Re: pains after total hysterectomy
I had a total LAVH (uterus and cervix only) and I had strange pains off and on (sometimes more on than off) for a few months. When you think about it, everything in your abdomen is packed in there. They have to cut muscles, nerves, blood vessels, etc to remove the parts they removed. Then after the hyst, your body has to readjust where body parts are/will be. All of that moving around causes transient (hopefully) discomfort/pain.
Take medicine if you need to to make yourself more comfortable. Ask your doctor what types of stretches might be acceptable (I'd think at week 3 they still may not want you doing anything like that except maybe Kiegels). Keep your doctor informed on your pain level. Call each week if you need to. He won't remember who has had pains and who hasn't.
I hope you are feeling better soon!