Re: Facing surgery #2...

From: Helen Gibson (
Wed Feb 21 23:51:03 2001

Dear Karen,

I wanted to reply to your question about having a Hysto. My adhesions started from having a Hysto, mine was a varginally done and I had the Hysto in the first place because I had a major prolaspe of my internal organs. Since having the Hysto I have had 4 more surgeries in 3 years and I am about to go in for another one 6th March, though this one is bladder related. I would be interested to know the number of ladies out there that have had Hysto's done and ended up with ARD. Just something to keep in mind.!!!

Love and thoughts

Helen G.

>----- Original Message -----
From: karen <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 11:43 PM Subject: Facing surgery #2...

> 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.
> Karen

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