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Unread 01-24-2004, 12:06 AM
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Hello again Sister
I am writing to say its getting real close for my surgery at the Castle and getting really Nervous now . my stomach is really hurting and the headaches everyday don't want to keep taken Ibpro for it but don't know what else to do .I am really hoping thatafter the surgery and I am healed i can start a new life with out all the pain even thoe the thought of not having children will be with me for a while. even thoe I do have 3 wonderfull step kids. please if you can give me any advise on how to make it easy on me thank you for reading this Even thoe I can't spell sometimes latley. thanks again Amy
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Unread 01-24-2004, 12:27 AM
hello Amy

take a deep breath, acknowledge how far you have already come and know that you are not alone. You must be a strong person to have coped with your pain so far, your post doesn't say so but I suspect you have had a terrible time with your periods and the state of your uterus is obviously not too good. I am so sorry that you can't have children from your body but you can 'have' children and being a mum is not just a matter of pregnancy.

Try and stay off the anti inflammatory drug before surgery as they increase clotting times and can cause bleeding. I would suggest you see your own doctor to see if there is suitable medication for you to help with your pain and agitation that won't have adverse effects on your surgery.

Try and focus on the future, pain free, with extra energy and enjoyment of life, that's your goal and hopefully that's where this necessary surgery is going to take you. It will mean some downtime for a full recovery but that won't compare with the rest of your life.

Try practising putting yourself and your needs at the top of your list, you are a special person, you need surgery to correct your present state of health and you need support and help through your recovery.

You will find plenty of support here so any little worry just post it! ( hey , so what with the spelling, do you know how many posts I go back into to 'correct' and am finally realising it doesn't matter, these ladies get the message, to heck with spelling and grammar!)
Unread 01-24-2004, 01:35 AM
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Lindylou, you have really said it all. When I first got the news that I needed to have TAH(BSO), I freaked out and went into denial mode. I cancelled my appointment and made plans to wait 4 months. Then I had my period and realized I didn't want to wait, and that my health was the most important thing of all.

Thank you for your insight and your realistic point of view. I hope a lot of sisters read your post!

Julia (from the other hemisphere! Can we come visit you in New Zealand? I can't imagine a place further away from Alaska!)
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Unread 01-24-2004, 02:04 AM
not a native

but agree, New Zealand is a pretty fantastic place and I haven't once been tempted to leave here and go home, this is home! I will try and visit UK again as I have two sisters and parents there, plus son sometimes in Germany (currently Iraq) and sometimes Wales.

Thanks for your thanks but think credit should go to this website, it's been there for me since early 2002 when I first began to realise a hyst was the best answer for me. The posts i read and suscribed to have saved me from mistakes, made me laugh, cry, renewed my appreciation of life and definitely educated me! Hope you too find the same things. Keep posting so we know how you are doing, best wishes, Linda
Unread 01-24-2004, 07:42 AM
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dear Amy hugs to you and prayers that all goes well. Pamper yourself and take it easy.
I took over DH's recliner chair( tho he had to help tilt it backwards the first few days) and found this excellent for healing. trying to lay flat in my bed pulled to much! and the chair craddled my abdomen just enuf. also it kept me from rolling over in my sleep (also very painful!) I recoomend this any of you who have one! good luck. Dee
Unread 01-24-2004, 07:54 PM
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well you all are Right . i am gonna keep my surgery appointment for sure the pains everyday for the past 17 yrs is worth getting aride of it. the monthy was not fun and never knew when it would come or go . yes there is Plenty of children who really needs a family . I wished i could take them all. but my first thing I half to do is get well and heal and then think about those options I know my Step Children would love it having other children around to play with. and thank you for the tips with the Recliner Chair. I was worried about laying flat on our bed and all and plus i have a little Daushund and also a mini Taco bell Pup so hopefully they wont think I don't want to hold them like I always do they are use to jumping up on my lap. that would hurt. well have a great nite ladies and thanks again . Amy

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