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Unread 06-22-2011, 03:52 PM
Very emotional VH keeping ovaries in two weeks

Anyone else feeling overwhelmed with fear and up and down emotions? I feel like I want to cry so often here lately. I am not depressed or have low self-esteem. I wonder if my hormones are just that out of whack... Any suggestions?
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Unread 06-22-2011, 04:06 PM
Re: Very emotional VH keeping ovaries in two weeks

I wanted to let you know you are not alone! Since the day I found out, I have been a mess(May 11th) I have days where I am "normal" and then there are the "down" days! Something really small can set me off and then the whole day is ruined. I had my first panic attack the day I found out(It was scary) They say the waiting is the hardest part. I sure hope so!!! Just hang in there and soon enough we will be on the other side posting we are glad we did this
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Unread 06-22-2011, 05:37 PM
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Thank you for your reply. Good to feel what we are going through is normal. My preop is July 1 and surgery July 6. Hope yours goes well also. Going to go powerwalking with jog spurts. This usually helps calm my emotions down and gives me a bit of "me". Think time. Glad we have each other to support through this preop. I am keeping both ovaries. Hopeful this will offset meno for a good while:0)
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Unread 06-22-2011, 07:08 PM
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My surgery is 12 days after yours. My preop is July 11th and surgery 18th. This website has been a godsend! I started a list of questions to ask at my preop appt(10 so far) I started to pick up a few things I will need at the castle. Went shopping for some "big" jammies. I bought a body pillow(not sure if I will use it, but teen daughter wants it when I'm done I'm also gonna get a pillow pet to hold the swelly belly! I just thought it would be more fun to look at I'm trying to be organized! LOL!!! Oh I'm gonna keep my ovaries unless they look bad???
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Unread 06-22-2011, 07:43 PM
Re: Very emotional VH keeping ovaries in two weeks

Hey Gals... good to hear someone else is freaked out.. I am at the very beginning of this journey (bad trip?) Just got results yesterday of ultrasound: ovarian cyst, large fibroid and thickening of the lining that needed testing to rule out cancer. I am 53 but very athletic and no menopause yet, so who knew this could come up??!! Waiting first to see about the lining to see what comes next....
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Unread 06-22-2011, 08:04 PM
Re: Very emotional VH keeping ovaries in two weeks

Quick question. Do you gals know if they use the CO2 gas with a vaginal hysto? One reason I requested the VH over the DvH.
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Unread 06-22-2011, 08:08 PM
Re: Very emotional VH keeping ovaries in two weeks

Sorry, I know nothing except what I have been learning in the past 24 hours. You two are much further along.. I am even amazed that your 'prep' starts so long before your surgery date, so I have so much to learn about what that all entails. All the best, I will be learning!
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Unread 06-22-2011, 08:09 PM
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Pray all 3 of our surgeries go smooth with a speedy recovery. I know from last surgeries to request different types of pain meds due to nausea. Hydrocodone esp makes me vomit. Percocet not so bad.
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Unread 06-23-2011, 03:51 PM
Re: Very emotional VH keeping ovaries in two weeks

I'm not sure on the Co2 gas??? This will be my first surgery. Well I had a laperscopy yrs ago, but that was nothing compared to this. I'm thinking about asking for something for nausea, BEFORE they knock me out!(or sometime before I wake up) Just trying to cover all my options!:0 ATB53 The more you read on here, the more you learn. I have learned soooooooo much! I didn't have a clue about any of it. Best wishes!!!
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