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Old 10-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #41
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i think a 3rd opinion is a great idea.
since this is not life-threatening, more of an inconvenience/annoyance, and a little worrisome about the why, maybe just wait a bit and see what happens. maybe this 3rd dr will have some better insight.
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i think a 3rd opinion is a great idea.
since this is not life-threatening, more of an inconvenience/annoyance, and a little worrisome about the why, maybe just wait a bit and see what happens. maybe this 3rd dr will have some better insight.
I agree. I hope that it turns out to be something that is easily diagnosed and treated.
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I got the 3rd opinion. And it was the same as the previous two: get a hysterectomy if you want to. Your call.

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Old 10-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #44
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at least you are not getting conflicting info. LOL

well, if there is nothing wrong, how bad is it? can you live with it for a few months, see how you feel then?
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at least you are not getting conflicting info. LOL

well, if there is nothing wrong, how bad is it? can you live with it for a few months, see how you feel then?
LOL right, no conflicting info...just your standard noncommital ambivalence.

Yeah, they still can't find anything wrong.

If I had some support here, I might wait. But my mother will be visiting in 2 weeks. She's really the only person I feel I can count on for the kind of help I need. And I can't foresee another opportunity like this happening for quite a while. It kind of sucks that I have to base my decision on that but I do. I'm tired of asking my friends (who all have jobs and their own obligations) to keep driving me to and from medical procedures...and inconveniening them...and that is to say nothing of the help I need with my kids.
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I understand Spiderlashes. I think those kinds of considerations probably affect people much more than we realize. I had to think of who would be able to help me and plan around it when I had brain surgery. It's extraordinarily stressful to have to think of that sort of thing in addition to just the stress of deciding to have an operation, so I get what you are going through.

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i totally get the timing part, can relate to it. well, if it's laproscopic it should be a relatively easy time, but you will still need to take it easy the first few days.

let us know what you decide and how it goes.
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Thanks, guys! Thanks for not saying I'm nuts to do this. I wish I didn't have to but I don't want to continue like this...and there aren't any other reliable solutions.

It's encouraging that you all think laproscopic will be easy. I hope so!
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One thing I can say as a single chick alone with not much support. Stock ur fridge with easy microwave stuff and screw ur diet. Cause I bought groceries...I'm no/low carb...and assumed cooking would be no biggie...laparoscopic would be cool. Whatever gas they pump u with makes u uncomfortably bloated for a while. And considering I'm already anemic...all I felt energy to do was lay around. I'm headed out tomorrow for some microwave stuff tomorrow...got a guy who wants to take me out for dinner a few nights...it's gonna be that and microwave stuff for the rest of this thing. I made a comfy spot on the couch...I got my tv and kindle...not much energy for anything else
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yup, easy cook stuff, good your mom is there. make sure you have comfy sweat pants!
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AND, make sure you let us know how it goes!!!!
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I had mine when I was 27. I still have my ovaries. I've been fine. I'm now 61, have never been on hormones, and am as horny as a 14 year old boy.
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I had mine when I was 27. I still have my ovaries. I've been fine. I'm now 61, have never been on hormones, and am as horny as a 14 year old boy.
Lol...I love that! That's good to know too...cause if that's the next step for me I wanna make sure I don't lose my drive.
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So....still bleeding. Follow up appt next Monday. Dr mentioned Lupron to stop the bleeding for a few months and we could maybe try ablation again. Side effects for that look horrendous! The fibroid surgery I don't think could be laparoscopic cause of the size of them. The hysterectomy could tho...so it looks like the recovery from fibroid surgery would be worse...and will most likely not be permanent cause of my age. If I can stay on NuvaRing and progesterone a bit longer...I can push the surgery back to Presidents' Day in feb. With weekends and all I'd have abt 17 days recover time. Any thoughts?
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I am totally freaking out...my friend said she went in for laparoscopic hysterectomy but they had to cut her...in the hospital for days...6 week recovery. Now she has had kids...I wonder if that has anything do with it. Cause I am praying they could do it laparoscopicly.
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I am totally freaking out...my friend said she went in for laparoscopic hysterectomy but they had to cut her...in the hospital for days...6 week recovery. Now she has had kids...I wonder if that has anything do with it. Cause I am praying they could do it laparoscopicly.
No, it depends what they find when they go in.
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Man, being a chick can suck! My friend said it had to do with the placement and size of her uterus. Please pray I can get it laparoscopic. Living alone it would be damn near impossible for me to recover from abdominal surgery alone.
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Well, I have until this friday to decide if I want to keep my cervix.

How should I know?!

There are pros and cons to both.

Maybe I should take a poll bc hell if I know!

People shouldn't have to make "choices" like this.
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I had mine when I was 27. I still have my ovaries. I've been fine. I'm now 61, have never been on hormones, and am as horny as a 14 year old boy.
That's what I'm talking about!!!

Do you still have your cervix?
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So....still bleeding. Follow up appt next Monday. Dr mentioned Lupron to stop the bleeding for a few months and we could maybe try ablation again. Side effects for that look horrendous! The fibroid surgery I don't think could be laparoscopic cause of the size of them. The hysterectomy could tho...so it looks like the recovery from fibroid surgery would be worse...and will most likely not be permanent cause of my age. If I can stay on NuvaRing and progesterone a bit longer...I can push the surgery back to Presidents' Day in feb. With weekends and all I'd have abt 17 days recover time. Any thoughts?

How is a laproscopic hysterectomy possible but not a laproscopic fibroidectomy is? Can you explain that?

I understand any kind of laproscopic hysterectomy is supposed to get you 4 weeks off work. (Longer for old fashioned abdominal incision.) Is it absolutely necessary you go back so soon? Will your surgeon go along w/ such a short recovery?

Is a laproscopic-assisted vaginal procedure a possibility?

Where do you live? Are there any boardies near you? Is your family totally unabe to help? Can you get one friend per day to stop by?

I know the new guy is offerring to help. And that is awesome. But try to have a back up plan and someone he can alternate with.
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