Andulka’ Hysterectomy Story

Type of Hysterectomy: Laprascopic Total Vaginal Hysterectomy
Age at Hysterectomy: 50
Location: Queensland Australia

I had this procedure, as I had trapped blood in my uterus (due to ablation) and also cysts on both ovaries.  My Gynie also found fibroids.

I had my operation on the 22nd of October and I was home on the 24th of October. My whole experience was a good one.  I really regret not taking stool softeners.  The anesthesia knocked me around quite a bit.  I had a negative reaction to Morphene, but I found that I only needed basic pain killers as the pain was not bad.

The whole experience has been great.  I feel that I finally have been able to connect with my body.  I actually feel like a flower that has just opened up, ready to share the beauty.  I now listen to my body, respect that it is telling me to slow down and relax.  I feel more confident, and I actually like myself, more than I did before. In mid January after my surgery, I went back to my Gynie, as I found out that I had granulation.  This was treated with Silver Nitrate.  He also prescribed Vagifem for 2 weeks.  After a week of taking this, I had internal pain, and my abdominal bloating became unbearable.  I have an appointment to see my Gynie 12 February 2015, just to see if the granulation is under control.  I will also discuss the Vagifem issue I had.

My general health is good.  However, I feel frustrated as I am stuck, with this bloated stomach.  I have noticed that my joints are a little more tender, but I was diagnosed with Osteo before the procedure.

I think I would share the fact that you need to listen to your body.  Enjoy your healing process, a great test for self-discipline.  Be prepared not to be in control of the house and house work, life goes on and your house will not crumble.  It is a time for you, to get to know yourself.  I think the most important thing is to know that you are still a woman.   I love being free from the constant nagging pain.

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