Hysterectomy Statistics–Infographic

I wanted to share some basic hysterectomy facts with you.  But, I didn’t want to bore you with a really long list of statistics written in research-ese.  If you want that version of the facts, visit the CDC website for Hysterectomy.

To give you the facts, I have created my first infographic.  It’s a pretty simple one and because I’m not that graphic arts savvy it only has a few key points.  But, I think it gets my point across.  Here you go –

hysterrunner facts

Are you a runner or avid exerciser who has had a hysterectomy?  Do you know any one who is?  Let them know about this blog.  I’m interested in learning about others’ experiences as they regain their fitness post-hysterectomy.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hystericalrunner
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 12:24:31

    Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog by chance, trawling around to see if there are others in a similar situation to me. I am also a runner, scheduled to have a hysterectomy on the 7th of March. Currently trying to get to the best shape I have ever been in order to cut down my recovery time to minimum and be up and RUNNING asap after the operation.

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    • hysterrunner
      Feb 11, 2013 @ 22:50:38

      Hi there! I started this blog because I couldn’t find that much specifically for runners post-hysterectomy. It will depend on the type of surgery you have. I wasn’t cleared to run until 6 weeks after. I still haven’t started ab work as I was advised to wait 6 months to make sure my abdominal incisions heal. Before surgery, I ran 3times/ week and could do 175 crunches of different types. I look forward to sharing with you and learning about your progress. Blessings on your impending surgery!

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      • hystericalrunner
        Feb 13, 2013 @ 10:16:12

        Hello! I have struggled to find runner-specific post-op info as well. The best resource has been various runners’ forums. My surgery is planned as a Da Vinci, or that failing a laparoscopic one. Minimally invasive, if you can use those words about a hysterectomy. In any case the surgeon is trying to avoid an abdominal incision.
        You were able to do 175 crunches?! Wow! I bet you can’t wait to be cleared to be able to get back to your routine. It’s mentally hard to be “forced” to take time off (I even struggle not to run when I am home sick with a flu) but I suppose we just have to trust the doctors and that they know best. Good luck with your recovery, I look forward to taking tips from your recovery! 🙂

      • hysterrunner
        Feb 14, 2013 @ 02:22:44

        I’ve heard that DaVinci is quicker to recover from in general. Good luck! Feel free to stop by any time!

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