If you’re new to my story of needing a hysterectomy at the age of 29, you can read more about it at my not-so-subtly-named topic Hysterectomy. 🙂
It’s been almost 8 weeks since I had a hysterectomy. I’m doing really well. I have no pain. My incisions have healed completely. I’ve had no complications at all. I have no side effects, other than the wonderful relief of not having a monstrous period every month. I’ve happily not missed two by now!
I am so thankful I went through with the surgery. Once I made the decision, I didn’t second guess myself, but I did have moments of fear. What would happen? Would I be the same afterwards? Would I do ok with the actual surgery itself?
I can honestly say that even though 8 weeks post-op is still early, I feel completely 100% like myself. God is so good and I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.
It’s weird, but I sometimes have to remind myself that I had a pretty major surgery less than 2 months ago. I often forget about it. A couple of weeks ago, I would still get tired more easily, but by now, I’m back up to full speed ahead. I feel like me. Which is awesome.
I just spent the entire morning cleaning the downstairs, complete with dusting, cleaning, mopping – even organizing my pantry! That felt great!
If any of you may be facing a decision regarding a hysterectomy yourself, please feel free to email me – I’d love to talk with you. I can’t give you medical advice, but I can offer a listening ear from someone who’s been there. Email me at Erika at livingwellmom.com (no spaces).
Read My Complete Hysterectomy Story here:
Good to hear 🙂 are your cold hands gone btw?
Nope, but it takes time to build up iron levels after being anemic so I’m not surprised at this point.
Janine Huldie says
Thank you Erika for sharing your story from the beginning to this point and just so glad you are doing well now.
so glad to hear that you feel like yourself again. Congrats! It’s amazing how completing those mundane everyday tasks can become so rewarding after being unable to complete them for weeks. Wishing you all the best.
You’re so right – it felt so wonderful to do that!
I’m so glad that your recovery has gone so well and that you can already tell it’s making you feel better!
Hi, I know this blog is from 6 years ago but I am about to have a partial hysterectomy and I am so nervous as I read horror stories
I am mostly scared of hormones changes ! Even if I am keeping my ovaries.
I am 33 and have two beautiful children but I am dealing with endometriosis and fibroids so I think this is the best decision!
Did you experience any hormonals changes ?
Hi Marie, check out my “5 year update” post where I answer that question and more – https://livingwellmom.com/5-years-after-my-hysterectomy/
Sending you hugs!
Thank you so much for sharing your story Erika. Wish I had read it sooner but I had my hysterectomy 2 weeks ago 35 with 3 kids endometriosis and fibroids. You let me know there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I am 7 weeks 3 days postop complete laparoscopic hysterectomy. I have an estrogen patch and my GYN recently gave me 100 mg progesterone which I increased to 200 mg myself. I would love to ask you some questions. I have Lupus and I have to take a pill that suppresses my immune system and I know that has to be factored in. I still have clammy hands and weakness, fine one minute and then it all goes to crap.
Hi Brooke, sorry to hear you’re still not feeling well. 🙁
Jiwon Yoon says
Thanks for blogging about your experience. I have been struggling for a few years now with heavy and irregular bleeding and I tried the IUD (didn’t work) now on birth control pill but doesn’t work and OB just keeps prescribing stronger ones. I’m so over this and I didn’t even know this was an option, having a hysterectomy but keeping ovaries and cervix. Will be talking about this with my OB next visit! Thanks and glad you’re recovering well.