So glad to know the surgery went well and you are doing well. It still blows my mind some of the surgeries they are now able to do by way of laproscopic surgery. My hysterectomy was an open abdominal surgery, but my gallbladder was done by lap. Only off two weeks? Gee, my surgeon made me stay home 6 weeks from the gallbladder. He said not to confuse the surgery because it was done lap, its still considered a major surgery.
Everyone has their thoughts on HRT. Some need it, some don't. Some potential things to look out for is vaginal dryness, hot flashes, fatigue, mood swings, lovely things of this nature. I didn't have hot flashes, I had heat waves that started from my toes and went on the way up lol. It was awful. My surgeon was an idiot and did not put me on anything so I suffered for one stinking year. I finally discussed it with my PCP one day and he was floored that I was not placed on anything. He took care of that real quick,lol.
The reason you need to be walking is to wake the bowels up and get them going, walk get them going. Also you know the walking will also help get rid of the gas. The gas used to blow you up during surgery can become very painful if it becomes trapped, so walk in your home as much as you can. you probably might consider a stool softener at this point, something like Miralax, you sure don't want major constipation going on. Again, walk gal, wake the bowels up.
Take care and let us know how you are coming along. Don't worry about the house, it will be there for later. Remember you just had major surgery-be kind to yourself. Hugs.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.