Unexpected perforated bowel complication – Lauraine ’ s story
Years of bowel disease and endometriosis had left me with a very sticky, complex pelvis. I reached the age of 50 and an MRI indicated I had ovarian cancer. This proved to be incorrect but my consultant was becoming increasingly concerned at the state of my insides and how the suspect masses presented on ultrasound and MRI’s. So much so he recommended a complete hysterectomy as otherwise I would live with this uncertainty for ever. This was four years ago – I was warned the surgery would be complex owing to numerous operations for bowel disease and endometriosis but on the basis the scans was no longer reliable, they assured me this was the best option. I put it off for a year then my mother had a massive brain haemorrhage. Life again become very difficult and when she eventually came out of hospital, I helped care for her so my health problems took a back seat again. At the end of 2014 however I had had enough, I felt I had to out myself first for once. The menopause had arrived and I was having the usual problems but HRT was not an option whilst I had these suspect masses inside me. I decided to go ahead with the hysterectomy which was scheduled for January 15. I went to a specialist hospital 70 miles from home and had top surgeons – the gynaecologist was to be assisted by a colo rectal surgeon as they knew adhesions were likely to be a problem. I had my reservations up to the very last minute and felt I was about to make a massive mistake in having the sur...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health endometriosis perforated bowel Source Type: news
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