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Unread 06-03-2002, 10:41 PM

Hello sisters, I have been in this site since I discovered I would have a TAH with the removal of my last ovary. Seven years ago I had a the right ovary and tube remove due to a tumor the size of a grapefruit. By the 7th month I discovered that I had a brain tumor which was a pitutary tumor 1.5 cent. sitting on the nerves to my eyes. Now the last ovary has to be remove due to a tumor that looks funny(possibly cancer) to the doctors who have looked at the results(three). My homones levels are fine so there's no chance that the brain tumor has return. But I'm still lost. My pre-op is this Thurasday. I'm having hot flashes now I even sweat at night when I sleep. I get so tried very easy without doing very much. My better half is out to sea fighting the war, I'm just lost. What questions to ask the doctor? I have asthma and will it be effect because of the operation. What organs do they remove? I'm keeping my cervix but everything else he says is going to taken. What does everything else mean? No, I'm not scared I'm just lost!!!! Please help I'm lost!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for listening
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Unread 06-04-2002, 01:32 AM

Hi, lowleta! Welcome to HysterSisters--best site for support and comfort and info! Glad you are finding some helpful info here. I'm sorry to hear you have had so many medical problems and surgeries in the past. Hopefully, this will be the end of your surgeries, and the beginning of a healthier life.

Here is a link to a list of pre op questions to ask your dr. https://www.hystersisters.com/questions.php Ask your dr exactly what he plans to do. (A TAH BSO is removal of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries through an abdominal incision) Also, click on the 3 princesses at the top of the page and scroll down to find many stories and hints from previous princesses. Reading all you can, and asking any questions you have will help you prepare for your hyst.

You may also like to post questions in the Cancer Concerns forum, where women like you who have a possibility of having to fight cancer are supporting one another. They give good hugs there!

The anesthesiologist ("A" man) is the dr to talk to about your asthma. He will decide what anesthesia is best for you, depending on the severity of the asthma. Some hystersisters have had an epidural or spinal, with IV sedation (which can make you sleep through the surgery), and not general anesthesia. Wishing you all the best. s
Unread 06-04-2002, 04:34 AM

Hi lowleta

I can't add anything to the advice Ruthie has already given you but I wanted to welcome you to the best site there is!

The list of pre op questions is pretty complete, but if you think of something else jot it down so you don't forget to ask!

Best wishes
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Unread 06-04-2002, 04:40 AM
Hello from retired navy wife

Hi there,
This sure is a rough thing to go through alone. But that is the nature of the beast when hubby is in the military! I just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and hope all goes well with your pre-op. Personally, I would be scared to keep my cervix with your history, but that is just my opinion and is between you and your DR. I had everything removed as I have a strong family history to go along with all the troubles I was having.
Take care and keep us informed!
Unread 06-04-2002, 06:49 PM
Hello Lowleta


Make sure you check out the list of questions and come back with any more that you may have. We are all here to help you.

I also had everything removed (TAH/BSO) because I wanted to reduce the risk of cancer in the future. Please talk to your DR about your past cancer experience. Make sure you also visit the Hormone Jungle for any questions you may have concerning HRT.

Good luck with your surgery and come back and visit us often.

Unread 06-04-2002, 07:07 PM

Well sisters the doctor office called today and the operation has been move to the 10th of June. So now I have to get everything together that I can think of before Monday. I have printed the questions off so that I have them with me on Thurasday once I leave there I go to the hospital to have my pre-op done. I do not feel so lost because of you and I want to say THANK YOU!!!! I love this site!!!!!

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