Another Anniversary

I met my husband in early 2002 and we got married in 2005, then everything changed. We had about three months of ame-being-healthy marriage before my health got the better of me.We married in May and in August I ended up in the emergency room because I had (previously unknown to me) uterine fibroids, one of which decided to die off which caused a massive internal infection, intense pain, ambulance trip to the ER, followed by several days on an IV antibiotic and a week of bed rest at home (when the roofers put in a new roof).Exactly 11 years ago today, I had a open hysterectomy where they removed my uterus (and all the evil fibroids) and one ovary. I spent six weeks at home before returning to work in downtown Boston. During those six weeks, I was not supposed to climb stairs at first and was allowed one trip down in the morning - with help from my husband - and one trip up in the evening. I slowly got better but it was a fairly big surgery and it took quite some time to get back to'normal'.Before that I was healthy and we did a lot of fun things together. A month after my trip to the ER, we were hiking in Lake Tahoe. For another 17 months after, I remained relatively healthy - meaning no trips to the ER or anything. Then I went for my annual mammogram and things went further down hill - healthwise.It was eleven years ago today, I learned how to be a patient with online health resources. When I was told I needed a hysterectomy, it had been about 4 years since my previous surge...
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The post A two year ablation nightmare – Kathi’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Hello everyone my name is Kathi. Although my hysterectomy is not scheduled until May 26, 2015 I wanted to share my journey with you in hopes of helping others. In April 2014 I had an endometrial ablation done (NovaSure). It was the most horrific pain I had ever experienced. Two days after the ablation my husband rushed me to the hospital with a 104 temp and labor like pains. I was admitted and told the gyn would be giving me antibiotics intravenously. It never happened instead I was given pain meds all day and nig...
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The other night, I sat in a restaurant with a group of girlfriends. We shared laughter, good conversation and some great wine. As I looked around, I realized that we were likely to share something else: uterine fibroids. Of the ten women sitting at the table, there was a good chance that seven of us would have uterine fibroids at some point in our lives. Fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow in the uterus. They may be smaller than a seed or bigger than a grapefruit. A woman may have only one fibroid or she may have many. Depending on their size, number, and location, fibroids can cause heavy bleeding and long menstrua...
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