I am 2.5 weeks post-op today. I feel AMAZING!!! Dr. Furr went in and removed my uterus, fallopian tubes, and multiple adhesions and lesions due to Endometriosis. My left ovary was adhered to my side. I had lesions on my bladder, ureter, uterus, and pelvic wall. Pathology confirmed adenomyosis.
The first night in the hospital was the roughest. I really did not want to take dilaudid, but the percocet had me wired. Eventually I caved and took the dilaudid and actually got another dose before leaving Chattanooga for the 2 hour drive home. Throughout the first week, I had a whole lot of help. My parents had to help me get up and sit down. All my food had to be made by other people. I couldn’t even open the freezer to get ice for my water by myself. Thank goodness for my family and friends.
Week two was so much easier. I went to church and hung out with lots of friends. I might have pushed myself a little too far at times. I played with puppies one night. I did a lot of sitting down and standing up and sitting back down. By the end of the night I was starting to hurt. All throughout week two, I was off all pain medicines including over-the-counter stuff.
The beginning of week three was Friday. That night, I went to my boyfriend’s wrestling banquet at his high school. Saturday I went to Nashville and stood outside the Mercy Lounge for almost 3 hours to get tickets to see Panic! At the Disco later that night. I ended up being up on my feet for another almost 5 hours straight before and during the concert.
My restrictions really were not that rough. The first two weeks I wasn’t allowed to lift anything over 10lbs and week 3-6 I am on a 20lb restriction. I am not supposed to be bending down much at all. I was told to walk as much as I can as soon as I can. My ice pack was my best friend for the first week and a half when it came to walking. My dietary restrictions are non-existent as long as I am having normal bowel movements. The biggest thing Dr. Furr told me was to listen to my body. If it hurts, slow down. If I feel fine, keep it up.
I pray that anyone looking at having a hysterectomy who reads this understands that everyone’s body is different. I have had an extremely easy recovery compared to most. I have also been covered in prayer and am very young.