One more post here before I "graduate" to post-op.
I just read in the paper about a new procedure called laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy -- apparently they can remove the uterus, tubes and ovaries with only laparoscopic incisions. Sounds good to me since I'm 6 days post op with a 6 inch incision!
I'm sure this isn't for everyone, but this article says it's good for women with fibroids. Recovery time is only a few weeks!
The story is by Knight Ridder News Service -- I found it in today's Fort Myers News-Press, but I'm sure most wire services on the Web will carry it. Maybe it's an option for some of you.
Good luck to all of you and remember to trust your instincts about your body. It's natural to feel fear, (I was a mess) but you'll feel much better once you have those diseased organs out of your body!! If you feel something is wrong inside -- it probably is!
Dear Becky and Sisters,
Thanks for mentioning this new procedure. I was originally scheduled for TAH, but then my doctor told me that he knew an expert in this type of procedure and he contacted him to do my surgery. This procedure can be done either keeping or not keeping the cervix according to my doctor. I didn't even know about it untill my doctor mentioned it. I'm not sure which way I'm going with that yet, as originally with TAH the cervix would also be taken. The doctors are supposed to call me this week, yikes! since I am scheduled for Nov. 3. Not only that, but other doctors will be there to watch the procedure. I agreed to this since the main doctor is an expert and if more doctors learn it will help more women! I guess I can't recommend it yet, since I don't know how I'll feel til afterward, but I will be sure to let everyone know. My bladder repair will also be done with the laprascope. I am hopeful that all will go well. No matter what, my prayers are with all the hyster sisters, no matter what procedure is used!
Love, Light, Blessings,
I am having this surgery tomorrow.....10-31-00. My Dr. is one of 5 in the Fort Worth area that does this. He didn't even talk of another surgery for me when he decided to do this one mid-September. I have done so much research its unbelievable. There was an article 10-23 in our local Fort Worth paper that interviewed my Dr and another about this procedure. At my pre-op this am he asked me if I would talk to our local Channel 8 about this procedure before and after.....I guess at 5:15am tomorrow.........