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I just wanted to say I had a total hysterectomy yesterday afternoon. I am 47 and my fibroid was the equivalent of a 22 week pregnancy. It made me feel pretty miserable and I bled pretty heavily 24 days a month. Because of it's size and position I had to have a vertical incision. I'll be perfectly honest and admit I was terrified.I am overweight and was terrified something would go wrong because of my weight. Doctors were totally honest with me and advised me to try and lose some which i did.
My op took about 2 hours and I lost some blood which is normal.
I won't lie, I had a lot of pain when I came round, but I totally under control.
I was feeling better than I thought when I came round. Was back on the ward by 5.40. The nurses and care assistants are brilliant here at the QE in Gateshead.Doctor aren't too bad either. I have my own room and this morning I was up walking around, having a shower and I feel great. Still have a catheter but that's not so bad. What I want to say is that we all worry about our treatments and i know a lot of you don't want major surgery for lots of good reasons. But if it is necessary you can all get through it. And less than 24 after surgery, I was walking around and I feel pretty good.
Please all take care of yourselves xxx
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