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Unread 03-12-2007, 02:23 PM
New Member wants to say thanks...

I happened to stumble across this site in my quest for all the information I could find about hysters. I feel like the captain and crew on my boat, as I don't really have anyone to talk to. DH is clueless (I think he wants to avoid talking about this because it makes him so nervous), all my closest friends haven't had babies yet so they aren't comfortable having all the va-jay-jay talks mothers have and my mother passed away last year.

I have had all sorts of problems and symptoms dating back to my first pap 11 years ago. I have since had a cervical biopsy, cryro, and tried every birth control known to man- some made me bleed non-stop and some stopped the bleeding altogether. I have received what I consider assembly line care by the military (I am married to a member of the AF) and have finally been able to see a civilian specialist just recently. He spent close to an hour talking with me and doing an exam. He told me all my options and based on my history of abnormal paps, exessive bleeding and month-long cramps I decided on a total hyster. He wants to do it abdominally to get a good view of everything and my ovaries are up in the air at this point. He is also going to tack my bladder, since I have a little wetting problem.

Thanks for listening and for providing such a good site and such warm and loving advice!
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Unread 03-12-2007, 02:29 PM
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Welcome! You have found a wonderful site and these ladies are AWESOME. I would have completely lost my sanity waiting for my surgery if it hadn't been for them. We're all here for answer whatever questions, chat or vent.

Best wishes

Unread 03-12-2007, 02:45 PM
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I'm so thrilled you've found us before your surgery! I didn't and I'm amazed I made it through in one piece ... I had so many questions and no answers. But I've made up for it since!

Wishing you all the very best.

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Unread 03-12-2007, 02:51 PM
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"Va-jay-jay!?" Hee ... well, that totally identifies you as a fellow "Grey's" fan (that was the greatest line in TV history!)

You've come to a great site ... with great friends, advice and encouragement. Welcome!

Unread 03-12-2007, 03:27 PM
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This is a great has helped me more then anything else! And I just want to say I am sooo glad you got to be seen off base! I too am married to the AF so I understand just how frustrating it can be. I got very lucky and have a great dr. who we have now been stationed with twice and he would go around the lovely people at the front desk to make sure I got seen by him and only him! Good luck and keep us posted on how things go!
Unread 03-12-2007, 05:55 PM
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Welcome,and I agree that finding this site prior to your surgery is a good thing.I found this site shortly after my surgery and I must admit that I have been on this site everyday since.You will find that you will have certain bonds with some of the sisters especially the ones with the same surgery date as you or ones with similar symptoms etc...You have found a little piece of heaven on the internet.
Sit back and enjoy the ride.
Unread 03-13-2007, 06:06 AM
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Thanks so much for the support! I have to admit, I have had my share of surgeries already, but this one is making me nervous. I am excited to have it over with and eliminate all the pain, etc that has been dragging me down for 11 years, but to actually undergo the surgery? Quite nervous! I'm also concerned that I am so young to be having this done without cancer as a reason. Is anyone else still in their 20's?
Unread 03-13-2007, 06:10 AM
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I've seen a number of posts from ladies in their 20s ... it may be an idea to start a new thread with that question in the title to get their attention!

Good luck and wishing you all the best.

Unread 03-13-2007, 06:46 AM
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Iceydweller....first of all, my sincere sympathy on the loss of your mom. She's in heaven watching over you, I'm sure. Talk to her.

I, too, stumbled onto this site while researching the big "H". The ladies here are exceptional in their willingness to listen, share and comfort. As I approach my date, I'm a bit more peaceful knowing I can turn to them for the support that no one else can possibly give me - knowing full well what I'm about to go through.

I'm so sorry you have to be going through all of this at 29 - I can't imagine. You're doing your homework and that's key. Information is power - don't settle until you are absolutely sure of your options.

At 46 I assumed I'd go through my changes naturally and that's just not the case. I have chosen to keep my ovaries, (if they're in good condition) so as to approach menopause more naturally.

We're here for you whenever you need to vent, cry, scream or whatever it is that will get you through. Sending you a big

Unread 03-13-2007, 07:59 AM
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Again, thanks so much for the kind words and encouragement. I am already feeling better about the surgery! And thank you for the sympathy on my mother- it was quite unexpected and she was only 50 years old. It was/is a huge loss for me.

I look forward to getting to know all of you more! BTW- I am a HUGE Grey's fan!

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