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Unread 10-22-2011, 12:47 PM
Anyone having TVH?

I have a golfball size fibroid my surgery is Nov 30th and I have a freind who just had the same surgery with the same Dr and she is doing GREAT! She feels and looks awesome. But i've been reading a lot of women here are having many different types of Hysterectomys. I was told and read the TVH is the least invasive and shorter recovery. Is this true or only a opinion? And BTW Does the "T" in TVH mean total hysterctomey? Because in my surgery the DR is going to try and save my ovaries. Is it called something else when they only take the Uterus? Thanks in advance
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Unread 10-22-2011, 02:17 PM
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T does mean total but total hysterectomy just means the entire uterus, including the cervix, and doesn't mean the ovaries at all. A BSO is an ovary removal. It's true a TVH doesn't have external incisions and that does help, but the LAVH and davinci hysts have pretty small incisions and probably similar recoveries. I did have a TVH and it was a pretty easy recovery, but everyone is a little different. The hysts that leave the cervix, like an LSH, might have an even shorter recovery. Best wishes, whichever type you end up having.
Unread 10-22-2011, 04:04 PM
Re: Anyone having TVH?

I had a TVH July 20, so 13 weeks ago. It is an easier recovery in the sense that we don't have an external incision to heal. But it is still considered major surgery and lots of stuff gets done down there and it takes a while to heal. I am still healing and still having pain but it is slowly getting better. You will find that different people vary a lot in their recovery times. My big mistake was thinking that in a couple months I would be all past the surgery and everything would be wonderful. In reality it is a long-term fix and it takes some time to get there. I wish you the best :-)
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Unread 10-23-2011, 03:19 PM
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I am Having a vaginal hysterectomy October 28. I have a grapefruit size fibroid plus several other small ones. I am trying to absorb all the information I can on here. So that I will be prepared as best possible for whatever direction my healing takes. I think I was convinced because this type of surgery is less invasive, that it would be breeze. But I have to keep reminding myself it is major surgery. It is reassuring to know as we experience different stages of recovery that we can find someone on here to relate to. As well as get questions answered! I will for sure post on here how I am doing after my surgery. best wishes Blondie2000! I
Unread 10-23-2011, 10:16 PM
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Well I am not sure what you call mine it is supposed to be a TVH and BSO but my surgeon said I will still have a small incision where my c-section scar is and she is going to try and remove everything vaginally. Then my Urologist is going to do a bladder sling when my hysterectomy is finished.
Unread 10-24-2011, 08:17 AM
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Thank you ladies!! CLLE- Im also gathering as much info as i can. I already have a whole list of things to ask my DR, LOL! Plus I made a lot of notes on helpful tips I've found here. Im still reading my way through all the stories! Good or bad they are ALL helpful! Thank goodness I found this site and all the wonderful women here!! Good Luck to all of you as well. And thanks sugarandspice for sharing your experience.
Unread 10-24-2011, 09:31 AM
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I am 3 months post op from TVH. Pain was minimal, had to remind my self after a couple of weeks to take it easy. I did take 6 weeks off work. so glad I had this surgery.
Unread 10-24-2011, 09:41 AM
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I am having a total abdominal hysterectomy with a vertical incision ,Have a large fibroid tumor that is 17 cm big,was tested for cancer and everything came out good,had 2 biopspys done,so surgery is schelduled for nov.15th and exploratory laparotomy,keeping my ovaries since I am only 35 years old,so worried about everything I have 3 kids how I am going to take care of them I know I have my loving husband to help my nerves r shot,And I have to call the blood bank because I have to donate 2 units of blood to myself urhggg
Unread 10-24-2011, 01:35 PM
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Astrid, thank you so much for your positive post ! With so much negative feedback on here, it is difficult not to expect a negative experience. But you are a reminder that everyone heals differently and that it just might not be too bad. As the days get closer to my surgery I find myself getting more nervous. But I am ready to be on the other side- recovering. Thanks again!!!

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