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Dear Ovaries... Dear Ovaries...

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Unread 04-10-2012, 08:55 AM
Dear Ovaries...

Dear Ovaries,
I opted to keep you because the said you looked healthy, were not causing any problems, and were important for continued hormones until menopause. Well, here is the deal. I am going to need you to "wake up", level out, whatever. This "strike" you have been on is really taking its toll for the following reasons:

1. My kids and husband used to greet me in the morning with a hug and a smile. Now, they scatter with doors slamming behind them. Today, in fact, my kids wanted to leave for school at 7:15 and my husband grabbed the keys and squealed away.

2. I am getting tired of having to change my shirts every hour.

3. The dreams of spiders and snakes attacking are really getting old.

4. I did not have acne as a teenager. I am not thrilled about it in my 30's.

5. I would love to be able to talk about, let's say, the grocery list without bursting into tears because I did not have a coupon for everything we needed.

Thank you both so much for your time in regards to this matter. I hope to be hearing from you soon.

Your hostess,
The moody, sweaty, freezing, acne-faced princess.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 09:36 AM
Re: Dear Ovaries...

I am so confused! I had a hysterectomy and kept my ovaries. I went to my doctor a few weeks ago and asked if she could check my thyroid because I am always boiling hot. I work in a hospital, everyone else is wearing sweaters and I am sitting there with a giant fan blowing on me. Heaven forbid I have to go into a contact precaution room and have to wear a cover over my clothes, I am a SWEATING PIG! I don't seem to be having flashes, I just have certain days when I am so very hot...I'm 45 and about a year prior to my surgery I had my hormones checked, no perimenopause, nothing. Now, reading this I am totally confused. What is this about the ovaries and still having menopause? Can someone explain this because I am clueless.
Thanks!
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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:11 AM
Re: Dear Ovaries...

I also kept both of my ovaries, at my 10 day post op I told my Dr the hot flashes were worse than before surgery and I was having little crying spells. She said that my ovaries can go into shock from being handled during surgery and started me on Evamist. I haven't had a hot flash or emotional outbursts since those first two sprays of it! Maybe you can discuss some light HRT til everything gets back in working order. Worked for me. Good luck!
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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:37 AM
Re: Dear Ovaries...

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Originally Posted by grace35 View Post
Dear Ovaries,
I opted to keep you because the said you looked healthy, were not causing any problems, and were important for continued hormones until menopause. Well, here is the deal. I am going to need you to "wake up", level out, whatever. This "strike" you have been on is really taking its toll for the following reasons:

1. My kids and husband used to greet me in the morning with a hug and a smile. Now, they scatter with doors slamming behind them. Today, in fact, my kids wanted to leave for school at 7:15 and my husband grabbed the keys and squealed away.

2. I am getting tired of having to change my shirts every hour.

3. The dreams of spiders and snakes attacking are really getting old.

4. I did not have acne as a teenager. I am not thrilled about it in my 30's.

5. I would love to be able to talk about, let's say, the grocery list without bursting into tears because I did not have a coupon for everything we needed.

Thank you both so much for your time in regards to this matter. I hope to be hearing from you soon.

Your hostess,
The moody, sweaty, freezing, acne-faced princess.
LOL! Thanks for the laugh and best of luck to you and your ovaries! I kept mine too, and though I haven't had all the problems you listed, I am usually not terribly emotional and today I teared up while watching a video countdown on VH1. Dang ovaries!!
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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:48 AM
Re: Dear Ovaries...

Grace, thanks for putting a touch of humor to my day.

I kept my ovaries and while I'm not having hot flashes per se, I get really hot, and sweaty when I eat for some reason. I also have been having really, really strange dreams and it never occurred to me that it might be a side effect from sleepy ovaries.

I think you are in good company here as we all seem to be struggling with the hormones. The tears are the worst part I think. I cry over every silly thing and it doesn't matter if other people are nearby or not. The flood gates just open up. It's embarrassing!
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Unread 04-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Re: Dear Ovaries...

LOL! Thank you Grace35! Very well said!!!!
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Unread 04-10-2012, 07:11 PM
Re: Dear Ovaries...

It's funny, because when you know what it is that's making you sweat, cry, over-react, or hypervenhilate(sp) it's much easier to step away and ride it out.

I have one ovary left, and am experiencing all kinds of emotions and lots of 'sweaty pits'.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 08:03 PM
Re: Dear Ovaries...

Hear! Hear!

Between the Lupron injections and the surgery, my ovaries are still in shock too! And while I don't have full-blown menopausal symptoms, it's enough to make me wish I could shake them up a little!

PrettyViolet
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Unread 04-10-2012, 09:01 PM
Re: Dear Ovaries...

Feeling hot and hot flashes are normal because, as you know, your ovaries might not be working properly. Most of the time, the blood supply to them gets disrupted during a hysterectomy. This diagram explains how the blood supply to the uterus and ovaries can differ for various women. According to the info in the diagram, 56% of women have their ovaries get their blood supply from both the uterine and ovarian arteries. 40% of women have the blood supply come from the ovarian artery only and 4% get the blood supply to their ovary from the uterine artery only. During surgery, the uterine artery is cut so you can see how the blood supply gets disrupted. For the 4% that have only the uterine artery providing the blood supply, it would logically seem that if that blood supply gets cut off, then the ovary would stop functioning. And for the other 56%, it would take time for the ovary to get used to have only part of its blood supply. I would assume that the 40% would be the ones feeling the least of the effects. I am not a doctor but I think that my assumptions make sense when one views the diagram. I hope this helps.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 09:52 PM
Re: Dear Ovaries...

Hey..... Am I the only weirdo here among all of you? Everyone is complaining about hot flashes , but I'm here breaking out in cold flashes! Crazy isn't it? I also kept my ovaries because my Dr. also said that they were beautifully pink and healthy.
Should I complain or not?
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