After looking and searching the internet I couldn’t find the experience that I was looking for in regard to having a hysterectomy for dysmenorrhea.  So, I decided to chronicle my own experience and possibly help some other women out there … I was looking for someone to describe this experience from beginning to end.

I guess I’ll be that woman.

I am a 40 something-year-old woman who is about to undergo underwent a hysterectomy for severe dysmenorrhea … this is my journey.  Join me.  Comment if you like.  I am not a physician so please don’t use this blog as medical advice — consult your own physician because people are individuals with varying medical conditions, needs and concerns.

In addition, I have two cats who I may mention from time to time.  No internet posting is complete without the essential inclusion of cats.

Graciás por su comprensión. 🙂

PS: You want more? Visit About 2.

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  1. chirs says:

    the fallopian tubes and ovaries are not a “package deal.” Half of all ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes so it makes sense to cut the risk in half and take out the tubes but for hormone sake to leave in the ovaries.

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    • You’re right about the package deal comment. Each part should be considered separately — the ovaries, the tubes, the cervix and the uterus. And yes, it does reduce ovarian cancer to remove all of part of each tube.

      I haven’t heard any conclusive answer as to whether or not removing the tubes effect the blood supply to the ovaries or not … I have read sources where the ovaries are effected and other studies where they say it’s inconclusive.

      If there’s genetic & family history of ovarian cancer I say it’s probably safer to remove that non-package deal like a package deal (ovaries with tubes) — especially if childbearing is completed.

      Thanks for your input! ☺


  2. Elizabeth – You recently suggested I have a contest where participants identified photos of Andy and Dougy, my two near-identical Persian kitty boys.

    I liked the idea, and will post the contest as a blog as soon as I get the prize, a set of two 11 ounce mugs, each with a photo of Andy or Dougy, with the correct name on it! I think I should get the mugs within a week, so keep your eyes open for the blog post announcing the contest.

    There is only one prize, the two mugs, since I’m a retiree, but I will post the blog links and a short review of all entries. You will, of course, are eligible to try your luck.

    In the contest notice blog, I give you credit for suggesting the idea, and have a live link back to this blog, the least I could do for your fun idea and to promote your interesting, excellent blog!

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  3. Mama2threeSiamese says:

    I’m so appreciative for your entertaining blog. I’m almost 4 weeks post op and depressed that I’m healing so slowly. I can’t get any of my clothing on, having cramping like I’m having a period and I’m tired all the time… of course my Vaginal hysterectomy was followed up by an emergency surgery and 2 blood transfusions because my surgeon nicked an artery, thought he fixed it when in fact hadn’t.

    Anyways, I know it’s been 4 years for you but do you recall (or have a post on) the first sexual encounter post-op? I’m Soooooooooo frickin afraid of the vaginal cuff getting ripped open during sex. My stomach goes on a roller coaster ride when I even think about it …. ughhhh

    PS I know it’s TMI but I’m going to say it anyhow. I had a great sex life before my surgery and my libido is still high post op… I want to, but I’m also scared!

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