Category Archives: Hysterectomy Tip

It is normal to mourn the loss of your womb

Even if your hysterectomy is planned and scheduled, it is absolutely normal to mourn the loss of your uterus.

Talk about your grief with a trusted friends. And work your way through the stages of grief so that you can emotional healing is your goal.

And if your sadness stays with you too long, talk about your feelings of sadness with a professional counselor.


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Wait Until the Doctor Clears for Intimacy

You may feel ready – you may not – but after your hysterectomy you must not participate in intimate physical activities until the doctor gives you the green light.

There are internal stitches at the top of your vagina that need to heal and may get infected if anything is introduced into the healing environment.

Your doctor may have called it “Pelvic rest”.

When the doctor does clear you, consider using personal lubricant like Genneve Lubricant or Genneve Intimate Moisture.

Take time to heal.

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Your Recovery Restrictions – Ask your Doc

There are things that your doctor will restrict from your activities as you recover from hysterectomy.

Do not carry your laundry.

Lift nothing heavier than a gallon of milk.

Do not push a shopping cart through Walmart.

No vacuuming. No lawn mowing.

Do not move furniture.

Protect your healing tummy!

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