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November 28th, 2006, 02:18 PM
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First off I want to say hi. My name is Jill. I am 29 and married
with two children, ages 10 years and 8-1/2 months.

I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Endo in June 2002 following a lap. My
dr and I decided to keep the endo under control by 12 weeks of bc and
1 week off. I was extremely lucky and got pg the first month off of
my bc. Ever since the first period I had (which lasted 3 weeks)
after I had my daughter the pain has been almost unbearable and
constant. I saw my dr on Tuesday and he did a vaginal u/s. He
mentioned endo polyps several times (I lost count how many he
spotted) and saw several cysts on my left ovary. Afterwards he had
me go to his office and he told me that since my husband and I do not
want any more children he recommends a laprascopic supracervical
hysterectomy. He will also have to remove the left ovary but he is
hoping to salvage the right ovary so I will not have to take
hormones. I always knew I was going to end up needing a hysterctomy
(my mom and grandmother each had to have one due to problems like
mine) but I didn't think it would be at 29. Honestly, I know my dr
would never suggest me having one if it wasn't necessary. And even
though I knew I wouldn't have any more kids, now knowing I definetely
will not have any more is shocking.

He did say the recovery time is about 2-3 weeks compared to 6-8 weeks
of the regular hysterectomy. Where I work is closed from Dec 23rd to
Jan 4th so he is going to try and get me in for surgery Dec 15th so I
can be up and about for Christmas.

Has anyone had a hysterctomy because of their endo? And if so, has
it helped with the pain and the fatigue?

Thank you.
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November 28th, 2006, 09:22 PM
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Hi my name is Samantha i had a hysterectomy in july of this year due complications from a c-section in april.The hysterectomy helped wit the pain i was in but as i said mine was for diffrent reason to yours but my sister in law had to have one for the same reason as you and said that it was the best thing ever as she to had suffered for many years in pain and now is totally pain free.Please let us know when your surgery date is so we can keep in contact.Im here if you ever need some one to talk to.
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December 5th, 2006, 01:46 PM
darlajortega's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Wow, thats alot to deal with! I am 34 and had an abdominal hysterectomy last year. There is life after a hysterectomy! Email me if you need a friend to talk to. (((( HUGS ))))))
[b]Darla Ortega
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