Just got home and feeling OK. I have cramping like a heavy period and need some sleep. Other than that, all is well.
This was an easy decision for me as I am 49, was on an IUD to prevent pregancy, have kids (19, 14), and my cervix was outside of my vagina. I was tired of touching my cervix when wiping and this condition would not heal itself.
The best thing I did was tell anathesiologist I did not want to be awake. I have had surgery awake and asleep and for ME, I prefer asleep. I walked into operating room, got on table, and the next thing i know is that I am in recovery. I also had a spinal block so no tube down my throat and no memory of surgery. For me, this is what I wanted. It pays to speak up and tell your doctor what you want.
Everything came out- no more uterus, ovaries, or cervix. No external stitches.
Hardest part is trying to sleep in the hospital. I am glad to be home with supportive SO. Time for lunch and then a long awaited nap!
Best advice I got from this site is what to bring to hospital - lip balm and lotion was my most used.
Best advice to give - talk to your doctors about your concerns. Mine listened and I was asleep for surgery and I aready started on Estrogen. I am not sure how long I will stay on HRT, but for, now, it is what I want.