I had a full abdominal hysterectomy on New Year’s Eve 2012. Great way to see in the New Year – on a morphine drip! This was due to a massive fibroid which I didn’t even know I had until I started getting severe leg pain. Having ruled out blood clots etc, I was sent for a scan which revealed the fibroid. It was apparently already too big to have any treatment other than a hysterectomy. I didn’t have to wait long for the operation which was probably a good thing because I am a complete wimp when it comes to anything to do with hospitals and I’m sure I would have backed out if I’d had longer to think about it.
Hi my name is Karen. I am 39 years old and had an abdominal hysterectomy on 6th September due to large fibroids and very low iron.
I had a total hysterectomy cut through my stomach last year and to be totally honest I was terrified. I had heard so many bad things that could go wrong and kept putting it off.
Dutch researchers have reported on a four year project to follow a group of women who had received either an abdominal hysterectomy or a laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign conditions to find out if there was any difference in their quality of life post operatively.