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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:20 AM
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I'm sorry that you have missed the successes posted here. Most likely this is due to the fact that new readers don't generally follow a recovery from start to finish. I'm certain if you followed a group of sisters for 6-12 weeks you'd see that I'm right; use my story if you like. My surgery was life changing. I had dealt with exceedingly heavy periods with atrocious clots, pain and anemia. My uterus was full of fibroids, cysts and polyps. It was the size of a six month pregnancy and weighed 11.6lbs. I'm a success in just having that removed! I had a dVh/BSO on 10/20/11. Since then, I've begun HRT. Every factor in my life has improved. I've lost over 30lbs because I can now exercise without pain and I can physically do a sit-up. My sex life/moods are through the roof due to no pain or bleeding or wild hormonal swings. My skin and hair are glorious. I look 15 years younger because my face isn't stretched in pain and I have color in my cheeks and lips because I am no longer anemic. My one complaint lately is a bit of belly pain at the port sites, why? I just spent time with my sister and we laughed so hard for so long that I believe I irritated my healing belly. I'll take that complication any day. Please, read further. You will see the successes. Take care and I wish you the best. If you get only half my success, you'll be way ahead of the curve.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:27 AM
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I am 5 years post-hysterectomy. My quality of life reverted back to what it was prior to the issues I was having - in all areas of my life. Yes, the healing process must take place and there may be things that were a little "different", but all in all it was well worth it. The main thing is that I managed to find a terrific surgeon by talking to my own doctor and others in the community.
Unread 02-15-2012, 09:37 AM
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I have felt absolutely great from the word go!

The only problems I have had have been niggly things in a way, compared to other people's problems before and after.

I love this site though, and even though my worries seemed small compared to others, it has been a huge help to me to chat to others for reassurance.

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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:05 PM
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I agree with so many points the other posters have made - While I am only in my third week post-op, and still have a ways to go before I get back to the overall strong, active woman I was before my surgery, I felt something close to elation immediately after my surgery. I had everything taken out laparascopically. I had a great surgeon and surgical team and had no nausea/no problems prior to discharge, so I was basically on Cloud 9 just knowing I would never again have to drink gallons of water for an ultrasound of my ovaries (for cysts that have plagued me for years), uterus (fibroids - ditto)....nor an endometrial biopsy (for unusual bleeding)....nor the almost two week periods that for some reason, early in my 30s, I decided must just be my fate in life....That in the future I wouldn't have to tell my DH "not tonight" two weeks out of every month, and that when we did, having to spread out a big towel on the bed (just in case my period decided to rear its unpredictable head), and the list goes on. I had a good role model for my hysterectomy - My mom had her TAH at 45 (I am almost 43) for fibroids and has always been happy she did.

It's definitely a journey, and while I can't yet call myself per se a "success story" (don't want to jinx myself!!!), I am keenly looking forward to a future without pelvic pressure, periods, cysts, and fibroids!!!!!!
Unread 02-16-2012, 05:58 PM
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I agree -- go to the section about our stories, you will find many success stories!!

Mine is one of them. I had my LSH 5 months ago, at age 37, after a 10-year battle with endo and fibroids. I've never felt better and am very, very VERY glad I had my hysto! No regrets at all. No complications. No more periods, no more cramps, I'm a new woman!!
Unread 02-16-2012, 08:22 PM
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I am 2 weeks tomorrow and I had the DaVinci. I have had a pretty easy recovery and am feeling good other that a little tired. The only problem for me has been a little gas and some cramping but nothing a little aleve can't help. Honestly, this was WAY easier than I thought it would be. I had my first post op, Doctor said I look great and can drive and start light exercise. Everyone keeps saying how good I look and how normal I seem (whatever that

Everyone is different, but I think going in with a positive attitude and as healthy as possible helps. I amped up my work out program and lost a few pounds before surgery. I did that because I felt I wanted to be as strong as possible going into it.
Unread 02-16-2012, 08:33 PM
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my surgery was oct. 2011 it was a hard road at first dealing with what happened but life is great now prayers 2 u for a full recovery it can happen.
Unread 02-16-2012, 08:40 PM
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I felt terriable after my surgery so glad for this site, I can say women with or without go througn this , aging for us sucks. But I can tell you Im.having issues getting my hormones right but I have no more horriable periords, nignt sweats or a.belly that.was so swollen I looked pregnant. I looked for happy endings too but it.found solutions and great ladies going through the same thing I would have lost my mind if it were not for this site. There.are some great stories hope you are doing.well lol
Unread 02-19-2012, 01:51 PM
Re: No Success Stories? is a success....after nearly 3 months ovaries woke up!!
Unread 02-19-2012, 02:22 PM
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my success is knowing i will never ever have another painful period again.i am lucky to push for this surgery the way i did cause surgeon said omendum was attached to most organs and i could've died if left thats a success in itsself.

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