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  #11  
Unread 10-02-2004, 10:48 PM
One Year Later...

Catherine,

That's good to hear!
Is this a subject your sister and you don't talk about much? Would it be possible to ask her if she is feeling different in the "chemistry" department? Does she feel the same as she did before or is she just going through the motions like that other lady?

I can tell I feel a *tiny* bit of feelings since I started the DHEA hormone but not much. Still better than absolutely zero!

Thanks for the feedback!
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  #12  
Unread 10-02-2004, 11:32 PM
One Year Later...

All I know is, our sex life is improved, chemistry and all. We've been married for twelve years, and so the usual things get in the way (fatigue, "busy-ness," the daily irritations of a marriage). But yes, I am still interested, and my DH can hug or touch me and similar events occur after that we had before. Only now, I'm not in as much pain and no bleeding!



Audrey
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Unread 10-03-2004, 08:19 AM
One Year Later...

While I know that things are little different for me, as I've kept both ovaries and they're working, I can kind of relate on this as, Pre-Hyst, I was feeling a lot like you: my hormones were all out of synch, I was bleeding all the time, was feeling sick even on the best days and was very, very tired all the time. At some point, I realize that not only was sex almost impossible due to the constant, very heavy bleeding, but I also was not interested, at all. Even worse: it got to the point where DH's advances were feeling almost repulsive

It was only when I followed a course of Progesterone therapy, in the hopes of triggering back normal cycles, that I realized what I'd been missing: not only did the Progesterone give me a lot of energy and a general sense of well-being, it also brought back my missing libido. That's when I realized that I still loved my DH as much as I always had and how much that nasty fibroid was interfering in all aspects of my life. I've since found out that our hormones not only affect our libido, they also affect that "lovey, dovey" feeling that is so important in a marriage.

Another thing that I remember, from those awful pre-hyst days, is that, due to my feeling so sick all the time, I reached a point where I really let my appearance go. One part of this was because I'm not one who particularly looks good in dark clothes, and I had to wear dark because I never knew when I would "start". Another part of it was because I was soooooo swelled up, that I had to wear baggy clothes. But one major part of it was that I just didn't care and didn't have the energy to style my hair in a becoming way and to ensure that I looked as good as I can look. I'm sure that that didn't really serve to turn many heads!!!

Since my hyst, I've succeeded at shedding 30 lbs, have been selecting clothes that are becoming and have been much more careful of the way I look. These days, I do notice heads turning... and some of those heads belong to surprisingly young men!!!!

I do think that, in these areas, there are quite a few layers involved and that, for it to all fall into place, all the layers have to be in synch.
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  #14  
Unread 10-06-2004, 12:14 AM
One Year Later...

Did anyone else hear about the woman who had a part of her ovary removed and frozen while she had chemotherapy for cancer, then had it reimplanted after the therapy was completed?

She went on to become pregnant and they feel the ovary transplant worked!

Perhaps,someday, those of us who have had our ovaries removed will be able to receive a part of a donor ovary.

If a transplanted ovary could make someone pregnant, maybe we could benefit from a small portion, to add pheromones, libido, and all the other bits and pieces of hormones we need to help us live healthy lives.

I feel so strongly about the importance of the ovary that I would be a willing subject to experiment on!

Jan
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