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it's been quite some time since I've been on this site but I just wanted to give an update .
I'm now nearly 3 years post op(3 years in june).
I had my partial hysterectomy (womb cervix tubes but my ovaries are still in though) when I was 24 , I am now 27.
I had to hysterectomy due to well honestly we don't know. I started having a period and then never came off it, doctors tried every avenue to try to stop the bleeding. baring in mind that this wasn't just a bit of spotting or a normal period . I can only compare it to something putting on a tap and leaving it running.
I had in total
8 internal scans
2 fertility checks
and no one could understand why it was it happening.everything was seemingly normal in the aspect of bloods and hormone levels and no thickening of the womb lining. again doctors tried all possible treatments
everything and nothing worked and this whole process spanned over 2 years.
it got time to seriously consider the hysterectomy, nothing was working and my quality of life was well non existent. they asked if I would prefer to try to oblation first. which I denied due to
oblation could work or it could not
the hysterectomy however we knew would work, can't bleed from my womb if it's not there.
anyway I had the hysterectomy through the key hole procedure. the recovery for me to be completely okay to work was in total 3.5 months (my job is very active and alot of lifting so took more time) I had no issues with pain was fine with just simple paracetamol for the first 3 weeks then nothing after that. I had no complications. My external incisions healed very quickly around 4 weeks or so.
internal obviously took more time.
which brings me to present day
I am fully healed
My scaring is so tiny if you didn't know I had the operation you wouldn't be able to tell unless you looked realy close.
I am period free, after 2 years of being on my period every single day . I have now not had anything since the day of my operation.
I don't lie the first treat I bought myself after I had the operation and went back to work was 2 pairs of Crystal white underwear and I felt like a goodness 😂😂😂 I had earned those white pants.
we now understand what was happening.
when the egg releases from the ovaries and should wait to be fertilised then reject when it's time to. My body was recognising the release of the egg as a bad thing so anti bodies were destroying it before it could do anything.
Why? we don't know that still but at least we know how now.
I am obviously unable to have children but I did get a dog and she has happily taken the place of the most important thing in my life. I am looking into becoming a teacher and happy with life in general.
I do understand having a hysterectomy can be both daunting and upsetting.
But I felt it nessicairy to give this update for anyone who is struggling with the thoughts of having a hysterectomy as a way to say not only is it better for my health it's also changed my life in general for the better.
thank you for reading.
if you have any questions please feel free to ask .
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