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Unread 04-20-2012, 11:48 AM
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That is so refershing! I am so happy for you! Nice to hear a definitive cure for all of these symptoms! Did you just have your uterus removed? Anything else? How old are you? I hope I can say I healed as quickly as you!
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Unread 04-20-2012, 01:04 PM
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My mother had a hysterectomy over a year ago. She was in her early 60s. She had severe fibroids that she had always been told would go away with menopause...for her they didn't. Now she tells me she wished she had the surgery years before instead of suffering for so long. I think everyone is different and we each make the decisions based on our doctor's advice, our lives, and in the end our gut feeling on what we think is best for us.

I am 34 and will have a full abdominal including ovaries/cervix and whatever he finds in there that needs removed/fixed. Most people I know in real life tell me it will be the best decision I could ever make. I have one friend that says if she could go back to the pain she would have everything put back, not to deal with the sudden menopause issues she has had...(she had her surgery in her 20s). I know there are risks with the surgery, but I have delayed for 8 years since I was first advised to have my uterus removed and my quality of life is such now that I feel the benefits outweigh the risks for me, even at my age. Now I have to just give it to God and have faith that this is the right decision for me and prepare for what my future will be.

Prayers and hugs to you as you make this decision!
Unread 04-20-2012, 03:38 PM
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I love your handle "Beyond Blessed"! Thanks for responding. I don't know why you are having everything taken out, but you must need to. I had someone tell me yesterday, "just think of the olden days before surgery..how people had to suffer". at least now we do not. maybe that is answering my question...I have a high tolerance for pain and I am so used to feeling bad, that when I don;t feel that bad, I think I am fine. A nurse told me that is not normal and I should not notice when I am NOT in pain, but when I AM in pain. I am glad to hear about how your mother feels. That is what I have been about to do, just tought it out, but three doctors have told me that the fibroids will not really go away. Out the uterus comes! Maybe I can adopt a child, there are plenty that need adopting. I am a redhead and it will be hard to find one that could be my child, but who cares about that... Just kidding. My husband has dark hair, so ....anyway, I just wonder how much better I will feel....and look. It sounds like you are making a level headed decision weighin the benefits...Best, BEST of all to you!
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Unread 04-20-2012, 03:55 PM
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I have a really low pain tolerance and yes I am to the point of not having much of a choice. I had my tubes tied after the birth of my 2nd son, due to the risk of me or the baby not surviving if I became pregnant again. So I have already lost my ability to have more children biologically...I did go through a mourning period with that and for a couple of years questioned if it was the right decision, even though I knew it was.

I have dark hair. My husband is a red head. We brought our daughter from Korea in October of 2010. She may not have our exact features, but she is our daughter through and through! It is funny because people often ask us if our youngest son is adopted too, because the two of them favor so much. I am so thankful we were able to adopt...if you ever have questions feel free to message me!
Unread 04-20-2012, 04:03 PM
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Yes!!! I do have questions about adoption because I have no children! I know I would make a great mom, but I would spoil a kid. My husband has a 30 year old who is married with her own life and lives far away. So you have had a child biologically? No wonder you are beyond blessed, AND able to adopt, which I think is noble!
Unread 04-20-2012, 08:21 PM
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I am 10 days post op today. I wish I would have had the sense to do this years ago. When my surgery was over my Dr. said he was 99% sure nothing was cancerous but he was waiting on the pathology report. That had never crossed my mind. That let me know that this is way more serious than we think. Its a fibroid but guess what, they don't belong in there. And who knows what havoc they are really reeking on the inside where we can't see. Something to think about isnn't it.
Unread 04-20-2012, 10:45 PM
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HI LaineyLane.
I believe that when someone gets an organ or tissue removed surgically from their body, a screen is done on it to look for abnormalities.

It is definitely something to think about, but please don't worry yourself. You are healing from surgery. I know easier said than done.
Unread 04-20-2012, 10:50 PM
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ZBH: Yes we have 2 biological sons 11 & 5. Our daughter is 2 and such a little diva!

There is nothing noble in us adopting we just knew our family was not complete...she has blessed our family greater than we could ever imagine I just pray we are faithful to provide her blessings as well!
Unread 04-21-2012, 08:19 PM
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I have noticed in the last couple weeks that I have been cramping.
I hadn't noticed it before this because my back was hurting and I just thought it was a chronic pain condition that I have.

I also noticed earlier this week that I seemed to spot more when doing walking more than to my car and back. On monday of this week I walked with my daughter from her apt into town. It is a one mile walk each way. When we got back to her place the spotting was an intense red color. If I don't do too much the spotting is a brownish color.

I am wondering what the color difference means and if I need to be concerned?

I also need to know since I am noticing the color change too when I am more active if I need to be careful?
Unread 05-09-2012, 06:51 PM
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I had a cats can today on my liver, pancreas and kidneys.
I feeling icky after having to drink barium and also having dye by IV.
None of this has to do with having surgery next week.

I am tired and would like a vacation from medical stuff.

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