I am 51 and this week I was diagnosed with fibroids and a cystic lesion on my left ovary. My doctor has suggested a hysterectomy and has referred me to a specialist who I will be seeing on Tuesday. I am awaiting the results of the CA 125 test. I also have to undergo an operation for an umbilical hernia so I'm guessing that both operations can and should be done at the same time.
Are there any complications from a hysterectomy (I'm assuming removal of womb and ovaries)? What is the normal recovery time and what can I do in the meantime until the surgery.
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