It just occurred to me that it’s been six months since I had a hysterectomy at age 29.
I forget I ever I had it done. I am doing that well.
No more monthly debilitating cycles.
No more constant stress over when the next horrible cycle would begin and ruin plans.
No more exhaustion from anemia.
Thank you, Lord!
There’s always concern about side effects and I worried about that before my surgery. A LOT. But I knew that – for me – the benefits of having a hysterectomy done at my young age would outweigh the odds.
I have only had two “side effects” happen to me. One not even directly related to the surgery.
The first thing was that I had 3 or 4 bladder infections and frequent bladder “twinges” within the first 2-3 months post-op. Since I could count on one hand the number of UTIs I’ve had my whole life (before last fall), I knew it was related to my surgery. I didn’t know exactly why, but maybe my bladder was just irritated and getting used to having more space in my abdomen. Who knows?
The good thing is that’s gone now. I’ve had no twinges or concern since early January.
The other thing was that I’m dealing with adrenal fatigue again. I dealt with that after I had Luke so I’m prone to it. All the pre-surgery stress last summer and fall put a strain on my already-tired adrenal glands. Then I major surgery and that’s more stress and strain. When December and January came, I felt like I hit a brick wall. I was so tired all the time. I would sleep 8 hours at night and still wake up exhausted.
After consulting with my doctor, we realized it sounded like adrenal fatigue again and sure enough, after watching my diet and taking the recommended supplements, I’m doing much better.
Did I mention how fantastic it is do not have to deal with a monthly period every month? Especially when mine were so horrible.
Technically I do still have a monthly cycle (I can track it based off how I feel) because I still have my ovaries. Just no more periods. Awesomeness, I tell you.
Literally I feel great. I don’t have any concerns. I’m not naive to say that nothing would ever crop up in the future. Of course I know something could happen, but I’m happy that now I’m doing so well. And I have no reason to think I will have issues in the future.
Six months out and I have no regrets. Going through with a hysterectomy was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
If you’re interested in reading my story, please click here: My Hysterectomy
Read My Complete Hysterectomy Story here:
- Girl Talk in Too Much Detail
- Hysterectomy at Age 30?
- A Surgery Date – Hysterectomy
- I’m Afraid
- Two Days
- Home and Resting
- On the Mend
- My Story: Hysterectomy at Age 29
- 7 Weeks Post Hysterectomy
- 6 Months Later…After My Hysterectomy
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