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Unread 08-16-2007, 04:09 AM
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Hi Ladies,

Well my surgery date is fastly approaching and I have been thinking about what do with my uterus

I don't like the thought that it will be thrown in a clinical waste bag/container and burned, it's give me 3 children so it deserves more than that. I am going to ask to see it or get photos but just wondering if anyone has saw the "footage" of their laparoscopy.

No particular reason why, I am just very curious. Sorry if this sounds weird
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Unread 08-16-2007, 10:01 AM
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Hello, I just had a TLH monday and my doc gave me pictures of my overies and some adhesions. I did not wanna really see any of it. Talk to your doc about giving you pics. My surgery went really well, I nly stayed overnight I still have some pain but all in all it is going alright. Keep your chin up, waiting is the hardest part. I'll keep you in my prayers and hugs too you.
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Unread 08-16-2007, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by sleepinangel
Hello, I just had a TLH monday and my doc gave me pictures of my overies and some adhesions. I did not wanna really see any of it. Talk to your doc about giving you pics. My surgery went really well, I nly stayed overnight I still have some pain but all in all it is going alright. Keep your chin up, waiting is the hardest part. I'll keep you in my prayers and hugs too you.

Thanks sleepinangel, I am glad to hear all went well for you.
I wish you a speedy recovery
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Unread 08-16-2007, 01:32 PM
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thanks and same too you. you are gonna do so wonderful enjoy your pre-op time. It does get better.
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Unread 08-16-2007, 06:10 PM
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I was curious too...I mean I don't care for the "blood and guts" kind of movies, and the sight of a lot of blood makes me queasy...but I wondered too.

When my DD was born, there were 5 interns in the room, along with the usual dr and nurses, and "lucky me" as part of the educational lesson for the interns, my dr walked around showing everyone the afterbirth. Not that I would have asked to see it, but part of me (a deep, deep, deep part of me) feels a sense of accomplishment (I'm not sure that is the right word) having seen it.

I was curious about the uterus - what it really looked like (not just a drawing) and what it actually looked like in it's "natural habitat." And during my hours of research, I found a website where I was able to actually see them perform a LSH. They showed views from both the outside and internal views from the laparascope. I actually found it quite interesting. And as weird as this is gonna sound, it actually helped me to see exactly what the surgery entails, how they do it, and how in the world they get the uterus out of such a small incision.

After seeing that, I thought about whether or not I would want to see my uterus. So you are not alone in your curiousity!

Ann Marie
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Unread 08-16-2007, 07:36 PM
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Hi I was curious...are you having your hyst done laparscopicaly or abdominally? Your signature says TAH, but you mentioned a lap. Just curious......Lisa
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Unread 08-16-2007, 08:06 PM
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I have had several laproscopic surgeries.. My doc always takes lots of pics of before, during and after and is glad to show me. The scope itself it set up to take pics. You might mention to your doc that you would like specifically to see a pic of your uterus so he can be sure to take one of it. I dont know if there are some medical sciences that would use it for anything.. but now you have me thinking about it and I am going to ask
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Unread 08-16-2007, 08:35 PM
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I had an LAVH on June 14th and going in we know my uterus was full of fibroids both inside and out. One of the fibroids was pressing into my bladder and was the main reason, along with heavy bleeding, for doing the surgery. Uterus turned out to be much bigger (12 weeks) than the Dr. anticipated and was completely misshapen. Was fascinating to see how the fibroids had caused it to become malformed and to see many of them protruding on the outside of it. Needless to say, once I saw the pictures I knew I had mad the right decision.
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Unread 08-17-2007, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by pinkone66
Hi I was curious...are you having your hyst done laparscopicaly or abdominally? Your signature says TAH, but you mentioned a lap. Just curious......Lisa
Sorry, I am having TAH, bit had a laparosopy back in May to see what was going on and to have my tubes tied.

I am glad I am not alone in this. Would it be possible to get before an after pictures? i.e in the body and removed.
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Unread 08-17-2007, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by amk33
I was curious too...I mean I don't care for the "blood and guts" kind of movies, and the sight of a lot of blood makes me queasy...but I wondered too.

When my DD was born, there were 5 interns in the room, along with the usual dr and nurses, and "lucky me" as part of the educational lesson for the interns, my dr walked around showing everyone the afterbirth. Not that I would have asked to see it, but part of me (a deep, deep, deep part of me) feels a sense of accomplishment (I'm not sure that is the right word) having seen it.

I was curious about the uterus - what it really looked like (not just a drawing) and what it actually looked like in it's "natural habitat." And during my hours of research, I found a website where I was able to actually see them perform a LSH. They showed views from both the outside and internal views from the laparascope. I actually found it quite interesting. And as weird as this is gonna sound, it actually helped me to see exactly what the surgery entails, how they do it, and how in the world they get the uterus out of such a small incision.

After seeing that, I thought about whether or not I would want to see my uterus. So you are not alone in your curiousity!

Ann Marie
hiya,

Do you know what the web adress was. I am having a TAH, but would really like to see the procedure.
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