One Month Post- Hysterectomy

It’s been a full month since I had my laparoscopic hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and bladder sling surgery. Thankfully, I’m feeling much better at this point.

I’m no longer experiencing physical symptoms associated with receiving a hysterectomy. However, I’ve definitely noticed that I’m feeling more anxious and depressed, due to the drastic changes that my body has recently experienced.

I completed hormone testing this morning. It’ll be interesting to see my results.

I’ve recently ordered a new over the counter menopause supplement. My midwife wants me to try this before considering hormone replacement therapy as an option.

I’ve been doing a lot of research about natural approaches to alleviating menopausal symptoms. I’ve also been paying much closer attention to drinking enough water.

In addition, I’m trying to be much more mindful of my total calorie intake, since I really need to lose a substantial amount of weight. My self-esteem has plummeted with how much weight I’ve gained, plus I know that being overweight is unhealthy.

Since it’s very hot and humid today, I can’t exercise outside today. Within ten minutes, I’d begin to experience increased MS symptoms, due to my extreme heat-sensitivity.

As an alternative, I’m simply choosing to walk more inside! I’m tracking my total steps with the WalkFit app. Since we have a large kitchen island, I’m making multiple laps around it, several times per day. My goal is to walk 10,000 steps per day.

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