Post op blues

So I had my total hysterectomy on Tuesday (15th) with ovary conservation. Tubes taken also as there was some scarring on them from previous surgery.

So, the past few days have been hard emotionally rather than physically. I’m feeling a bit of a fraud if I’m honest. I’m up and about and feel like I can do much more than I’m allowed but I feel like I just want to burst into tears all the time. Has anyone else felt like this even when they have kept their ovaries? Not sure how I should be feeling but this isn’t like me at all, I’m not an overly emotional person anyway. Im very bruised and sore and have got to give daily anti clotting injections for a month which hurt like hell.

Just wanting a bit of advice that how I am feeling is normal. Don’t really want to mention It to my family incase they think I’m overreacting about it all. They are being so good looking after me I already feel like I’m putting on them so much.


Hi lovely 


I have my radical hysterectomy booked in two weeks so can't really compare with you how I'm feeling although what I can say is what you need to remember is you've had major surgery and aneasthetic alone can make you feel emotional plus taking into account what the previous months have been like the waiting the feeling nervous the feeling like you have to stay strong the shock of diagnosis the whole situation is an emotional roller coaster and if your anything like me (I don't express emotions) then that builds up too so in my opinion everything your feeling right now is completely normal. Although I completely get what you mean when you say you feel like a fraud because I do aswel I've been diagnosed with CC but I'm not ill I feel normal but that being said you and me and anyone else that feels like it are most definitely not a fraud. But what you are is a strong woman who is kicking cancer in the fanny there will be up days and down days but you'll be back to feeling like yourself in no time I'm sure. There is no right or wrong way to deal with this awful card we've been dealt just don't be too harsh on yourself xx

Hi Haylesd

I know exactly what you mean. I’m 7 weeks post hysterectomy with ovarian conservation. 

I felt quite emotional after, I felt teary and sad. I’ve felt annoyed that I’ve lost my fertility, I wasn’t planning having more children but I feel annoyed that I have had the choice removed. I’m also annoyed with myself for feeling like this. I haven’t mentioned how I feel to anyone as I feel I have gotten off lightly in comparison to many. 

I think the way we feel is normal? I’m not particularly good at being emotional or showing it.

A word of warning, I felt like I could do much more than I was allowed and I did. Ended up at the GP feeling awful and promptly got told off lol. It put me back a couple of weeks.

Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery.


Thank you for your support ladies. Really means alot. I'm currently staying with my parents so that I don't try and do too much but I'm finding the whole situation tiresome. I hate depending on others and feeling so frail. I'm sure I will be fine ladies so thank you just for listening. I'd be lost without this support group xx

Hello everyone :-)

Because hysterectomies happen all the time we have a tendency to think of them as "routine surgery" but in fact they are a massively invasive assault on our bodies. Post-op your body is in shock. Of course you will feel tired and weepy. I am always weepy after a general anaesthetic, regardless of the scale of the surgery. So please don't beat yourselves up. It is going to take a while for your body to come to terms with what has been done to it. Yes your head can be relieved that life-threatening cancer has been removed, but your body does not understand that. Give it a break, spoil it.

Be lucky :-)