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Unread 01-20-2005, 06:20 AM
A Year Later

I just received a message from this website and realized it has been one year since I had a tah/bso. Would I do it again?.....yes! I have had my problems but not the problems I had previous. I no longer take a suitcase full of pads to every event my children were in and worry about where the restroom is in every town I pass. I can actually enjoy the thought of going. I didn't have a lot of pain until about 6 months before and a day or so during a period but the bleeding was just not any fun. I ruined more clothes than I can imagine because it wasn't always easy to get to a place to change every 20 minutes. Since I live 30 minutes from the closest town you can imagine what I went thru just to get to my children's school.

Since the surgery I have had some complications. The feeling of numbness is still a there somewhat and may always be there. I have finally got my stamina back and have stopped taking those afternoon naps. My doctor said the naps were still fine.....that it is not abnormal to need them a year or more afterwards and if you have the time....do it. It is good for the body. I have had problems with pelvic floor muscle spasms. These feel a lot like a prolapse so if you are worrying as I did about the pain....go check it out. It needs addressed one way or another. I just hated the idea of going back......more than finding out I guess. I was tired of seeing the doctor and just had to force myself to go get it checked out. I think all the reading I did about prolapse had convinced me that was the problem and I just could not think about going thru any more surgery. The last time I went he told me that the muscle spasms were a product of needing the surgery and that I may have problems with them coming back from time to time. I guess that will take time also.

The one thing that I might have done different.....I would have asked more questions and done it a little slower. When I first was told I needed surgery....my first thought was, let's get this done and over. I wasn't armed with information and questions that I wish I had asked. I am not saying that anything was done wrong I was just left with this idea that there was so much that I didn't realize. I didn't find this site until I was home about a month and then I realized that I would have been much more informed if I had just been here only once. This is not a cut and dry issue. Everyone should have all the information possible and this site is full of information and everyone has different experiences to deal with. Reading those is a great help and you feel like you are surrounded by a loving group of people that understand and relate to what you are going thru. Every Gynecologist should have information about this website and give it to anyone contiplating this surgery. Both would benefit.

Thanks so much for all the support and information.
My past year has been much better and I wish everyone a healthy happy year.
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Unread 01-20-2005, 08:27 AM
A Year Later

Congratulations on your anniversary! I too am glad I did it and would do it again. I can't believe it's been 7 months since my surgery!

Unread 01-20-2005, 08:44 AM
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Unread 01-20-2005, 09:12 AM
A Year Later

It has been seven months for me too. And having now traveled the road, I wouldn't have done anything differently. Like you, the quality of my life is greatly improved and I am grateful for that. For all of you, I wish you continued good health and strength and a life filled with joy, blessings and above all laughter.
Unread 01-20-2005, 10:04 AM
A Year Later

Thank you so much for your post. It is nice to hear how it will be 1 year after! Keep it up!
Unread 01-20-2005, 10:37 AM
Yipee, It's been a year today!

I just looked at the calendar and realized today is my hysterversary. I too am so happy I went through it. Last summer was one of the best. No more heavy bleeding and always looking for bathrooms. I still feel the incision whenever I lift something really heavy, but other than that, I feel great. I only wish I had done the surgery earlier in life. I let the body go to heck for a year, lots of food and no real exercise. But now I am with the program - diet and exercise and I really am doing good. As for this website, I too, did not find it until after my surgery decision was made. But this site has been a blessing. My best girlfriend who is now considering a hyst, called me and I referred her to this site before she decides to do anything.
I guess I could go on and on about how pleased I am that I had the hyst and now that it has been a year - I am really happy!
Thank you everyone who contributes to this website, it really made going through everything a LOT easier.
Unread 01-20-2005, 10:45 AM
A Year Later

Thanks sistters.
Its really good to hear that things settle and your all enjoying healthy happy lives.


tricia.x x x
Unread 01-20-2005, 11:56 AM
Cheers to you all.

Let's rejoice sisters in our new and improved release on life. It will be a year for me next month and I thank God for taking me through. I also thank God for all of you and I want to wish you all a beautiful and blessed New Year.

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