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Surgery Wednesday & i'm new here! Surgery Wednesday & i'm new here!

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Unread 03-26-2012, 01:15 AM
Surgery Wednesday & i'm new here!

Hi
My name is Megan and i am having a hysterectomy on wednesday 3/28. I have endometriosis, fibroids and a polyp in my uterus that causes constant bleeding. I've been practically living on Advil and Percocet for the past 6 months

I am 44 and have one child, a13 yr old daughter. Both my mom and sister had hysters in their 40's so i have kind of known surgery was to be expected. I am nervous because the last surgery i had was a Csection 13yrs ago and it was a horrible experience. I have developed a tolerance for pain meds, so i am a bit concerned about having post operative pain. I meet with my pain management Dr. Tomorrow to find out my options.

The plan is a laprascopic surgery, my left ovary will be remmoved since that is where most of my pain is, and leave my right one. I think i will not have my cervix removed, but it all depends on how bad my endometriosis is.

I welcome any advice, suggestions or tips ....
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Unread 03-26-2012, 08:50 AM
Re: Surgery Wednesday & i'm new here!

Hi buttercream! (your name makes me want cake! Hahaha)

Anyway, good luck to you!

What was your experience with your c-section??
I know with that surgery theres a lot of internal manipulation that goes on. Not to mention the incision itself. But your hyster is laproscopic (sp?) So theres no big abdominal incision.

Its also reassuring that many women on this site find improvement in pain soon after surgery, some just a day after. Im hoping your and my recovery will be similar. My surgery is also laproscopic. But ill be having endo excised so I think ill have additional pain from the excision.

Keep us posted!
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Unread 03-26-2012, 11:52 AM
Re: Surgery Wednesday & i'm new here!

My c section was horrible. I was in labor for 36 hours and then had to have an emergency csection. The epidural didnt work on my right side, so i literally felt them cut into me. It makes me tear up just thinking about it.
Hopefully i wont have to have another abdominal incision, but nothing is ever easy with me, so i am preparing for the worst!
I am such an emotional wreck today and i dont know why! Been crying all morning
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Unread 03-26-2012, 12:28 PM
Re: Surgery Wednesday & i'm new here!

Omg I can imagine! I think id be terrified with any idea of surgery...

I've seen posts on here about how surgeons offer the option of epidural or general anesthesia. Maybe you can discuss this at your pre-op?? Because im sure youd prefer general anesthesia. Ive had my pre op appt already, we didnt discuss anesthesia, my plan is to email him about it. Im also gonna start a thread asking the girls what anesthesia they had and how the decision came about. I had an epidural with all 3 of My Kids. The same anesthesiologist did my epidurals with my first 2 kids, my 3rd was with a diff dr, I still felt my right side, labor lasted longer and was so painful, it was as if I didnt have one at all! So now im skeptical and much more prefer general anesthesia.

Did your dr give you an idea of how big he/she thinks your uterus is or any idea of how successful the laproscopic method would be? I know sometimes the dr. can estimate the uterine size and based on that give an idea of how successful the lap route would be.

Where is your endo located? Mine is on my ureter.
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