Hi, sweet friends! I’m 3 weeks post hysterectomy today, so I thought I’d share some of my hysterectomy recovery must haves.
So far, my recovery has been pretty great. The first 3-4 days were tough, but since then I haven’t had any problems. The hardest part has been taking it easy, not working out and not lifting more than 10 pounds. I have one more week until I can start running – the countdown is ON.
Thanks again for all of your support throughout my surgery and recovery! You guys are amazing, as always.
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A COMFY ROBE | If I wasn’t in my sweats, I was in my comfiest robe. No brainer.
MESH UNDERWEAR | Yep, the good old mesh underwear we wear after giving birth make their return to help us get through the hysterectomy recovery.
THERMOFLASK WATER BOTTLE | If you need your water cold, this water bottle is a must have. It gets almost 38k five stars reviews and is less than $30.
BAREFOOT DREAMS BLANKET | The coziest blanket I own definitely came in handy during my recovery.
COMFORTABLE SWEATPANTS | These Lauren Moshi sweatpants are a splurge, but they are hands down THE most comfortable pair I own. The waistband isn’t tight and the elastic didn’t rub against my incisions. I’m also linking similar less expensive pairs below.
AMAZON ESSENTIAL BIKINI BRIEF UNDERWEAR | This is my go-to comfy underwear. They get over 103k reviews and are less than $15 for 6 pairs. They hold up so well after washing.
GOOD READS | I used my recovery time to catch up on some reading (along with reality TV, obvs). We Are Not Like Them and Educated are my two recent favorites. If you haven’t read them, I highly recommend them both.
HEATING PAD | This one is a definite must, especially to help with the pain from the trapped gas they pump into the cavity for surgery. That’s honestly the most painful part. This heating pad gets over 100k five star reviews.