Light at the end of the hysterectomy tunnel – Anne-Marie’s story

I gave myself a light at the end of the hysterectomy tunnel as I believe in putting all my chances on my side when it comes to surgeries. I researched and prepared myself well before my hysterectomy.

For ex; what to eat, before and after, making sure I bring home meds that do not cause constipation… I had a chart on the fridge that reminded me what I can or cannot do on a weekly basis, (it also helped my husband realise how long a process it was!).

I looked forward to the coming weeks which would bring me closer to my normal self. I did everything I was told to do during the recovery. I was lucky and did not have any complications. But it is a major surgery and a shock to the body.

I wish all doctors were experienced in the less invasive hysterectomies. Unfortunately, my doctor did not feel comfortable doing a laparoscopic surgery and so I had an abdominal hysterectomy. I could have gone to another doctor but I was told not to wait too long, as I had a risk for cancer. The good news was I had no cancer.

I am now in my 6 weeks post-op and I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. I am looking forward to my post- op appointment with my doctor to thank him and voice certain concerns I had ex; toilet issues and sore back when I am cooking .

I admire every woman who goes through this surgery and hope that you all get the support you need and deserve during your recovery.

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  1. Hello all, I am a 45 year old Hispanic woman. 2 kids, 1 grandchild and I’m on 2nd week post-Laparoscopy/vaginal Hysterectomy. My Dr. decided on this surgery because of heavy bleeding, fibroid and polyps. I’ve heard so many stories mostly positive and some negative about changes after hysterectomy. I’m getting depressed because I don’t know what’s coming my way and if marriage life will change or not.

    I’m in need of some support, please.