I had my hysterectomy on Feb. 13 of this year. The procedure was done robotically, by the da Vinci method. This meant my body was slanted almost straight up and down and a complete hysterectomy was done. The da Vinci robot magnifies everything inside 10 – 12 times so it is easier for the surgeon to see and to make sure he/she doesn’t nick or cut things other than what is to be removed. In my hysterectomy everything was removed, uterus, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, etc. Thankfully, no cancer was found as the doctors I had seen (and I!) were concerned there would be.
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.