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Unread 05-06-2009, 05:23 PM
Scared-Hope this is the right choice

I am scheduled fir DiVinci Total Hysterectomy on May 13. I was scheduled fot April 29 but I got shingles on my eye from stressing about this surgery. So here we go again. They want to take out both ovaries and info I have read talks about how AWFUL it will be if I do this. They say it will give you severe depression and your body will not be the same. Any comments on this?
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Unread 05-06-2009, 06:38 PM
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I am sorry I have no advice. I have surgery on Friday for cancer and the doctor cannot even tell me if he is going to be able to leave my ovaries or not. I have read about the instant menopause and it terrifies me. I am only 33 and this is so scary! I hope others can offer more advice.
Unread 05-06-2009, 07:12 PM
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Although I kept my ovaries, they shut down after my surgery and I started experiencing menopausal symptoms--although I didn't know that's what was going on until I went to my doctor in desperation because I was so fatigued and stressed all the time. It might be worth having a "what-if" conversation with your doctor: What are the symptoms you should pay attention to? How can these different things be treated? Even though it is something you'd rather not have to deal with, arming yourself with information might help you feel more confident as you prepare for surgery.

You can also check out the Hormones page (click on the blue menu bar toward the top of the screen) for more information.

I'm sending your way!
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Unread 05-06-2009, 07:14 PM
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Why do they want to remove your ovaries. Do they give you a reason. My doc said at my age, 55 at the time, it would protect me from ovarian cancer. There is plenty of controversy about removing healthy ovaries. Dealing with surgical menopause can be rough but there are many women having no problems. I've had some problems but I feel better on HRT than I did on my own hormones. Depression is not a given, hopefully you will be one of the many and do well on HRT. Everyone is different.

If you are young you should try to keep your ovaries. At 33, ntpruett, I'm sure your doc will do all he can to save them.

Best of luck to both of you.

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