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Curious about what fills the "hole"... Curious about what fills the "hole"...

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Unread 01-26-2005, 12:47 PM
Curious about what fills the "hole"...

Hi everyone! Hope you are all taking it easy and feeling well!

Anyone curious as to what happens to the space that once housed your uterus? Does it stay empty? Do other organs comfortably take position there?

Since my surgery, I have certainly felt "lighter" in that area? Strange, I know and hard to explain. But it just feels better.

Any thoughts on what happens inside?

Take care Princesses!

Hugs,

Sarah

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Unread 01-26-2005, 01:15 PM
Curious about what fills the "hole"...

I think your intestines shift a bit, filling the space.

My stomach is flatter, and feels less firm when I press on it. When I lay on my side, my tummy sags more. Such a weird feeling.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 01:22 PM
Curious about what fills the "hole"...

I actually know the answer to that question as that was the one question that my DH asked at the pre-op visit. I was told that basically your intestines fill in that space.

And I know my tummy area fills smaller and lighter as well-----but then that's not unusual considering I had a big old uterus due to some fibroids. I'm glad you're feeling better too. That is why we decided to do this after all!
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Unread 01-26-2005, 02:12 PM
Curious about what fills the "hole"...

I have thought about that too, some sis say they gain weight but I thought it was the reverse if you think about it, they are taking organs out of your body that have some weight, shouldnt there be less weight in your body? after they take it all out.? I am not planning in taking any hormones, my mom had a histerectomy when she was 40 and she has never taken anything and she is just fine. I wonder if this hysterectomy thing is hereditary everybody I know that their mother has had this type of problem they also have it.

That's life.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 02:14 PM
Curious about what fills the "hole"...

Alina,

My mom had the exact same thing as me when she was 40. Same grapefruit sized fibroid and same miserable symptoms.

I believe there is some hereditary traits...at least in my case.


Sarah
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Unread 01-26-2005, 03:13 PM
Curious about what fills the "hole"...

Have to agree with you Sarah on that one. My mom also had hyst when she was 47. We had the same symptoms. I guess my boys are happy that they will not have that problem.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 03:21 PM
Curious about what fills the "hole"...

When I am lying down I seem to have an empty space where there was once a big hard lump! It seems strange to me after being able to feel my uterus there for the past few years. Of course, when I stand up everything just flops down (don't you just LOVE gravity?) so I can't feel the cavity at all.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 03:47 PM
Curious about what fills the "hole"...

The bowels and bladder are very happy to have more space, and they slide right in.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 03:51 PM
Hey hippy:

I asked my doc this very ? and this is what he said--- I was to go to the store, and take a 20 pound bag of potatoes, and dig into the bottom of the bag and remove 2 potatoes, and watch what happened to the rest--- they slowly fall down into the bottom of the bag and take up the space, he says this is true too of our organs, they get all comfy and cozy in their new house where they have alot more room, specially if we have had MONSTER tumors or fibroids. And that is what I had.... big--- and cancerous!
I hope this funny little analogy that my doc shared with me, helps in some way
snickers
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Unread 01-26-2005, 04:18 PM
Curious about what fills the "hole"...

Thanks Snickers....

Great visual!!

Sarah
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