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Kept both ovaries, EXTREMELY moody... Kept both ovaries, EXTREMELY moody...

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Unread 07-20-2007, 06:27 PM
Kept both ovaries, EXTREMELY moody...

dear hopeforpeace, you made me LOL and thank you!!

I bet that lil ole guy ran in the door and locked it and peeked out lest he was trailed by an angry one person mob sans uterus!!
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Unread 07-20-2007, 07:18 PM

Originally Posted by lalawoman
first. thank you nftsnana! I had suddenly realized that a lot of the posts were weeks younger than mine - or so i thought -- then followed the mood swing self doubts! I am a wimp!! i am too whiny! i am a hyster failure! (and what could that possibly mean??)

So right after that I saw your post and felt better about myself, seeing a kindred time spirit. thank you!

now for the jokes. How did the hyster cross the road? um, with percoset? I mean she couldnt drive...

Knock knock who's there?
hyster who? (fill in the blank...)
Thank-You Lala reading this made me laugh so hard I started Crying! Can you tell I'm still on Percocet and still not able to drive? lol It seems if I am telling something funny to the family, they laugh, if it's terrible, they ask me how many Percocet have I taken...I have been so miserable and moody lately they've been asking what I've done with myself and will I be back soon.....then my youngest kidlet told me the other day that he found something on the internet the other day - he told me that he found out that I am actually taller than a poodle - brat! I guess that means I've been way to moody
Unread 07-20-2007, 07:50 PM
Kept both ovaries, EXTREMELY moody...

Originally Posted by dk007
It seems if I am telling something funny to the family, they laugh, if it's terrible, they ask me how many Percocet have I taken
this had me laughing pretty good... my dh sometimes wondered if I've mixed my meds too much LOL

I sure am glad you gals are providing me with laughter!!! Thanks, I needed that... especially after my crummy day.

It seems that today every time I saw a baby... I just about lost it... guess I'm going through my grieving stage now??
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Unread 07-20-2007, 08:06 PM
Kept both ovaries, EXTREMELY moody...

I waited for at least a half hour for my post op yesterday (my doc is the best on the planet).

On every single wall were gorgeous art photos of pregnant women, pregnant gorgeous, distended bellies held by beautiful hands. More beautiful loving male hands, cradling small itty bitty babies. I have been so teary at every beautiful baby, every large swollen belly. as i sat in the waiting room i pictured a cartoon to draw. There would be (and should be!) a uterus free zone.

I am called in.

So my doc is eight months pregnant and so BEAUTIFUL, and kind, and supportive, (and wrote me fresh meds and more time from work!) and somehow, i was no longer upset by a pregnant woman, because i was the one she was treasuring and taking care of.

One huge belly for a woman. One giant leap for uterus free womankind.
Unread 07-20-2007, 08:14 PM
Kept both ovaries, EXTREMELY moody...

Have you noticed that all of a sudden it seems like everyone around us is pregnant?? Is it just that our senses are more keen on noticing things like this now? I think a lot of it is because my dh and I were planning on having one together (he does love my boys though!) and we really wanted a little girl... so now little girls and even girl clothes <sigh> are making me teary eyed!

Anyway, sorry about all the baby talk.... having a rough day. Thanks for listening
Unread 07-20-2007, 08:33 PM
Kept both ovaries, EXTREMELY moody...

Dear dolphin, you are so completely right.

everywhere there are cute kids, and big fertile bellies, and (this one is for me!) couples canoodling, and somehow on tv and in life, it seems that no one is complete without a man and fertility, and all the blessings I thought would be mine if i waited long enough, but i waited too long -- but if it were meant to be it WOULD be.

i think -- this sounds morbid but it isnt -- that a hyster is a little like death.

If a loved one dies at thirty or ninety five it is the same horrific loss. i think it is that way with a uterus. It doesnt matter if you have had eight kids like our beloved autumnlady or none like me. it is that same sense of loss in saying goodby to that part of ourselves, that possibility.

and again we are not alone...

Unread 07-20-2007, 08:39 PM
Kept both ovaries, EXTREMELY moody...

I agree with all of you. I cant complain because I am blessed with 3 dear children. But I still feel a loss. Being in the hospital and hearing couples in the room right next door having their babies was tough along with seeing the newborns in the nursery. Hard to let go of that chapter
Unread 07-20-2007, 10:01 PM
Kept both ovaries, EXTREMELY moody...

Well here is my two cents. I thought I would not have issues about losing my uterus because I have my 4 children and 2 stepkids. So was more honkerblonked <oops! please do not attempt to override the censor!> at losing something that was a part of me. The very first restaurant we went to after surgery a woman came in with 3 small kids all like little ducks in a row like mine were. The youngest she was breastfeeding. I said nothing to my DH but balled like a baby when I got home. I didn't want more but somehow that visual was too much for me to take......It is a loss in so many ways for sure....
Unread 07-21-2007, 12:22 AM
re: feelings of loss

I understand and am sorry about the feeling of loss you all are having. This surgery does permanently close that phase of our lives and loss of 'something' whether experienced or a dream, does deserve mourning.

Reading the posts along this line, I remembered saying to DH the day before surgery that it was my last day with a uterus (and felt kind of sad about it) and he said "true, but you still have the important stuff and you'll feel better." Gee, thanks honey!

Maybe I am just so much older than all of you (I'm 54) and I have been "so done" with that phase of my life (for about 23 years now, my youngest is 26), that I am just glad to really be done. For years I said "I am not having any more kids, so God please just shut 'it' down." But no such luck until now. :

I am not trying to minimize the loss you are feeling by ANY means. I have some friends who have never entered motherhood for physical reasons and I know how deep it goes.

It is that I have just realized once I am through recovery (and stop bleeding) -- I will never have to deal with that again and for that I am thrilled!


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Unread 07-21-2007, 05:05 AM
Kept both ovaries, EXTREMELY moody...

I have four wounderful kids and three step childern .I thank god every day for them . However DH and I have none togeather and would have liked to explore the posibility. So now I am felling alittle like the rest of you. ALL they talk about on TV is being pregnate or babies . H owever we wouldn't have had this done if it weren't for our health and at least I have that.

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