i am 10 weeks post laproscopic radical hysterectomy and feel fine but can't deny its been a bit of a rollercoaster.
After 4 nights in hospital my recovery started well but still for at least 3 weeks i did nothing at home. quite honestly i had no energy and although pain from op site was nil posp op wind and constipation was awful. Be prepared with peppermint tea and lavatives. I still need stool softener now :((
Those first few weeks it would be essential for you to have support with the family. You need to concentrate on yourself. i found it difficult to accept help at first but you will be surprised how many volunteers you get. It makes friends and family feel less helpless so use it! It worked best for me to be quite specific with people what was needed and everything always got done:)
i was doing great at 3 weeks then unfortunately had a little hiccup with infection and lymph fluid leakage. With swift attention i was back on track quickly but just be vigilant and listen to your body.
Weeks 4-5 in my experience i would expect to still need help at home and with the children. Possibly less so but You will still tire easily and will need to rest. Still no lifting and i still had 'toilet'issues :((
Week 6 was the point my body was catching up with my brain. This is an awkward stage as you feel tempted to do more but you are still healing inside and still need to be careful. I had started cooking a little but still no hoovering as all the bendi g and stretching was difficult. Went shopping but no carrying the bags. I also started driving again but only short journeys.
Weeks 7-8 i gradually began to take over most of the jobs at home again. Not really sure i should have but i was starting to get impatient with myself and needed control back!!
Weeks 9-10 i have gone back to work but on reduced workload and it is difficult but i feel well and just adapt jobs to suit my physical capabilities
Obviosly everyone recovers at a different pace. The best advice i can give you is to really careful lifting nothing for minimum 6 weeks. Be kind to yourself and take all the help offered for as long as you feel you need it.
At first you will not see as far as feeling 'normal' ever again and it does seem like forever. Its not easy and you will have good and not so good days but please try to remember to be strong and positive and before you know it you will be 10 weeks post op feeling much better passing on this advice to someone else!
All the best Rebecca