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I don't miss my uterus, is that weird? I don't miss my uterus, is that weird?

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Unread 02-24-2008, 09:08 AM
I don't miss my uterus, is that weird?

I don't feel guilty I'm thrilled, or I will be when I feel better! No more oeriods, cramps, grouchiness, etc. OOOH! No more birth control!!I don't love the hot flashes and weight gain, but it's better than cancer! Don't get all tied up in what you should feel and enjoy your life!
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Unread 02-24-2008, 09:46 AM
I don't miss my uterus, is that weird?

Thanks so much to everyone that has replied!

I feel a bit relieved that I'm not alone. I didn't feel guilty for not feeling bad, mostly just wondered if it was going to hit me like a brick wall when I least expected it. I'm glad it isn't such an odd thing. It makes me more confident that this is a normal way to feel and I can just go with the flow.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 09:57 AM
I don't miss my uterus, is that weird?

I don't miss my uterus at all either. I also was concerned seeing that so many others seem to miss it or feel a part of them is missing. I hated the fact that 4 fibroids were growing in my uterus and couldn't wait to get rid of it plus the fact that I am 40 and not planning on having other children.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 10:32 AM
I don't miss my uterus, is that weird?

I too do not feel a sense of loss from losing my cervix and uterus. I have a 12 yr old son from my first marriage. I have been with my wonderful boyfriend for 5 yrs and as I will be 36 on Saturday and he will be 40 this year neither of us wanted more children. He has no children of his own and is happy with that. I have been blessed with my son and two wonderful nieces.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 10:39 AM
I don't miss my uterus, is that weird?

I definitely can see why a woman would miss her uterus, and like everyone has said, it is so individual, and each of us have our own experiences, so my heart also goes out to those who do miss their uterus, and they feel as if they are going through a grieving process.

AS for me, I do not miss it one bit. I was excited to get it out of me. My attitude is that it has served its purpose already for me, and I really have no use for it anymore, and all it was doing was causing me problems. So, I just really see no point in having it in me anymore. I have not once felt sad or like I miss it. I do not think it's weird or insensitive to not miss your uterus. I still feel just as much of a woman as I did before my surgery.... I still have all my other female parts, and well... I AM a female! So, I don't know how I could be less of a woman, I guess.

But, I fully repesct and my heart goes out to every woman who does not feel this way.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 11:05 AM
I don't miss my uterus, is that weird?

I absolutely don't miss mine either and all the problems it was causing me! I don't really feel a sense of loss either. I had been suggesting hysterectomy to my doctor for months and then after we had tried everything, he suggested it and I was thrilled. Everyone is different so naturally everyone is going to react different ways to this.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 02:26 PM
I don't miss my uterus, is that weird?

I knew I had all these parts and technically I knew what they did, but I never really thought about having them before and I don't ever really think about missing them now.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 03:26 PM
I don't miss my uterus, is that weird?

Wendy,
I'm with you. My uterus has caused me a lot of pain and I am happy to be rid of it. I feel light and free.

I do know lots of sisters are struggling with losing their uterus, and my heart goes out to all of them.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 04:54 PM
I don't miss my uterus, is that weird?

I'm definitely not missing mine. I have never felt a calling to have or raise children and had a tubal ligation a few years back. I have basically viewed my uterus as a vestigial organ. There was no hesitation in me, beyond the severity and complications of surgery itself, when a hysterectomy was presented to me as an option for treating cervical dysplasia. I've never had uterus problems - always had easy going periods, no fibroids, hardly any cramping, etc.

But, I would say.. now that it's gone.. I feel more whole. I feel more like I'm in the body I was meant to be - that of a woman who does not have the parts to bear children. It feels just simply right.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 07:20 PM
I don't miss my uterus, is that weird?

Serolynne, I know exactly what you mean when you say you feel whole. I feel like me again, not having to be in pain all the time. I certainly sympathize with those who feel a loss, but for me it has been a blessing. When I told my sister-in-law I was having the hyst she got very quiet and asked me if I was ok with it. I started laughing and said good riddance to that stuff and to me it was no different than an appendix or something else that was causing me pain - take it out!

I wish we could all have pain free (emotionally and physically) recoveries. We've been through enough I think!
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