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Readers Respond: Life After Hysterectomy

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Updated April 22, 2009

"Live Life To The Fullest!"

Think Wise; forget the myths...Life is beautiful after Complete Hysterectomy, challanging Yes..So is life get up get to moving and move that body you are beautiful and so am I. I experienced fear at first the fear is what boosted me forward to be determined to do as many activities that I did before surgery , it has been two years now since surgery life is normal no chemo my choice this is however my body I wear it Proudly at 71 years Young get up girls lets roll you have Life to Live by the way Sex is still Beautiful Life is still Colorful and interesting Come on Now! Let's Roll..."We Are Beautiful..Use yoursearch Engine get your questions answered... Smile It's Healthy! I learned to ...Life is just begining
—ebony721

"Live Life To The Fullest!"

Think Wise; forget the myths...Life is beautiful after Complete Hysterectomy, challanging Yes..So is life get up get to moving and move that body you are beautiful and so am I. I experienced fear at first the fear is what boosted me forward to be determined to do as many activities that I did before surgery , it has been two years now since surgery life is normal no chemo my choice this is however my body I wear it Proudly at 71 years Young get up girls lets roll you have Life to Live by the way Sex is still Beautiful Life is still Colorful and interesting Come on Now! Let's Roll..."We Are Beautiful..Use yoursearch Engine get your questions answered... Smile It's Healthy! I learned to ...Life is just begining
—ebony721

hysterectomy

im a very worried but trying not be i have no choice but to have it in to mch pain im having surgery friday.im sure things will go well with dods healing hands and help
—Guest sandey mullins

Partial Hysterectomy 15 years ago

I am bloated each month, but, recently has gotten extremely bloated as if 3 months pregnant. My doctor keeps telling me it's fat. I do not believe it, the shape, the texture, and the appearance tells me that, something is terribly wrong. I get pains occasionally. I have had breast cancer 9 years ago going on 10 in October 2011. What could this be?
—Guest Arlene

Husband's perspective

Make sure you actually have no alternatives to a hysterectomy before consenting to the surgery. Most husbands are very caring and will not tell their wives the truth about sex after hysterectomy. We only hear the womans perspectives. For a husband sex goes from great to barely worth participating. But we can never reveal that to them.
—Guest Joe

Husband's perspective

Make sure you actually have no alternatives to a hysterectomy before consenting to the surgery. Most husbands are very caring and will not tell their wives the truth about sex after hysterectomy. We only hear the womans perspectives. For a husband sex goes from great to barely worth participating. But we can never reveal that to them.
—Guest Joe

Will I ever be me?

6 years since having had a hysterectomy...still looking for answers. I regret removing both ovaries but was asssured it was the best course of action. I consulted 4 specialists and about 8 women of various ages who also had the procedure. I've gone through every hormone combination possible and an inventory of anti depressants along with a psychiatrist. Now trying to face the fact I shoulda, coulda, woulda, but cant. I must come to terms with getting right with hormones perhaps forever and I must accept my naivety in thinking it would be as simple as taking a birth control pill and I'd feel great. I'm now on a mission to do everything in my power to make myself whole again, but I can't seem to get back to me. There has not been one morning I've awaken ready to attack the day. Not one run where I have felt an endorphin high...I'm encouraged by so many success stories and will continue to seek out help with more education and groups. For what's it worth...preserve what you can.
—Stilldealing

scared

Im having a parcial Hysterectomy in 2 days and Im scared, confused, have very unusual heart palpitations and feel like crying all the time...but it has to be done, the 3 7cm fybroids gotta go to get my life back. I hope it all goes well...
—Guest Carola

two years later

i had my hysterectomy 2 years ago becuse i was having pain on my left tube my doctor said he could do nothing for me only relif would be is to have hysteectomy so i had it i felt some releif but 3 months later the left side pain was back my doctor had know answer for me i suffered 8 more months before he really started to listen to me after more test he decided to to go back in becuse of the pain i was still having so second time around he found a mass on left tube so he removed tube and mass i had a hard recover the second time i felt bad for about 3 weeks i also became verry depressed and anger at the doctor becuse i felt like he didn't listen to me and he gave me a hysterectomy without finding the real cause of my pain so i say get a second opinon frist but overall i feel great today but i also feel i went throw something that i didn't have to becuse i didn't get a second opinon
—Guest shelia

Sunny Side

I'm 7 weeks post-opt and still recovering well. Had a total hysterectomy in June. Have some sharp pain every now and then, but overall it has been ok. Can't wait to have sex and get back into my normal everyday activities. Did a little driving, but waiting on my doctor for full clearance. It's good and I don't regret it. I had a super doctor.
—Guest Anthanette

dealing with hsterectomy

can some husbands give feed back of the situtation
—Guest husband

Abdominal Hysterectomy

Jus had hysterectomy two weeks ago! Up and around and doing well (Lots of help and love from husband, daughter and more) Glad I had it done, I was so tired of the pain from fibroids and crazy monthly cycles. The only problem is a few days ago I started feel like crying for no reason. No I don't want more chldren and I am glad to get rid of the pain. Hope this sadness stops soon.
—Guest Gar

light at the end of the tunnel

I got a hysterectomy 1 month ago, and already i feel like a new woman...I cant express enough the pain I experienced with endometriosis, i couldnt excersice, play volleyball, i have 2 boys who are very active....A month in and i have already danced!!! i feel like God has given me a second chance in life to experience life without the pain and swelling, I still have my left ovary, so no hot flashes for me...so pls, if you are in pain, research and decide, for me, its the best decision ive made :)
—Guest Nina

5 weeks post op

Hi had tah 5 weeks this week, and well what can i say, somedays i am so teary and with my husband having to go back to work and 2 children at home i am not getting enough rest that i need. I have found it difficult as i have always been on the go and having to get others to do things for me is hard. I know at the end of this i will be much better, I wish i had been told about this more as i was not really told very much and what to expect, I am awaiting tests to come back as i have been experiencing terrible hot flushes, even though i have one ovarie left. So just have to learn to sit and rest take each day, and be grateful.
—quiteone1

Hi Hyster Sisters

I had my hysterectomy on 6/27/10 - ten days ago. I had lots of drama with my baby making parts and am relieved they are gone. I feel like I got my body back. Now, when I take iron, my energy changes. I will never have monthly bleeding that is unpredictable IMMENSE and overwhelming. I am really happy. I am 46. I have a 21 year old daughter who I raised as a single mom. She just graduated with two degrees from college: BA in History, BA in French. She is moving to France in September to teach English. I married the love of my life on 12/11/2009. I had to change jobs and we moved last year. Our sex life was driven by my periods. I can't have intercourse with him but I am fallin more in love with him each day of my recovery. I am safe. I am in charge of my body - fully owned and loved. There will be no more surprises with each monthly cycle. I got my power back. I have a lot to process about my childbearing years but I am so happy to be in menopause (no hormones). Love
—bea.utifulbeloved

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