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  #1  
Unread 12-17-2011, 11:47 AM
Monday is D day.

Hello all, my name is Marie. I am 29 and have 4 children. I'm scheduled for my hysterectomy on Monday and I couldn't be more scared.

I am having a Lavh. I believe. I have had problems with my "lady parts" since I was 11. Started my period and never ever had normal ones. I have been on every birth control to try and slow some of the bleeding and regulate it. With no avail. I got preg on everything as well. Anywho, I have endo, outside of uterus and it seems to like attatching to my bowls and creating very painful cramping and such. I have a 4 mm cyst on my right ovary that seems to just like it there. It has shrunk a little, then grown, then shrunk. I have severe pain after sex, and usually bleed as well. It's no fun when you love having sex with your husband, but it's a pain in the cervix if you do!! So, with the family history, of ovarian cancer, uterine, and breast, the dr has decided that this is the next step we need to take. I have had 2 surgeries where he cleared away endo, and cleaned me out. And those were basically just time savers.

I'm getting scared that there is going to be cancer and scared about the anesthesia. I have had 4 c-sections, appendectomy, 2 laps, so I am not new to surgery, just scared to death this time. I also had a few "bad paps" and they have always cleared up, so I havnt had much to really be too scared about, but I am.

I have ha an IUD for the past 2 years, I have bled pretty much the entire time, sometimes spotty and not bad, others painful horrible bleeding. The cramping and feeling like I'm being ripped apart inside is finally going to come to an end.

I'm mostly scared of having everything taken out and going into menopaus. He said he will leave the left ovary if it looks okay, but hasnt been able to find it on imaging. So he won't know until he gets in. The right one is coming out for sure. I just want this to go smoothly and I'm worried, becaus in the back of my head, I know
It's going to. I just know it. I feel like I'm living the last two days of my life. Very scared.

I am very glad I found this site. I've been lurking and reading for a couple weeks.

Thank you again for letting me introduce myself.

Marie
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  #2  
Unread 12-17-2011, 05:23 PM
Re: Monday is D day.

Hi Marie!
I had a LAVH Oct 3rd. Is your surgeon a onc/gyn? Since you mentioned cancer in your family please ask your Dr to make sure they take your ovary out in one piece and not to cut or rupture it inside of you!
This is coming from someone who had a hyst for fibriods and found out 4 weeks later with the pathology I had a rare form of ovarian cancer that if ruptured can seed and spread.
I do not want to scare you but it is easy to deal with as long as the ovary is taken intact.
My recovery was really easy with the LAVH. I needed no pain pills at all. I took maybe 4 advil the whole time. I am wishing you the same
  #3  
Unread 12-17-2011, 06:28 PM
Re: Monday is D day.

Marie, I like codasam's reply. Make sure they test, test, test and use care. I just had a tough love session with my sister, the private one and she shared that her fibrous uterus did have cancer cells. It was not found in what she called 'the quick while you are out' pathology. They found it later deeper in the tumor. It was the seeding type and had not spread. I reached out to her and did not realize that she had a hysterectomy. As I said, she is my private sister. I was mad the day she told me that because we are sister's and this is important info to pass along. That said, I was wanting to keep my one good ovary. She said frankly, 'Get rid of it all.' Then she blasts, Your grandmother had the problem, your mother had it, me and now you.' She then says, 'Your other sister will probably have it too.' Your? Did we have the same line or not? Well, my other sister already has the problem, it is after all her doctor treating me. I almost blurted that out because I was shocked. I then decided that was 'our' sister's story to tell her when she wanted to. Not mine. Marie, this is not advice. I am not qualified at all for that. Note that we sisters are both over 50 and the other sister 48. My gut tells me to ask that you look to women right now in your age group. There are so many other factors. I do know the stress of 'our' day being a blink away. For that commonality I hope that your stress lessens as you feel the support from all of us.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 06:29 PM
Re: Monday is D day.

My Surgery is Monday as well. I am having my ovary removed (my right was removed several years ago). Menopause makes me a bit nervous but I am going to do HRT...atleast for a while. I have had several women tell me they did fine with HTR , they actually felt better. I hope they can save the one ovary but if not, Im sure your dr will do thier best to make sure you are taken care of. Good luck!
  #5  
Unread 12-17-2011, 06:58 PM
Re: Monday is D day.

