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Unread 05-19-2004, 11:24 AM
Pre-op today made me happy and sad - just another emotional roller coaster ride


First of all I don't know what I'd do without this site. I think I'm addicted (in a good way).

I went for my pre-op today at my doc's office. I had to sign my life away and could feel myself getting teary but I talked myself out of it. I went over my whole list of questions and the doc was relativly patient with my questions. The good news is I'll have no bowel prep!! I was very excited about that one.

On the way out, I saw 2 or 3 hugely pregnant women in the office waiting for their appointments. This really set me off. It's a crazy thought, but I couldn't help wondering to myself why are their uteruses working fine and mine is on it's way out? The weird thing is I've been blessed with 2 children, my DH and I decided long ago not to have anymore so that isn't even the issue. I don't know why I'm so attached to my uterus when all it does is cause pain and tiredness. I know I'm ready for this surgery but it's little things like this that set me off. Any other ladies out there feel this way too?

Thanks for listening. I always feel better when I write it all out.

Ann Marie
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Unread 05-19-2004, 11:28 AM
Pre-op today made me happy and sad - just another emotional roller coaster ride

They should have separate waiting rooms or something, dont ya think? I don't have any children and my husband and are good with that but sometimes when you see the pregnant women in the waiting room it hurts maybe its because we are losing our choice to have or not to have any children. I just hope they don't put me in a hospital room in the materinity ward, do they do that?
Unread 05-19-2004, 11:46 AM
Pre-op today made me happy and sad - just another emotional roller coaster ride

I know what you mean. The day before my surgery, my DH turns whispers to me "Wanna make another one right quick?" I had felt that I was completely ready for this (blessed with four kids), UNTIL he said that!!! The reality of the finality hit me hard. Doubt just flooded my head so bad for a few minutes.

Then, I remembered the reasons why I decided to do this--mainly, I don't think I could carry another baby without a lot of problems, plus the fact that all my pregnancies (as wonderful as they were) only made my adeno worse. I could've knocked the crap out of him--I was suddenly so mad.........

But I haven't looked back since--my quality of life is soooo much better now, and I'm only 3 weeks post-op. You may have your doubts, I honestly think that's normal. Make sure you are emotionally ready for this--be sure that you are in control. Discuss all your concerns with your doc, with us, with anyone who will listen and care. Mostly, discuss this with yourself. You are very brave and I hope you have as good an experience as I have had. God bless you.

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