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had an hysterectomy wanna chat to someone else who also has
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36-40, F
2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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I had a TAH on May 24, 2012. I was able to keep one ovary. I had adenomyosis, adhesions, enlarged uterus, and the right ovary was stuck to my uterus. I had painful & heavy periods for years. Really cuts in to your quality of life. I almost hemmorhaged (not sure if I spelled that right) last January. Scared me to death.

I was 47 when I had the surgery. I can tell you it is the best thing I've ever done. I wish I had done it sooner. All that unnecessary suffering. We were never able to have kids, most likely due to my reproductive organs being so messed up. That really broke my heart, but that's the way it was.

Do you know what type of surgery you're going to have? The best advice I can offer is take your time to completely recover. You only get one chance to heal correctly. Don't over-do things. You don't want to have to go back in for any repairs and set your recovery back even further. Keep up with your pain meds, and take small walks around the house a few times a day.

I want to wish you the best on your upcoming surgery. The waiting is the hardest part but once you are on the other side and recovering, it does get better. You will have good days & bad ones, but remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you will regain your quality of life.


I understand how you feel I was never able to have children and I am 45 and just had my hysterectomy last week I love the fact that I no longer have to post pone my life because of my periods but I feel cheated because I couldn't have children did you ever feel that way

Yes, I felt really sad about it, but I also know that everything happens for a reason even though we may not understand it. That helped a bit, but that sadness is there. I know not being able to have children doesn't make us less than those who can, so it isn't something we should base our worth on.

Isn't it wonderful to regain your quality of life though? You never realize how much you missed out on or how miserable you actually felt until you got relief. All the years of suffering unnecessarily.

I hope you have a complete & speedy recovery. Enjoy your princess time. Take advantage of having others do for you while you heal.