Just wanted to add an update as I am now just over 2 weeks post rad hysterectomy.
I went in last on the list so was there from 7am to 2pm before being taken to theatre, joy! I had an epidural then GA. I can round fine and was back in the ward by 6:30pm,taking to visitors at 7:00.
I had the epidural in for 3 days with a pump so I could top it up. It made my left leg totally numb so I was in hospital for 6 days rather than the 3 expected. It took me a long time to get mobile again, but as soon as they removed my catheter in the last day I felt loads better.
Thankfully lactulose has kept the dreaded constipation away for me, although for the first few nights trapped wind was really painful.
Pain wise I’m keeping on top of it with the meds given but only now am I comfortable enough to sleep on my side. My abdomen and belly get so big! The scar is healing nicely but I’m exhausted after making a cup of tea.
The consultant saw me the next day and said the cancer was contained, not sure how accurate that is without the pathology and lymph node dissection though so I’m holding out for results on Monday as to whether I’ll need radiotherapy too.
I am so so bored of being inside but not really up to going anywhere yet. Learning to crochet which is passing the time nicely.