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Da Vinci hysterectomy for fibroids – TJ’s Story

I have had heavy periods for the last 6 years. The last two years the bleeding became heavier and the pain far worse. I went to my GP again 2 years ago after losing so much blood in all one go with huge clots. An ultrasound scan revealed a large fibroid 8 x 5 cm. My GP at that time ordered a CA125 test which was 63. The gynaecologist recommended in 3 mins that I required a total hysterectomy with removal of the right ovary. Due to a large ovarian cyst the previous year found accidentally with ultrasound scan x 10 cm that they were going to remove but it burst. I was horrified. I had not expected to be told as coldly as I was. There was no discussion. No choice. Just a take it or leave it attitude.

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My Amazing Recovery – Karyn’s Story

Less than 24 hrs from awaking from surgery 12/6. Amazing! I had a Da Vinci supra cervical hysterectomy for fibroids, excess bleeding and prolapse. My surgery was from noon to 5:30p.m. I moved myself from the recovery cart onto my bed in my room at 8 p.m. I was up to edge of bed at 10 p.m. and up walking to the bathroom for my first urine at 11 p.m.I walked the length of the hall by 1 a.m. I made my own hot tea at the nourishment center at 5 a.m. I have four glued incision sites, 3 small & 1 larger on left abdomen.

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Carole’s Hysterectomy Story

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.

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