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Unread 06-19-2004, 10:09 PM
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Will be having a laparoscopy Wednesday to possibly have both my ovaries removed. Had TVH 12/03 with rectocele repair. Had major internal infection which they feel caused my ovaries to adhere to the vaginal cuff. They will not know what they will find until they get in there. I also have a suture in my vagina which is sticking me all the time. They are going to remove the permanent sutures or atleast cut off the loose end.

I am not happy about going back to the castle, but if it helps me get my life back I will be relieved. I am really concerned about going through surgical menopause. They are going to leave an ovary if they aren't both stuck, but the way I feel and the pain that I'm having I really think that they both are. Does anyone have any experience with this? Any advise would be appreciated. I am really scared, when I read all the ones who have had surgery for adhesions and really haven't had any relief or they grew back.

My doc thinks I will be laid up for a week, but reading other posts tell a different story. I had a lap 5 years ago and was wiped out for 2 weeks and I didn't have anything removed.

Would appreciate some of you praying on Wednesday that the doc will be able to fix the problems with only the lap and not have to open me up.

Sorry this is so long, but I was hoping someone out there could give me some encouragement.

I also have had 3 different docs tell me the same thing, so I'm not just rushing into surgery--I sought other opinions.


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Unread 06-19-2004, 10:52 PM
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My prayers are with you, sister.
Unread 06-20-2004, 03:56 AM

Hi Neighbor!

I've been keeping track of your story and I am really sorry. Are you being doctored in Waupaca or are you going to the Valley? I would think that you would be laid up longer than a week and I would not push it right away.

I had been hospitalized 6 weeks prior to my hyster in Point and all the nurses had told me to have everything taken out right away. Almost all of them had to have surgery again to the remove the ovaries and I am glad I had taken their advice. It has been 8 months for me and for the first time since last week I finally feel like myself mentally. I am 40 years old and surgical menopause has been rough, but I am glad that I had everything removed and now when my friends hit menopause, I'll have my stuff together.

I wish you the best and maybe now you will be painfree!!!

Peace, Cheryl
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Unread 06-20-2004, 04:20 AM
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I wish you all the best with your procedure. Here's a big ((HUG)) for you! Let us know what happens.
Unread 06-20-2004, 07:25 AM
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Thank you for your replies, it sure is nice to know that I'm not alone out here.

I will be in the valley for surgery and my doc is from there. I had the first surgery here in Waupaca--he didn't want to go back to this hospital. I don't know if it's because of the lap procedure or not, as I had my first lap in the valley also.

I really wanted them to take everything the first time, but they talked me out of it. Don't take something that isn't broke. Well, they are working Ok, but not where they are. I am 49 so this isn't like a terrible situation--I would be looking at menopause soon anyway, but I was on Lupron before the surgery and I really didn't have a very pleasant time.

At 8 months I just now have gotten my energy back from the first surgery and my pms is the best it's been my whole adult life. Messing with my hormones is just a very upsetting thing. I will just trust God that he knows best and if they need to come out that He will give me the courage and knowledge that I need to deal with it.

Hoping everyone has a very nice day.

Unread 06-21-2004, 09:17 AM
Prayers for you


I'm glad to know that you are going to the Valley, you are in good hands there. Maybe they will leave your ovaries and just clean everything up. Whatever happens, just be kind to yourself and be patient with the healing process. It seems like its taking a long time to get healthy again, but looking at the big picture its really a short amount of time.

Prayers for you this week and let us know the outcome.

Peace, Cheryl
Unread 06-21-2004, 02:59 PM
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Hi there. I wish you well on your surgery on Wed. I had a laparoscopy done 4 1/2 weeks ago. It turns out that both my ovaries were encased in adhesions and stuck to the pelvic wall! My dr. was able to separate them from the wall and free them from the adhesions that surrounded them. He then wrapped them in a barrier to prevent the formation of more adhesions. He feels pretty confident that they will not return. But there is always that possibility. My ovaries are working well now, and I am 99% pain -free! It does take a while to heal completely, but I wasn't in nearly as much pain as I was with my TVH or even prior to this surgery. Mostly, I'm just tired all the time! Just be sure not to plan too much after your surgery so that you can rest as much as possible.
Take care.
Unread 06-21-2004, 03:07 PM
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I am with you on 1 week not being enough. Take your time and heal properly. I would think a minimum of 2 weeks, depending on how much was done in the surgery.

My s are with you!!!!

Gentle, soothing s while you wait!

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