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Myomectomy

Hi ladies, well i had a myomectomy on Jan 30, 2010. I went into the operating room at 8:45am  and woke up in recovery at 2:30pm. I was very scared, wondering why it took so long. I found out i was in surgery 5 hours because my doctor had a very difficult time removing the biggest fibroid. I was told i came very close to having a hysterectomy. My doctor told me she had to really take her time to get the fibroid out. She took out a total of 8 fibroids but left some really small ones, because she did not want to cut my uterus anymore.  I am thankful i had the relationship i did with my doctor because she knew how bad i want to have a baby. My recovery is going on okay so far. Anyone have any tips on the recovery part. I will share more on my recovery later!!

Beauty281 Beauty281 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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Hello, I hope all went well with your surgery. You should be well on your way to recovery!!! January 29, 2013 will be three years since i had my surgery. The first few days were rough, but as the days and the months went on things got better.Things have been great for me! My cycles are still light, I don't have heavy bleeding of painful cramping anymore. I actually just had my first child 6 months ago. The pregnancy went well. My doctor did inform me during my c-section, that I had a lot of scar tissue from the surgery, so that was a bit of a concern. Other than that my doctor doesn't see any signs of the fibroids returning at this time. I hope all is well for you. Get plenty of rest and share your update when you feel up to it. Take care!

Hello I am 35 and am scheduled to have my myomectomy on 12/12/12. I am scared to death but I really want these things taken out. I have long periods almost a month. I have constant pressure with occasional pain. My stomach looks like I am starting my 2nd trimester even though I work out and try to eat right. My ultrasound showed that I had at least 7 fibroids some are 8-9cm. They also said I had sub mucosal and intramural ones with adenomyosis present. How was the recovery afterwards. My husband and I booked a cruise for our one year anniversary on 1/19/13 and I wonder if I will be feeling well enough to go. Can anyone tell me there experience post surgery and if they fell well enough to be out ad about.

Hello I am 35 and am scheduled to have my myomectomy on 12/12/12. I am scared to death but I really want these things taken out. I have long periods almost a month. I have constant pressure with occasional pain. My stomach looks like I am starting my 2nd trimester even though I work out and try to eat right. My ultrasound showed that I had at least 7 fibroids some are 8-9cm. They also said I had sub mucosal and intramural ones with adenomyosis present. How was the recovery afterwards. My husband and I booked a cruise for our one year anniversary on 1/19/13 and I wonder if I will be feeling well enough to go. Can anyone tell me there experience post surgery and if they fell well enough to be out ad about.

Hello! I'm 25, I have been dealing with the fibroids for about 1 1/2 years and seen about 4 doctors.I tried everything and it hasn't worked.. I had to ultrasounds and my tumors are 15cm and ustrus the size of 6 month pregnant ustrus. I have pain & bleed so much. I recently got on the Lypron shot and it finally stop my bleeding and I go for the myomectomy Dec 19 I'm really scared because I never had surgery before and I been watching YouTube videos like crazy. Any recovery tips you guys have me..

My abdominal myomectomy is on Dec 10, 2012 and I'm very nervous!!! I have several fibroids with at least 5 large ones ranging from 8 to 10 cm. I have no bleeding except during my period, which is a little heavy. I just have alot of discomfort and its putting pressure on my other organs. I also have watched the procedure on you tube and it did kinda scare me. I keep reading other peoples experience with this surgery and some bring me to tears. I hope I have a good recovery and no post op nausea, I will keep you posted......

I am 30 I just found out that I have fibroids the size of a 12 week old. I am extremely scared and nervous. I go in for my ultra sound on Feb 3 and then a decision will be made on treatment. My doctor pretty much told me I would have to have a bikini line scar because surgery (and surgery would be needed). I am very concerned about my ability to have children or even if I want to have them (I have not decided at this time).

I am 31 and have had fibroids since I was 27. I have had 2 embolisation procedures which have been moderately successful but the fibroids are still there and I can feel them every day. I am wondering if i should just live with it and go on or should I have a myomectomy to have them removed even though this could be risky. I would like to have kids one day but am worried that I won't be able to. Any advice would be appreciated. x

Hello. i just found out that i have a fibroid the size if a rugby ball. i am 28years old and have no kids and i am so scared. i am having my surgery next year on the 7th of jan 2011 and i am so terrified. reading your stories gave me hope as i felt like everybody around me does not know what i am going though. thanks for sharing your stories.

Hello Beauty 281, <br />
I had a myomectomy on Feb. 5th, 2010, and I am nearing the end of my second week of recovery. I had a fibroid which had positioned itself up against my bladder and main blood vessels, and my doctor had a hard time removing it, but she did. The last thing I remember saying to my doctor was something along the lines of "Will you try to preserve my uteris, even if you get in there, and everything looks pretty bad?" She really honored my request. The pain is still awful because I am trying to wean myself off of the painkillers, but my little pillow, which I walk with pressed against my tummy, is my best friend! Hope you feel better soon!

Hi Beauty 281,<br />
Am glad that it's over...just follow the doc's advice and relax. I had a myomectomy a week ago and am able to walk now though slowly and no longer under pain killer. Recovery is good...just be positive. Try to avoid cough or sneeze as it's painful. Drink plain water or take med to avoid sore throat etc. Should you need to, hold your stomach tight to minimise pain...<br />
Take care and may you have speedy recovery!!!