Feeling better after surgery takes time. Most women are in the hospital 1
or 2 days after the surgery. Some women stay in the hospital up to 4 days.
When you get home, make sure you move around, but also be sure
you don't do too much. You can walk around the house and up and down stairs,
but take it slow. During the first 2 weeks, it's important to get plenty of
rest. Even after you start to feel stronger, you should not lift heavy things
(anything over 20 pounds). Also, you should not have sex until your doctor says
it's okay. It usually takes 4 to 8 weeks to get back to a normal routine.
Should I use estrogen therapy (ET) after a hysterectomy or oophorectomy?
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March 12, 2014
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