So, I have PCOS and my Doctor has been on me for several years (every single time he has to surgically remove a golf-ball-sized cyst from my olive-sized ovary!) to have a full hysterectomy. I have always had an excuse though!
- But, I am only 27!
- but I only have boys and might want that girl…
- but, I am only 28!
- But, anything could happen and I could want more children!
- But, I don’t think it is necessary!
- but, I am only 29…
- You get the picture. This year, I tried again, “But, I am only 32!” He cleverly responded, “you’re not ONLY 32! You are 32 with 3 kids! When are you going to give up the pain and do something for you?”
Oh ouch! He is so honest! Guess that is why I have kept him as my gynecologist for 16 years!
So, I agree and I have a complete, 100%, take-it-all, I have nothing left, hysterectomy on February 20, 2012 – 1 month and one day after my 32nd birthday!
OH MY GOSH!
So, let’s go back.. I take back the “he is so honest” thing! He told me…
- that it would be so easy
- that it is a thousand times easier than a c-section
- that I would feel great in no time
- that I would be so happy I did it!
- that there would be no more bleeding
- that I wouldn’t have to take that little pill anymore
OK, move ahead a couple weeks…
- it was NOT easy
- it hurt REALLY BADLY – a c-section is much easier than this
- what does he consider “no time” it has been a month and I certainly don’t feel great!?
- it is SUPER depressing – people my age are having babies and I can’t!
- my hormones are all over the place
- if I wake up sopping wet with sweat one more night, I am going to hunt him down!
- NO bleeding?? ha!! I have been bleeding for 4 weeks now!
- No little pills?? Hum.. no birth control pills maybe, but he neglected to mention the hormones that I would need to take for the REST OF MY LIFE!
Now, the present… Yesterday was 5 weeks post-surgery:
- I feel a million times better!
- I am so glad I am not having babies now!
- The bleeding has stopped and I never have to worry about that mess again for the rest of my life!
- Hey insurance covers hormones, but not birth control! I am saving about 30 bucks a month on that mess!
I am still not 100%, but for the most part I think I am. If I stay on my feet for too long (like that 15 hour field trip) then I am flat exhausted and my tummy is back to looking like I am 6 months pregnant! Then, I spend the entire next day in a zombie like state while not in a comatose state.
So, don’t let your Doctor fool you, he doesn’t know! He has never had a hysterectomy! Tee hee… let me say, the very best resource I found while spending 20+ hours in bed and 18 of those crying and sweating was HysterSisters. If you have to have or recently had a hysterectomy. Please go to that forum!