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Anyone else so young?  (children mentioned) Anyone else so young? (children mentioned)

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  #11  
Unread 01-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Re: Anyone else so young? (children mentioned)

Thank you so much for that support. I've never been much good at sticking up fo myself with anything, but now seems likeva good tim to start. You're right, they probably would make the same decision if they were in my shoes.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 02:04 PM
Re: Anyone else so young? (children mentioned)

I am also young 27. I had my first child at ( wait for it) 14. Second at 16 and third at 22. I have had abnormal cells and precancerous cells for 11 years. Basically since my daughter was born 11 years ago. Now they say its as close to cancer as it gets before its actually cancer. I also had a tubal after my youngest was born. But I fully understand the not having the option for more kids. Although I don't want anymore knowing that in a few days that will be all but impossible is no fun. I'm finding that there are a lot of young women on this site. Keep your chin up and above all remember that this surgery will make the quality of life better for the wonderful children we were luckily blessed with. (((Hugs))) and keep coming back this place is amazing.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Re: Anyone else so young? (children mentioned)

I understand completely where you're coming from. I am 23 and will be 24 in April. I have seen 7 different doctors for endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. Sex has been almost completely nonexistent, but I try sometimes because I too feel bad, but it usually ends with me curled up in a ball on the bathroom floor for 2 hours. I have 1 son, and adoption is something we are looking at for the future. I go tomorrow to talk about when my hyster will be. It took me many doctor's visits going all across the state to try to find someone that would help me because I have done everything else you're supposed to do for endo (hormone shots, birth control, depo shots, 3 lap surgeries, pain meds, pain management) It seemed like no one wanted to take the step that needed to be taken because of my age. I kept telling them that my age shouldn't matter if my quality of life is affected this much. Also I'm 23! I should be having all kinds of sex with my husband! But we've been together for 8 years and for 7 of those years I have been dealing with this pain.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 02:33 PM
Re: Anyone else so young? (children mentioned)

I totally understand! My poor husband! But he's been so kind about it! We've gone 8 months at a time without sex. It would make other men beyond cranky, but he was patient about it . We can do this! I'll be 24 in April too! April 12! It looks likely hyster is being bumped back to March 5. Let's keep in touch! We could be hyster-buddies, lol!
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Unread 01-09-2012, 02:41 PM
Re: Anyone else so young? (children mentioned)

Yes, I fell so bad for my poor hubby. He's been so patient. I think he's more excited about the hyster than I am! Mine's April 7th. Like I said, I go tomorrow to discuss when my hyster will be. I would like to stay in touch to see how things go for you especially since we are only days apart in age, and I can really relate to you.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 02:42 PM
Re: Anyone else so young? (children mentioned)

Definitely!
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Unread 01-09-2012, 02:53 PM
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I am 23, had my hysterectomy at 22. My surgeon also had issues setting up the hysterectomy. She said it actually caused quite the debate in the medical forum she is a member of. I had severe endometriosis and could not hold a job or attend school, and hadn't been able to for a while. It was the best thing for me.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 03:03 PM
Re: Anyone else so young? (children mentioned)

It's so crazy that they can't look past the age thing more easily and focus on quality of life. If a 50 year old came in with these symptoms it would be a no-brainer.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 03:13 PM
Re: Anyone else so young? (children mentioned)

It is because they don't want to get sued later by a 30 year old saying she can't have kids and they wish they never got the hysterectomy. My surgeon said she did it because we tell women its okay to augment their bodies, but when she is in pain and can't function, we tell her she can't fix it because she's too young and then she couldn't have kids. There are 7 billion people in the world. As of 2008, there were 150 million orphans. Do we really need to retain our ability to have children just because we're young and its there? (As a side note, pre-hysterectomy, I still couldn't have children because the endometriosis was so severe. I had no health insurance. I couldn't afford to have multiple excisions so I "might" have children. That takes a LOT of money, time spent recovering, emotional distress, etc. I would much rather be able to live my life and adopt children that are in need, than live like crap trying to, or not be able to afford the other surgeries all-together and having to live like that until I'm 40.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 04:36 PM
Re: Anyone else so young? (children mentioned)

I understand the whole getting sued thing. That is the reason why one of my previous doctors told me to basically deal with the pain because she refused to go to the next step. But what I don't understand is that if I can sue the doctor years from now because I regret having the hyster done, then what is the point in signing the consent form agreeing to the surgery?
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