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Unread 06-23-2010, 09:39 AM
BSO sched for 7/1

I had a partial hyst on 12/18/08. My uterus was removed with the diagnosis of adenmyosis and spots of endo were carterized on my ovaries. My ovaries continued to hurt. Last fall I had a sono which revealed a small mass next to my left ovary. I was sent back to my surgery (who is also an oncologist). He seems to think the endo is back. Intercourse is painful and during my cycle, it's much worse. I didn't want to go thru menopaus so early (I'm 37), but have realized that quality of life is important. Apparently there is research that shows if you can stay off hormones for 6 months, you have a better chance of the endo not coming that's the plan. There's a spot inside that didn't heal right and hurts during intercourse, so he'll go in and cut and resew that in hopes that it heals properly this time. My surgery will be done laproscopically. So hopefully, my recovery time will be much faster this time around.
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Unread 06-23-2010, 03:20 PM
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I'm so sorry that you have to go back in! Once is enough for anyone. Most women on here (that I have read anyway) have said that they are hormone free when they have endo. I certainly hope that all goes well and that you become just as healthy as can be asap!
Unread 06-23-2010, 06:56 PM
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Thanks so much.

Thanks again,
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Unread 06-23-2010, 07:38 PM
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I am sorry you are facing another surgery! It is never pleasant to realize that the hysterectomy didn't solve all of our problems!

Because you are having an oophorectomy--removal of the ovaries--I have moved your thread here to our Separate Surgeries forum where you can meet up with other women who have needed surgery outside their hysterectomy! Unfortunately, there are several of us!

I had a lap a couple years ago to clean up more endo and remove some adhesions. I also had to have a bit of work done on my vaginal cuff--an adhesion was connecting it to my bowel! Ouch! I had my surgery done with an endometriosis specialist to maximize my results!

As far as no hormones for six months...well, might work, might not! There are actually studies showing that if there is any endo left, it can perk right up once estrogen is introduced, no matter how long you go without HRT. To complicate the picture, endometriosis itself can produce estrogen. So can our fat cells! And there are dietary ways to introduce estrogen into the body! So being 100% estrogen free to try to keep endo at bay is very difficult!

Some doctors recommend progesterone/progestin, Lupron, or an aromatase inhibitor following surgery to see if that will help eliminate any missed endo. Also, some doctors who do allow estrogen replacement for women with endometriosis recommend using progesterone or progestin along with the ERT to try to keep any endo at bay.

The key for treating endo is to have it skillfully removed by an expert surgeon! Is the oncologist going to be doing your surgery? I have heard of other women having success with a gynecological oncologist when they were unable to see an endo specialist!

If you have specific endo questions, feel free to post them in the Endometriosis Support forum!

I wish you all the best for your upcoming surgery! I hope it is completely successful for you!

Unread 06-23-2010, 08:05 PM
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I do have some natural progesterone cream that my gyn subscribed me. I'll ask and see if I can use that post surgery. Yes, the gyn oncologist did my previous surgery and will be doing this one too. I can't figure out how to edit my post, but did change my signature like you suggested.

Thank you!
Unread 06-24-2010, 12:17 AM
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I had a separate davinci BSO and it was a quicker recovery, although the hormonal aspects complicated it. I was back to work in 2 wks, for light work would have been one wk. I hope you get good results from your surgery and recover well.
Unread 06-24-2010, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by pkeith View Post
I can't figure out how to edit my post, but did change my signature like you suggested.

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