Pre-Op Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: What to Expect/My Experience

If you have not watched part 1 where I explain why I made the decision to get a hysterectomy at 28 years old, refer to THIS post.

In today’s video I share the first 48 hours of my Robotic Laparoscopic Partial Hysterectomy journey. This includes prepping for the surgery, arriving to the surgical center, and finding a groove immediately after the surgery was completed. My hope for this series is to give other women a comprehensive resource for all things hysterectomy, including preparation, recovery, and everything in between.

The past couple of weeks have been the hardest of my life. Not due to the surgery itself, but things that have happened in my personal life. I have been entirely focused on the healing of my mind, body, and soul and recovery has been the furthest thing on my mind. More on that later.

But for now, watch the video below and continue scrolling if you want to know where to skip for specific topics:


( 0:43 ): I had my uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix removed with a robotic, laparoscopic hysterectomy and cystoscopy.

( 1:29 ): Sat down with my doctor and discuss expectations, recovery, fears and concerns

( 1:50 ): Stressing the importance of not being able to carry any more children.

( 2:23 ): Went to the hospital to register, pay my deductible, and receive blood work.

( 4:00 ): Break down of the pre-surgery routine. Diet and supplemental preparations.

( 5:05 ): Anxiety about my children.

Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

( 5:50 ): Magnesium Citrate (laxative) experience.

( 10: 15 ): Pre-op preparation before being rolled back to surgery.

( 13:00 ): Being put under with anesthesia.

( 13: 30 ): Waking up in recovery.

( 14: 50 ): The first few hours of recovery.

That’s the general gist of the first part of the surgery. Subscribe to the newsletter to be notified of additional posts in the series!

Please leave any questions you have on YouTube so we can create a forum for other woman to ask questions and seek answers.

xx, tara

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