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Unread 03-23-2011, 07:13 PM
New and Discouraged

Hi. I'm hoping to find some information, answers, and support here. From what I've read so far, I think I've come to the right place.

I'll try to keep it short. I saw my gp for bladder and kidney problems. She referred me to an ob/gyn for some fibroids; they feel huge, from my pubic bone to belly button. Gp says I'll need a hysterectomy. I'm 42, and after a lurking a bit, I decided it wouldn't a bad thing. Mentally, if that's what the gyno says I need, I think I'm prepared.

Anyway, It took a month to get the referral, another month for the appointment with the ob/gyn, which was supposed to be next Monday. Today the office called and had to reschedule another 4 weeks out! The last few months I've had terrible pelvic pain, bleeding, kidney pain, headaches, and nausea. I could try to find another doctor, but I'm sort of set on this one doctor. I hope he's worth it. Luckily, this month symptoms were not that bad. Hopefully next month won't be bad either.

For now I guess I should just keep reading so I'm informed when my time comes.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 07:13 PM

Welcome to HysterSisters! You don't have a hysterectomy date mentioned in your profile (click here to add it if you know what it is!)

For helpful information and resources you will find specific help by clicking these links: for Treatment Options, for Pre-Op Or for Post-Op.

You will find wonderful information in our Hysterectomy Checkpoints.

For more information about managing your journey around the site, visit New Here. General answers to basic questions about the site can be found in our FAQ.

We have a specialty forum for Pelvic Floor and Bladder Issues that you will find helpful.

We are glad you registered!

Again, welcome to HysterSisters!

P.S. This is our "Introduce Yourself" forum and its purpose is to point you in the proper direction for the best support for your needs. Only staff can reply here for the purpose of helping you find your way around the website. Support by our members is offered in our support forums (links in this reply above) where you can ask your specific questions and receive replies from our members. We look forward to seeing you on the support boards of this site!

Unread 03-23-2011, 07:28 PM
Re: New and Discouraged

I'm sorry that you find yourself facing a hysterectomy but you'll get plenty of support and there is lots of information here to help you every step of the way.

If you have decided for sure that you will be scheduling a hysterectomy, you can join pre- and post-op members on the Pre-Op Hysterectomy Support message board. Start new threads there to ask for support and to ask any questions you have. You'll find helpful information and tips in the Pre-Op Page, too.

We strongly recommend getting a second medical opinion before consenting to having a hysterectomy and you'll find a video on that topic in this link: Give Me a Second.

I'm sending all best wishes to you!


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