Penny’s Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Age at Surgery 46

I had a hysterectomy with oomphectomy due to fibroid tumors, excessive bleeding and pain in both my uterus and Rt ovary. I had been on BC prior to my child being born and then after to help with my regulation issues and massive cramps with heavy flow.
I consulted my OBGYN and out of the choices having the hysterectomy was my best option. Plus with breast cancer being a concern it was an oomphectomy also.

My surgery was postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic for several months and I just dealt with the issues I had until July when my surgery was finally scheduled. It was an out-patient procedure. I was admitted by 6:30am and was home by 2:00pm. I was given a mild pain prescription to help with pain.

I was told by many not to expect a speedy recovery, however I was out for breakfast 3 days later. My movements were very slow and planned out so I could move safely. I also purchased a belly band system that helped secure my abdomen to help my movements.
I saw my OBGYN 2 weeks after my surgery, I drove myself to the appointment. I was told I had 4 more weeks till I could go back to my regular routine.

My health has been overall good. My weight has gone up and I am bloated in the abdominal area. I am on HRT since it was under advice to prevent early menopause right after the surgery to help my body heal and to keep my mental status on a positive track. The choice to have the surgery was the right one for me!

If I am asked if someone should follow my path with surgery, I would say this. You need to way your options and do what is right for you and what it would be like down the road. Why try option after option if surgery is the best option and live miserable until you do it?

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