Re: Facing surgery #2...

From: toni welsh (
Wed Feb 21 09:24:27 2001

At Wed, 21 Feb 2001, karen wrote: >
>Hi all,
>Hope everyone is having a good day.
>Just wanted to update things and get advice from those who would be kind
>enough to give it.
>I saw my new gyn for the second time on Monday. My US results revealed
>that they could not find my left ovary (again). A year ago it was
>adhered to the bowel along with endo there and in the cul de sac. After
>Lupron and during still had pain. Which brings me here. He wants to do
>a lap, possible oopherectomy, possible laporotomy and also have the
>surgeon there to check for the hernia which he is trying to r/o. Also
>mentioned if the endo and adhesions were real bad that he would
>recommend a hysto, however, not do it a that time because we needed to
>discuss further about HRT or not, risks, etc.
>Well needless to say, after thinking (in the car of course, why do we
>always do that?) I called his office back and told him that if he thinks
>he has to do a hysto to do it then, why subject me to yet another
>surgery? Duh? So my husband and I are going back in on Friday to speak
>with him again.
>The hard thing for me is this surgery is based on a lot of what if's.
>Nothing is cut and dry with these diseases (endo and adhesions). They
>don't know anything until they get in and see what is going on. This is
>my second surgery within a year. I have heard success stories and
>failed stories about hysto's. I am trying very hard to make informed
>decisions, it is so hard to keep a level head during all of this. Not
>to mention, my husband is worried, upset at another surgery, and
>frustrated like myself.
>Well thank you for listening, all. I am thankful to have a place to
>vent. My mom can't understand why I am always on the computer looking
>for and reading any info I can. She thinks it does more harm than good.
>I do have somewhat of a medical backround and so this is natural for me.
>I told her that it helps to have people who are going through the same
>thing who can understand. And also as Helen puts it, "knowledge is
>power". Thanks to Helen and everyone else for being here.


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