It’s now been 14 weeks since my hysterectomy so I thought I’d check in and report that I’m finally feeling back to normal. Although I tried to be as active as possible during my recovery I was shocked by how tired I got and how overwhelmed I felt, to the point that I had a few panic attacks.
I took 9 weeks off work, more than I’d been told I’d need, but I’m glad I took that time. I then went back on reduced hours for the first three weeks. I was absolutely shattered when I went back, even thought I thought I was back to normal, so the reduced hours were a very good thing.
Now, apart from needing to improve my fitness levels and get back on my bike, I really do feel ‘normal’ again. It took a long time for my sutures to dissolve (I could still feel them at 7 weeks post op) but now they have gone. I still have numbness down my thighs but it’s improving. I had my three month check last week and everything seems okay, though the doctor did remove a small piece of what she thought was granulation tissue. Hopefully that is all it was. I’m trying not to worry about it.
It’s been a strange old journey and I’m well aware how fortunate I am that the cancer was found at such an early stage.