Re: Experiences with Hysterectomies???
Will you be having a vaginal hysterectomy or an abdominal? Your recovery will be different depending how it is removed. I had a large cyst on one ovary- one that could have turned into cancer if left to grow. It was so large that an abdominal incision was the only way to remove it. I also had 4 fibroids in my uterus that gave me heavy bleeding, and it was removed as well. The surgeon also performed an appendectomy and a ureteral suspension while he was there. No boob job or chin implant, sorry! You really don't want to add to your pain.
I had a catheter for awhile and was in a lot of pain. There is no getting around it, when they slice you from right to left. I had my pain medication button to push, but it only made me go to sleep until I woke up in pain and pushed it again. But I got through it and am here to tell the tale!
Certainly don't miss periods, but since I have an ovary left, I still have PMS- mood swings, bloating, etc... associated with a menstrual cycle.
My sister, who had other problems, had a vaginal hysterectomy and she did very well. She had both ovaries removed and went through the symptoms of menopause for several years before they went away.
Consider your options carefully, because you can't undo it. I still wish I had chosen to have a myomectomy (removing the fibroids only) and had one more kid (I still had one ovary left). I was a bit rushed in making my decision because of an insurance issue.
Best wishes for a quick recovery,
Last edited by Sunsetnan; 10-10-2010 at 04:45 PM.