weeks post operation today, TAH with ovaries preserved. Prior to the operation I thought I would be able to do my job, which is singing, at this stage. I realized a few days ago I was nowhere near being able to do this (I was dreaming). As I can’t cough or laugh without hurting whereas singing really involves all the stomach and centre of my body, its mostly dance music too, so sadly I replaced myself for what would have been my first booking back tonight. I am settling in for the long haul of recovery which is snail slow, I am beginning to realize. Three weeks is very early. Continue reading TAH Recovery Takes Time – Pauline’s Story