• Anyone else waiting for a hystorectomy?

    Asked by Tmcq on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    Anyone else waiting for a hystorectomy?

    13 Answers from the Community

    13 answers
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      I had mine in 2011. It was great. I felt better while still in the recovery room. Hopefully, you'll have good luck too.

      over 5 years ago
    • IronMom45's Avatar
      IronMom45

      I am not waiting but I remember the waiting. Hysterectomy although converted from the robotic davinci to open went extremely well over all. No issues from hyst. Wishing you well. Any specific question you are wondering?

      over 5 years ago
    • rebelkate's Avatar
      rebelkate

      hystersisters is a good site specifically for hysterectomy patients that I thought was helpful.

      over 5 years ago
    • BobbiG's Avatar
      BobbiG

      I didn't have any issues with mine. It gave me one less thing to worry about. Glad I did it. Be well.

      over 5 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      It took me years to get one. My last menses was 28 days long. I was so weak. My whole family was distraught. I was too weak to be anxious. I was scared that something would happen to stop it. I was so relieved when I was checked into the GYN-OB ward. I was able to saddle up, and ride in 10 weeks. The stud knew something was wrong, and he walked so smooth, and carried me as though I were an infant. It was so nice to change back to a healthy woman-not being bedridden, no fainting. My husband wasn't crying and having rages anymore.

      over 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Like the others, not waiting, but I had one. I had absolutely no problems. I had previous orthopedic surgery -- that was significantly worse than my hysterectomy. Biggest issue for me was the 10 lb lifting limit I had. That was annoying. Necessary, but annoying. Hope your procedure goes well.

      over 5 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      I had mine in February of 2014. It was done via the Da Vinci robot as an out-patient procedure and it was the easiest surgery I've ever had. I was home that night walking, talking, cooking.

      Yes, I was a bit tender but I had my gall bladder out and a hernia repair - both in my abdomen and both were far more painful and took much loner to recover from that the hysterectomy.

      If you have an option, have your surgeon use the robotic method - I loved it!!

      over 5 years ago
    • sarasmash's Avatar
      sarasmash

      I'm waiting for the doctors to tell me, if I have to have one. That probably doesn't help. But, I am sorta waiting.

      over 5 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      Waiting is the worst!

      over 5 years ago
    • Tmcq's Avatar
      Tmcq

      If you have a hysterectomy due to endometrial cancer, how long before you found out what stage the cancer was?

      over 5 years ago
    • rebelkate's Avatar
      rebelkate

      Mine was tentatively staged at the time of the surgery and definitively staged within the week of getting the hysterectomy. That was how I found out I would be going through chemotherapy, since I went from stage I to stage III based on surgical observations/results.

      over 5 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      When I was opened up, they decided that I had endometrial cancer. The Air Force sent a biopsy to their lab, and it came back negative. So they sent biopsies to every hospital and women's centers. Those were also negative, but they did it again. Each time AF personnel took the specimens to the labs, and waited for the results, and drove back. I just really needed a hysterectomy. They put me on IV antibiotics to make sure that I didn't get an infection from the surgery. They are very careful about cancer once they get you on the table.

      over 5 years ago
    • TeriAbby's Avatar
      TeriAbby

      They just scheduled mine for June 25th. As soon as I told my doc I wanted it done as soon as possible because of extreme pain and other symptoms arising from the large mass, they scheduled me in for two weeks from now. Next week I have a day of appts at Mayo Clinic to get cleared for surgery and talk with my gyno oncologist who is doing the surgery. I am worried that they won't clear me for surgery. But also worried about when they do the surgery. They will have to remove everything and some lymph nodes, so I expect recovery to be harder then the normal hysterectomy.

      over 5 years ago

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