Recovering from a hysterectomy takes time. Most women stay in the hospital from 1 to 2 days for post-surgery care. Some women may stay longer, often when the hysterectomy is done because of cancer.
The time it takes for you to resume normal activities depends on the type of surgery. If you had:Abdominal surgery. Recovery takes from 4 to 6 weeks. You will gradually be able to increase your activities. Vaginal or laparoscopic surgery. Recovery takes 3 to 4 weeks.
You should get plenty of rest and not lift heavy objects for a full 6 weeks after surgery. About 6 weeks after either surgery, you should be able to take tub baths and resume sexual intercourse. Research has found that women with a good sex life before hysterectomy can maintain it after the surgery.
This answer is based on source information from National Women's Health Information Center.