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  #21  
Unread 09-12-2011, 08:39 AM
Re: Does a day go by...

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Originally Posted by gottabme247 View Post
I think I'm going to name my uterus Felicia..Every month when I'm pms'ing, all the complications that caused me not to feel good with the help of the grapefruit sized fibroid.. I'd always say, "Felicia's here, leave me alone!" Since I'll no longer have to worry about cycles after this surgery, "Felicia will no longer be around".. Now, I also wonder without periods, since I'll still have my ovaries..will there be other symptoms? for example cravings for salty or sweet? swollen breasts?
Good questions! I'll have to ask my doctor. Even without periods I could always tell when I was on a cycle; the girls would become so enlarged I'd have to switch to a sleeping bra.
I'll add that to my growing list of preop questions. Still have the ovary or not ovary question rolling around in my head!
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  #22  
Unread 09-12-2011, 08:50 AM
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Not a day goes by!

I am really proud of all of you for saying the words out loud - I haven't really managed to do so except to my mom & my husband. I have told co-workers that I am having "surgery" but that is pretty much it. So right now I feel kinda isolated.

I think that is what makes these posts so important to me! Thanks all for sharing, it really helps.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 09:51 AM
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I'm afraid I may be too obnoxious about it, Hbee! I understand your not wanting to talk about it, too. It's a very personal surgery. I had to tell some people because I needed them to know why I won't be available and why I might need extra help. I am not a "planning" person but knowing this is going to be a difficult recovery, I knew I had to get my stuff together beforehand. That has gone a long way to making me feel less anxious.
That isolated feeling? I have it sometimes too. It's like, there's this huge change in my life, but unlike other huge changes, the only thing I'll have to show for it is a scar, and hopefully a cessation of the constant pain I've been in (which no one knows I have because I am all John Wayne about that.)

The nice thing about this forum is, since I started visiting, I don't feel so alone. Even if sometimes I get scared reading other posts, I still feel like there is this virtual family of women "out there" who are standing by me while I undergo this surgery.
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  #24  
Unread 09-12-2011, 07:39 PM
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I know my DH is supportive. I just choose not to bother him with it all while he is on the road. Mine is gone 6-8 weeks at a time and home 7-10 days. He has his schedule worked out to be home with me after surgery for 10 days. Then my friends and mom will take over. He could be home longer if necessary. Bust as you truck driver wives know....no miles no money....and momma always needs new shoes.....I am sure we will talk about it more when he gets home next week. I am sure he will have questions about how it will be done, and the exact procedure. I am a nurse, so he knows I know my stuff. The one thing I do not want to have to have done, is being shaved....

I like that tag line above....Hey I am loosing my uterus not my sense of humor...that made me giggle....
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Unread 09-12-2011, 10:05 PM
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I know my DH is supportive. I just choose not to bother him with it all while he is on the road. Mine is gone 6-8 weeks at a time and home 7-10 days. He has his schedule worked out to be home with me after surgery for 10 days. Then my friends and mom will take over. He could be home longer if necessary. Bust as you truck driver wives know....no miles no money....and momma always needs new shoes.....I am sure we will talk about it more when he gets home next week. I am sure he will have questions about how it will be done, and the exact procedure. I am a nurse, so he knows I know my stuff. The one thing I do not want to have to have done, is being shaved....

I like that tag line above....Hey I am loosing my uterus not my sense of humor...that made me giggle....
My DH was a flyer in the Air Force, I can relate to to those 6-8 weeks of being alone! Good to know that yours is able to get some time home to help you heal; besides, we care for them so much, it's nice to get a little back. :-)
I don't know if I was supposed to, but I had my bikini line waxed below my C-section line last week. I had the worst ingrowns after that section, DH had to take tweezers and I nearly sicked on his head, it was so bad! I couldn't face having to go through that again! I did call to find out if it was a nono but the clinic never called back, so I took a chance.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 06:08 AM
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Oh my gosh, I thought I was the only one who thought about it all the time! I told my DH yesterday that its the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing before I fall asleep. His reaction? "You shouldn't do that, it will stress you out". It's MY uterus and I'll stress if I want to :P

I think I'll name mine Elvis: Couldn't cope without all sorts of drugs in his system, put on weight near the end (fibroids) and best of all: After he's gone I can say that "Elvis has left the building"!

Thank you everyone, knowing others are going through the same thing makes me feel less crazy!
  #27  
Unread 09-13-2011, 08:36 AM
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"Elvis has left the building"!

Thank you everyone, knowing others are going through the same thing makes me feel less crazy!
Now, as I obsess, I can focus on Elvis. I love it! This thread has really made me smile! Thanks all!!!

  #28  
Unread 09-13-2011, 09:34 AM
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I love the idea of: Elvis has left the building!

I think about it everyday and find someway to talk about it everyday (forum, in email or to my husband).

My hubby is being very tolerant and I really appreciate that. I am trying to stay focused on getting prepared for my surgery (2 weeks) instead of the actual thoughts of surgery, cancer?, pain, etc.etc. That is less scary to me and something I can actually take action towards.

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  #29  
Unread 09-13-2011, 11:55 AM
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Yea just found out that no shaving will be necessary. I was not looking forward to the itch factor!
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Unread 09-13-2011, 03:47 PM
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Yea just found out that no shaving will be necessary. I was not looking forward to the itch factor!
Sweet! I knew mine would be a low incision so I was proactive about it. I can handle almost any pain except ingrown hairs and papercuts!
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