Karin, I hope that your post-op from your hysterectomy goes as easily as mine did. Massive fibroid tumors, uterus the size of a 20 week pregnancy. I had NO post surgical pain other than in the shoulders where the gas from inflating my abdomen made its presence known. No pain from the incisions, no abdominal pain at all. Spent most of the day after the surgery cruising the halls at the hospital and felt fine after two days at home. All I can attribute it to is the way I am eating now.
BTW, when they tell you not to lift over ten pounds for six weeks, listen to them! They may or may not tell you that it is so the incisions in your abdomen do not get ripped out. Personally, I think that is something a patient should be told!
I'll be thinking of you.
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