Oh thanks you guys!
Your stories are encouraging. Maybe it's just my anxiety issues, or the fact that only a little over a year ago, I almost kicked the bucket and had a very traumatic hospital stay....
The fact that this is going to be laporoscopic is great. Just 3 small holes in my belly, and a couple of stitches where she'll remove my cervix. I'm keeping my ovaries, but the fallopian tubes, uterus and cervix are gonzo. So no major incision to worry about. I'll be in the hospital for 3 or 4 days because they have to take me off my blood thinners for the surgery, then get me back on them and have a good INR before I'm released. If I didn't have the blood thinners to deal with, I would be out the same day!! Amazing eh!
I'm just really nervous about infection and throwing my quiet lupus into a flare. I really hope my recovery doesn't take 6 weeks. But if does, it does. My mom is going to help me with house cleaning, groceries, laundry etc. And hubby is going to do the same - well, what he can anyways. He works 12 hours a day. So I have good support around me.
My mom had a hysterectomy 30 years ago. She also said that the operation was amazing and she felt so well after. Like she had a new life! I'm praying the same will happen for me!
Thanks again gals. I needed a boost and you were here for me.
Love you all!
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, Tramacet, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus