I had mine 6 years ago due to fibroids. I kept my ovaries. I'm 48 now and no problems. It's a big decision and i was scared out of my mind. But I don't have to worry about the painful periods anymore and the heavy bleeding. I had mine done the old fashion way with a 5 inch scar. It was a hard recovery. My sister in law had it done with the robot and her recovery was much faster and easier then mine.