In July 2013, I was down in London for a friend’s big birthday and had a wonderful weekend staying with relatives. We arrived home happy and tired on the Sunday night. At 3am I was awoken by a pain in my stomach. At first I thought maybe it was food poisoning, or a stomach bug but the pain increased and I ended up crying out for help. I got back to the bedroom and asked my husband to call an ambulance thinking that so much pain may be a burst appendix, or that my umbilical hernia had got blocked, or something.
I felt I had to write this after reading so many negative stories about other people’s hysterectomies. I know many women do have a hard time after the op, but not everyone does. Many say it’s the bet thing that happened to them.
I’m 36 years old a wife, mother of four and am currently serving active duty in the army for the past 7 years. I have abnormal periods but extremely painful! However, a breast examination sent me to my ob/gyn which informed that I would need a total hysterectomy removing my uterus and cervix.
My hysterectomy ruined my life. I was given the option of having a full hysterectomy including ovaries removed as a precautionary measure when I had a potentially cancerous cyst at the age of 42. The alternative would have been to have the cyst removed and potentially have a second operation if it proved to be cancerous. I was warned that if I had a full hysterectomy I would have to go on HRT which brought a risk of cancer similar to that of taking the pill. I was given a leaflet that told me I would be able to have sex normally after a hysterectomy.
Well this is week 5 after my hysterectomy and I am due return to work this Friday. If you told me I'd be ready for work now 2 weeks ago I would have challenged you. Following years of miserable heavy…
I had a total hysterectomy 10 days ago, by keyhole surgery. I felt a bit sick after the operation but otherwise ok. Found it really helpful to have my husband in the hospital with me most of the time.
Like so many other people before me, & I’m sure many more in the future, there comes a time in a women life when we can get bogged down with the discomfort, torment & anxiety of troubled menstrual cycles. Once we feel we have suffered enough & can bare the inconvenience no longer, we eventually seek help. This can be a long drawn out process & certainly helps if you have an understanding family, friends & medical practice to take you on a fruitful journey to a better life….
On February 27 I partook in the drama of A Total Hysterectomy, playing the part of the patient who supplied the uterus, cervix and a couple of sizable tumors, that were amorously attached to the aforementioned body parts. I was fortunate to be in a location where a robot was available to assist the able bodied oncologist Dr. Wong, whom I hired to play the part of the doctor. The robot was played by none other then DaVinci, a great mind whom I have always admired from afar, and who rounded out this stellar cast. The alchemy of this cast carried the entire production to a very successful end.
I had a total hysterectomy in December 2012, everything went well and I was discharged on three days later. However six days after this I was shopping in the supermarket when I was suddenly struck with a blinding headache.
My name is Ali and I had my abdominal hysterectomy on 4.10.12. I was in terrible pain for several months due to these rather large cysts which took over my ovaries. They had been growing for many years apparently but I didn’t know.