When to expect to be at full strength post hysterectomy

plrptc
plrptc Member Posts: 32
edited March 2014 in Uterine Cancer #1
I had a total hysterectomy on Nov. 15th. I tried returning to work last Wednesday, but it proved to be too much for me. Simple tasks such as a trip to the grocery store still makes me very tired.
When can I expect to be back to feeling 100%?

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  • nempark
    nempark Member Posts: 681
    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.
  • kellyw314
    kellyw314 Member Posts: 51
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed
  • kellyw314
    kellyw314 Member Posts: 51
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed
  • kellyw314
    kellyw314 Member Posts: 51
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed
  • kellyw314
    kellyw314 Member Posts: 51
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed
  • kellyw314
    kellyw314 Member Posts: 51
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed
  • kellyw314
    kellyw314 Member Posts: 51
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed
  • kellyw314
    kellyw314 Member Posts: 51
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed
  • kellyw314
    kellyw314 Member Posts: 51
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed
  • kellyw314
    kellyw314 Member Posts: 51
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed
  • kellyw314
    kellyw314 Member Posts: 51
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed
  • kellyw314
    kellyw314 Member Posts: 51
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed
  • plrptc
    plrptc Member Posts: 32
    nempark said:

    back to work
    Do you realize that you had a major operation? As common as it seems it is a major operation. Off course, you will be feeling tired it is only three weeks post op. Please rest as much as possible and your own body will let you know when you are ready. Do not push yourself too much just enjoy ever moment of your life. God bless June.

    Thank you for your reply.
    I am trying to take it easy, but with a 7 year old it is difficult.
  • plrptc
    plrptc Member Posts: 32
    kellyw314 said:

    When I had my surgery, my
    When I had my surgery, my doctor told me a hysterectomy is major surgery and anticipate taking 6 months for a full recovery - I did retire shortly after my surgery and spent the summer recuperating - it probably did take a full 6 months for me to be at full speed - take your time and rest when needed

    Thank you for your reply.
    I hope you are well.
  • jazzy1
    jazzy1 Member Posts: 1,379
    plrptc said:

    Thank you for your reply.
    I am trying to take it easy, but with a 7 year old it is difficult.

    Post Surgery
    You must realize you just had MAJOR SURGERY and it takes time for our bodies to recover. The worst thing any of us can do, is force ourselves when we're not fully healed. Boy do I know that tune -- most of us have so many things to do and no time to rest. I learned after my surgery to take small naps and allow my body to recover at its pace.

    I work from home (self-employed) so don't have to worry about my long, stressful hours. In fact, since the surgery (Feb '09) I've cut back on my hours and very part time...value my life and time.

    Be kind to yourself body and it will in turn, be kind to you!!!!

    Jan
  • plrptc
    plrptc Member Posts: 32
    jazzy1 said:

    Post Surgery
    You must realize you just had MAJOR SURGERY and it takes time for our bodies to recover. The worst thing any of us can do, is force ourselves when we're not fully healed. Boy do I know that tune -- most of us have so many things to do and no time to rest. I learned after my surgery to take small naps and allow my body to recover at its pace.

    I work from home (self-employed) so don't have to worry about my long, stressful hours. In fact, since the surgery (Feb '09) I've cut back on my hours and very part time...value my life and time.

    Be kind to yourself body and it will in turn, be kind to you!!!!

    Jan

    Jazz1
    Thank you for your reply. Hope you are doing well.