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I'm booked In for a radical hysterectomy on 13th August I have a few questions
How long was everyone in hospital for ?
What did you take in your hospital bag ?
Hope it all goes well for you. I can’t help with what to take, but can send virtual hugs xx
I’m due a hysterectomy in the next few weeks too, don’t have a date yet but been reading up on loads of threads and they all more or less have the below as items to take with you:
* dry shampoo
* lip balm
* support knickers (sloggi type)
* peppermint tea (presume this is for keyhole as they pump you full of air, not sure about abdominal)
*stuff for boredom (pad, books)
* face mist
* elasticated trousers\leggings
There is a thread on here in the treatment section called “hysterectomy in early 2019” which you may find useful.
Hope your calmer than me about the whole thing, I’m petrified of surgery. Hope all goes well when the time comes and you have a quick recovery!
1st April - colposcopy and lletz
13 May - told cc
29 May - CT and MRI
12 June - staged 1a2, need another lletz to confirm treatment
24 June - 2nd LLETZ, awaiting confirmation of treatment
4 July - RH required, date to be confirmed
Thank you both for your reply
I'm not to scared just more happy it will be over soon feels like it's been forever
I hope you get your date soon and all goes well xx
Hi Natasha I agree with the things on Dees list but since you will probably go home with a catheter I would suggest a midi or maxi dress rather than leggings. I bought a cheap cotton jersey one it hid the catheter and did not drag it which can be uncomfortable. The facial mist was brilliant to keep fresh and cool. I had a cushion which I used on between the seat belt and my tummy in the car you will feel every bump!!!!. I had my op on the thursday afternoon and came home friday evening but everyone is different so just see how you feel. Good luck and take care x
Smear test march 2018: CIGN
LLETZ April 2018: no clear margins
2nd LLETZ May 2018 Adenocarcinoma
Staged 1b1 pattern A following eua and mri.
Radical laproscopic abdominal hysterectomy with sentinel lymph node removal July 19th 2018
July 31st 2018 oncology follow up tumour removed no lymph node involvement. No further treatment needed
October 2018 check up all well.
I was in for 2 days.
Things I found essential:
All the best xx
Im assuming everyone is different and everywhere is different but I had a radical hysterectomy with sentinal lymphnode dissection and transposition of ovaries. I had a vertical incision that was quite large. I was in the hospital for three days. I didnt have to take home a catheter it was removed the day I went home.
The things I brought that I found to be most helpful were my rubber birkenstocks for when I went for small walks. They encourage you to get up and moving pretty soon after the surgery. Also chewing gum helps get your bowels going again. Also, definitely pillows for the way home!
Best of Luck!
Thank you everyone
Its all getting little bit scary now but cant wait for it all to be over x
I'm 6 week post laparoscopic hysterectomy, with vaginal cuff. I kept my ovaries to avoid surgical menopause.
I felt great from the day after surgery. Obviously was tender and had swelly belly, which is going down now. But only needed a couple of paracetamol occasionally for pain.
I did have to come home with a catheter for 7 days due to my bladder being a little traumatised from the opp. But it's fine now & bieng checked regularly by the bladder clinic.
I would definitely recommend
a V shaped pillow
Peppermint tea....the gas can be very painful at times, especially after eating my evening meal I found.
Walk about as much as you can around the house and build it up gradually.
Make sure you have some big knickers & loose fitting clothing.
I also followed Hystersisters online. Lots of help and advice on there.
Good luck! Xx
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