I have had this surgery twice for endometriosis. The recovery was not too bad, there was some discharge from the healing uterus...that lasted about 7-10 days. After that I was better than before until the endometrial tissue went cattywamus again..but that is another story.
My surgeries were actually dual surgeries, they went in vaginally and performed the D&C and internal cauterization, then lapyroscip surgery was needed for the external growth of tissue on the uterus. The internal healed very fast, but the external was a bit slower due to the extent of the damage.
I was on Depro-provera (a shot) when it first came out. This did lessen the growth of tissue and made the endometriosis slow down for a brief time, but my condition was too advanced for it to work properly. A good friend of mine was on this and it worked very well for her, lightened her periods and no side effects.
I am so glad you are cancer free!! My hidden condition was ovarian cancer...and the treatment and radiation was awful!! Glad they caught it, though!!