Daughter facing surgery for fibroids
My daughter (38) just met with a surgeon re: removal of some rather large fibroids. She was hoping to have them removed laparoscopically, but he said he didn't think it would be possible because of size and location. She is having an MRI next week, which will determine type of procedure....as he said there's still a slim chance he could do the lap procedure.
Because of her age, she's leaning towards having her uterus removed (has accepted the fact that she will not have children). This kid has suffered for years with heaving bleeding, tons of pressure, bowel and back problems. She really should have looked into surgery a couple of years ago but didn't....as I knew the longer she waited, the less chance she had of having minimally invasive surgery.
I had a laparotomy in my mid 30's because of an ovarian cyst and endometriosis and had a huge incision....at least 10" vertically. For those of you who have had an abdominal myomectomy, could you please share your experience...i.e., size of cut, days in hospital, recovery time? I realize everyone's situation is different...but would love to get some input.
This would be my daughter's very first major surgery. She's anxious.....and I am, too!
Thanks so much,