Saturday, October 04, 2008
I feel like I'm living in some kind of surreal world. After all the years of pain that I've gone through, I can't believe I've finally had a hysterectomy. I don't think the full impact of what has happened to me will hit for a while, right now I'm too busy just making it through each day.
Here's the story for those of you not familiar with what I've been going through: I've had very painful periods ever since I started my period at age 13. I always thought it was normal to have pain. Apparently not! Anyways, the last 12 years I have also been dealing with extreme fatigue just before my period. The doctors couldn't figure anything out and thought it was just PMS. So they put me on antidepessants for a while. Then the last couple years I started to get really bad ovary pain each month. I finally went to the doctor and he suggested that maybe we should consider a hysterectomy. I was so relieved.
So on Tuesday, Sept. 30 I had the surgery.
Interestingly enough - the doctor came after the surgery to talk to me and said that my uterus was quite enlarged (about the size of someone who is 6 weeks pregnant!) and they found endometriosis. Now I am so glad they did the surgery because none of the tests they did previously found it.
Anyways, here I am now, a little sore, but doing surprisingly well.