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Old 04-15-2004, 12:23 AM   #1
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Question Abdominal Hysterectomy with ovaries and cervix intact SPEAK

Seeking the experiences of women who have had a hysterectomy and have kept their ovaries and cervix.

Please give the pros and cons you have lived.

A thousand books and suppose to happen brochures cannot replace 'real life experiences'

Speak, negative or positive, I long to know.
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Old 04-16-2004, 06:44 AM   #2
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Seeking the experiences of women who have had a hysterectomy and have kept their ovaries and cervix.

Please give the pros and cons you have lived.

A thousand books and suppose to happen brochures cannot replace 'real life experiences'

Speak, negative or positive, I long to know.

I had a hysterectomy when I was 25 and I am now 49. At the time one of my ovaries didn't work real well and over the years I found when that ovary tried to release an egg I didn't feel as well as I could. Studies have shown that the ovaries start to shut down after about 4 years but for the most part mine continued to work until now. I am in Perimenopause. It has been great not having a monthly mess but I did have the other symptoms; bloating, achy breasts etc.. I do think having the hysterectomy has brought on my perimenopause a little sooner and it has been rough. If I can answer anything else just ask. It helps to have someone who has been there.

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Old 04-17-2004, 02:35 AM   #3
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I had a hysterectomy when I was 25 and I am now 49. At the time one of my ovaries didn't work real well and over the years I found when that ovary tried to release an egg I didn't feel as well as I could. Studies have shown that the ovaries start to shut down after about 4 years but for the most part mine continued to work until now. I am in Perimenopause. It has been great not having a monthly mess but I did have the other symptoms; bloating, achy breasts etc.. I do think having the hysterectomy has brought on my perimenopause a little sooner and it has been rough. If I can answer anything else just ask. It helps to have someone who has been there.

Direne
Well,
I am dealing with the battle of yeast since surgery. Three months after surgery I had the desire to scratch out my private parts.

This was the beginning of the YEAST BATTLE. I am still fighting it all like now.

My blood work shows that I do not have AIDS and my blood counts in other areas are fine.

But the battle goes on. I am now on Gyno Travogen and praying every day.

Before surgery, I never experience such a battle.
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Old 04-19-2004, 07:04 AM   #4
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Re: Abdominal Hysterectomy with ovaries and cervix intact SPEAK

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Well,
I am dealing with the battle of yeast since surgery. Three months after surgery I had the desire to scratch out my private parts.

This was the beginning of the YEAST BATTLE. I am still fighting it all like now.

My blood work shows that I do not have AIDS and my blood counts in other areas are fine.

But the battle goes on. I am now on Gyno Travogen and praying every day.

Before surgery, I never experience such a battle.
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Sorry to hear about the yeast, have you tried eating yogurt? I know it helps me when I have had a yeast infection. Don't get discouraged, you had the hysterectomy because you needed it and soon you will begin to feel better. It just takes awhile. It has been along time for me but I remember it took time before I started feeling better. I went into surgical menopause for a short time. Hang in there. Let me know how you are doing.

 
Old 04-21-2004, 12:06 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear about the yeast, have you tried eating yogurt? I know it helps me when I have had a yeast infection. Don't get discouraged, you had the hysterectomy because you needed it and soon you will begin to feel better. It just takes awhile. It has been along time for me but I remember it took time before I started feeling better. I went into surgical menopause for a short time. Hang in there. Let me know how you are doing.
Direne,
I have tried the yogurt. Unfortunately, the acid in the yogurt makes my skin turn red and blotchy.

I am now taking Acidophilus and I can feel a change.

As soon as I finish the Gyno cream I will let you know the results. Overall, my body feels healthy. It is just the yeast battle to overcome.

I have never felt this well in years.
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Old 04-21-2004, 08:55 AM   #6
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Direne,
I have tried the yogurt. Unfortunately, the acid in the yogurt makes my skin turn red and blotchy.

I am now taking Acidophilus and I can feel a change.

As soon as I finish the Gyno cream I will let you know the results. Overall, my body feels healthy. It is just the yeast battle to overcome.

I have never felt this well in years.
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I am glad you are finally getting some relief. A yeast infection is no fun. Keep me posted on how you are doing. Over the years, I always knew if it was going to be a good month or not until I started Perimenopause. Not having a period to gauge what is happening in your body is definanatly a hinderance. How close to perimenopause are you? I am now on HRT, to help some of the symptoms. It was a hard decision since I am still making some estrogen on my own but not enough to keep my system stable. Hopefully soon, I too, will be able to say " I have never felt this well in years."

 
Old 04-23-2004, 01:53 AM   #7
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Direne, with the exception of the *yeast battle* I feel great.

From my readings, I would say I am not experiencing any perimenopausal symptoms to date.

However my doctor is planning to place me on an HRT if this final treatment for the yeast does not work. The rational is maybe since surgery my vagina wall, whatever, may need some kind of help. LOL. All we need now is Humpty Dumpty on this v.wall.

Which HRT are you using? Do you find an improvement or not yet?


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I am glad you are finally getting some relief. A yeast infection is no fun. Keep me posted on how you are doing. Over the years, I always knew if it was going to be a good month or not until I started Perimenopause. Not having a period to gauge what is happening in your body is definanatly a hinderance. How close to perimenopause are you? I am now on HRT, to help some of the symptoms. It was a hard decision since I am still making some estrogen on my own but not enough to keep my system stable. Hopefully soon, I too, will be able to say " I have never felt this well in years."
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Old 04-26-2004, 06:51 AM   #8
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Direne, with the exception of the *yeast battle* I feel great.

