I wasn’t planning on writing a post about this and some of you may not really want to read it, but I have decided that if I can help one person then maybe I should.
When I was in my 30′s my doctor told me I should have a hysterectomy. He said things weren’t really that bad, but if I wasn’t planning on having more children, then why not. He believed that all women should have a hysterectomy. I was so offended. Let’s just put it this way…I stood up and told HIM that I thought all men should be castrated! I then stormed out of his office never to return.
Fast forward 20 years later and things kept getting worse…I won’t go into the details, but finally I had had enough. My doctor said that things were not going to get better, so I decided that I would rather have surgery at 53 than at 83.
I can tell you that I am really happy with that decision. My husband’s grandmother called me once many years ago for help. I rushed over to find her with her uterus hanging out. Yep…I had no idea that this could happen, but I will tell you that it is a sight you don’t forget. That poor woman then had to endure all the things that I am going thru now but she was in her 80′s.
When they did my surgery, the 2 hour surgery went on for over 4 hours. For some reason my uterus was the size of a 20 week pregnant uterus. Yep, I’m hoping that adds up to some weight loss….I will let you know.
Because I had everything worked on while they were there, I ended up having to come home with a catheter. The problem with this is they want me walking 30 minutes every day. They gave me a leg bag to use, but my legs are too short to use it comfortably. Lucky for me my daughter had read on someone else’s blog that told how she put her catheter bag in a purse.
I have to tell you that I am doing really well. As far as pain goes, it has never been worse than if I had done a lot of sit ups.
It was so comforting to know that you all were praying for me and the surgeon. God has blessed me so much by giving me such caring blog followers. Thank you.