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Unread 03-20-2004, 08:55 PM
Don't browse some of these threads!

Word of advice.......don't browse some of the "problem" threads on here unless you want to be scared even worse than you already are. I wish I hadn't gone beyond the pre-op board before my big day. I may not sleep for the next two nights and if I do, I'm sure I'll have nightmares. I'm not sure sharing some of this information is such a good idea.
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Unread 03-20-2004, 09:05 PM
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Hey there!! Some times people just need to vent.Thank God for these post. We get by one step at a time. May you get some sleep and have sweet dreams.Time is a good healer. Judy
Unread 03-20-2004, 09:09 PM
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I read none before my surgery was "textbook" everything went just as it should have. I am feeling great. Don't do the "what if" will drive you nuts. Good luck to all
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Unread 03-20-2004, 09:17 PM
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Although some of the post op threads are scary to some, they were invaluable to me. I became aware of post op problems that were possible and they helped me in compiling a list of questions for my Dr. that I wouldn't have thought of on my own. A lot of posts you see in the post op threads are about someone having problems because they know than can get good advice and lots of info from here. A lot of sisters who have no problems post op don't post again because they don't need the support this site gives. Now, that being said.......... I'm still here because I care about the people I "met" here and want to keep up with their recoveries. I hope your surgery and recovery are just like mine, totally textbook with no problems and a wonderful outcome!
Unread 03-20-2004, 09:17 PM
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I am sorry that looking on other forums has scared you. I did not look past pre-op prior to my surgery mostly because I found out about this supportive site only a week before. The information here is not meant to scare but to inform, so ladies know that this is a major surgery with risks and complications that could possibly happen. Dr don't always tell us all that is involved.

Yes, there are a lot of complications and side effects reported here, but remember ladies come here for support. There are a lot of hysterectomies done daily and the ones that have no problems we don't hear from and they go on about their daily lives. The problems that you hear about that are serious won't necessarily happen to you.

Some ladies have come here after their hysterectomies and were not informed of complications or risks prior to their surgery and wish that they had known more.

There are some side effects that I did not know about that I had post-op. If I had known I would have been better prepared and also not so alarmed when they came up.

Best wishes to you on your up coming surgery. I hope this site can offer some comfort and support as you wait for your date. Please don't let some of what you read here worry you. Most of us have uncomplicated surgeries and recoveries.

Unread 03-20-2004, 10:08 PM
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I am sorry you are scared and can't sleep. I was already scared and not sleeping when I came here 2wks before my surgery. I found that this site was very informative. I had no idea what to expect. Dr's don't go into great details about anything. They tell you of risks in any surgery but don't tell you what risks or complications. I felt knowing before going in helped me when I did have some complications, I knew the reasons behind what they were doing to me. I also liked knowing about the pre-op prepping that was going to be done. All this stuff is embaressing enough so when I read they shave you, I did it myself. I normally shave bikini area summer months so I just did it all. it has really helped me tremendously with recovery, it answers alot of questions and gives tips of what other people have tried in aiding their recovery. Good Luck to you in surgery and recovery! If we can help you after your surgery let us know, we'll be here for you.
Unread 03-20-2004, 10:13 PM
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I wished I would have found the post-op site before my hysto I would have been more prepared because my GYN didn't tell me about the after problems that may occurr. I have gotten a world of advice there and made friends that I will never forget. The reality is this surgery can be hard and yes some women do have problems just like people do with any surgery, I have been one of those women and I have lost more sleep by not knowing than I ever would have lost by knowing. At least now when I have a problem I ask and someone always has an answer for me. Don't let the problems scare you that site is there to help not to hurt good luck with your surgery...
Unread 03-20-2004, 10:22 PM
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Hi everyone, I must admit that I haven't gone to the Post op threads at all! Been caught up in these pre-op ones! I go for my TAH on Friday, and I think if I have avoided the post posts for this long I will continue to stay away for another week! I have found nothing but good information on this site (so glad I found it) and think that I am well prepared for my big day just from reading here! I am ready for this, and nothing could change my mind at this point, but will avoid those post-op posts until I am post-op!
Unread 03-21-2004, 02:31 AM
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Anyone confronted with the prospect of any surgery can be frightening, but everyone is different. This site is a blessing to all the woman who have had difficult experiences and to those who have had a rather "smooth" recovery. This can be a scary time for some and it helps to know that someone can relate to them. It's so nice to know your not alone. You must can understand that this is basically what this site is all about. Woman all across the world have a common ground here and we can rejoice in knowing that we care about each other. You have a right to not read certain posts, that's your decision. I'm just glad it's here so that I can. God Bless.
Unread 03-21-2004, 04:39 AM
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I'm inclined to give the opposite advice to anyone gearing up for hysterectomy especially those who've been to only one doctor and have been told it's your only option where benign conditions indicate hysterectomy because of the simple fact that most doctors don't go into as much detail as to the pros and cons of this surgery through a. not having time to and b. not actually knowing all the ins and outs.

Hysterectomy is a big deal and although for most women it is the best decision they've ever made for some it's the worst and it's much better to go into surgery knowing you've read everything you can on it.

If I hadn't come across this board before my surgery (10/14/02) I would never have known about the risk of adhesions and would probably have been back doing my normal routine asap after surgery not realising that I needed to make the most of my recovery and I'm thankful for all the women who've posted their stories both positive and negative on their experience.

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