It’s 3am Day 5 Post Hysterectomy – Annie’s Story

I had my operation 5 days ago. I am reading this at 3 am whilst contemplating whether I should try go to the toilet – a frightening prospect but reading this I no longer feel alone.

I don’t have the pain many seem to have (except for poo and wind pain) and I’ve not needed the pain killers given by the hospital, although this in itself worries me – do anti-inflamatories have other benefits (ie reduce the swelling) as well as pain relief?

I’m very fit, 3 days before my operation I was climbing the highest mountain in North Africa’s Atlas Mountains but now I’m going crazy being able to do so little. I’m allowing myself a few days of comfort eating but am terrified of weight gain – I used to be morbidly obese so I’m going to have to keep that in check.

This is less of a story and more of a thank you. At 3am sometimes you just need to tell someone how you feel. Right toilet beckons – wish me luck!


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