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Unread 04-20-2007, 08:30 PM
May 8 surgery and kinda scared

I am scheduled for May 8th for an LAVH/BSO and marsupialization of a cyst as oppsed to removal. I'm not sure what BSO stands for (anyone?) I know I'm having an oophrectomy - ovaries and tubes so I'm guessing BSO means that. I did't see the shorthand version of surgery until I arrived home and was looking over papers. I had carcinoma in situ discovered a couple years ago and have been doing the paps every 3-4 months (what joy!) since with some coming back normal and some with displaysia, gyne decided (I've had him the past 6 months since I moved to this area) to go ahead with the surgeries since I am also hypermenorrheic since being off birth control pills. I am glad for this in a way, no more real worries about cervical cancer but am also scared for some reason.

I've had a gastric bypass, gall bladder removed and a abdominal surgery to remove my extra pannis and was not afraid, at all. I trust my doctor, the hospital, my sister is staying with me the first week of surgery so, no worries there. Not sure. Oh, and my doc wants to wait and see how bad my symptoms will be before he will prescribe HRT. I love that, let me tell you but my Mom died of breast cancer so, it's probably for the best to wait. However, I begin summer school on the 3rd week after surgery, have anatomy and physiology I and II plus math summer sessions so I can get into the respitory therapy program in the fall rather than wait an entire year for the next class. I really don't want to go thru profuse hot flashes and the screaming mee mees (sp?) but will keep my fingers crossed for few hormonal side effects. If you're still reading this, bless your heart, I meant for it to be short but have been holding this all in, don't want to upset my daughter, age 16 and worried about me or my sister, age 40 and about the same as daughter.
Victoria
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Unread 04-20-2007, 09:55 PM
May 8 surgery and kinda scared

Victoria,
First of all, here's a big hug. Now take a deep breath. It is completely normal to be scared about this. I am a Respiratory Therapist, and have been one for almost 17 years. You would think I would know all the ins and outs of any surgery...I've been working in ICU's long enough. I shouldn't have been scared, right? Wrong, I was terrified! I turned into a 36 year old baby! I knew it was highly doubtful that I had ovarian cancer, but I was scared, too. I too have had multiple surgeries. I've gone in apprehensive (because IV's and pain are so much fun!! lol) but this time it was different. I can't tell you not to be scared, but remember, we are all here for you and vent, post whatever you need to do to and you will find that talking about it will help, without having to stress your family.
I wasn't started on HRT until today, 3 weeks and one day post op. No screaming meemees, (I like that term!) but I am pretty fatigued and having moments of panic and anxiety. Wait and see, I guess...
Here's something for your A and P class. BSO stands for bilateral salphyngectomy/oophrectomy...you are absolutely correct...tubes and ovaries.
Anyway, I was going to make this short, too, but again, remember that your sisters are here, and it's okay to be scared!

p.s. I wish you the best on your path to become a future RT! I'm here if you need anything!
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