Back in June, I shared my story: Women Go See Your OBGYN for your local Checkup + My Story. At that point, I was going over the pros and cons of a hysterectomy vs. an ablation. After a lot of back and forth with my Dr., family, friends, and research I decided to have the hysterectomy, but leave my ovaries in. Everything else was to come out. We had set a date for August 24th. It was a hard decision. Was I ready to go through with it? Honestly, no. I was scared out of my mind. However, I think I was informed. I had planned a last blogger trip to cover a few movies for Disney out in LA then my Dr. called. It wasn’t an emergency situation, but my bloodwork was worse and she wanted me on the following Wednesday. All the sudden what had been almost a month out was now a weekend away.
We checked in super early and we had a few plans in place depending on what they found once surgery commenced. Overall it was a success. A few mishaps did occur. I lost 4 times what the normal person should lose in a hysterctomy which was a cause for concern. We went back and forth about a transfusion, but luckily the next day my blood work was improved. My OBGYN thinks that I could suffer from a blood thinning disorder so I have to be careful in future cuts and surgeries in the future. I had a bit of scar tissue and my insides definately needed to come out. She also said that the ablation would have failed 100% so I’m completely grateful I made the decision to go ahead and have the hysterctomy.
Recovery has had its ups and downs. For anyone looking for tips just learn that for every 2 steps forward you take 1 step back, but hey that is progress in itself! One thing for sure I am not good at resting. I’ve been super bored and have read about 7 books, watched endless TV and movies, and also have officially come to the end of the internet. I’ve been emotional some days. Frustrated others. However I think I’m over the hump. Tomorrow will be 3 weeks post op and I’m up. I’ve been on a couple of outings. I’m up at my desk working in short bursts. In other words I’m starting to get my life back and I’m feeling happier.
Once again I’m super thankful to have this platform to share my story. I hope those of you reading get some answers and please if you are a woman reading don’t forgt to go to your local OBGYN for a yearly checkup! I do have to give a shoutout to both my regular Dr. and my Specialist OBGYN they have both treated me with so much respect and kindness which is sometimes rare.