Just thought of something else - Lynne\'s comment about wind reminded me! If you are having the key hole op - be prepared for an enema the night before your op. They need to be sure your bowel is clear in case it gets nicked by any of the instruments.
Best to just have easily digested foods foods the day before to make things easier for yourself.
Sorry to bring things down to basics - but better to be forewarned........
Good Luck again - will be thinking of you
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I had this done about 3 years ago. The surgeon told me it would take about 3 weeks to recover - but for me to to be fully up and running again was probably about 6. I have a fairly active lifestyle and that\'s how long it took for me to be comfortable doing my normal activities again. But I still had twinges if I turned or twisted awkwardly for some months after.
Driving wise - I guess it was after a couple of weeks. I had the op by key hole surgery but one of of wounds got infected and I was in a lot of pain until this was healed - at about 2 week mark.
With regard to HRT - i started on this again at around the 2 week mark when I went back to see surgeon for last time. He put me on a combined estrogen & progesterone patch and then put this side of things into my GP\'s hands. This did not however work out very well and we found it difficult to find the right combination for me. In the end - my genetics team referred me to a Gyn who specialises in menopause and has has now got me sorted.
I do highly recommend HRT - you will immediately be plunged into deepest menopause within a few days of your surgery. It is not pleasant! I was worried about increased risks of BC assoc with HRT
but I have been reassured by everone I have asked - that as long as I do not take it past the age of natural menopause (50) there is little increased risk,
Feel free to ask anything else you can think of. Good luck for Wednesday.
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