Not sure if this is where I should post, but I wanted to tell the story from an older post-op persons perspective.
Just a brief synopses..... ! At 17, first surgery ,lost my left ovary. 28, second surgery, removed endo and did D&C ( I had wanted to have a TAH/BSO then if they found Endo because I knew the outcome, but the Doc "misunderstood me") So two years later, at 30, Endo had returned with a vengance! It was on my only "functioning" ovary, my bowel, bladder and adhesions were found throughout not to mention the 5 fibroids filling my uterus
. They were planning on removing my cervix, and when I woke up she told me it was a good thing we had because it too was "diseased" what that meant I didnt ask.
my first two surgeries started as Laps, but always ended up in abdominal cuts, my tumors were too big
After my TAH/BSO, I found this website while recovering and met a bunch of women who helped me through the hormone jungle.
The one thing for me though, is 6 years later I am still debating on whether or not to take HRT. You hear so many different variances it can get overwhelming.
Post-operatively, I did ok, had some problems with my kidneys but bounced back. I had your typical owie belly, and healed physically and feel I have a new lease on life! All that pain and bleeding, all the anemia,missed work!
So , 6 years later I am here to report that I am doing well, and not really taking any HRT. I have been researching Endometriosis in hopes to help others ( starting my own website soon ). They say your never cured, so I stil have it, it still scares me that I may have something happen to my internal organs some day, but until that day I will be walking along side all my HysterSisters ! I wanted others to know that after 6 years post op, I havent had any "bad" things. The worst of it maybe is weight control, but I am no not obese just not 20 anymore
Hope this helps
Thanks for listening and God Bless!