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Discouraged...What next??? Discouraged...What next???

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Unread 07-07-2007, 01:56 AM
Discouraged...What next???

I have posted on here quite a few times about my irregular bleeding post LSH. It has been almost six months since my LSH, and I am still having problems. My cervix just continues to bleed for no good reason. The bleeding/spotting has decreased a bit. In April, it was 22 days. In June, it was only 10 days!!! That is an improvement, but I am still really discouraged. I was taking Prometrium to try and stop the bleeding, it caused horrible acne. I finally stopped taking it after my last episode of bleeding started. I figured that it wasn't working, so why keep taking it and dealing with acne and skin discoloration??? I just don't know what to do next. My head tells me to go in and have the cervix and ovaries out. My reasons are: continued bleeding/spotting. I have some discomfort that is in the area of my left ovary. It radiates to my left hip area and lower back. I have a feeling that there is something going on with my ovary. I also have a feeling of achiness, fullness in my bladder area. I don't have an infection, so I am convinced it is pain caused by my cervix. Based on my moods, I think my hormones must be all over the place. If I have my ovaries removed and I am put on some type of hormone therapy, at least my hormones would be consistent. Hopefully, my moods will improve. I have been very irritable. My moods are often unpredictable. I can go from happy to sad pretty quickly. All of these reasons seem to justify another surgery.

I guess what holds me back is the fear of another surgery that doesn't fix the problem...but causes more problems. I am afraid of developing a rectocele, or my bladder dropping down. I am also afraid of losing sexual function. I don't have a sex drive, but when we do manage to have sex, my orgasms are there. I am only 32 and I don't want to lose that! I also have the added pressure of finances to throw into the mix. Six weeks off, how do I manage that??? I guess we can all just stop eating! I know that I sound pretty negative, I have just had enough of this stuff! Part of me wants to give it more time to see if it will resolve, I have been praying for that for months. The other part of me just wants to scream and cry when I feel that all too familiar gush of blood. When it starts up I just want to run to the hospital and have it yanked out.

Sorry this is so long. I just needed to get this all out. I will be praying for guidance in making a decision. Please keep me in your prayers. If you have any advice, please share it.

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Unread 07-07-2007, 06:41 AM
Discouraged...What next???

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Hang in there. I am 35 and I am having quite a few problems after my surgery. These are very difficult choices we have to go through and it may seem like you're alone, but you're not. I wish I could make all of us 100% well. Continue to talk to your doctor and try to enjoy the good things in your life in the meantime. This is just a really tough time, but we can make it through to enjoy the rest of our lives.
Unread 07-07-2007, 08:10 AM
Discouraged...What next???

have you gotten a second opinion? is your dr/surgeon in a large teaching university/hosptial? that would be my suggestion to you. having someone very experienced in this and telling him all these problems you've been having..he might have a completely different view on things. i am so sorry youre having so many problems. i definitely understand your fears of having everything else removed. i would feel the same way. but you also cant live like this. a second opinion would be the best thing for you right now to see if you have other options besides removing your cervix/ovaries.

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