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Unread 03-19-2002, 12:16 PM
Regret My Indecisiveness

For those of you who are undecided as to whether or not your are "bad" enough...I was in your shoes and now, I regret my indeciveness! My endo symptoms have snowballed in the last 8 weeks and I truly am mildly-moderately, sometimes horribly miserable every day! I have missed more work in the last 8 weeks than I have in the last 5 years due pelvic & back pain and nausea. I've gained 12 lbs due since January because I come home from work, get my flannel nightgown on and hug my "boyfriend" (my heating pad) on the couch all night. My DH has really been wonderful because, although he ignores me most of the time, I cry, I whine, I don't want to go anywhere because I don't feel well and Lordie NO....forget the sex! The hyscian: gave me the opportunity to schedule my TAH/BSO in mid- January and I wasn't sure if I needed it....Then, after getting worse, I called for an appt. Had to wait 6 weeks to get in to see him and all I had to do was sign the consent forms! Surgery set for 6 weeks after that! I know this may not pertain to ALL undecided sisters...but those of you with endo that aren't sure--don't make the same mistake I did. I can't wait until 4/23! I am more anxious about the surgery than I've been about vacations!!!!!
Thanks for letting me kick myself in writing. I just want to get this over with!
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Unread 03-19-2002, 12:28 PM

I guess I should have used Oh well, he won't see it!
Unread 03-19-2002, 12:43 PM
Regret My Indecisiveness

My how we sound alike I can totally relate with you. If I would have a good week then I would tell myself that I could go without the hyst, and then...bam...I would be hit with horrible pain! Then the "pain" would then be screaming at me, "why didn't you have this surgery already!" I am in pain mode again this week and I am answering back, "it won't be April 1st!" Denial no more, I hope Sorry for what you are going through, I know that it must seem like a long time to wait now that you are suffering so. I'll say a prayer. Life is going to be good again before you know it You are almost wishes!
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Unread 03-19-2002, 12:48 PM
Regret My Indecisiveness

Im glad you got your date finally. Remember my 6 week waiting flew by so will yours. I have missed my first period now & it was so nice not having any pain at all. Hope your DH is feeling better.
Unread 03-19-2002, 01:16 PM
Regret My Indecisiveness

HI Madeline!
You and me both! Very similar to you for sure! Although I know I've been "bad" enough to do this for much longer than I have really considered doing it. Stage 3 endo and pain, cramps & backaches never go away.

I just go my surgery set for April 8th.....yikes! TAH and don't know about ovaries yet. OB says keep, I think take! I need to find out more from fellow endo women on what they are doing.

I keep thinking after this is done I have GOT to feel better than I do now and my life overall has got to be good again. Sex again, desire again, no more pain, no more to get out and go places again. You know....

Good luck to you! I was originally scheduled the day before you, 4/22 but the OB told me he didn't get paid enough and didn't want to waste his time! ( lovely, huh?) so I found a new OB and get it done earlier anyhow! Take care! KimAZ
Unread 03-19-2002, 02:24 PM
Regret My Indecisiveness

All I can say is what I have read on medical site about endo and in magazine article, that the research now shows that woman with endometriosis are at higher risk then women without endometriosis to get ovarian cancer. My doctor who is an endometriosis specialist (one of his passions to help woman with such) say's that it is not wise for a woman with endo to have a hyst and keep her ovaries, so mine will go for those reasons.
Unread 03-19-2002, 02:52 PM

Hugs, i know just how you feel. I sufferd with severe Endeo, had a lap the year before surgery, was advised to have Hyst within three months and because I was such a chicken would not do it. i sufferd more in the 15 months than i have ever done before that. It was awful. I finally decided that I had to do something about it and have the hyst or suffer even more so went ahead. Now I so wish i had of listend to my surgeon and done it so much earlier. I feel wonderful now, life is good and after the hyst the surgeon told me that the endeo had gotten so much worse after the lap she had done. Why do we woman put things off? We are sometimes slow to learn and putting ourselves first i guess is something that does not come naturally. Best of luck with your surgery and let us know how it goes. hugs Vicki
Unread 03-20-2002, 06:33 AM
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Could you please explain why you have "yuk" after lupron? I just got my 6th and last shot yesterday and am wondering what will happen now.

Unread 03-20-2002, 06:59 AM

The "yuk" after Lupron was with my first three shots....approximately 48-72 hours after I got the shots, I suffered a migraine. Never had suffered from a migraine prior to receiving Lupron! Thought I had a migraine or two in my life, but after having experienced the Lupron migraine(s), I realized I never knew what a migraine was! The headaches with my first three shots were debilitating. Couldn't even stand the cat walking on the bed! Anyway, I should clarify that other than the headaches with the first three shots, I never really suffered any other side effects. The Lupron temporarily bought me some time and did alleviate the pain for a few months. It didn't eliminate discomfort but it made the period pain manageable. Unfotunatley, after resuming periods (only 6 weeks after last shot!) for 8 months or so, I was feeling more & more of the usual old pains. Didn't do anything about it for way too long. I guess that explains why I find myself in the situation I'm in!

Overall, Lupron was a good "bandaid."
Unread 03-20-2002, 07:06 AM
Regret My Indecisiveness

s Madeline!

Please don't kick yourself too hard. Think of it this way...if you'd gone ahead with the surgery earlier with doubts in your mind, you would always wonder if you did the right thing. Now that you know for sure, you will have peace of mind.

Good luck to all of you with deciding to do and to those about to become a !


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