Hi! I'm 1 week out from having my cervix removed. If anyone would've told me last October, after having my uterus removed, that I would've been back in for more surgery I wouldn't have believed them!
Starting in 2009, my very regular, very easy cycles were going haywire! They were eratic, heavy, short, and getting painful. At 44 I just assumed it was perimenopause.
Sept 18, 2011. I got up from a chair and nearly doubled over with severe abdominal pain. After 20 minutes it subsided but it was immediately followed by urinary urgency.
I have a great family Dr that immediately scheduled a pelvic ultrasound and a bladder scan. The bladder scan showed that something was flattening the backside of my bladder.
The pelvic ultrasound showed that something was seriously going on! There was a mess in there! A CAT scanned didn't give any additional information. It was decided with my Gynecologist and my husband that a hysterecomy should be done leaving one ovary and my cervix.
My Gyn was suspecting not only the endometriosis I already knew I had but Adenomyosis. I had never heard of it! When I understood what it was, it made sense. I had had 2 c-sections.
October of 2011, I had my uterus removed. The recovery went well, the urinary urgency went away with the help of RePlens vaginal moisturizer. By January of 2012 I even walked Disney World for 5 days 12 hrs a day! By early June of 2012 I was feeling great...except when I'd get my cycle there would be a dark brown discharge.
I saw my Gyn again and he explained that the adenomysosis was most likely infecting the cervix and it needed to come out. Last week, July 5 2012, I had my cervix removed.
The recovery has been really good for just a week. I haven't done anything except sleep, sit in a recliner, and walk around the house a little bit. I'm not taking my chances! My belly button is very bruised and tender, I'm still having some slight bleeding and discharge but it's been much better than even last fall. I'm looking forward to getting through this recovery and am really praying for no more surgeries!