I had 3rd stage endometriosis 10 yrs ago; they told me then (after treatment) that in 5 yrs it would be back and I would need to have one. They didn't do it then because I wanted to try to get pregnant, which I was unable to do.
I am having constant mild pain and frequent periods sometimes with a lot of pain.
I will not be able to take synthetic estrogen because my mom had estrogen-positive breast cancer.
I get occasional ovarian cysts that spontaneously rupture, causing some pain but no major problems.
I was planning to just go ahead and have the surgery, but have since heard every hysterectomy horror story there is, and am now scared to. Does anybody have a good outcome after this surgery?
Answer by baconbits at 9:47 AM on Oct. 27, 2009
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Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:21 AM on Oct. 27, 2009
I had a hysterectomy 8 years ago (still have my ovaries) and I don't regret it one bit! There were no complications with my surgery and I was home in 3 days instead of the standard 5. I followed my doctors recovery instructions to the letter and practically bounced into her office for my 6 week post op check.
I don't miss periods. I don't miss cramps. I don't miss pads and tampons. I don't have to worry about unwanted pregnancies. Several health issues that I had been dealing with for years started to get better and in most cases disappeared completely. I haven't felt or looked this good since my 20's and I'm 46 now.
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To teachers, really would like your advice