Re: 42 and Thinking about Hysterectomy
I have not had hysterectomy yet (getting one next month /sigh) but my advice to you as woman to woman, try to get every alternative method first and see if it works.
Remember, once you'll get your uterus/ovaries removed - there's no way of going back and getting them back. Then you'll be required to take hormones for life and who knows what your sex life/experience is going to be like.
I've done a LOT of research on hysterectomy over 3 months time and I am reading mixed reviews from different women. Some say they enjoy sex even more than before, others say they don't feel a thing and have 0 libito and because of that their relationships are in jeopardy.
If you don't have cancer or pre-cancerous condition or a cyst or 2 that are growing constantly every month and don't seem to slow down, then do the other procedure first and see if it will improve your health.
As I said before, you can always get hysterectomy done but once your uterus/ovaries are gone - they are GONE!