I had to have a hysterectomy years ago and fought very hard against the surgery. I was so against it, that my physician came to my room just hours before and told me with my frame of mind, healing would be much harder. He also explained he would help me in any way, as the surgery was medically necessary to improve my health. I needed extra sedatives for anxiety before and after. Witihin 48 hours of having the surgery, I could tell a vast improvement. Every day got better and better. I now encourage my daughters who have the same health issues to have the surgery the minute they are through "using their reproductive" parts.
I went back to work full time 6 days after my surgery. It was a little too early, but I got well and recovered quickly. Good luck and try to be more open minded than I was.
at 1:16 AM on Mar. 20, 2009