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My Hysterectomy Journey of Recovery – Debbie’s Story

I had my surgery full abdominal hysterectomy at West Suffolk Hospital. My experience was not great Instead of recovering on the gynaecology ward I was put on the short stay surgical ward, staff were very junior and the experience was very impersonal. I had previously undergone a gynae operation two years ago where things had not gone so well where I ended up in the intensive care so was worried about my care already.

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Recovery after Total Abdominal Hysterectomy – Vicki’s Story

Hi my name is Vicki and I am 44 years old. I had a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy (TAH) on the 17th of September, so I am 6 weeks and 2 days into my recovery. The reason for my TAH was like so many women the discovery of a very large fibroid, im not sure of the exact size of it but my incision had to be vertical due to the size of the fibroid.

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TAH Recovery Takes Time – Pauline’s Story

I am at three weeks post operation today, TAH with ovaries preserved. Prior to the operation I thought I would be able to do my job, which is singing, at this stage. I realized a few days ago I was nowhere near being able to do this (I was dreaming). As I can’t cough or laugh without hurting whereas singing really involves all the stomach and centre of my body, its mostly dance music too, so sadly I replaced myself for what would have been my first booking back tonight. I am settling in for the long haul of recovery which is snail slow, I am beginning to realize. Three weeks is very early.

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Hysterectomy – an introduction

Up to 55,000 hysterectomy operations are carried out in the UK every year. It can and does help to ease many gynaecological complaints, including heavy and/or painful periods and endometriosis.

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