My daughter and husband moved a couple of years ago in August, Debra. I had planted an awesome perennial garden for them and a nice big 6yr. old Hellebore was one of the plants we took with us to the new house. I potted it up for them, getting a good big root ball. It stayed in a pot in the shade at the new house until November when I planted it, and it bloomed the next February! Never missed a beat.
I think you'd be fine to just put it right back where it was before, the sooner the better. In the meantime, get a big rootball so you don't disturb the roots much, and keep it in a similar situation (shade, water, soil etc.) that it's in now. I'll bet it will do just fine.