Move and walk slowly, but keep moving – Hysterectomy Recovery Tip
Right after your hysterectomy you will likely want to rest. And resting is a good idea! But, staying still too long can lead to serious, and even life-threatening complications. As you are resting, it is important to get up and move regularly. Your body heals while it is resting but your body also needs to regain strength.
As your activity level is restricted during the first few weeks, regularly take a walk around your house. As you get up to go to the bathroom, take a few laps around your house. Refresh your water. Take a stroll to the mailbox if its near your house. Know that slowly moving is a good thing for your swollen, sore body.
There are several benefits to walking soon after your hysterectomy. Walking can help treat constipation. Walking can also rid your body of gas that is trapped in your body after laparoscopic surgery.
Your stamina will increase along with your walking as you add slow activity to your hysterectomy recovery.
Of course, to help your tender tummy, we suggest an abdominal binder or a pocket abdominal binder (with ice packs) to help you to feel more comfortable as you move. Find both in the Hysterectomy Store.