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Top 10 Items Needed For Hysterectomy Post/Recovery

Last week, I went for a follow-up regarding the female problems that I had in June.    After years of PCOS, I ended up in the hospital for almost a week with a terrible infection.  My doctor has decided that I need to have a hysterectomy sooner rather than later, so I am scheduled for October 3rd.  In preparation for the big day, I have put together a list of things that I have been told are necessary for an easy recovery.   Luckily, I am part of a hysterectomy support group on facebook that has been more than helpful with information and support.

  1. 1. A comfy pillow

    2.  GasX/Stool Softener3.  Pads4.  A grabber to pick things up off the floor

    5.  Loose, comfortable clothes

    6.  A belly binder

    7. Heating wraps for the back

    8. Pre-made food that can be fixed quickly and easily –I will be working on a post for meal prep

    9. An extension cord or power supply

    10.  A big cup for water – preferably purified or filtered(I’m even thinking that a cooler beside the bed for the first few days might be kind of nice)

    I have already started working on my list and am literally counting down the days to my surgery.   Last week, I purchased some loose fitting dresses from Amazon and all were super affordable and comfy.   In addition to these items, I’m going to make sure that I have my remote handy and my laptop close so that I don’t get too bored.   I’ve never been one to sit still for too long, so being laid up for a minimum of 2 weeks is going to be rough.

  2. My doctor is doing a robotic laporascopic hysterectomy and taking everything but my cervix.  With my history of cysts and infection, it is what’s best.   Plus, my aunt had ovarian cancer and it was awful to see what she went thru.   My mom will be helping out with the kids since I won’t be able to lift, drive or do much of anything for a couple of weeks.   I’m so lucky to have my parents here to help me out from time to time.  I honestly don’t know what I would have done if they weren’t here in June.All in all, I’m nervous about the procedure but trying to keep my head in check by thinking positive and just focusing on all of the things that I can get done during my recovery(all digitally of course), but it’s still exciting to think about some of the projects that I can work on.

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  1. Shannon Pickin says:

    I wish I had come across your blog before my hysterectomy. This is a great list. 🙂

  2. michele warner says:

    great list, thank you i so need this, mine is coming soon

  3. Laurence says:

    Wow, a very detailed and helpful to being healthy

  4. Melissa Storms says:

    I hope you surgery goes well and you find relief. I should have opted for a hysterectomy and suffered way too long. I didn’t have PCOS but I had fibroids and ovarian cysts.

  5. Rebekah Thompson says:

    Thanks for such a great detailed post.

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