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Wishst
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 4/6/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
I have not been posting very much lately, have been having a lot go on in my life lately.  One thing that has gone on over the last six weeks is I had really heavy bleeding with my period, but being almost 50 (just a few more months) I thought it may have been normal for menapause and did nothing about it.  I don't go to a gyn doc anymore, my pcp does all my pap smears now.  Went to see him last week and saw his NP, who has been very good in the past.  I had blood work and she set me up with a gyn doc for this week, but in the mean time, I almost passed out on Friday am and was rushed to the ER, where I was found to be very anemic and had two pints of blood transfused.  At that time I saw the gyn doc in the ER and just went to see him again yesterday.  He gave me a lot of options, but the one that makes the most sense to me is to go ahead and have the hysterectomy.  I have been having some problems with my period being really heavy and painful over the past year.  My question is has anyone here had a hysterectomy and how did it go having fibro?  Actually, I think the extreme weakness I was having for the last few weeks was not from fibro, and my pain has been goodnono  I know shouldnt say that....never know what tommorrow brings!  But I was also afraid that my depression will get worse after operation, which has been in good control for years now!  Has anyone had any experience with all this stuff?  I'm hoping that it will actually make some pain go away after "long" healing process or is this just wishful thinking? Thanks for listening!  Everyone here is so great! yeah
Gentle Blessings
Deb
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fibro, diabetes, neropathy, depression, IBS, chronic anemia, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue, sleep apnea
 
 


Nana Monster
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 4/6/2010 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Wishst,
I hope this helps, I was going through the same sort of stuff with the periods. I had a hysterectomy when I was 32 and feel it
was the best thing I've ever done. They went in through my C-section scar and did it that way. Recovery was pretty fast.
I think that if you feel that it's a very positive thing happening then you recover faster. The way I looked at it was I didn't
suffer anymore. Good luck
Nana Monster

Marlee2
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 4/6/2010 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry your going through this Deb. If there is nothing else wrong can they remove the uterus through the vagina so you don't have to have an incision??? I know several women that have had that problem and had it removed that way.
 
I have not had to have surgery since getting fibro, thankfully, so I don't know about recovery time.
 
luv and hugs
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SnowyLynne
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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 4/6/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a histy at age 41 best thing I ever did for me.......Got tired of the heavy bleeding,plus fibroids were growing.............
SnowyLynne


Dagger
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1522
   Posted 4/6/2010 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I suggest you check out hystersisters.com They are a pretty balanced there, letting you know the good and the bad. You can do some research and ask questions. It's a pretty busy site so you'll get answers rather quickly.

In my personal opinion, hysterectomies are offered too quickly and far too many women jump into the promise of a quick fix to all their problems. It's not a one size fits all cure for everything that ails a woman. However, if you do some research, you may find it is the best decision for you. That's all I push for - I want women to really do some research before agreeing to a serious procedure such as this.

yankee girl
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 4/7/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my hysterectomy when I was 44---I'm now 55. It was absolutely the best thing I could have done. It was removed through the vagina...recovery was very quick ...I also had the ovaries removed so I've been on HRT since (dosage has been decreasing).

I was so tired of very painful, heavy periods and there was a great deal of scar tissue resulting from my c-section, so just getting it all out was the best decision for me.
 severe nerve damage/several surgeries on wrist, fibro,TMJ, PTSD
 


lostnomad
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 4/7/2010 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a hysterectomy at 38, done vaginally. Had the surgery done on a Thursday, home Friday and back to work the following Monday. Absolutely no post-op pain (I was in too much pain prior to surgery that anything felt better). I opted NOT to have my ovaries removed under the suggestion of my doctor. It was a wise decision since it didn't put me right into hormone menopause. I was offered endometrial ablation instead of hysterectomy but I decided it wasn't right for me.

Do some research, talk to your doctor and decide what's best for you. Good Luck!

Wishst
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 4/7/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your responses! I really think I will go through with the surgery and maybe have it laproscopic. I meet again with the gyn doc on Monday. I did check out Hyster-sisters and it IS a great site! Thanks again for all your help!
Gentle Blessings
Deb
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fibro, diabetes, neropathy, depression, IBS, chronic anemia, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue, sleep apnea
 
 

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