I'm another one who has considered a hysterectomy, for about 6 years now. But I'm TOTALLY freaked out about the complications of surgery. Even if it's done vaginally. I'm creeped right out about the whole procedure. But my periods are SO heavy because I'm on blood thinners for my APS. Actually, even before my lupus diagnosis, I had major issues with my periods. I'm never going to have children, so why the heck do I go through hell every month? I just want to rip the sucker right out and be done with it!!!
So I understand your questions about it all. My gyno said I'm a very good candidate for a vaginal hysterectomy. However, I have so much going on with my lupus, that it could really backfire on me. My lupus is well under control right now and I don't want to upset the cart so-to-speak. Definitely get opinions from all your specialists. I wish you well in your decision!
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