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Unread 12-07-2011, 10:21 PM
counting down the days.am i doing the right thing??

Hello Ladies! I am counting down the days to the 15th for my scheduled LAVH. I have struggled soooo much with this decision and still don't know if I am making the right decision. It seems like the BCP has started helping the past month and my period was not bad at all this month and I have been feeling a quite a bit better. But, I did have a 2nd opinion just a couple weeks ago with my old GYN from many years ago who delivered both of my girls and also saved me when I had a tubal pregnancy that burst. He pretty much confirmed my Dr's recommendation of having the surgery. I almost want to have one more heavy period before next week just to make me feel like I am for sure doing the right thing! I am also stressing because I have tickets purchased to fly 3 weeks after my surgery to see a new grandbaby! I will be so devastated if I have to cancel that flight. I really appreciate this web site and all the help I have received from it! Thank you soooo much for your support!
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Unread 12-07-2011, 11:06 PM
Re: counting down the days.am i doing the right thing??

I do not know anything about flying- I would double check about that. One year ago today I had the same procedure. As for your other doubts, I think that is normal.I Had fibroids and the BCP helped me for a while too. I got a second opinion, and a third, but I have no regrets. Just my opinion.
Check with doctor about flying. I could have flown three weeks out- by that time I was still tiring easily, and you can't lift anything over ten pounds.
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Unread 12-07-2011, 11:26 PM
Re: counting down the days.am i doing the right thing??

I had the same procedure on Nov. 18th. I also felt the exact same way you do prior to surgery. I wanted to be SURE I was making the right decision. However, after surgery I realized I did make the right decision. Even though I am minus uterus, tubes and ovaries, I know I did the right thing. I had fibroids and meds helped some. However, to me the benefits of the surgery outweighed the struggle of so much pain on almost a daily basis. Hope you have peace of mind and spirit over this soon.
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Unread 12-07-2011, 11:32 PM
Re: counting down the days.am i doing the right thing??

Hi Wildcat,

I don't know your history or the reason you are considering a hysterectomy, but considering you're 52, I suspect your doctors don't expect menopause to correct the problem. If that's the case and your quality of life is affected, then perhaps this is the right solution.

BUT - Then again, you just recently started taking BCP's and as a result you are feeling much better. In that case, I would probably postpone surgery and see how it goes with the pills for a while first. Since you have waited this long, how would waiting a few weeks more hurt? Also, waiting will ensure that you are able to travel for the holidays. Just my 2 cents worth.

In the end, only you can decide what is right for you, with advice from your doctor. Take the time you need to be sure.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 09:07 PM
Re: counting down the days.am i doing the right thing??

thank you so much for your comments and suggestions! i really do appreciate all the help and support that I receive on this site! I have my pre-op appt. with my Dr. Fri. morning and I have a lot of questions still for her! I pray that I can find peace in my decision. will keep you posted!
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