This is my very first time to message in a forum. Although I've been a bit too shy to introduce myself up till now, I have read a LOT of posts and it has been such a blessing during this new and scary journey. I know that I should start giving back now and perhaps respond to other's questions and such, as just reading your posts have helped me so much. Thanks to everyone. It's so great to feel that I am not alone in this.
I am 31 years old, a mother of two girls, age 9 and soon to be 11, and a wife of a very smart, kind man. I had a vaginal hysterectomy and an anterior repair on July 3o due to adenomyosis and a level 2(?) or 3(?)(cervix poking out of my vagina by the end of each day) uterine prolapse.
A lot of damage was done to my anatomy during the birth of my first child. I was at a hospital with a lot of student nurses and I did not receive the care I should have. I never met a midwife that day. I pushed for more than five hours before a real doctor came around and furiously used a suction forcep thing to get baby out and it was horrible. The baby was facing the wrong way and I should've had a c-section. I should have been much more assertive, I was so young and I was timid, even in immense pain. I'm sure that is why I had the prolapse and I waited years until I was in daily pain from the adenomyosis to have it checked out by a doctor. I just didn't know that anything could be done to help a prolapse! Silly me.
Well anyway, here I am, three weeks post hysterectomy, and I have many different emotions and concerns both good and bad. I don't feel that my husband has any clue what I'm going through, I'm not sure he even wants to try to understand. I have felt so alone a lot in recent weeks and this website has been the only thing to keep me from feeling totally lost. So thanks again, to everyone on here
I'll soon be posting some of my concerns and questions and hopefully I'll be able to answer posts and help others as well. Sorry my into is so long!
peace and love -Plum