I WISH YOU WELL WITH YOUR SURGERY.I HAD MY TAH DUE TO HEAVY BLEEDING 8-9 PERIODS,I THOUGHT.DOC FOUND STAGE 4 ENDO AND MY OMENDUM HAD WRAPPED ITSSELF AROUND CERVIX,RECTUM,COLON,BLADDER AND 1 FALLOPIAN TUBE.ENDO HAD KILLED THE OTHER TUBE.I HAD MASSIVE SCAR TISSUE FROM 2 C-SECTIONS.MY DOCTOR SAID I NEEDED TAH CAUSE1) I HAD C-SECTIONS THERE WOULD PROBABLY BE SCAR TISSUE THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE REMOVED AND 2) AN ABDOMINAL CUT WOULD LET HIM SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE WHERE OTHER TYPES DONT LET THEM LOOK AS GOOD.I WONDER WHY YOUR DOC IS DOING THE TYPE U ARE DOING INSTEAD OF TAH OR THE DAVINCI WHERE HE CAN LOOK AROUND MORE?MY DOCTOR TOLD ME WITH ALL THE ENDO AND THE OMENDUM BEING AS IT WAS THAT IT WAS THE BEST WAY TO SEE EVERYTHING.I WAS ABLE TO KEEP MY OVARIES.ITS A WAIT-N- SEE ON THEM BUT HE SAID THEY LOOKED EXTREMELY HEALTHY.IF HE NEEDED TO REMOVE THEM IT WOULD BE THRU BELLY BUTTON BECAUSE HE WOULDNT HAVE TO LOOK AROUND LIKE HE DID 1ST TIME.I WOULD SAY YOU'VE GOT SCAR TISSUE FROM YOUR C-SECTIONS TOO.WELL ANYWAYS,YOUR STORY SOUNDED LIKE A LOT I HAD BEEN THROUGH AND I THOUGHT I'D JUST LET YOU KNOW WHAT MY DOCTOR HAD SAID AND DID TO ME.PLEASE BE SAFE AND I WISH YOU A FULL RECOVERY.YOU WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS
  #6  
Unread 12-17-2011, 07:06 PM
Re: Monday is D day.

Welcome Marieerob. I had my surgery dec. 12th and I can totalyy relate to the fear factor. I was terrified. My husband told me "these people get paid big bucks to keep you alive." Believe it or not, that made me feel a little better. I will pray for you to have peace of mind and we will all be waiting for you to share your experience.
  #7  
Unread 12-17-2011, 07:14 PM
Monday is D day.

  Quote:
Originally Posted by codasam View Post
Hi Marie!
I had a LAVH Oct 3rd. Is your surgeon a onc/gyn? Since you mentioned cancer in your family please ask your Dr to make sure they take your ovary out in one piece and not to cut or rupture it inside of you!
This is coming from someone who had a hyst for fibriods and found out 4 weeks later with the pathology I had a rare form of ovarian cancer that if ruptured can seed and spread.
I do not want to scare you but it is easy to deal with as long as the ovary is taken intact.
My recovery was really easy with the LAVH. I needed no pain pills at all. I took maybe 4 advil the whole time. I am wishing you the same
I'm not sure of everything. He has been dealing with me with alternative methods for quite a while, so he knows it's nothing but reaccurring endo and cysts...I will discuss this further with him Monday morning. I always have a billion questions for him and he spends a lot of time with me because I am so nervous.

If I have this history should I request that and onc is present? Or should I just tell him to test it? I don't
Know what I am supposed to do here. I have nobody to ask. That's why I am here.
  #8  
Unread 12-17-2011, 07:16 PM
Monday is D day.

  Quote:
Originally Posted by anatola View Post
Marie, I like codasam's reply. Make sure they test, test, test and use care. I just had a tough love session with my sister, the private one and she shared that her fibrous uterus did have cancer cells. It was not found in what she called 'the quick while you are out' pathology. They found it later deeper in the tumor. It was the seeding type and had not spread. I reached out to her and did not realize that she had a hysterectomy. As I said, she is my private sister. I was mad the day she told me that because we are sister's and this is important info to pass along. That said, I was wanting to keep my one good ovary. She said frankly, 'Get rid of it all.' Then she blasts, Your grandmother had the problem, your mother had it, me and now you.' She then says, 'Your other sister will probably have it too.' Your? Did we have the same line or not? Well, my other sister already has the problem, it is after all her doctor treating me. I almost blurted that out because I was shocked. I then decided that was 'our' sister's story to tell her when she wanted to. Not mine. Marie, this is not advice. I am not qualified at all for that. Note that we sisters are both over 50 and the other sister 48. My gut tells me to ask that you look to women right now in your age group. There are so many other factors. I do know the stress of 'our' day being a blink away. For that commonality I hope that your stress lessens as you feel the support from all of us.

All of my friends my age and around are having babies and fertal. I don't really have people to discuss this with. My mother hasn't been to a gyn in years. Who knows what's going on inside of her. With all her issues, I wouldn't doubt its not good. I scheduled her an appointment because I am worried. It's all too close to home to just let it slide. Thanks for
The replies everyone.
  #9  
Unread 12-17-2011, 07:17 PM
Monday is D day.

  Quote:
Originally Posted by aimeshair View Post
My Surgery is Monday as well. I am having my ovary removed (my right was removed several years ago). Menopause makes me a bit nervous but I am going to do HRT...atleast for a while. I have had several women tell me they did fine with HTR , they actually felt better. I hope they can save the one ovary but if not, Im sure your dr will do thier best to make sure you are taken care of. Good luck!


Thank you very much! Good luck to you as well! I hope you have a smooth recovery!
  #10  
Unread 12-18-2011, 11:26 AM
Re: Monday is D day.

Marie
I would definitely tell your dr your family history before surgery. Then tell him nicely that if at all possible take the ovary intact. Better to be safe than sorry. I learned this from experience and hopefully it will help other women.
They will send everything to pathology even if nothing is expected. Be sure to ask about your pathology on your follow appointment.
You will be fine. I will say a prayer for you.
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