Support for a Younger Generation? | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)


HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Reply

Support for a Younger Generation? Support for a Younger Generation?

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 04-06-2005, 12:49 PM
Support for a Younger Generation?

I'm 23, I had my hysterectomy on 2/8/05. So I'm just about on my third month of recovery. I'm finding it terribly difficult to find support for myself, or least someone who can understand and help walk me through recovery. I never had the choice to have kids or a family, lived the last ten years of my life in so much pain I couldn't function, and had to fight the medical community for a solution. Now that I'm in recovery, I'm also going through some light depression, menopause type symptoms, and so on. My GYN has refused to help me out, I did the proceedure without his knowledge, and the specialist (six hours away) doesn't have time.

So I'm asking here, is there any support for someone that's "younger" and still trying to walk through recovery on her own? Thanks
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 04-06-2005, 01:28 PM
Support for a Younger Generation?

My heart goes out to you! Having a hysterectomy has a huge impact on any woman but at your age I think it may be harder. You may not have the support you need right now but I am sure it's out there. Women at any age can face this surgery.

Do you have family in your area? Friends that can help out? I do not know what state you live in but I would think that contacting your local hospital might lead you to a support group. You have had to face a lot for someone your age.

Too bad that your doctor isn't much help, I hope that you can find one that is compassionate to your situation.

Try to concentrate on healing right now and take it one day at a time. I know that when things seem so big it's hard to step back and see the whole picture. Is your health better now after the surgery?

Feel free to private message me anytime if you need someone to talk to. Thoughts and prayers for you, Kathleen

  #3  
Unread 04-06-2005, 01:28 PM
Support for a Younger Generation?

I'm sure someone out there has to help you for your support. I guess if it was me and my Doctor, didn't have time for me, or try to help me out when you need it the most. I would say find a Doctor, who will help you deal with these issues.

What about your family? How do they help you deal? Any close friends who you can talk with? I hope and pray you will someone who can help you. Take care.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Unread 04-07-2005, 07:18 PM
Support for a Younger Generation?

I was so sad to hear your story. Although I do not have an answer to your question I know that a lot of the women on this board have had medical issues since they were young some making planning a family difficult or even impossible. We CAN be supportive and do understand depression and loss. If you’re medical Dr. won't help I urge you to seek emotional support with a counselor or support groups. Your loss is real and it will take time to deal with. (((hugs))) to you
  #5  
Unread 04-07-2005, 10:48 PM
Support for a Younger Generation?

My husband keeps telling me that we should be studied I had my TAH on 11-10-04 at the age of 27, while looking for information about hormones (which I haven't started yet due to an upcoming adoption and breastfeeding) all of the studies that I read cited that long term effects for people under 40 were unknown due to lack of research. It really does make you feel very alone... especially when everyone else in my age group is starting a family.

I have found the greatest support in older generations, they are usually experiencing what I am currently going through and are really sympathetic.

And God Bless the online community with all of it's support!
  #6  
Unread 04-08-2005, 01:39 AM
Support for a Younger Generation?

there needs to be more for younger women who have undergone hysterectomy. so little is said about the younger community and its hard on us who have to undergo this. i looked and looked everywhere before i had surgery just to find someone who had faced this same thing. in a way, i think we should all band together and try to make something for all our future younger sisters to come.
  #7  
Unread 04-08-2005, 02:07 AM
Support for a Younger Generation?

  Quote:
Originally posted by daciaperfect
there needs to be more for younger women who have undergone hysterectomy. so little is said about the younger community and its hard on us who have to undergo this. i looked and looked everywhere before i had surgery just to find someone who had faced this same thing. in a way, i think we should all band together and try to make something for all our future younger sisters to come.
Oh yeah. I can see where that would be helpful. Hard for anyone to fall through the cracks. Harder to not be able to find what is needed. I wonder if there's a way to do that though.
  #8  
Unread 04-08-2005, 05:11 AM
Support for a Younger Generation?

Hello!

I completely agree, there is definetly a lack of support for young women who have hysterectomies.I had mine December 2004, at age 28...I don't know anyone around my age that has had the same proceedure & is now trying to adjust to this surgeries implications ie. infertility.

I live in the U.K, and even my Doctor & health visitor could not recommend any support groups for me! Friends & family are supportive, but sometimes I think I they find it hard to understand alot of my feelings & don't know quite what to say!

Keep posting here, and until more is done (community health wise), we can support each other!

What about this site, perhaps, starting a forum for younger women who have had/going to have a hysterectomy?

big hugs!
  #9  
Unread 04-08-2005, 06:01 AM
Support for a Younger Generation?

when i first presented with severe symptoms the consultant i saw

said

"You're only 28 - bit young for fibroids aren't you?" he then flicked through my notes and said
"3 kids - eh? enough for anyone - hysterectomy"
He then left me lying on a couch with just a small blanket over my bits, sobbing in front of a room full of students.

I then went private and found a surgeon who was a professor in the field - he performed the myemectomy, and gave me a good 5 years of choice.

- there must be support out there, somewhere? If not - how are you with webpages? Starting one might be the way to go?

Sorry i can't be more help

Chicky
  #10  
Unread 04-08-2005, 09:02 AM
Support for a Younger Generation?

I agree that more should be available to younger gals. I am 34, but I think I am 13, so I think that makes me......21? Anyway, when my doc. told me I had adeno, and that a hysterectomy was needed, she also said it was young to have one, but I had to do it or face years of pain. I felt so weird about the whole thing, and I still dont want to tell people I know about it in specifics, I just say I had internal surgery, and if they press me, I say its a girl thing. I even hate the word hysterectomy, it sounds like hissing, or something. I guess it helps to know I am not the youngest and only one to deal with this, and I think if I had a place to go before the surgery specifically for the younger generation, I wouldnt be so weird about the whole thing.
Christie
Reply

booklet
Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions
Register




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
23 Replies, Last Reply 07-23-2007, Started By justded
15 Replies, Last Reply 05-26-2005, Started By caseyhill
6 Replies, Last Reply 04-23-2005, Started By quiltforlife
3 Replies, Last Reply 10-27-2004, Started By MissMad
9 Replies, Last Reply 10-21-2004, Started By sweettlc
0 Reply, Started By wtrmln
8 Replies, Last Reply 10-02-2004, Started By soon2bprincess
2 Replies, Last Reply 06-08-2003, Started By stump
4 Replies, Last Reply 06-25-2002, Started By svquinn
2 Replies, Last Reply 05-30-2002, Started By trailertrash35
6 Replies, Hormone and Menopause Central
31 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
3 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
10 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
42 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause
13 Replies, Over 50? - Thee and Me!
7 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
7 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Options and Alternatives
3 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

January 26,2022

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!
Advertisement


Advertisement