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Unread 01-12-2002, 01:17 PM
Second Guessing My Decision

Hi Kodiakid, Your story sounds like me. I will be having my Hysto on January 23rd. My major problem are fibroids that are pressing on my bladder and causing me to be just miserable with the constant urge to urinate. I mean constant urge....I urinate and instantly the bladder fills up. My periods were also quite normal (other than the DD having to jumpstart it the last two months). This month it did not come at all. I did have a DNC a couple of years ago for clots. The DD did at that time tell me that I would probably have to have this surgery somewhere down the line. At that time, I was 51 not having any menapausal symptems at all. I just told the DD that I am just not ready yet. Last year in February (2 months before my 2nd marriage, I started having the problems above. Nothing at all helped the urge feeling. Tried Detrol, Motrin 800 and even Vicodin. Nothing helped the feeling. I finally told the DD that I was ready. I am now 53, still feel and look very young. I try to keep positive thoughts about this surgery and I just know everthing will go smoothly. I did want to tell you that I did think about the fact that my symptems were nothing compared to some people.
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Unread 01-12-2002, 01:28 PM
Second Guessing My Decision

Like Kodiakid and Duckie, I have Adeno and fibroids.
I was resistant to a hyster at first, as my initial diagnosis was "just" fibroids. I have no great pain, but lots of clotty,heavy periods that have gotten worse with time. BUT, not a great deal of pain.(And a really poochy 16 wk. size belly)

I have very little energy on a good day, and my PCP thought it might be depression, but it's chronic anemia. Recently, my bladder capacity has diminished, so my sleep is disrupted, and road trips require frequent stops. Even my 11 year old commented on how often I need to "go" lately!

None of these conditions is life threating, but there is a real "quality of life" issue here.

My health affects my family as well, and part of having the surgery is so I can be the wife and mom they used to have!

Make the decision that's right for you.
Good luck!

Unread 01-12-2002, 05:50 PM
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I don't have any fibroids but I do have endo, a severe case (my uterus is fused to the pelvic floor). I suffer from heavy bleeding and excrutiating cramps, which no pain killer can stop. I also never new when I was going to start or stop. Most of the time I never stopped, the flow just went from heavy to drip, drip, drip, drip.

I have set my date for Feb. 5 and am sure I am going to keep it although I am having the same thoughts as you... My symptoms aren't severe enough to give me the right to change my life this drastically (and for the better I am told). My problems are nowhere near as severe as most of the ones I am reading, however, in talking with my doctor I decided that my problems are quality of life related. What kind of life is it when you run it around the availability of a toilet? I always wear pads, ALWAYS (no pun intended;/).

Do what is right for you and don't feel guilty. You deserve happiness and peace.

Good Luck on your decision.

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