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Unread 05-26-2005, 12:39 PM
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Hi everyone, I had a TAH in June of last year to remove a suspicous cyst on my ovary (wasnt cancer thank God) and chronic pelvic pain and prolapsed uterus, and my right ovary was left intact. The surgery was a nightmare, I lost a lot of blood and went into a thyroid storm. Ever since I had the surgery, I feel like my body is falling apart. The pelvic pain hasn't gone away. the pain during sex with hubby is worse than before surgery, and my hormones are all over the place. I really feel like I'm losing my mind. I made an appointment with a clinic for next week, but after the whole hyst. experience I'm scared to death. The doc who did surgery kept telling me that being so young I would bounce back quickly. I'm not bouncing at all. I'm only 28, and I feel so much older. My hubby has tried to be supportive, but he doesn't understand that I feel miserable all the time. I'm so tired of being in pain, and out right feeling rotten. Can someone please give me some advice on what to ask the doctor next week. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for letting me whine.
Christi
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Unread 05-26-2005, 01:59 PM
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I am so sorry your recovery has not been what your doctor expected and relayed to you.

I wonder if your remaining ovary is the culprit here. If your other one had a cyst, perhaps that is what's going on with the remaining one.

Do make sure you write down your symptoms so that you can have it all straight in your mind. I find it helpful to take that to the doctor. While you are writing down your symptoms, also write down anything that eases the pain and anything that makes it worse. Also be very frank about your mood swings.

Try not to leave any information out. Details are very important. You are informing, not complaining. Remember that your doctor works for you and should patiently answer all of your questions to the best of her/his ability.

Let us know how it goes. We care!

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