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Posted by tiger on November 14, 2000 at 18:53:02:

In Reply to: Re: hysterectomy posted by joy on November 07, 2000 at 21:17:09:

: thanks for your story. I am really leanning toward having this done. I am 38 and can no longer have children so that is not an issue. I am getting sicker and sicker with each passing day. The cramping is so intense that it makes me want to throw up. I do my chidbirth breathing to try and get through it. I am also having intense pain in my back. The doctor that I saw told me there we a couple of options, but to tell you the truth even if it is maajor surgury, I want the pain to stop. Thank you again for sharing your story with me. I am glad things worked out well for you and I hope things will always be good.
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: : can anyone help me out with this one, I probley will need to have a hysterctomy and I am just curious how it is done and whaat the recovery time is for this. I know it may sould alittle dumb for me to be asking this, but I don't want to ask my doctor yet because I can't really let myself admit it to myself yet. Please help if you can. I appreciate it.
: : Thanks in advance,
: : Tiger

: i had my hysterectomy at age 38. i had very heavy bleeding. i was afraid to go to work during my period. i would carry lots of supplies & spend lots of time in the bathroom. the cramps were aweful too. my surgery was done abdominal due to an enlarge uterus. i was in the hosp. 3 days, due to insur. co. having the say so ( time for health care to make a change) but luckily my teenage childen were off school on summer vacation to help me out. i too got very tired & required a nap every day for a month. i was off work 5 weeks.i am so glad i had the surgery. i dont have the misery every month like before. and my sex life has improve greatly !! i wish you the best.

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