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Unread 08-30-2011, 09:03 PM
LAVH/BSO needing support


Having surgery on Sept 7th, have not been able to talk to ANYONE about my fears/concerns. After having my yearly exam the Dr ordered an ultrasound to look at my already large fibroids, to see if they grew even larger...they are a confirmed BIG OL' FIBROID that grew...he is also concerned about newly developed cysts, one cyst on each ovary. The cysts look "concerning" and he feels that i should have them removed also. Did fancy bloodwork checking for genetic probability for cancer and yada yada yada...all the bloodwork came back great. I am going ahead with the surgery...the fibroids obviously have to go, he thinks i will benefit from having ovaries removed, better hormone balance ( i have been out of whack for about a year) also we would have to monitor those cysts and he is worried they might be pre-cancerous etc. Only husband knows about the ovary issue, i did not want to scare other people in my house...i almost feel all alone...and pretty dang confused. thanks for letting me vent!
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Unread 08-30-2011, 09:18 PM
Re: LAVH/BSO needing support

You will find lots of support here. I just had a LAVH on the 17th. I was very scared before my surgery. Feel free to ask any questions, someone should be able to help you.
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Unread 08-30-2011, 09:32 PM
Re: LAVH/BSO needing support

thank you fyre! How long did it take you to recover? My main fear (besides surgery in general) is going into menaupause at 42, and not the "natural" way...i've read so much about HRT and it seems like some are all for it, and others are against it. My Dr said it's fine..not to worry. I also feel guilty because I am recently married...a lot to go thru right away ( was married for 16 years before getting divorced) but my DH now is wonderful and i feel like he is taking care of an old lady..i'm older than him, and now i'm gonna go thru "the change" already! ugh...
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Unread 08-30-2011, 10:03 PM
Re: LAVH/BSO needing support

Hey Luvnpeace, we share the same date. I wanted to send you good luck vibes and happy thoughts.
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Unread 08-30-2011, 10:17 PM
Re: LAVH/BSO needing support

I'm only 2 weeks out from surgery right now, but I feel pretty good as long as I don't overdo it. I am also a newlywed...was married 17yrs the first time & just got remarried this past February. I still have my ovaries so I can't help you on that part, but I think there is a forum for just that here. You might want to ask questions there. I'm sure your new husband loves you no matter if you have those parts or not, I kept looking at it as no longer having the horrible periods anymore will be awesome. Gotta look at the silver lining in everything.
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Unread 08-30-2011, 11:40 PM
Re: LAVH/BSO needing support

My surgery is the same date. I am petrified about having my stomach cut open. But it is for the greater good. I wish you a speedy recovery.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 08:49 AM
Re: LAVH/BSO needing support

Thank you ladies! So we share the same date Ann and Bufomorr, i'll now have you two to think of that day..it's a nice feeling. I wish you both well, are either of you keeping your ovaries? I don't know how much details people want to share yet, i am an open book...i don't mind any questions. Frye-wow, sounds like we have a few things in common...like i said, not too sure about what people don't want to discuss...there are many many different reasons women would be upset or depressed about having this surgery...this site is wonderful, i'm glad i found it.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 09:56 AM
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Well to be honest I hope so. I don't care to go through menopause at my age. But for me the doc is unsure. She said we will see when we. Get in there. She wants to like me, she assured me, but wants me to be aware. I can't forget how I Felt on Lupron though. It was really rough with all my issues
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Unread 08-31-2011, 01:17 PM
Re: LAVH/BSO needing support

I am pretty much an open book also its great to be able to discuss this with others that have the same issues Luvnpeace i am supposed to keep my ovaries but when surgeon looked at the mri she said i had a cyst on one. Not too big tho. I had a frank discussion with her that whatever she she is wrong once she looks inside she is to remove. I dont want to wake up with oh by the way we left it in to see how you felt about removing them and going thru early menopause. The major problem is the 20 cm fibroid and the twin fibroid cousins attached to that. So i expect a pretty big scar when i wake up.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 08:19 PM
Re: LAVH/BSO needing support

I am feeling so alone too. My surgery is scheduled on the 12th of Sept. I am having everything removed....my uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix. I am so nervous. When the Dr. performed a scope to see what was going on, he found that I had extensive endometriosis. I have been in pain and excessive bleeding and clots for over 5 years.

I am 32, and I have been engaged almost a year. I feel like I am letting him down and he is only getting 1/2 a person. Plus I am so scared about getting thrown into complete menopause.

I will keep all of you in my prayers. It is so wonderful to be able to talk open and honestly about all of your fears and concerns with those that understand.

Thank you ladies.
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