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Got my date and I am scared and Nervous Got my date and I am scared and Nervous

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Unread 01-17-2010, 12:11 PM
Got my date and I am scared and Nervous

Hi I am obviously new here. I got my date... Feb 24, 2010.

I have fibroids, 4 of them. 2 inside uterus, 1 in the lining and the biggest on the outside pressing on my bladder and giving me horrible back pain - always. And 2 cysts on my ovary (which he says will check out when in there). My uterus is the size of someone who is 16 weeks pregnant.

The doctor says he can take the uterus out by laprascopic but has also said if he can't, it will be a regular abdominal surgery. I'm kinda in limbo as to a 2 - 3 week recovery or a 6 - 8 week. I so hope for the first way...
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Unread 01-17-2010, 12:27 PM
Re: Got my date and I am scared and Nervous

I had a TLH four days ago and the doc ran into bigger fibroids than he thought were there per the ultrasound. He was still able to do the whole thing laparascopically. He said he'd switch to LAVH if need be but didn't have to. I pray you're able to have yours done laparascopically but by the sounds of it, it still takes several weeks to heal the insides of us! I have three tiny incisions that are doing well on the outside but I know the inside looks much different!
Hang in there, all will be good!
Unread 01-17-2010, 10:10 PM
Re: Got my date and I am scared and Nervous

I had a huge uterus with fibroids and had abdominal surgery--- 6 weeks later, I feel really great. Don't worry. Whether vaginal or abdominal, the healing inside takes time in either case. You will feel much better after you are rid of that big mass. All the best!
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Unread 01-18-2010, 07:17 PM
Re: Got my date and I am scared and Nervous

Thank you for the input. The more things I read on this site, which are very helpful and things I really did not think of, the more freaked out I am becoming! I have 5 weeks until my date.

I think I am making the right choice, I hope I am. It is not going to get any better only bigger, they got bigger in 1 year. I'm only 42, I can't wait until menopause for them to shrink, that is in 9 - 10 years!
Unread 01-18-2010, 07:24 PM
Re: Got my date and I am scared and Nervous

I'm having a TAH my uterus is the size of a 20 week pregnancy, i know how you feel. I hope all goes well for you!
Unread 01-18-2010, 07:30 PM
Re: Got my date and I am scared and Nervous

Try not to freak yourself out. It is too darn easy to read horror stories and panic. I did before my surgery but everything went smoothly and I discovered my fears were groundless. I don't think anyone is completely relaxed before the surgery. You will be surprised to realize how many of us have gone through this. Best of luck with everything.

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