Preparing for a hysterectomy

Preparing for a hysterectomy

After 20+ years of dealing with the pain and all that comes with ends, I have decided to have a hysterectomy. It is scheduled for Nov. 28th. I am wondering if anyone has any tips of what to take to the hospital or make sure to have at home for recovery. I am a bit of a control freak, and there isn't really anything I can control about this whole thing, other than having what will help and make me most comfortable as I heal. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I appreciate it! I'm nervous, but hopeful.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Wow, you'll be relaxing for a bit longer than I had to! Enjoy the forced relaxation as much as you can. I hope this operation gives you total freedom :-)

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Thank you, Sparrow! I am having a full abdominal hysterectomy.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Is it laparoscopic? Loose comfy jammie pants or trackies. The top two incision sites are where a mid-rise waistband would be... so nothing firm that will cause you pain/discomfort. Pads at home in case you have a bit of post-op bleeding. Magazines, chocolate, movies :-) Relax and don't do too much until your body is ready. Hope your op goes really well and frees you from endo completely :-)

posted almost 2 years ago
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