The date for my hysterectomy is set!

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Ginny
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   Posted 8/7/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, this is it.  I'm doing it.  November 5 is the big day for my hysterectomy.  Just got off the phone with my gyno's nurse.  So now it's scheduling the pre-op visit at the hospital. The only thing that will keep me from having this done this fall is if my rheumy says, "No way. You have too much going on right now."  I won't know that until I see her on the 20th.
 
I'm really nervous and excited and sad at the same time.  I'm nervous because of the risks, and what the surgery might do to my lupus.  I'm excited because I won't have this *#@%^&'ing period and all its hideousness every month. I'll have a life!!  I'm sad because it means I will never be a mom, and I won't experience pregnancy or raising children. Might need some therapy for that part of it!
 
So if anyone is thinking of getting a hysterectomy and wants to talk about it and all that's involved, I think this is a good thread to do it on.  Our cycles play such a huge roll in our overall health.  It's good to talk about it.
 
Cheers everyone,
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


hippimom2
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   Posted 8/8/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Ginny, I can only imagine the emotions you are going through, but I really hope the surgery helps you feel better. I hope everything with your health goes okay so you can have it done on the scheduled date and not have to set the date back. I'll be thinking about you.
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   Posted 8/8/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Ginny,
I wanted you to know that i'll be praying for you. I know how you feel about the "mom" thing. I'm not married and 36 years old, but it's still hard to imagine never being a mom! I guess it's just part of a woman's make up to be sad when that is no longer physically a possibility. I know you will feel so much better after your hysterectomy. How long will you have to be in the hospital? Take care, Judy

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   Posted 8/9/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Ginny, I know this was a hard decision for you but hopefully it will give you some relief, maybe not right away especially if you have a lupus flare but in the long run I really think you will be happy with your decision. I will be praying for you Ginny ((((( hugs ))))
Stacie

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   Posted 8/9/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck to you Ginny! I know you have been considering this for a long time and it is certainly a hard decision. I have never regretted having my hysterectomy because of the pain and discomfort of the endometriosis and adenomyosis. My prayers are with you!
Prayers,
Audrey Ann
 
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Ginny
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   Posted 8/9/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone!
 
I know I won't regret doing this either.  It's just getting past the "surgery fear" now!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


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   Posted 8/9/2008 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
((((((((((((( Ginny )))))))))))))

Hugs and blessings to you sis!! I'm sorry you have almost 4 months to think about it all. You are having your surgery on my mom's birthday!!!!

Wooooo Hoooo!!!

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Ginny
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   Posted 8/9/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hahahaha, how lucky for your mom! LOL.  Yeah, I'll only have 2 more periods to deal with after the one I'm so lovingly having right now.... I can't wait for this 24 year nightmare to be over.  It can't happen soon enough!
 
Thanks for the encouragment Rosie!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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