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Unread 03-04-2005, 04:50 PM
Emotional about losing my uterus

This is my first post. My hyst is Tuesday. I'm oddly becoming very attached to my uterus and start crying when I think about the surgery. Is this normal. I'm 41, have 2 wonderful, healthy children and don't want anymore babies. I just feel sad about it going away because it is a part of me. Please give me advice or I'm going to start crying at the hospital. I already cried at Target today!
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Unread 03-04-2005, 05:04 PM
Emotional about losing my uterus

I am very emotional also. This is a big thing we are going through. A very big change and even though I am to old to have any more children I am grieving that choice being permanatly made by my body and not really my mind. Physically I am more than ready for the surgery but emotionally I am not. I have had other surgerys but this is the first time I have felt this sad. It isnt going to make us any less a woman and we will feel so much better so I am trying very hard to stay positive and realize its for the best. Smile kiddo we are in this together.
Unread 03-04-2005, 05:10 PM

Dear Scardyme,

A hysterectomy is a very emotional surgery for most of us. It's perfectly normal to feel the way you do. There are a lot of emotions attached to being a woman and having children. I didn't like the idea of losing an organ, especially that one, but in reality it had been a pain in the ---- for a long time.

To encourage you, I am still me, I still feel like a woman, I still feel sexy, and now I don't hurt anymore or just about bleed to death every month. This is such a relief!

I don't know what kind of surgery you are having, but I'm sure you and your doctor have discussed the necessity of the surgery. You will be fine. It's okay to cry. It relieves emotions and tension. Think about your new healthy life in the future. Nothing changes except you will feel so much better.

You are normal.

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Unread 03-04-2005, 05:15 PM
Emotional about losing my uterus . . .

I think it's normal to feel a loss right now, as you have two wonderful children that you were able to bring into this world and this surgery now means closing that chapter of your life, even if you hadn't planned more, just thinking about it all can be emotional. I hadn't put much thought to it prior to my surgery as I had two children, hadn't planned on more, but the day I got to the hospital my nurse getting me prepped for surgery had been the same to deliver my son. I started crying, then when my GYN came in right before surgery I lost it with him too. The day I was discharging from the hospital I was signing papers at the nurses station when a newborn was brought up. I looked at the baby, said, oh he's so cute and there I went again bllllllaaaahhh! Luckily the newborn's mom wasn't there, just the nurse and she comforted me. We are not just preparing physically for this surgery, but emotionally and there is a lot of fears about such a big change in our life. I had a close friend who came over after my surgery to visit and very sensitively asked how I was feeling about not having more children (even she knew we really didn't plan more) but it was the most thoughful visit I had from anyone. She knew as another mother that it was a loss for me and she cried with me and I felt a lot better just talking about it. I would encourage you to visit with others on this site or talk with a close friend when you feel you need to. It really does help.

Unread 03-04-2005, 07:11 PM
Emotional about losing my uterus

You don't sound oddly attached to me. You sound normal and healthy.

I wish you the best.
Unread 03-04-2005, 07:15 PM
Emotional about losing my uterus

I think it's normal to feel a loss right now, as you have two wonderful children that you were able to bring into this world and this surgery now means closing that chapter of your life

I too am having a hard time, but I know I can't handle the pain anymore. I just hope for the emotional support from my friends and family to get through it. (((HUGS))) to you and good luck!

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