i had a radical hysterectomy on friday 14th march and returned home 48 hours ago. i think i am coping ok but a small complication arose which caused injury to one of my other organs by my womb and i am having to return in 6 weeks for an x-ray and then for another operdation after this.
I have only ever had one operation in my life and this one has really taken it out of me. I am hobbling, sore and can't even do anything! I am a fit person, running and swimming and generally very busy in life and it is frustrating me seeing everyone move so easily around me. Is this quite normal and how long will it take for me to be more 'flexible'?
Another thing really bothering me is my HUGE swollen belly haha! I am a size 8-10 usually.... and i have woken with a large/front sided bulge and this seems to be going down daily - no one really has mentioned the massive swelling in great detail but can anyone tell me how long it might take for this to go - whether its wind or is it me? i might have to go shopping as nothing fits me at all and am wearing my partners sloggy clothes!
I feel overall quite positive and don't want to hear that i might have to have further treatment, my ovaries have been left and my complication needs to be seen to in about 2 months which i am scared about. I went to sleep knowing i was having 1 procedure and 6.5 hours later woke up have 2 major surgical procedures. I suppose i haven't really asked any questions but if there is anyone who can shed any light about uncomfy swelling and looking twice as big that would be great.
i know I can speak up here as we are all in this same old boat - we are going to get there together!
Thank you xcx