From my readings, I would say I am not experiencing any perimenopausal symptoms to date.

However my doctor is planning to place me on an HRT if this final treatment for the yeast does not work. The rational is maybe since surgery my vagina wall, whatever, may need some kind of help. LOL. All we need now is Humpty Dumpty on this v.wall.

Which HRT are you using? Do you find an improvement or not yet?

Morning, I am so glad you are feeling good. The dr. first put me on Premarin, the attitude being women who have had a hysterectomy do not need any of the other hormones except estrogen. It really didn't help much. I went back to the dr. and they put me on Estratest H.S., it seems to be doing ok. I had to go off of it for a bit due to an abnormal mammogram. Everything was fine so I am back on it. It has been a week, I have had some leg pain but dr. says not to be concerned. I had the same thing with the Premarin. I still don't understand why drs. think you don't need the other hormones since you need them if you have a uterus. Go figure. I am hoping that this levels me out and I start feeling good again. I plan on staying on them for a short time and then I will see how I am without them. I don't want to be on them long term if I can help it but I needed something to get me regulated again. Isn't it wonderful being a woman!! Have a good day.

 
Old 04-26-2004, 06:09 PM   #9
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It is wonderful to be a woman. Especially when you experience pain and then reach a level where pain diminishes and life becomes more manageable.

I am great. I had a good day. Hope you did too.

I did a lot of reading on Premarin. . . based on the info. I really do not want to go on it.

I will read up on the medication you are on and I will let you know what my doctor decides.

So far I feel as if the "yeast battle" is over.

Best regards until you post again.
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Old 04-28-2004, 12:41 PM   #10
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Hello again, I am so glad you are feeling better. I have had 2 great days. I am hoping that the Estratest will be all that I need to regulate me. I know I am learning to take one day at a time. Talk to you soon.

 
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In my desire to live one day at a time, I bought the book Courage to Change. It is a AlAnon book . . . because it had the Serenity Prayer.

I am not AA or AlAnon but the book teaches you how to get over adversities and you just subtitute whatever the problem in the reference to alcohol etc.

All the best. Today was a restful day for me, we had a Bank Holiday.

Bye for now.


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Hello again, I am so glad you are feeling better. I have had 2 great days. I am hoping that the Estratest will be all that I need to regulate me. I know I am learning to take one day at a time. Talk to you soon.
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Old 04-29-2004, 06:29 AM   #12
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In my desire to live one day at a time, I bought the book Courage to Change. It is a AlAnon book . . . because it had the Serenity Prayer.

I am not AA or AlAnon but the book teaches you how to get over adversities and you just subtitute whatever the problem in the reference to alcohol etc.

All the best. Today was a restful day for me, we had a Bank Holiday.

Bye for now.
I will look into that book. I like reading self help books. I prefer to try and fix the problem on my own if possible.

Today has started off good, I am attending a workshop today on " Shrink Stress. Think Success". I will let you know if I learn anything beneficial.

What holiday were you celebrating or was it like what we get where I work, a floating holiday. I could use some time off. My son is getting married in a couple of weeks and we have been busy. I plan on taking the 2 days before the wedding but could use an extended vacation.

Take care! have a great day.

 
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We were celebrating National Heroes Day. We do not have floating Holidays here.

We have eight National Heroes, of them, one hero is alive.

Today was rough for me as your son enters his marriage I was informed by a doctor that my son reenters the world of cancer.

All I can do as I type this post is try not to let my heart break and hold on to God as I cry.

Life is so difficult sometimes but I am trying to be strong.

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I will look into that book. I like reading self help books. I prefer to try and fix the problem on my own if possible.

Today has started off good, I am attending a workshop today on " Shrink Stress. Think Success". I will let you know if I learn anything beneficial.

What holiday were you celebrating or was it like what we get where I work, a floating holiday. I could use some time off. My son is getting married in a couple of weeks and we have been busy. I plan on taking the 2 days before the wedding but could use an extended vacation.

Take care! have a great day.
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Old 04-30-2004, 09:19 AM   #14
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We were celebrating National Heroes Day. We do not have floating Holidays here.

We have eight National Heroes, of them, one hero is alive.

Today was rough for me as your son enters his marriage I was informed by a doctor that my son reenters the world of cancer.

All I can do as I type this post is try not to let my heart break and hold on to God as I cry.

Life is so difficult sometimes but I am trying to be strong.

Later
I am so sorry about your son. What kind of cancer does he have and how old is he? I will add him and you to my prayers. What are your first names so that I may pray for you by name. I have a quote on my desk that I read every day by Eleanor Roosevelt. " ... Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering the strength to stare it down."

Remember to draw on your inner strength and lean on your faith. Please let me know. I will be anxious to hear from you.

Take care.

 
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Direne,

I just got in. It was a busy day as I took my son Antonio (nicknamed Chip) to have blood work done by another cancer specialist.

I am Eleanor. Antonio is 17 and he has had lymphoma.

It is only today when the doctor asked me if non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or Hodgkin's Lymphoma that I realized they are two types. So after typing this post I will reread his medical files carefully.

I was so glad he had survived Chemotherapy etc. 1994, that I never considered the little details of his illness. . . .

By Monday the plan is a catscan and an ultrasound. If necessary admission to hospital.

I love your quotation. The one I started using from last night was "easy does it."

Do send you Christian name to so I can pray for you also.

Thanks for caring!
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