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Unread 02-06-2005, 04:24 PM
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I am 33 and just had a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy with D&C on Jan. 28th, then on the 3rd of Feb, had my follow up with doc and was told that I had cyst and adhesions on both ovaries and also adhesions on uterus, liver, and diaphragm. The ovaries and uterus are pretty well anchored to the pelvic floor due to the adhesions. He gave me my list of options, which I discussed with a doc friend of mine from work, and she agreed that those were my options and the pros and cons were well layed out for me...
option 1) do nothing
2) try antibiotics... will make me sick and wont get rid of
adhesions
3) try Lupron...however the adhesions are not endometrial
and finally
4)TAH/BSO with total pelvic cleanout of adhesions...no
more PCOD, in theory no more pain (which I have had
for over 3 years)

After discussing with my husband we agreed that the surgery would be the best. It is scheduled for March 15th.
Since I have just over a month to get myself ready, does anyone have any advice on what things i should do to prepare???
Also, any advice on anxiety, which is already hitting me.

thanx for any help,
Tiffany
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Unread 02-06-2005, 05:12 PM
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Hello, Tiffany, and

We're happy you joined the Hyster Sisters community! The members here have unlimited hugs to dispense to you during your journey to good health!

If you have not done so already, I suggest you visit Checkpoints which, in my opinion, is at the top of the list in terms of what this site has to offer! You can access it from the lavender bar at the top of this page. It will provide information and guide you through every stage of the hysterectomy experience!

I suggest you tell your doctor about the anxiety you are experiencing. I was prescribed a light sedative to take as needed in the "nervous weeks" waiting to get my surgery, and it really helped me!

Many s and Best Wishes to You!
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Unread 02-06-2005, 05:19 PM
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Thanks, Carmen.
I will definitely call him on monday, dont know what he can do as I am still on pain pills from the laparoscopy. I think most of my nerves are due to the fact that i scrub for surgery...surgical tech, and have scrubbed for this exact case...everything went fine for the patient. Some say that knowing makes it easier, others say it makes it harder...i agree with the latter...LOL :hair:

Tiffany
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Unread 02-06-2005, 05:34 PM
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Hi Tiffany, when I finally decided a hysterectomy was the way for me to go, I decided that "KNOWLEDGE IS POWER". So I have been reading everything I can to find out about a TAH . This site and these ladies are the best place to start. It's so comforting to realize that I am not alone in my anxiety, and who better to recieve advice from than someone who has been there. It's really funny that almost every question I have thought of to ask, someone has asked it before me. So if no one else understands what I'm going through I know I can come here and my "sisters" will no exactly how I feel. Good luck and knowing what to expect before and after will help to calm your nerves .


Cindy
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Unread 02-06-2005, 05:38 PM
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Hi, Cindy, thanx!
I think in my case, due to my job...surgical assistant...and knowing exactly every detail...lol...is making me nervous.
It does help knowing certain things ahead of time...i just hope the person doing my job, has had all the sleep they need, have had their coffee, and are NOT clutsy (like me...LOL).
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Unread 02-06-2005, 05:44 PM
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wow. This sounds so familiar. I also found out on the 3rd. I do not have a surgery date yet but it is to be the middle of March and it is to be a TAH. I am also going to be 33 in a few short months. I had my lap in August though and it didn't help. My opereations is for endo.

I would love to have the knowledge that you do be havng seen the surgery performed. I am a knowledge freak and will read everything for the next few weeks about this that I can find. I also am very nervous about my recovery time.

Good luck and lots of hugs!!!!
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Unread 02-06-2005, 05:47 PM
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Thanx, Poohbear,

Looks like we will both be "off-line" at same time...LOL

Tiffany
  #8  
Unread 02-06-2005, 06:10 PM
frazzled

I relieved my anxiety by knowing how much better life would be after the procedure! Positive thoughts helped tremendously.
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Unread 02-06-2005, 06:16 PM
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Thanx!
lets see....positive thought no.1...no more pain!!!!!!!
no.2....no more going thru a pack of pads a day!!!!!!
no.3.... no more pain!!!!!!!!!
(that one goes twice for now...LOL)
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Unread 02-06-2005, 06:42 PM
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Sisters,

You've GOT to order and read the "Hyster Sister" guide book. I didn't not find this site or the book until after my surgery, and I REALLY wish I had been able to read it before hand.

Not only did it have great info and helpful hints but it was hysterically funny and would definitely eased my anxiety.

Gina
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