Sorry I hadn't checked back in on that thread for the last few days. Was having some major comp problems and was off and on for a while there. Finally got everything fixed up and running right again.
As for the ablation, really...it was one of the best things that I could have done. At the time I was carrying more weight and of course more estrogen. I had a choice, I could either try and lose at least 40 pounds to make a difference or else go with the ablation.
Previously, to try and prevent me from cycling, so that I wouldn't have all the uterine pain, I was on full time birth control pills with no break. But with my getting older and being a smoker, my gyno wasn't so keen on keeping me there.
The surgery itself was an in and out. I checked in that morning and by early afternoon I was able to be taken home. I don't really remember much of that day, but the bf tells me that I didn't stir much during my dozing so he didn't think that I was in pain from it. I don't really remember much for pain at all.
I still have a trace of tissue somewhere that either got missed or it grew back (which is possible to have spots grow). I suspicion grew back cause the first 2-3 years I had no sign of a period and no pain at all. Only the general crankiness of pms..lol. This last 6 months I've noticed that I get a tiny bit of cramping and occasional very very light spotting. So light that it's not even necessary to do anything about it as far as pads, liners, etc.
It was not invasive when I had it a few years ago and from what I understand it's even less so now. So it would probably be a good option for you if you have no interest of having any children from this point forward.
If you have any further question feel free to catch me via email. My address is listed on the profile here.
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