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Unread 05-21-2006, 10:21 AM
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Hi all. I'm not sure if I'm in the right forum. I 'm supossed to have a hysterectomy and an ooopherectomy (?) and I don't know about my cervix because I didn't even think to ask. I still have to have another MRI in July. I feel like I am whining here because I know alot of people are worse off then me.
I guess I'm doing HRT - estrogen only. My biggest fear is weight gain and breast cancer. I eat pretty healthy now and my weight is very good even though I barely exercise even though I know I need to especially since I play wtih depression. Sometimes I hope I will go into surgery and not wake up. I feel like God is punishing me and I deserve it. I'm sorry to be so weird. I really am just hoping to get some insight on weight gain and breast cancer. Thank you in advance to anyone who answers me.
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Unread 05-21-2006, 10:24 AM
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well i have been on hrt (climara) pre hyst due to pmdd and post hyst for obvious reasons. i have not gained any weight, in fact i lost 15 pounds. as far as breast cancer goes i believe that if you have your ovaries removed its not as big a risk. i hope i helped some.
Unread 05-21-2006, 10:27 AM
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Hi, 10 days ago I had a TAH/BSO which is probably what you are having, basically everything goes including both ovaries. I think Christina is right - from what I have been reading and researching the risk of cancer seems higher with having the equipment than with the hormones. Of which I am not on yet. Doctor wanted to wait until my 4 week check in. Some hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings but nothing I can't live with.
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Unread 05-21-2006, 10:32 AM
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Welcome! If you are new and pre op than this is the place to be. I understand what you are saying about "being punished". You should definitely post on the aching hearts board. This is a great forum for saying what needs to be said and getting some great support systems.
You are not weird. We are all going through some confusing things right now and cannot be expected to be "normal".
I, too, was lost when I got the diagnosis. I didn't think to ask alot of things. But, hey, none of us has been through this before and you probably didn't have the guide book with you. that was a joke.
Please, browse this site. Check the articles and the boards. So many things to help. Luckily, you have some time. I reccomend writing all of your questions down no matter how trivial you may think they are. If you want to talk, feel free to PM me.
We are here for you...but warning...this site can get addicting!
Unread 05-21-2006, 10:44 AM
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You have come to the right site to have questions answered and to have concerns addressed! I think you will find you love hystersisters!!
Anyway, I know it's easy to be scared and worried, I was too, as for the weight gain, I have been on the estrogen patch (vivelle dot) since my ovaries were removed also, I have not gained any weight. I have not lost any either, which I foolishly thought I would!!! (I figured if 7 huge, melon-sized fibroid tumors were removed, then I would get back down to my flat tummy & size 7 pants!!!! HA!!!!!!!! No way!!!!!)
I understand your concern about the breast cancer, because my grandmother had breast cancer, but it seems like I read conflicting info on if there is a greater risk or not!!!! My doctor said I don't have to worry, that there is not any greater risk. Of course, you'll still want to be sure to get yearly mammagrams.
I definitely feel the benefits of the hormones outweigh the risks. Again, this is just my personal opinion, plus, life in general is full of risks, sometimes you just have to "let go" and trust that God knows what is best. Obviously your reasons for feeling "punished" are personal, but only you know your relationship with God.
At your next visit, you should ask your doctor about the cervix, my doctor told me before surgery, she would try to save it , but may need to remove it depending on what was going on in there. She did end up not removing mine, which I am glad for, I guess it can help keep things in place.
Take care and I hope this helps Your 'sisters' will be here for you! zanylynn
Unread 05-24-2006, 04:58 PM
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