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Unread 09-22-2004, 02:25 AM
got my date and scared

i have gotten my date. its september 30th. i am living in the netherlands and have posted on that part of the board as well. i am nervous and scared. it was my decision to have the hysterectomy but that doesn't take the fear out of it.

i had posted several months ago and someone had mentioned that if you keep the cervix to have the doctor catorize it or something like that. it was a burning of it so you don't get the bleeding from it.

does anyone know what i'm talking about? i don't know if i will be able to keep my cervix or not. the doc will know more when she gets in. i have a fibroid that is in a bad place and she is not sure if she can keep it or not. i will have it done abdominally.

if anyone can let me know what its called, the 'burning' of the cervix please let me know.

thanx
elizabeth
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Unread 09-22-2004, 02:42 AM
got my date and scared

HI Elizabeth,
Yes, it is scary to know you are really going for the surgery! No doubt about it.

and living in a foreign country when you go through all this IS harder, I know from experience.

The procedure you are talking about is to seal the cervix and prevent the mini-periods, it can be done with cauterization or sometimes the dr can put a kind of mesh over the cervix which will seal it.

best wishes!
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