Posted 8/7/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)
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.
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