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Unread 04-24-2002, 01:22 PM
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I had a lap supracervical hyst on March 28th and I am completely satisfied with my choice. My doc did the surgery in a day surgical center at 2:30pm and I was walking out the door at 9am the next morning. Four days later I drove my dd to school and I did that every (school) day for the entire 3 weeks I was off work. I returned to work on April 22nd with no restrictions. I have no restrictions at home as well...baths, sex, housework. I have checked out the difference in the sex dept and I am happy to report everything works very well. I would recommend this surgery to anyone who meets the criteria for such a surgery. I am 45 years old and I decided to keep my ovaries as long as they were still functioning. My doctor supported me in my decision.

Good Luck to will have a terrific, speedy recovery.

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Unread 04-24-2002, 02:33 PM
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Thank you so much blondi45 for your reply post

I am so happy that finally someone who has had the same surgery that I will be having on 5/6, had a pretty easy time getting up and around in a short period of time. I am planning on a short plane trip to Spokane two weeks after surgery to see my Dad and the Lilac festival there. I am determined to go and feel I will be okay to do it. I have been looking forward to it since last year and am still planning to go.

Take care and thanks again.

Unread 04-24-2002, 03:06 PM

i had a supracervical on feb. 18th and can say i am sooo happy with my decision. i havent had any spotting not even after the first day of surgery...also i kept my ovaries and i'm 45.
i went to a doctor in november and i was bleeding heavily..i asked about leaving the cervix and he was so strongly against it and i knew he didnt do them routinely. but i got progesterone from him and set out to find a doctor i could trust with enough experience to perform it well. we had a womens hospital open and i called the office and said i want a surgeon who specializes in supracervical hysts and they made an appointment for me. i was not dissapointed...he agreed with my choices and never tried to talk me out of it. i knew i had finally found the "right" doctor. i can go all night without having to get up two or three times to use the bathroom...amazing if you have that problem. my ovaries are functioning well and i have not had any regrets...and sex is so much better. the big "O" is as fabulous as it was before the fibroids got sooooo big.. good luck and read many women to help with information...
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Unread 04-24-2002, 04:19 PM
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I am so thankful that so many of you are still pleased with your decision. Those sort of stories make it easier on all of us.

My spouse will also be thrilled about the nookie variable. Since the diagnosis he has been so afraid of hurting me that we've gone from 6 times a week to once (sorry if that is TMI). Hopefully he hasn't been keeping a tally......well, then again.....

Unread 04-24-2002, 05:56 PM
Good Luck Sheila!!

I had replied earlier to your post about the supracervical.

I agree with the bathroom thing too!!! I have not had any more stress incontinence since my surgery, YEA!! and I didn't even have the bladder tack..

So as you can see there a many many women that have had the same exact procedure and so far we all seem to be in agreement, this is one of the easier hysterectomies to recover quickly from!!

You will feel 100% better!!

Good luck and keep reading!!
Unread 04-27-2002, 07:31 PM
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I have a little over 2 weeks to go and it is starting to become real. My mom arrives in a week and I think that will help (she's 74, I'm her baby and she is worried sick).

I am glad I found you all!

Unread 04-28-2002, 02:25 PM
To Gio

I was reading your post....

"....The reality is that unless there is a family history of cervical or ovarian cancer, the risk is VERY VERY small...."

I don't believe this is correct information. Ovarian cancer is not just heriditary. In fact most of the women in my support group for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition do not have family members with ovarian cancer.

There is a lot of women out there who think they aren't at risk for Ovarian Cancer because it is not in their family history. The majority of women think that PAP tests, test for ovarian cancer it does not. And finally. Just because you don't have ovaries anymore, ie, tah/bso, doesn't mean you still can't develop ovarian cancer. It is possible, because the cells are still in your body. Although only 2 - 3% of ovarian cancers happen this way. It develops in the peritoneal lining of the abdomen.

Also- cervical cancer is not heriditarily linked. It is more commonly linked with the HPV virus.

Thanks - Robin
Unread 04-28-2002, 03:35 PM
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Robin - thanks for responding to my post.

I'm afraid I didn't word it very well. What my surgeon told me when we discussed what type of surgery I would have, was that if their is a family history of ovarian cancer, the risk is increased by three or four times. She told me that in general about 2% of women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetimes.

You're right about HPV and cervical cancer. I don't think there is really any hereditary risk to cervical cancer, but I'm not sure. What my doctor told me was that the general incidence of cervical is smaller than ovarian.

Of course everybody needs to take their own health history into account, along with whatever risk factors they have for developing cancers of any type. And I'm glad you gave the information about PAP smears not detecting cancer of the ovaries! There is a separate test for that, and you usually have to ask for it. I don't know why it isn't routinely performed.

I'm sorry I was unclear in what I said about cancer risk. In general, if your ovaries and cervix are healthy, and you have none of the specific risk factors for those cancers, the risk is small. For me personally, I did not want healthy organs removed 'just in case'. I'll have my yearly exams and if I develop a problem, I will address it when it happens.

Thanks for the clarification.

Unread 04-29-2002, 09:08 AM
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I still say if it's healthy leave it alone. I am not in to the idea of having parts of me taken out because they MIGHT have problems at some point in the future.
Unread 04-29-2002, 09:52 AM

I too am having a sah May 24th. I was talking to a nurse when I went in for my shot to try and shrink my fibroids....16 to 18 week size) and she asked if I was having it to help support down there. I told her sounds good to me!!! Plus there is no history of anything. Always normal. Im keeping my ovaries and cervix.

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