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Unread 12-31-2001, 07:53 AM
Painful Fibriods

Hello Hystersisters.
I have had a horrible time this month with the fibroids...severe pain, none like I have felt before. I am definatly ready for the hyst. I am scheduled for the 23rd. however I have a call in to my Dr. in hopes they can move it up.
I cannot go three more weeks in pain like this. I don't know what has changed? I was able to tolorate the pain but this month it is different, much more severe!
Just waiting now...
Thanks for listening
Hystersister Hugs,
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Unread 12-31-2001, 08:26 AM
Painful Fibriods

{{{{{ Diane }}}}}

Could it be that you are soooo ready to have yoru surgery that you are letting your body feel all the pain you have tolerated for so long???

In my case, that's exactly what I think happened. My surgery was 12/3 and my last period (in Nov) was spent suffering for almost an entire week while on vacation in sunny was not fun. The second week was much better though

For years I suppressed the pain I suffered and medicated myself with way too much Ibuprofen that I now have scarring on my esphogus. After wasting too much time with a doctor who didn't listen to me, I changed to a wonderful woman GYN who after a year of trying other things before doing the hysterectomy (at my request) - well, it finally got to a point that I had no other option and she told me so. And, after seeing the path report...well, no wonder I was in sooooo much pain for all those years!!

Now...I'm so glad I have this part of my life behind me and can focus on a pain free future!

As for your increased pain...anything you may have a concern about...well, it's best to check with your doctor to be sure.

I wish you all the best with your surgery and recovery and you'll hear it more than once on this web-site...but remember to and plenty of fluids. This is your only chance to recover...

Happy New Year!!!

Unread 12-31-2001, 09:35 AM
I did the same thing!

I did the same thing! I suffered with the problem for way too long thinking that it was because I was getting older (40 in Sept). I had never really had problems. One month I was 4 days late starting my BCP and OMG it hit me like a ton of bricks. The pain was unbearable. I had dealt with pain in the past when I was trying to get pregnant and off BCP but figured it was normal. I'm a nurse, think I'd have known better!!! Anyway, my doc suggested a laparoscopy. I said NO, just change my BCP. So he did. It shortened the length of time for the heavy bleeding (7 days to 2 days) but I was still miserable. I went 3 months and said do the lap! I figured that it would be unexplained pain, but he found adenomyosis (endometriosis in the walls of the uterus)
Went back for my 3 week checkup after the lap and said lets do the hyst!!!!!! I can't deal with it anymore! That was in Sept. I scheduled for Dec 7. The closer it got the more miserable I was!!!!
Thanksgiving, I was ready to call the doc and say lets do it this week!!!! But I had too much to get ready for it at work and at home! I was so ready!!!!! But I had finally accepted that things weren't normal and allowed myself to feel what I had been ignoring for years! Women feel they are supposed to carry the world on their shoulders and not let things bother them!

OK, sorry so long! My advice to you is call your doc. Move it up if you can!!! You will have a sense of relief. I have never been very patient! I'm not very patient in my recovery, but the gals on this website are helping me be patient! Stay on this website and read the posts. Make sure you are ready to commit to your recovery. It's not as easy as I thought it would be but it does get better!!!!!
I have that sense of relief, and 6 weeks off from work! YeeHa!!!!

Happy New Year! and Good luck! Let us know what you decide!
We're in this with you!

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Unread 12-31-2001, 05:34 PM
Painful Fibriods

Wow does that sound familiar... I was taking so much ibuprofen (800 mgs every 4 hours) I'm surprised my kidneys didn't shut down..... The pain was so dibilitating and being anemic I could barely make it through work just to go home and go to bed...

I feel for ya... Like the other sis's said if you can get it moved up, it would be nice.... but just know that after it's all over and you are recovering you will feel SO much better... Just remember to take it easy during recovery... I'm 7 weeks post op and I have little to no feeling of ever having surgery other than the wonderful feeling of NOT having all that painful cramping..... hang in there.... it's going to get sooooooo much better....

and happy new year!
Unread 12-31-2001, 06:43 PM
Painful fibroids

Me too!! After bleeding for months and months due to fibroids I scheduled my TAH - then stopped bleeding (almost) for over a month - but now the pain is back worse than ever, with on and off again clotting & bleeding. I should own stock in over the counter pain meds...ibuprofen (600-800 mg every 4-6 hours) to keep my pelvic and back pain bearable. The pain radiates down my legs and often makes me sick to my stomach. I am so ready for my 1/29 castle visit. Tried to move my date earlier, with no luck. My doc suspects endo in addition to the fibroids.

I don't know what I would do without this website and the support of my DH, DD (11) and parents. Thanks ladies for listening and for sharing your own experiences!
Unread 12-31-2001, 07:07 PM
Painful Fibriods

Hi Diane, I started having extreme pain about two weeks before my surgery, mostly on my left side and I found out why after my Hyst,

I not only had fibroids but two very large cysts on my left ovary. Like my other sis I took Advil at least 3 or 4 times a day.

My last in Oct. cycle was so bad I cramped and I passed clots so large that one nite I went to the bathroom and it fell in the floor it was the size of my hand I knew from then that something was wrong (never knew I had Fibroids until one decieded to come out)

My blood count was so low , my doctor remove that one fibroid and did D&C I had to wait until Dec. for my surgery.

Waiting with so much pain was the worse. I feel so much better now 3 weeks post-op Tue(1st).

I would try to relax as much as possible and read some words of wisdom from the Bible this help me prepare for my surgery.


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