Hello all....I'm scheduled for a laparoscopic hysterectomy in about a week. I have a cyst, fibroid and some endometriosis. They will be leaving my cervix and left ovary. I'm a bit nervous as I've never been hospitalized except when I was 13... And am now 42! I have 7 year old twins which we adopted, so again no real hospitalizations on my part. Just wondering about other peoples recovery times. From what I've read online, it seems like most people are feeling somewhat better by two weeks. And most people are discharged the same day. My other issue is my son is on the autism spectrum, high functioning, but gets very angry and physical with me at times , which is for another thread! I almost wish I might be able to spend at least the first night at the hospital to get one night of peace! Any thoughts, suggestions or comments would be much appreciated. Thanks! Gina
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My surgical recovery was easy but the long-term negative effects have never stopped "giving." The surgery was the beginning of many losses to my quality of life and health. And I had no surgical complications. After much research, it became apparent that the uterus, ovaries, and tubes work intricately together as a system and aren't just for reproduction. Messing with "mother nature" can be like a house of cards.
Did you know that ovarian cysts can usually be removed (cystectomy) leaving the ovary or part of it for hormone production? Think of it like a lumpectomy on the breast. Fibroids can oftentimes be "scooped out." Both of these procedures would require a surgeon with these skills. Money may also play a role from both an insurance [a style="cursor: pointer; color: rgb(0, 102, 153);" class="template-reply-post" id="exchange-post-enabled_r_f4b6ac7"> reimbursement perspective and a surgeon's perspective.
If I'd known just a small percentage of what I now know, I wouldn't have allowed any organs to be removed unless I had confirmed cancer.
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