Many people feel like they are never fully prepared for the post-operative process of a surgery. The first few days, even weeks, can be really challenging.
Kathy Kelley is the Founder and CEO of HysterSisters.com, an online community of over 330,000 members providing woman-to-woman support for medical and emotional issues surrounding the hysterectomy experience. Kathy Kelley, who has also had a hysterectomy, shares how to walk through the surgery successfully.
10 ways to navigate through your hysterectomy:
- Hang up the cape (don't plan on being the superwoman of recovery and heading back to work/life too quickly)
- Rest up
- Read up
- Love your tummy
- Watch your incisions
- Check your plumbing
- Eat well: high fiber foods
- Move with caution
- Ask the HysterSisters