Hi hot chocolate,
Welcome to Hyster Sisters!!
While I'm sorry that you are facing surgery, I am glad that you found HS and posted to introduce yourself. Just to clarify, in case there is a confusion over terminology - there really isn't anything called a "partial" hysterectomy. The term hysterectomy means the removal of the uterus and cervix. A supracervical hysterectomy is removal of only the uterus, leaving the cervix, which is actually the bottom part of the uterus.
What I think you may mean, is also having your ovaries and tubes removed, and when both ovaries and tubes are also removed, then it becomes (using an abdominal hyst as an example) a TAH BSO Total Abdominal Hysterectomy- Bilateral Salpingoopherectomy
If only the left ovary & tube are removed, it is a TAH LSO, if the right side only, then it is a TAH RSO.
In my case, even though I was already in menopause, I kept my ovaries, because they were healthy, and although they weren't secreting as many hormones as when I was younger, the little bit that they do put out is just that much less that I need to supplement with hormone replacement therapy.
What has your doctor suggested? Most doctors won't remove the ovaries unless there is a medical reason to do so.
Please be sure to read the Pre-Op Hints
and the Post-Op Hints
. They are full of great advice that will help you to prepare for your surgery and recovery.
Also, don’t forget to go back into your control panel and add your surgery date to your profile so you'll be on the calendar and will receive a special greeting from Hyster Sisters.
I hope you'll continue to read and to post any questions that you may have - we'll do our best to help.