Take your pain medicine as prescribed, and remember that there is often a delay before pain medication starts to work. Don’t wait for your pain to be intolerable; take it when you start getting uncomfortable. Keep your doctor informed of your pain and medication levels.
It’s quite natural to undergo some emotional turmoil before hysterectomy, so talk with your doctor and get all your questions answered. You can also ask about online and in-person support groups that can also provide information and support.