Post Edited (saddaze) : 2/5/2009 4:39:25 PM (GMT-7)
whats interesting is that people ( some of course) say that hysterectomies are a god send as far as eliminating gerd and etc... its weird how one thing affects people in various ways
are you taking a hormone supplement to help with the balance?
Yes, things are very different today. My hysterecomy was done with a DaVinci robot assist (it did most of the surgery). The surgery was done at noon. I was back in my room before 4pm. I was up out of bed at 5am, walking around by 7am, went home at 2pm (22 hours after the surgery was completed). I didn't take any pain meds until I was released to go home and they insisted I take 2 pain tablets for the ride home. I had a total of 2 pain pills and 2 Tylenol over the weekend (surgery was done on Thursday). I was cleared to drive at 2 weeks, and asked when I wanted to go back to work at 4 weeks (went back to work at 6 weeks).
With my gallbladder surgery (nearly 20 years ago), I spent 4 days in the hospital, 7 days of bed rest at home, and then restrictions for 8 weeks.