April 21, 2009 9:46 AM Subscribe
I'm going under the knife for a full abdominal hysterectomy (due to massive fibroids) in a month. What will my recovery be like?
posted by cereselle to health & fitness (31 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I will be keeping my ovaries, unless they take one that looks to have a cyst. I'll be in the hospital for 2 nights, and apparently I will have staples for a few days after the operation.
What will recovery be like during the first week? The second? I've read that it will take around 6 weeks to feel 100%. How much energy will I have before then? I want to make the best use possible of my recovery time (besides recovering, which is of course my #1 priority.) I'm not planning to run a marathon or anything, but will I have energy for more sedentary pursuits?
YANMD, I'm just looking for those who've experienced this and can tell me what it was like for them.