Hey Audrey . . . did you have the thermal balloon ablation?? Roller ball? other?? Sorry your endometreosus came back . . . what a bummer!
((((((((( Ginny )))))))))),
I had uterine ablation. I had the "thermal balloon ablation".
Yup . . . heavy, heavy, long period with huge clots (sorry) . . . really difficult and gross. Legs hurt really bad too. Really hard to go anywhere (sit on a towel in the car, just in case) and working was a joke. I had several incidents at work that were way embarrassing.
Procedure for the thermal balloon type is faster recovery . . . but I'm not sure it is appropriate for all patients. . . and I did here my doc say he wasn't doing it that way anymore. But I had the procedure on a Thursday and was back to work on Monday. I still had a period, but it was 5 light days instead of 8 heavy days. WAY great.
I think the other types of ablation actually stop your periods. But the recovery is a bit longer. Sorry, I don't know much about
I figured I had nothing to lose . . . if the ablation wasn't successful, I had fully intended to go for a hysterectomy. Things were that bad. My iron level stayed stable after that too.
I hope you get lots of good info Ginny. Email me if you want more info.
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