It all started several years ago … fibroids. A wait and see approach was taken by my doctors. Eventually due to bloating, painful nauseous periods (having to take time off work) low iron count and feeling very constantly tired, I decided to see a gynaecologist.
I was diagnosed with Endometriosis back in 2002 after complaining of pelvic pain for a few years before that! The condition was discovered during removal of a damaged fallopian tube, the endometriosis was in the tube removed.
I had my two children, both boys, at aged 38 and 40, suffering a cervical prolapse temporarily after each. After a few months with plenty of pelvic floor exercises, the symptoms went away, until a relapse a some years later due to stress, I think. Again, a period of exercising did the trick and I was prolapse-free for another few years. Then in 2005 the prolapse returned. Now aged 52 nothing was going to make it go away this time.
I was 25 when I had my hysterectomy. It has been a year now and I still can’t believe it. I had to have mine because of stage four endometriosis as well as cancerous cells. This was surgery number five for me.
I had my hysterectomy surgery in April 2007. I am 41 years old. Uterus was removed, fallopian tubes and ovaries stayed. My decision was a no brainier. Get it taken care of or bleed to death.
I found your website while researching my options a month ago and it certainly helped with my decision to have a hysterectomy. I had a failed ablation last November when my womb was perforated. Wish I’d had a plan B at the time and they’d done a hysterectomy there and then.
Before my operation, apart from having some large fibroids and anemia, I was pretty fit and had good core stability. I believe that having good core stability is the key to success as you can work all the other parts of your body whilst your abdomen stays still.