I am 2 weeks post op from a full hysterectomy. It was done as laparoscopic surgery and all was taken out except my ovaries. So far, I’ve been a good patient and have heeded all warnings regarding lifting and bending. I’ve been increasing my walking little by little and I’m trying everything in my power to heal correctly and safely. While at my post op appointment with my doctor yesterday, we were discussing the eventual lifting of heavier items around 50lbs such as feed bags, hay, and pushing a full wheelbarrow. The plan is to not even try for at least a year (which is fine!), but she acted like it may never be possible and that I would always be at risk for a prolapse of my bladder. My husband does much of the heavy lifting daily as we live on our own small farm, but he travels for work and sometimes I’ll be on my own to do it. So my question is for those who have had a hysterectomy, have you eventually been able to go back to lifting these things?
I’ve read the other threads on riding after a hysterectomy, but none addressed this particular issue. Any insight is greatly appreciated!