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    This looked like a good place to put this.
    I'm sad. I'll be having a hysterectomy in a couple weeks. No more children "ever". This is silly. I'm 38--2 children-a boy and a girl--my youngest is 11. I have other health issues--that's why I stopped after my daughter--I wanted 5 babies . "But" all the sudden this is getting to me. I should be grateful for what I do have. Pity party!! My husband doesn't want anymore children--he rushed in to be fixed right after our daughter was born. So there's a big stopper right there. I guess it's just the option is gone. So I'm sad.

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    Good Morning!
    I think lots of women deal with that "loss" feeling when dealing with hysterectomy. It's always nice to have that option of more children.....and we lose control of that.
    I had a hyst. 5 yrs ago...I had some of those feeling also. Do you have a good support system.....friends you can discuss this with? lean on? I hope you do.....that helps. If not.....we are always here.....feel free to PM me, I have a good shoulder. Take care......Roxie

    Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
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    Dx'd Hypothyroid
    Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
    June 2007
    Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
    First Cysto 1979
    First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
    Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
    Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
    Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
    Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
    Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
    Bladder surgery 2000
    Dx'd: IBS 2000
    Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
    Laminectomy 1989
    Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

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    I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra pain.....it's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:

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    • #3
      I had a complete hysto almost two years ago, I was 42, had two children and many female problems that had plaqued me my whole life. I was happy finally not to have to deal with multiple lapro for endo, painful periods, etc., but at the same time I also felt a loss. It is normal, after you recover and hopefully you will feel better, female wise, it will fade. Good Luck, I had mine by laproscopy, great, no scar and recovery only about 10 days.

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      • #4
        I was 39 when I had mine, and have no regrets. I was blessed with one beautiful daughter, that I spent nearly 7 1/2 months in and out of the hospital to carry, and 2 miscarriages at 20 weeks.. I now have a a beautiful foster son 19 months old, that I will be adopting.
        Don't be sad, be happy that you are having a problem corrected that may give you more quality of life.
        'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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        • #5
          There's a communication board, much like this one, at http://www.hystersisters.com where you can get some very good support.

          Donna
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          • #6
            Feelings of loss are so normal. I had one 8 yrs ago when I was 27. I thought I was through with kids, and I had so much pain (IC rele. but did not know at time) I thought this was my last resort. I still have feeling of regret and loss to this day. And they especially hit me when I remarried in 2000. I would have LOVED to have kids with my hubby. But on a bright note I do have the 2 most wonderful kids I could ask for. One of each so I got lucky there.

            The web site Donna gave you is great. I found a ton of support there when i was going through with mine. Good luck to you
            God grant me the serinity to withstand the days ahead!!!

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            Procedures:
            Interstim Sept 2001
            1st InterStim Removal May 2005
            2nd Interstim Implanted May 2005
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            Hysterectomy 1999
            Tubes Tied 1997
            C-Section 1996


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            • #7
              Angie, so sorry that you are sad about it. Just wanting to send hugs.

              Sending hugs, Trishann

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              • #8
                It's perfectly normal for you to mourn the loss of your uterus. It's hard to face such finality. I kind of know how you feel. I didn't have to have a hysterectomy, but when my last baby was born, I knew there would be no more. I cried and cried over this. I could have physically had more back then, but financially I knew it was best to stop at 3. Little did I know that I would have such major health problems, so I guess it was a blessing in disguise.

                I really hope the hysterectomy makes you feel better.

                Take care, Sandy
                *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
                *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
                *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

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                • #9
                  Thanks guys~~I'll get over this. It just kinda hit me how final this is. Now I'm into surgery count down days. What fun!!! :woohoo:

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                  • #10
                    Angie,
                    I had a hysterectomy at 32(I'm almost 37). I had suffered from infertility and pregnancy losses first, and then had my angel, Lindsey. It was hard initially to see friends getting pregnant(and I was older too)but now I think it was a great thing. Hang in there!

                    Hugs,
                    Barb
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                    • #11
                      I had my hysterectomy in nov 04. i have 3 kids. but i still felt the loss. I think it may be harder because the surgery was suppose to fix my problems about 6 months after surgery I found this site. I know now that I could of lived with that fibroid. I was just Diagnosed this year with IC.
                      My younger sister just had a baby and I feel very sad. My last 2 pregnancies were so hard on me that i don't think I could go for #4.
                      You were given a lot of good advice! Hang in there!
                      mom to 3 wonderful kids


                      IC symptoms 7/03,
                      hysterectomy 11/04,
                      prolapse cervix 7/07
                      diagnosed: IC 2007
                      IBS 2008

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