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July 8, 2024

How to Successfully Recover From a Hysterectomy

with podcast guest

Jocelyn Wallace

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Jocelyn Wallace is a pelvic health physical therapist who helps women get back to what they love after gynecological surgeries, specializing in hysterectomy, myomectomy, and excision surgery recovery. She has firsthand experience navigating recovery as an athlete, having her first open myomectomy a few weeks after her first powerlifting meet. After seeing how little support is given to women after major abdominal surgery, Jocelyn vowed to fill that gap. Since then, she has had three more surgeries, including a total hysterectomy and the removal of over 70 fibroids, and she has dedicated her career to filling the support gap for women post-surgery.

In this episode, Jocelyn and I talk about why someone might need a hysterectomy, insights into preparing for surgery, Jocelyn’s top tips for early recovery, the importance of pelvic floor health, the challenges of resuming physical activity, potential hormonal changes post-hysterectomy, and so much more. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights

  • Conditions and symptoms that might lead to a hysterectomy
  • The importance of addressing the underlying cause of your condition
  • Factors that suggest surgery may be a good option for you
  • The ideal team for a woman going through a situation that may call for a hysterectomy
  • Jocelyn’s fibroid journey and decision to have a hysterectomy
  • Symptoms of fibroids
  • What to think about when preparing for a hysterectomy
  • Understanding the surgical and non-surgical options for addressing fibroids
  • Pre-surgical recommendations for diet and physical activity
  • Managing the mental and emotional toll of chronic conditions
  • What to expect in the early stages of post-surgery recovery
  • Warning signs to look out for in the post-surgical period
  • Resuming physical activity after a hysterectomy
  • Exercises to keep your pelvic floor healthy
  • The risk of early perimenopause after a hysterectomy
  • The lack of support for women when it comes to hysterectomies
  • Hormone therapy to manage the symptoms of surgical menopause
  • Advocating for yourself in the medical system

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