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Why are you happy with your hysterectomy? Why are you happy with your hysterectomy?

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Unread 12-21-2004, 07:02 AM
Why are you happy with your hysterectomy?

lets see, where to begin....................
I can bend over and tie my shoes, my pants are no longer snug.I greet each day with hope, instead of fear of my period ruining my day, and my pants. I dont suffer from pre-menstral headaches, that put me in bed for a couple of days. I dont have to run to the bathroom every 15 minutes, I dont feel bloated all the time, heck I dont feel bloated at all. I have a little bit more energy now and am sleeping better. I havent had any swelling in my feet and fingers. My appetite is returning.... and I could go on and on......
When my doc told me I needed a hyst, I was scared, but had resigned myself to the fact that something(anything) needed to be done, what ever was in there was growing at an enormous rate, he said, and I qoute*you need surgery, and believe me, I am NOT looking for work* but leading up to the surgery, I only had 2 days to prepare, I never thought they would find cancer, but they did--- and so, I guess that would be the best thing about having this surgery, is that I am now CANCER FREE____yipee!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 12-21-2004, 07:14 AM
Why are you happy with your hysterectomy?

Happy- no, I wouldn't say I was happy about having my hysterectomy.

I'm glad I can get on with my life without the fear of bleeding terribly every month, and glad I can organize my life in a normal manner rather than based on the fear of being too far from home should problems arise, but happy? no.

I'm glad I have met the wonderful women on this site.
I'm glad I feel healthier and stronger, and that I've made some positive lifestyle changes - but happy about the surgery itself, no.

I still have feelings of "missing" something and feeling a bit strange, not myself and sometimes lost.

So Weezy, if I'm over a year post op and have these feelings, it is not surprising that you might have some negative feelings so soon after surgery -- give yourself time to grieve and then let yourself heal.

Unread 12-21-2004, 07:35 AM
Why are you happy with your hysterectomy?

I am very happy with my hysterectomy for a number of reasons.
I had to have the operation due to cancer of the cervix, so I am very happy to have had a total hysterectomy resulting in the all clear from the cancer and no need for further treatment.
I am British but have just moved to Brazil and feel fortunate that my operation and recovery have both gone so well. Although it was pretty scary having surgery in a foreign country where I speak very little of the language, the medical care was excellent. The only thing lacking has been advice on aftercare and recuperation, I have had to get that from the internet and friends in UK.
Having just logged onto this site today and read of the complications that have been suffered by so many "sisters" I feel even better than I did before, but very sorry for all you sufferers. Since day one I have been very lucky with no pain and (so far) no complications. Is it only me?
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Unread 12-21-2004, 07:41 AM
Why are you happy with your hysterectomy?

I had my hysterectomy on 10-11-04 after debating it for 2 years finally I could'nt take it any more with the bleeding and pain and taking every pill there was to take and d&cs . It's been two months and I feel great not having to worry about cancer and breaking thru pads and tampons while at work . I had a TAH and a bladder suppension . I had fibroids and enlarge uterous cysts on both ovaries and one of my ovaries had grew to my stomach wall and my bladder had grown to my uterous so now you see why I was in so much pain and bleeding . I finally have a life now . Linda
D&C 5-29-04 TAH /BSO enlarged uterous, fibroids , adeno ovarian cysts 10-11-04
Unread 12-21-2004, 07:44 AM
Why are you happy with your hysterectomy?

It took me a while, but yesterday when I saw my cousin pull out a tampon, (we're 9 months apart in age) I realized just how happy I am. No more of that, and no more pain. Love it, Love it, Love it.

Unread 12-21-2004, 02:53 PM
Why are you happy with your hysterectomy?

I'm very happy I had my surgery. Ditto to almost everything that has been said here. My 1st cousin died in April of this year due to uterine cancer. In the same month my mom was diagnosed with the same. She is doing wonderfully now, PTL! I started my period at 10 and for 34 years was miserable for at least 14 days of the month. I'm now at 8 weeks after a LAVH. All my tests came back normal but the pathology after the surgery found pre-cancer and a couple cancer cells so I'm Praising God that I not only have no more awful periods but I'm free of worrying about cancer! I have had an incredibly easy recovery time. I have followed ALL the rules the Dr told me to and I believe that has helped greatly along with much prayer from several churches. I was anemic before and had no energy and now I'm feeling better than I have in months. My husband and I made love for the 1st this past week and it was wonderful with just a slight achiness afterwards. The hardest thing I found was sitting for very long. It built up pressure. I went to church and class but got up and walked around frequently and left early for the 1st 4 weeks after surgery. I'm so looking forward to picking up my two 2 year old Grandaughters at Christmas. That was so hard at Thanksgiving not to do! I have had a little bowel trouble and have found that Flax-Oil pills help greatly! They keep me regular and I no longer have pain with a bowel movement. I also take some really good vitamins and that has helped build my energy back up. I have been very fortunate to have a supportive husband, family and friends, the few that weren't didn't hurt as much because of the wonderful ones who did support me. I also wanted to thank you for such a great place to come and learn and be supported. Thank you!!
Unread 12-23-2004, 03:34 PM
Why are you happy with your hysterectomy?

With adenomyosis, bladder, rectal and urterine prolapses, I had these things that I will no longer have now that my surgery is over. I used to bleed profusely to the point of anemia and very irregularly. I leaked urine if I waited too long, laughed or coughed. I had watery brown discharge from my rectum a few times and would have to get in weird positions or"stint" to have a bowel movement. I had a lot of pressure in my vagina from the prolapses.

I went to several GP docs who told me that I should keep everything and learn to live with it and I went to Naturopathics that absolutely insisted that I would lose my female intuition if I lost my uterus. FINALLY!! after fives years of hell, I went to a great gyno who asked why I waited so long and couldn't believe that my GP hadn't seen the prolapses. In fact, he was going to have her do the assist on my surgery so that she could see how things were.

I still have my female intuition and am recovering more each day, so relieved that I won't be having all these terrible symptoms.

I am 52 years old, very healthy (otherwise) and fit. I had a TVH with bladder and rectum repairs.
Unread 12-23-2004, 03:38 PM
Why are you happy with your hysterectomy?

Wow! I want to thank all that responded to this. Your life adventures has helped me see past myself. I can better understand what you mean when you say you are better now after then before.
Thank you.
Unread 12-23-2004, 04:35 PM
Why are you happy with your hysterectomy?

I guess I'm the same...
No more daily bleeding
No more coffee saucer sized clots
No more looking to see where the bathrooms were everywhere I went.
No more $$$ spent on 3-5 boxes of tampons and pads a week.
No more having sex with beach towels under me, around me and on top of me...

Although there have been some misgivings, like a lack of libido now, migraines, terrible mood swings and the nagging aches that go along with all this...it's still better than changing a Super Plus tampon every 20 minutes of everyday!!
Unread 12-23-2004, 05:51 PM
Only one reason

I am only happy because the cancer is gone. For good I pray!

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