Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Week 1 Recovery

Ohhhh boy! Would it be wrong for me to confess that although this blog post will be sharing my week ONE recovery experience from a robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy and cystoscopy, I’m actually four months out at this point?

Truth be told, I considered scraping these posts all together, or at least just throwing up the videos and calling it a day. Embarrassing to admit, but completely true. 

If you read my last post, you can probably understand why.

Long story short: Uploading the recovery videos to YouTube seemed impossible in and of itself. Somehow I managed, but sharing to additional platforms just wasn’t going to happen.

So here we go. Playing catching up, because at the end of the day these videos were filmed during a vulnerable, painful time in my own life to hopefully help another woman out through hers.

Let’s jump into it, shall we? My WEEK ONE recovery experience. Watch the video below or continue scrolling for video timestamps.


( 1:10 ): Close up of incisions.

( 1:42 ): Breakdown of medications.

( 2:03 ): Clip from the hospital after surgery.

( 2:23 ): Necessary procedure for discharge from hospital.

( 3:07): Daily routine once I returned home.

( 3:50 ): Day four update.

( 5:37 ): First 24 hours following the surgery.

( 7:30 ): My first post op meal.

( 8:53 ): Following morning in the hospital.

( 10:03 ): Medication schedule.

( 10:56 ): Major fatigue.

( 12:03 ): Sleeping through the night and bypassing pain medication.

( 12:54 ): Day four decline.

( 13:04 ): Experiencing my first post op bowel movement.

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TRIGGER WARNING

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if you suffer from infertility

and you are sensitive to

talk regarding conception.

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( 13:26 ): The way my body felt after having children and similarities to bowel movements.

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( 13:41 ): Continued conversation about post op bowel movements.

( 15:05 ): Peeing myself while sleeping.

( 16:10 ): Spotting blood on day 6.

( 16:30 ): My list of recommendations to aid in recovery/comfort

( 19:49 ): The most difficult part of recovery.

I apologize for the delay in getting these videos up. I know it’s inconvenient for you, but please understand it was necessary for me to take a massive step back and focus on my spiritual healing as well as my physical healing.

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

Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

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