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Hi Everyone :wave:

I know that this isn't the best topic to talk about but, I finally called my GYN on Friday because I couldn't take it anymore [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/redface.gif[/img] . I was still on my menstral cycle, and I don't think it was going to stop anytime soon [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/tired.gif[/img] . I explained to her what has been going on, and how I have had it for over a month now! I told her about the steroid injections and all the stuff that was going on with my back.

She called me in a prescription called "Provera". I started taking it friday night after picking it up from drug store, and that quick, it stopped. I woke up this morning, and its gone...YIPEE! :p

Now here's the bad news, she told me that I owe her my yearly visit :eek: .....YIKES! Now I have to go in for the dreadful exam, you know, the one exam we all LOVE! [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Well, I just wanted to give you an update. I hope you ladies are doing better then I was.

Take Care,
Brenda [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by Bcorica (edited 05-25-2003).]
Good Morning Girls, :wave:

(Sorry Guys) :)

This may be a little off topic, but I wanted to share this with any of you that are still having trouble with continued bleeding problems, that are not steroid related though, and that are done having children.

There is a non invasive procedure out there, other than hysterectomy, that can be performed to either stop or reduce bleeding problems, and it's called Uterine Ablation.

I'm having it done on 5/29.
My doctor tells me that 80% of her patients never bleed again, so as you can tell, I jumped on board.
I had a tubal in May 2002, and was on the Provera after that surgery, but it didn't help in my case.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you Brenda, so that it keeps working for you long term [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/t_up.gif[/img]

I guess it sometimes takes a few months to see the final results, but the 80% sure sounds good to me, then again, my back surgeon quoted me a 80% success rate, and look where that got me, so we shall see.............

Maybe this applies to some of you, if not, maybe this will help somebody else out there who is viewing this thread, but again, you must be 100% positive that you are not planning on having children, because there is no turning back once this is done.

Oh Well, sorry for rambling, I just felt the need to post this :)

I hope that you all have a terrific Memorial Day :bouncing:

Take Care,
Baxter [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif[/img]

Two level laminectomy fusion L5-S1 & L2-3 done on 12/6/02.
Fifteen inch scar from the very top of butt crack (sorry), to the bra line.
BAK cages, rods & screws.(Titanium)
My pelvic bone was used for grafting.
Praying that the other two discs in between, won't have to be fused later, as I was told it was a possibility, due to the other two discs in between, not being in that great of shape.
Doc didn't want to fuse four levels, unless it is really necessary.
I would hate to repeat the surgery, as the recovery period, is so very painful.
I also have a free fragment in my T11-12 area, that I'm still refusing surgery for, at this point in time.
That surgery is way too dangerous for me to consider, until if affects my being able to walk.