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Unread 10-06-2003, 01:16 PM
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Dear HysterSisters,

Today was good. I had TAH, BSO, and Burch proc. for bladder 2 weeks ago. Due to the bowels and bladder not fully functioning after surgery, I spent an extra night in the hospital and came home with the Foley catheter.

Today the Foley was removed and I am pretty much back to normal functioning. Hurray! I already feel better and know after I finish off the propylactic antibiotic tonight I will do even better as it does have some digestive/elimination side effects. I was surprised at the increased pain level after riding in the car to the doctor's office and back, though; I had stopped Rx painkillers many days ago and was just using extra-strength tylenol mostly at bedtime.

Because I had an ablation done in August, the pathologists had less evidence to work with post-op, but they definitely feel there is no malignancy. The remarks about the destroyed, discolored, thermally traumatized lining were strange to read since of course it was a "good" thing to achieve. My doctor told me he cut the uterus in half to view the results of the Nova
Sure ablation; it was the first time he could see what this farily new process does and how effectively so I guess it will help him in knowing what to offer to other patients. The pathologists did state that I had severe adenomyosis and therefore the possibility of some atypical endometrial glands/cells remaining in my body after the ablation was real.

Abdominal hysterectomy is no picnic, but I do feel that my doctor and I made the right decision. Lots of reassurance of that came from reading the posts on this site. Now that the cancer scare is gone, I will be wandering over to the Hormone desert board as I will not be on HRT. Thank you everybody for your support.

When I went in to the castle early on Sept. 22nd, the site had been down. Now as I return for the first time post-op I am pleased to read that there will be a transition to a new server tonight! What an incredibly generous group of women.

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Unread 10-06-2003, 01:21 PM
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Congrats on your good news and progress! I will see you in the no-HRT desert.
Unread 10-08-2003, 09:54 AM
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It's great to hear that you are doing well. A TAH is definately no picnic, but definately doable. Good for you and your opportunity to increase the medical community's knowledge with this newer procedure. Good riddance to that foley!
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Unread 10-08-2003, 12:30 PM
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Thanks Sisters for the good wishes. My first post to this forum is probably lost from when the server went down. I just want to let you know Mary that I have empathy for your situation as I could have waited too long and ended up with cancer. The prolonged (but not heavy) spotting and bleeding were a nuisance but I felt great and had had a biopsy that was OK so to think one is fixing a problem with ablation only to learn one has a more serious problem was a bit of a shock but in a strange way a fortuitous finding.

I had a breast cancer scare (abnormal mammogram) a few days after I received news from my doctor about the pathology from my D&C done at time of ablation and the need of hysterectomy. I had a sonogram fairly quickly but then had to wait weeks for a needle aspiration. It turned out to be a cyst, but I was concerned because my mom has had breast cancer bilaterally (and aunt and grandmother are also breast cancer survivors). It was tentatively set up that I would have the TAH, BSO, Burch, and a breast biopsy all at the same time. Glad not to have to deal with the breast issue after all.

I should hear tomorrow or Friday about my mom's most recent breast problem. I don't like the sounds of it. The way she describes it and the difficulty in diagnosis makes me think it might be inflammatory breast cancer. I pray not. She lives in CA far from me. My father died of cancer almost 6 years ago. I do understand how the diagnosis of cancer changes a person's life dramatically.


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