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Unread 03-06-2004, 08:48 PM
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A dear friend of mine gave me the addy for this site over 2 years ago when her sister had her hyster. I just smiled and told her thanx, then I went on my merry way. June, 2003 my iron count dropped and my dear dr told me that we needed to seriously talk about a hyster. I argued with him that it was my inner ear and not the blood count causing me not to see straight. He checked me and told me sternly that it was my low blood causing me not to see straight. He said that my blood count was so low that an anthesiologist wouldnt touch me without having 1 or 2 units of blood transfused. I told him that I had plans and could we do it at a more convenient time--he let me slide. I went to Cedar Point with friends--I luv rollercoasters. I really didnt want to do it over the holidays and my parents were going to FL for the winter and they would worry leaving me so soon after surgery. Now my time has come. I had my gallbladder out in 2000; the surgeon told me that I had a multi-cystic left ovary, an uterine fibroid, and endo--which I told him that I knew that. Then he told me that my right ovary was 3 times the size it should be; that he tried to drain it but it was bound with endo--that I didnt know. I have not as of yet shared that with my gyno cause I knew that surgery would be sooner than I wanted it to be. My gyno has been a dear--knowing that I wanted children, he didn't force me into surgery. I should have had this done when I was in my early 30's but he said that since I didn't have any children, he didn't want to take that chance away from me. I tried to make a joke in his office when we set the date; I smiled as I patted my abdomen and told him that I was attached to it--he looked at me sadly and said that he knew I was. He handed me tissue while I sat in his office and cried over my inability to bear children. I mourn the children I couldnt have but I have been dealt this hand to play. April 2nd this door closes and a new door opens--I will walk thru and join the sisters in a life without the pain/discomfort. I know that I have rambled and thanx y'all for letting me.
Hang in there
Chin up
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Unread 03-06-2004, 11:21 PM
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God Bless you Edna. I am sorry that you will not be able to have any children. This month will be especially hard for you as you approach your surgery date. My prayers will be with you.
Unread 03-06-2004, 11:26 PM
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Hi there sisters,

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes.

This is my story:

It started 13 months ago, I started having lower abdominal pain, and started to go to the ER my regular dr got mad at me and told me to quit wasting is tax paying dollars, well I got mad and just about everytime i was in pain I would go to the ER, my dr told me t was in my head all that time. I finally was seen by a very smart OB/GYN in the ER and he did a test where he put a needle through the vaginal walls on both sides and found blood in my belly, it worried me and was very painful. He later tod me in his office that I had endometriosis, and I told him that after aving pain and being on pain pills that I just wanted the TAH I have two teenagers and that was enough, he told me that we would have to see if the insurance companywould pay for the surgery, we waited and I went to the ER more and more as what I felt was the end was getting closer, I didn't know if I would survive the surgery but I did. The insurance company ok'd the surgery and after surgery I felt the best I'd felt in months the nurses would get mad at me because I wouldn't use the morphine pump like I was supposed to, but I finally wasn't in pain. Having a TAH has been one of the best things in the world for me. I am very glad that I had a DR who knew what was going on, after surgery and before I came home he told me what the path report was, I had endometriosis,adnomyosis,cysts on both ovaries, I was surprised, but am glad that it was found, because now I am finally free of pain. I know I must be rattling on, well Good Luck to all our sisters in waiting, it really isn't so bad and once the pain is gone it is a mighty nice feeling.

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Unread 03-07-2004, 06:23 PM
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BHeard and Annette--
Thanx for the thoughts and prayers. They truly do mean alot--my family deeply believes in the power of prayer. There are a couple of ministers in the family here--God has a purpose, but like I have said--I know that down deep but sometimes that just doesnt cut it. Today--I know that there is some higher reasoning.
Being pain free is going to be a new experience. I do look forward to the way you feel Annette--which is gonna be might fine
Thanx all--I appreciate the support!!!!!

Unread 03-09-2004, 07:46 PM
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hi rose gem,

you will enjoy being pain free. hope all goes well.
Unread 03-09-2004, 09:53 PM
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Hi Rose Gem

If I remember right you replied to a post I had done about it not being fair. First of all let me say thank you... I needed to hear from someone who understands what I'm going through. I know how you feel. (my sister just told me today that she may be pregnant--for the 4th time) I would love to have a baby, but it just isn't in the cards. That is something that on most days I've learned to deal with.

A couple of phrases come to mind. "God never gives us more that we can handle" (Sometimes I wish God didn't trust me so much) And the other, which I truly believe... but sometimes ticks me off is "Everything happens for a reason" Sometimes it is hard to understand or see the reason why, but it is there.

I wish I knew the magic words to say to make it all better, the best I can say is you are not alone, There are alot of us out there.

It is a very hard decision to make, especially one so final that definately ends your chances of bearing a child, but you also need to look at the problems you have and how they affect your life and how much better life would be without those problems.

There isn't a day that goes by that don't question my decision... but for me, being able to live my life without suffering became more important.

I hope all goes well with you. Thanks again for your support.

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