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Old 03-02-2014, 23:08   #11
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I had a full hysterectomy many moons ago. Healed well with no complications. I think the doctor's order about resting was good advice, however, difficult to comply with 4 small children.

Take things as easy as you can - no heavy lifting or reaching overhead (hanging washing etc) in the early weeks. Take every opportunity to lay down although walking a little everyday will keep your body functioning properly and ensure you are eating well, a good variety of lc/hf foods.

As I was still quite young I needed hormone replacement therapy. I continued on hrt until I was what was considered 'normal' menopausal age. I didn't experience any problems with the meds.

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I had a giant fibroid (size of a fist) removed last year in January. They basically had to cut right across my bikini line, plus I had about 4 holes in different spots on my stomach. It healed up in about 2 months completely, but to be honest, the cuts were quite red still until I really started to get my BG under control (like a month or so ago).
I have been trying to get my sugars under control more and more. I think things are going great for days then my abdominal pains keep becoming more intense, then my levels are up again. My OBGYN thinks if he gives me a complete hysterectomy it will help. He also claims that it may not because a lot of his patients with diabetes always have abdominal pains, no matter what. I just wonder if it could be because of my insulin shots in my belly. I have build ups,I call them, on both sides of my belly button. My next concern, is that during this surgery these build ups and scar tissue from my other three surgeries will cause more problems or cause him to hit other organs.

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I'm glad to hear that about the meds. I will have to be on hormones and that concerns me too.

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I did not have a hysterectomy, but had fibroid surgery, and it was a full "smile" incision -- aka Pfannenstiel. Hospital for 3 days after.

I was off work for 3 weeks, if I recall correctly I went back part time but only the first day!

I've heard vag hysts are a MUCH faster recovery, if you can have one.

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Kristina, what problems are you having other than abdominal pains? Are you sure you require a hysterectomy? Do you have something like fibroids, or large cysts, or endometriosis? I had a partial hysterectomy when I was 37 years old (wow, it's been 14 years!) because my uterus had prolapsed and I had a bladder and rectum herniation that had to be repaired. My ovaries were left because they were healthy and had plenty of years of hormones. Mine was done vaginally as well, so no scarring.

Did you get a second opinion about surgery? Also, about a radical hysterectomy? I would be questioning that decision just because of abdominal pain. Is your pain more inside your body, or more epidermal? If you continue to give yourself shots in the same area, you will develop scar tissue that can become painful. Try using different areas such as upper arm, thighs, buttocks, lower belly, etc.

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I had a tumour removed from around my ovaries last year. Because of its size I was cut from belly button to pubic bone. The top healed very well but the bottom opened up slightly and required me to spent the next two months making trips to the public health nurse for dressing changes. My sugar was in the teens at the time. It did heal up in just took time. Both or ovaries were taken at the time. I was 41. But I can't take hrt as I had a heart attack and stroke the year before. Good luck. Make sure the doctor is aware or your complete history.

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