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iamjohnne BS: Hysterectomy vs Fibroidectomy: Opinions? (72* d) RE: BS: Hysterectomy vs Fibroidectomy: Opinions? 25 Feb 05


Attn: any fellas that just don't want to know--this gets detailed.

I can speak from personal (and recent) experience on this one. For the past several years I had been experienceing very heavy and painful cycles. Very heavy.
One day last spring I was at work, stood up and it was as if I was pregnant and my water broke. I flooded, it was embarrassing and just plain yucky. I finally went to the doctor. I was put on hormones and went through a battery of tests. I had an ultrasound done that showed I had a 9cm. fibroid tumor. I fiddled around and didn't do anything about it because miraculously I had stopped bleeding. Then between Christmas and Thanksgiving I started what seemed like a normal cycle. Bear in mind now, I am 55. It is time for the change to have taken place. The bleeding became heavier and heavier. And I was getting weaker and weaker. I thought I was tired because of the holidays, what with working and shopping and all the hulabaloo that goes along with the Seasons. Then one the day after Christmas I was so exhausted when I came home from work I just slept. Until time to go to work on Monday. I called in because I just couldn't make it.( I had perfect attendance for a year until then). The next day was just as bad. I finally wound up at the ER. My hemoglobin was 10. I was given iron and referred to an OB/GYN who did a D&C and hysteroscopy on New Years Eve. I thought all was well. I felt better for a week, then started bleeding again. This time it was more than heavy. It was awful, again to the ER. My hemoglobin got down to 7. The Dr. ordered 2 blood transfusions and performed a complete hysterectomy, including ovaries and tubes the next day. I am recovering, After a month I am finally getting some energy, my hemoglobin was 11 last week at the doctors. I go back to work March 16.

Now for my opinion. Go ahead and get the whole nine yards, you and Rob are not planning a family, get it done. I feel so much better than I have in several years.

Johnne C.


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