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Hysterectomy and hoovering

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cakedup Tue 12-Dec-17 10:34:20

I had a total abdominal hysterectomy almost 4 weeks ago. Dr gave the standard 6 wks before attempting hoovering but I honestly feel fine and able to do it. Anyone else done this and lived to tell the tale? Or regretted it?!

Youngmystery Tue 12-Dec-17 10:44:45

My mum was told if she had a hysterectomy she'd be not allowed to even make a cup of tea for 6 months. She has some extra issues though, but I'm guessing hoovering for you is out of the question for 6 weeks. I maybe wouldn't, they have just done major surgery on you. You're allowed to just chill out and relax.

cakedup Tue 12-Dec-17 11:35:19

Wow Youngmystery - I'm guessing the complications had a huge impact. Surely you meant 6 weeks though?! Even so I was making tea in week 1. However I should point out I'm 45 whereas mu mum had hers at 55 and her recovery was much longer. Even 10 years makes a lot of difference.

Youngmystery Tue 12-Dec-17 12:30:12

No I meant 6 months haha. She is older too, in her 50s and there are extra issues, but I can't remember what. She's already had her gall bladder removed as it poisoned her pancreas and nearly killed her too so think there's something from that that's made it worse but I can't remember. The doctor does want it done though as it will help her health a lot but she won't do it because of the time off. She'd have to be in hospital for 2 of the months I think as well.

Ridingthegravytrain Tue 12-Dec-17 12:32:00

I wouldn’t. Even if you feel fine you should wait the full 6 weeks. What’s the point of risking it and possibly ending up with other prolapses or complications

cakedup Tue 12-Dec-17 22:53:21

Oh your poor mum Youngmystery . I only had to stay in hospital for 3 nights which is usual. I hope she is able to make the best decision for her health.

Oh my goodness Riding I didn't even know vaginal prolapse after hysterectomy was a thing until I just looked it up after reading your post. That really has put me off hoovering.

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