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Unread 12-17-2001, 10:49 AM
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Hi Everyone, well this is my first post here. Just got back from the doctors. I was given the news I longed to hear...Hysterectomey is definately needed. I'm happy and scared all at once.

As things stand right now, I'll be having surgery on the 17th of January 2002. Have to wait for the pap smear results to be sure there is nothing wrong.

Have any others had the same mixed feeling? I want the endless pain I've been in for so long to end, but I'm scared as well. I guess it's not knowing what to expect that has me worried.

Thanks for listening

Treasureheart (aka - Laurie)
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Unread 12-17-2001, 10:56 AM
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Welcome aboard, Laurie!

I certainly understand being happy about it! I did a little dance when my doctor finally said OK, then stopped at the bakery to celebrate with a lemon danish. I wanted to tell someone, but that's not the kind of thing one blurts out to the other folks standing in line.

As for the being scared part, that's perfectly normal too. Keep reading everything you can get ahold of. Knowing what to expect, and feeling prepared, are great ways of dealing with fear. Have you found all the drop-down lists on the main Hyster Sisters page yet? If not, go look there. Lots and lots of great info on getting ready, what you'll need afterward, questions to ask your doctor, how to help your family help you, etc.

Hang in there, and keep asking questions.
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Unread 12-17-2001, 11:03 AM
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Hi Linda,

Thanks for the support! I sure can use all the help I can get right now.

Yes I've read few items in the drop down menu but I plan on devouring everything I can!

Guess what I'm really concerned about is helping my children deal with my being away for a couple of nights and getting them to understand that "mom" is going to be "resting" for a while after I come home.

Plus the fact that my hubby is active duty Navy and he'll have to see about making arrangements for time off to help care for the kids and myself.

One step at a time, one day at a time...

Laurie
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Unread 12-17-2001, 03:15 PM
Welcome Laurie!

Hi!

Congratulations on finding this wonderful site Laurie. I has been a blessing for me! It's perfectly normal to be excited (to feel better) and scared (of the unknown). The ladies here helped me a great deal!

The drop-down menus and chat were and still are very helpful. No question is to silly to ask, so ask away...I sure did!

I'm now 18 days post-op and feel much better than I did prior to the surgery.

Keep posting and asking questions, hopefully I'll see you in chat!

and
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Unread 12-17-2001, 03:38 PM
Treasureheart

Hugs and a Huge WELCOME to you. Well you are now on your way to a better and healthier way of life. After it is over you will love the new you and the novely of not having periods lasts for awhile Lol.
I am sure that all will go well, but any questions or concerns that you have do not hesitate to post. Also please come join us in the chat room. There you will find endless support and encouragment, a few laughs along the way and the occasional brownie. It is also a good way to pass the time while waiting. Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. Hugs Vicki
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Unread 12-17-2001, 09:13 PM
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Hi Laurie. Like you, I was excited when my DR agreed a hysterectomy was the next step in solving my fibroid problems. That was just a couple of weeks ago - my surgery is scheduled for Jan 14. After it sank in for a few days, I started to find things to be "concerned" about, but through reading this board and doing other research and reading at the library and on the net, I feel much better about everything. Also my mother and older sister had the same problems, lived with them for years, then after each of their surgeries they never felt better in their lives.

Hang in there girl. I keep thinking about how wonderful the future will be without the pain and flooding and that helps me shake off the worries.

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Unread 12-17-2001, 10:39 PM
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:sing: I am singing the song of joy! My Gyn is going to schedule a surgery date when I see him this Friday. Last Friday I saw him AGAIN and repeated the same thing about constant flooding, huge clots and pains. Since I have fibroids, endo and 45 he said let's do it. What an exciting moment as you sisters that are crowned know. I will post my surgery date after Friday. Thanks for all your support, and I will ask for prayers on the surgery date.

Cindi (princess in waiting)
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Unread 12-18-2001, 12:48 AM
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Being rather new to this site also, I am very glad to have found it. I go to my doctor tomorrow for my per-op for my hysterscopy. I will also be discussing my probable hystser then also. I am scheduled for my hysterscopy on the 28th. I know how you feel. When the docotors office called to schedule the date I was thrilled and now am have many concerns to discuss with her tomorrow.
This site is great for the information that it contains and I enjoy sharing and learning during the late nights when I can't sleep because of the discomfort. ( I sure will be glad when the pain, heavy flows and insominia and everything else are gone).



I will post my surgey date as soon as I get it. I Have many concerns and fears rearding this upcoming procedure but have found a lost of support here.
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Unread 12-18-2001, 04:42 AM
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HI Laurie!!! Welcome to the site....
honey everything you are feeling is
normal....as for the kids...how old are they??
I got some GREAT tips for you...
Stop by chat and see me...I will there the rest of the week
12-2 Eastern time.....
So hmmm 9-11?? your time??
Not sure do not hold me to that lol....
Sit back relax and read read and read!!!
Hope you find all you need here....
Feel free to add HSChatChowmomma
to your buddy list.... IM me anytime....
If you need help getting to chat let me know....
Hope to see you there soon!!!
Hang in there sweety you can do this!!!
Your "Sisters" have all the Faith in you!!!
See you soon!!!
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