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Endometriosis - I have 3 days before my hysterectomy and while I'm a bit frightened of the idea of?
Added 28 Jul 2014:
Odd, sorry I forgot the question and the meat of the question are separate.
I'm looking for any opinions and shared experiences. I am hopeful this depletes the pain in my lower abdomen and back, has it worked for any of you? I am going this route after a laproscopic to rid some of the endo tissue on my right side, then had an IUD which seemed to not help at all and my menstration has been like 3 wks on/ 1 off and that just made the pain worse. Do you have to have hormones after this surgery, I couldn't tell if at my preop, my surgeon said it was possible or diffinite? I have read about surgically induced menopause, is this likely? I avoided going the hormone route since I am now 40 and would like it to come naturally. Also, if she doesn't take my cervix will I still have a period? I also suffer from Fibromyalgia/DDD and others(meaning simply chronic pain) so my surgeon wants to keep me at the hospital long enough to make sure my pain management is under control with pills after using a pump overnight. (I take a sad 5/325 oxycodone and she will be giving me Dilaudid for recovery.) Any info is appreciated, thank you kindly. I've had a number of orthopedic surgeries which I've watched on YouTube, no problem but I couldn't get 30seconds into this one, some things are better just left in the professionals hands!
Of course you are frightened of surgery. Who isn't?
This is a routine surgery not a new experimental surgery. I understand you being frightened, but DO NOT CREATE SCENARIOS! Find a nice quiet place in your home - no phone, no tv, no noise, just you alone. Relax, concentrate on breathing in slowly and out slowly to a count of 4 in and 4 out. When your mind wanders, go back to concentrating on your breath. This will stop your anxiety attack(s).
The incision will not be a large one and your aftercare should be fairly easy for you. Take it one day at a time after it is over. Millions upon millions of ladies have had this done. You are going to be just fine. IF you believe in a higher power, put the worry on him/her and trust and have faith. You are loved!
All the best to you,
I had a hysterectomy back in 1988 at the age of 28 and I know the feeling of being frightened, but it's a very safe operation and one that's done routinely. Not to say it's routine to you, I know it's not. I felt the worse parts of the whole ordeal were the gas pains, since it's abdominal surgery they fill your belly with air to expand the area for better site, and getting up and down. The muscles they cut to get to the uterus are important abdominal muscles, and will be painful. However as I say every time I have spinal surgery, my 14th will be in a week, and the pain is absolutely unbearable, this too shall pass and it does. I completely understand your fears and am not telling you, "Ahh don't worry, it's no big deal" because any surgery no matter how big or small is a big deal to the one having that surgery.
80% of healing is in your head, so just try and relax, keep your mind clear and fill it with wonderful thoughts of your loved ones and family, it helps to go into surgery relaxed. I will pray for you as you go through this surgery, Kova. Best of luck to you and let us know how you're doing when you're up to it!
Hi after having severe back and hip pain for a year , and very bad periods my gyno decided a full hysterectomy was in need.
I am 39 by the way. So a medically induced menopause was obvious .
Surgery went well, the pain after surgery was uncomfortable but with pain killers it's certainly manageable and makes everything easier.
I was a little different I'm very head strong so I new I was gong to make a quick recovery, I moved very cautiously for the first few days, certainly don't lift, and you do notice a wee jab in your tummy even with strong pain killers i new I had had surgery.
After one week and two days I planted a couple of plants, my dog dug the holes for me, the next day Saturday I vacuumed the house and quietly hung out some washing , after this every day I quietly done things , didn't over do it, well I probably did at times and when I new I did I just sat for a few hours , don't be paranoid about doing things , week 3 I was using a chainsaw, not for long . One thing I didn't do of a couple of weeks was drive, I knew what muscles it would take to drive.
Don't be afraid and make sure you have a pee after surgery ,it will be quite painfully getting up but it's worth it otherwise you might have to have a cathator.
I started hormone replacement therapy 3-4 weeks after surgery, had alot of sweating so went up in mg, no other side effects of hrt.
Good luck and I know you will be fine.
Well some time has past but I thought to share how it went and how I am.
The surgery found that my uterus was surrounded or covered in something similiar to the endo (sorry, med lingo goes out the window after so many letters, ya know!?) Anyhow, I'm glad it's done and it did help the lower ab endo pain. Phew... that was not fun! Curious though, I still get some pain in the ovary area and I still get my pms grump on~such as life(they took the uterus, cervic, and fallopian tubes but left the ovaries.)
Sex still hurts and that sucks, I really had hoped it would get better after I healed up.
I just thought a recap would be nice, even if its been forgotten since I get curious about how some of you are after these stressful times we are forced to deal with!
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