Posted 7/15/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -6)
Well, I saw my gyno today about my insanely insane periods. LOL. According to her experience, endometrial ablation isn't recommended for young women (I'm 34) with fibromyalgia. Apparently, after having an ablation done, the fibro makes the pain unbearable. Women have cramps all month long, not just during their periods. YUCK!!! Plus, with the amount of bleeding I have, it likely won't work.
SOOOOOO. I'm having a laporoscopic hysterectomy at the end of October. Just 3 little puncture holes in my belly and two tiny stiches on my vagina where she'll take the cervix. I'll be left with only my ovaries. I'll be in the hospital for 3 days. Only because I'm on blood thinners and they have to take me off them for the surgery, and then get me back to my normal levels before I leave the hospital. Otherwise, I should have a quick recovery (we'll see about that), and I shouldn't have anything to worry about. They'll pump me full of antibiotics in advance, and I'll be going up on my prednisone. She said it's the best option for me by far. No more periods!!!!! YAY!! I'm a little nervous and excited at the same time. This has been the bain of my existance since I was 11 years old. I wish I had had the courage to do this 10 years ago.
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