Here's a hug with a sigh of relief! Will remember March 9 because that's the date for my onc checkup. Until then, keep praying and enjoy the sound of that lovely word "BENIGN."
Post Edited (cupycake2) : 3/10/2007 12:17:59 PM (GMT-7)
When I had my hysterectomy 10 years ago (because of benign fibroids) I asked about having it done vaginally. (I'm a great coward).
The gynae said that even though the recovery takes longer with the abdominal way, it's a much better method from a long term point of view. He also said that if they do it vaginally it's difficult to get the ovaries out as well, and he strongly advised removal of the ovaries because of the possible risk of ovarian cancer later on. So I had it done the abdominal way - including the ovaries - and it was OK. You need to be kind to yourself afterwards and to follow their advice about not lifting. I was told not to lift anything heavier than 6 pounds for 6 weeks.