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Unread 04-15-2012, 12:02 AM
Re: Op sched for 4/20. Terrified after seeing HERS video

I am new to all of this. What do some of the initials mean? SO? SAH? Do they have to reopen an old Abdominal Scar or can I have a hysterectomy another way?
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  #32  
Unread 04-15-2012, 12:38 AM
Re: Op sched for 4/20. Terrified after seeing HERS video

Abbreviations are here at https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/view_abbreviations.htm

As to your question, only your doctor will be able to tell you. Sometimes they don't know if they can do it another way until they try and if it doesn't work, then they do the abdominal cut.
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Unread 04-15-2012, 12:57 PM
Re: Op sched for 4/20. Terrified after seeing HERS video

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I was just reading your post surgery for me was a cake walk. It was the hrt I had issues with and im not an expert but I wish I had kept my ovaries. They are worth fighting for especially if your family has a history of cancer. Nothing replaces them. This may just be me some women so great as alot of us have huge issues with it. That was my only draw back as far as the rest I love never having heavy painful periods. Honey I would talk to you doct about only taking them if there is a need. As far as hrt goes. Insurance covers all of them just at different cost. My co is 5.00 but for vivelle patch due to it being name brand I pay 30 and for the gel I 60.00 so you should ask them are they just giving a price for generic even the synthetics like premerin are name brand so that doesnt make sense. And the safer ones are transdermal like patches and gels. Femering. Are bios so are tou thinking of compounded which most insurance wont cover. Lol pray your surgery goes well
Yes, you are so right, and I'm going to try very hard to keep my ovaries. My hubby plans on talking to the dr. about it to! He feels almost as strongly about it as I do, which is kinda interesting, I think

Regarding the HRT, I asked about a specific HRT recommended by Suzanne Sommers and it's not on our prescriptive list. I think, based on your note, one of my actions for this week is to become more knowledgable about HRT. I hadn't even considered until now when she made me sign the form that I might lost them. She and I did talk extensively that I want to keep them unless they are visibly riddled with cancer...

Thank you for your perpspective! It's really impotant.
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Unread 04-15-2012, 12:59 PM
Re: Op sched for 4/20. Terrified after seeing HERS video

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My suggestion would be to get a note from your doctor.
Great Idea Danni! I have a note from her that I can't fly for 8 weeks, but I hadn't thought about going into any other detail...
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Unread 04-15-2012, 01:01 PM
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About the leave. It called the family leave act. and disability. In calif it is a law that a posistion has to be held for a certain amt of time. And you are paid by disability. Durining recovery yoy will need at least 6 weeks. Lol
Yep, we have FMLA in MA too... but my bosses are trying to help me not go on disability as not only will it cut my base salary, but it will cut my commissions as well -- effectively putting my income at such a low level I won't be able to pay my bills... which is uber important because I'm the sole breadwinner... so their heart is in the right place I think.... but certainly not the expectations.

I still gotta figure this part out somehow....
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Unread 04-15-2012, 01:03 PM
Re: Op sched for 4/20. Terrified after seeing HERS video

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My surgery is also on April 20th - I saw the videos too, thinking I was doing myself a favour by being "informed" - scared me to death!!! questioned whether I was doing the right thing. After a few very emotional weeks - and - another (my last) period I know this is really the only option. I only read the "good" stories now and am looking forward to posting my own "good" after surgery story
Good luck on the 20th!!
Thank you, my friend, as you and I have arrived at the same decision. In reality, I should've done this much sooner. My only real issue at this time is the fear of losing my ovaries and the usual fears that come with going under the knife.

Thank you so much for your support! I think we are doing the right thing!!!!
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Unread 04-15-2012, 01:05 PM
Re: Op sched for 4/20. Terrified after seeing HERS video

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Originally Posted by Lovelyladylumps View Post
I am new to all of this. What do some of the initials mean? SO? SAH? Do they have to reopen an old Abdominal Scar or can I have a hysterectomy another way?
She told me that it's a good thing to go in through my old C-section scar, so that's what I'm doing.

(New here too... just joined yesterday)

Good luck with everything!
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Unread 04-15-2012, 01:08 PM
Re: Op sched for 4/20. Terrified after seeing HERS video

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She told me that it's a good thing to go in through my old C-section scar, so that's what I'm doing.

(New here too... just joined yesterday)

Good luck with everything!
Oh, and before I forget... the abdominal was scheduled after a failed myomectomy and failed ablation... due to horrificly large fibroids. Vaginal and laproscopic aren't choices for me because of my tumors.
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Unread 04-15-2012, 01:12 PM
Re: Op sched for 4/20. Terrified after seeing HERS video

Well I do understand how you feel believe me, I just had TVH this year January 12 of this year. I was very scare going though this myself but I knew the quality of my-life would be better. I been though so much with my fibroid s and it was very ugly. I was told my cervix and uterus will be remove but I kept my ovaries. Just three weeks for the surgery my cervix prolapse because the fibroid s grew alot bigger which I had three size of a football. I was put to sleep during my surgery. I will praying for you and wish you the best good luck.
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Unread 04-15-2012, 03:27 PM
Lovelylady Lumps reply

Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it.

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