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Unread 03-05-2013, 05:35 AM
My story

I have always been a migraine sufferer and about 3-4 years ago I went to the dr and she suggested I stop taking the contraceptive pill as this was more than likely it was causing my more frequent migraine headaches. Then last year my period became so heavy it lasted 7 days and was gradually getting heavier and heavier to a point were at the in about June last year I used 1 packet of tampons in a day. I was getting 1 week each month headache free. My gp and I spoke about a hysterectomy and he sent me for a ct scan which then showed that my uterus was full of fibroids.
I went to a gyno, discussed it with him and he had me booked in and within 2 months I had had a total abdominal hysterectomy.
I was ok with the whole thing, until the day before when I started to get a little worried and the on them owning of the operation, I was scared. Luckily, I was first on the list in the morning to get it out of the way. I couldn't sit around and wait.
Everybody in the hospital was great. The dr stopped and talked to me outside theatre, the anethasist explained exactly what he was going to do, and the nurses did their best to settle me down.
I woke in my room with my doped to the eyeballs and was out to it all day Friday (operation day).
The next day I woke and had my clear fluids for breakfast (yummy) and then went to the toilet and showered on my own. My dr came every day to see me and the nurses were great. They understood that I had problems sleeping, that I had pain and that after a couple of days I wanted to go home.
I spent 5 1/2 days in hospital and have no complaints. Just the fact that I was not told I would spot for up to six weeks after. The spotting stopped while in hospital, but when I had been home for 2 days it started again. This scared me.

I then found the hyster sisters website and my worries were put to rest. I found other ladies going through the pain I was having, pain in the places I was having it, the depression of not being able to do anything and the overall frustration of the whole thing. Any questions, I have I can ask without having to be embarrassed and everybody puts you to ease.
I find it good to go through the ups with the other ladies and I feel I am with those having problems.
They help you like you have known them for ages.
I love this website and I don't think I could get through this time without it.
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