Frequently Asked Questions

1. A Hysterectomy? What is it?
2. A Hysterectomy? What Kind?
3. Frightened and Anxious?
4. Go to doctor appointment with her?
5. How can the rest of the family and friends help?
6. How to Prepare the Room?
7. Is a Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Best?
8. Light housework? What is that?
9. No Libido?
10. Post-op bleeding?
11. SEX! When can we get back to normal?
12. Swelly belly? Tender belly?
13. Trouble getting out of bed?
14. What Type of Surgeon for Cancer?
15. When can she cook?
16. Why Does She Need a Second Opinion?
17. Why is my wife not feeling better?

* Trouble getting out of bed?

My wife seems to have trouble getting up and out of the bed. She also seems to have a preference for the kind of chair she sits in. What's up with that?

There are a couple of factors involved that would cause your wife to have trouble getting out of bed. Having any surgery means that the first few days are going to be a "woozy" time for your wife. She will sleep a lot. And when she gets out of bed, may need someone there to steady her. Having a hysterectomy means that stitches inside (and incisions outside) are painful. Moving, especially from reclining position to an upright position, can be a painful thing.

Most women need help for the first few days navigating out of their beds or up out of a sitting position. Lend a hand! Be prepared to gladly help her up and onto her feet. She needs to move around and needs to walk. Be there for her now and she will reward you later as her hero!