glad to hear your doing good!! It's been almost 18 months since I had mine, the only thing I noticed is I have been spotting the last few times after sex, have you been having problems like that? other than that I'm so happy with the decision I made!!
Sawbuck, thank you so much for journaling your story. I too am looking at having my uterus and ovaries removed. It's a big decision, but I have wanted this for years. Since puberty I've had terrible problems with heavy, painful periods, painful ovulation, massive mood swings (as in I SHOULD NOT be driving! lol). All the doctors ever want to do is put me on BCPs or depo, both of which messed my system up a lot more. I was diagnosed a year and a half ago with MS, and apparently that gives me a green light for a full hysterectomy. Odd the benefits of that diagnosis, sometimes lol. Gyn thinks I have endo based on the scaring he's found. Thing is, I'm turning 38 this month and am roaring hot all the time, like a furnace inside me. I don't know what having my ovaries out will do at this point. They're healthy based on my last scope. It's unlikely that I will be able to tolerate estrogen pills, but I can't imagine how I will get through hot flushes added to the heat I already have. And I'm heat intolerant due to the MS, so that's no good!
I am also 39 I am going in tomorrow to have the da vinci hysterectomy to get my cervix and uterus out and keeping my ovaries. I have fibroids and HPV, I do get ovarian cysts alot but the biopsy came back fine with my ovaries so I am going to keep them. should I be worried about anything?
I am 36, a mother of three and had a full hysterectomy in February. It was a robot assisted laparoscopic procedure that went very well until roughly three weeks after. I had sharp pains when I sneezed or coughed or moved suddenly. three weeks in I was still bleeding moderately and spotting. I stood up one day and began to bleed very, very heavily.
My husband rushed me to the ER where it was found that an artery had burst in my lower abdomen. The surgeon who repaired it told me it may have been nicked during the hysterectomy. I spent another week in the hospital at that point and I am just now really getting back to feeling like myself.
I hear so many good things about the robotic surgery but it has been a nightmare for me.
I guess, in short, be cautious and if you don't feel quite right see your doctor. I can't even imagine what would have happened if my husband had not been at home that day.
What you've experienced is apparently very common with the Da Vinci robot. I've been through the same surgery only in my case the robot nicked an artery and I nearly bled to death when it ruptured.
I know it doesn't look like much but a very nice lady called me back not even an hour after I filled out the form. She answered all my questions and she told me that it isn't really my doctor's fault but how they are pushed to use the robot without enough training.
This scares me because there are so many women out there who are having this surgery thinking that nothing serious could go wrong.
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