Depression after a Hysterectomy

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Had Hysterectomy 4wks ago I'm 38 not Married or in a relationship, I have no Children, but had to have the OP as I have severe Endometriosis which was stuck to my Bowel also had Cyst. They tried everything for me Zoladex injections for 6mths, Danazol Tablets, another 6mths of Injections, then the Mirena Coil, but nothing worked for me. I had been bleeding for over 3 1/2 yrs everyday with really bad pain not sleeping very low blood dizzy & very very Depressed, I had been in & out of Hospital last yr 3 or 4 times staying a wk @ a time. eventually the Surgeon told me that this was my only option, so I went Home & talked with my Mum & Sisters & really thought about it, but decided that I couldn't stick the pain or bleeding any longer. But since I've been home my wound opened slightly near the bottom as my scar is from 5 staples up past my Belly button right down below my Hair line all in all I had 38 staples, but I've notice that I am very depressed & my mind is racing, I live with my Mum but I don't want her to see me like this to worry her. I can't sleep @ night I see Kids every where, and what if I ever did meet someone, who would want someone who can't have Children. ANY ADVICE..... sad

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    Hi as a bloke I have suffered from depression most,all,of my life.I dont want kids because my depression is unstable,I would not want a kid of mine to go through my life. If you were not ready then why have a kid?As for men,we are a jealous species and a woman for themselves is like christmas for some.take care
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    Hi there

    You have been through quite a traumatic time, not surprising that you feel depressed. Its normal to feel low after a big op , as the saying goes time is a great healer.

    Take things easy your body and mind need to heal. As you begin to feel better physically hopefully your outlook on things will change too. It would be worth speaking to your doctor about the way you are feeling. Take care and keep posting it does help.

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    my comment came out so bad,i was trying to say hang in there,and men arnt so bad but be yourself.take care
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    Hi blueflowers,

    Sorry that you have had a big operation and not surprising you feel low.Just a thought,my sister could not have children and dearly wanted them,so what was the option she adopted and had a wonderful son and daughter from very young age from a home so they never ever new their mother and was able to give them he life that their maternal mother was not and also made her life complete.So what I am saying there is a way if you meet Mr aright and you both agree so cross that bridge when you come to it,don't think you are worthless and He will take you for whatever if he loves you.Keep posting on here it does help.Good Luck.

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