Hi there -
I'd love to hear any experiences/comments/thoughts - both positive and negative - regarding hysterectomies. Re the actual surgery and hospital stay, the recouperation time (how long before able to work a full day), and life in general afterwards.
I have numerous fibroids (too many to count) and my uterus is the size of a 4 mth pregnancy! My main issue is very heavy and very long periods, causing low iron. Plus, I'd love to get rid of this new mid-riff!
I'd be particularly interested in hearing from anyone who had it prior to menopause, and whether they went through an earlier menopause (even with the ovaries saved). Any changes in sex life, etc, etc?
Any stories would really help me with my decision in weighing the pros and cons ... ie whether it could be better to live with my present situation rather than having a whole new set of problems to deal with afterwards ... (that somehow the doctors don't seem to know about!).