I had a partial hysterectomy and full tummy tuck August 2nd. I stayed over night in the hospital. It's crazy to me that they would actually send you home after such a surgery. I would highly recommend staying at least one night. I had some nausea the first 12 hours but over all it wasn't to bad. I was able to recover at a friends house with my mom for the first 5 days. I have 2 toddler boys at home under the age of 3. Prescheduling lots of help is key.
I'm now 7 days post op and today I get my drains out and all stitches which seems more bothersome than the incision itself. Biggest challenge is not being able to pick up the kids or bend over.