There was a time 5 or so years ago when I was having such heavy and irregular periods that I’d have happily signed up for a hysterectomy. In the end it took an unplanned pregnancy and complication to bring me to this point. I have two amazing kids aged 13 and 9, so my family was complete I was content. However the decision was taken to have an ablation and coil. After issues with the coil I had it removed but my heaver irregular periods had gone just with the ablation.
I felt I was well prepared for my subtotal hysterectomy (my choice,I wanted to keep my cervix) I read my daily blog and did a lot of research, what I couldn’t predict was the lack of care on the too busy ward,mainly by the night staff, where I felt I needed the most support. I actually begged to go home less than 48 hrs post op, which I did.
I had fibroids diagnosed back in 2008. I was having episodes of flooding at various stages of my cycle it was awful. Had the fibroids removed in 2011 but they virtually grew straight back. I could feel them and felt lots of pressure.
I am ten weeks post op following a subtotal abdominal hysterectomy and I am amazed at how good I feel. After being diagnosed with fibroids 5 years ago, and successfully having them removed, my consultant warned me that I would be back, and he was right. After several months of hip pain, an MRI scan revealed that my fibroids had come back with a vengeance.
When I was scanned for a pregnancy was when the fibroids were first seen. At the time they were inconsequential and in any case I had to deal with the fact that all was not well with my pregnancy and it did not make it to full term. I did not think about the fibroids for a couple of years after when I started to experience extreme bloating, back pain, weak bladder, fatigue and sometimes abdominal pain.
Thanks very much for all the emails which were very useful enhanced by the 101 hints in the book and the website. I didn’t have long to get my head round having a hysterectomy – the first time it was mentioned was 15 days before it happened so your emails, website and book provided much reassuring advice and information.
Hi. Having taken Norethisterone pill for the past 3 years to stop my bleeding that was a result of the Mirena coil not being effective. I was diagnosed with a large fibroid that was outgrowing my womb.
Hello everyone! I’m Jane and I had a subtotal hysterectomy 12 days ago now, on 18th December 2013. I kept my ovaries. I’m 45 years old and had had fibroid issues for six years. These started off as just being irregular periods but in the last 2 years had escalated to a combination of hormone imbalance and fibroids leaving me feeling out of sorts more often than I was feeling normal, long stretches of being savagely pre-menstrual and never knowing when my (heavy and leak / flooding-laden) period was going to arrive or how long it would last.
My periods were never a problem to me for many years. Regular 28 day cycle, 4 or 5 days on and never heavy. The only connection I can think to my heavy periods is being sterilised after completing my family, as I was warned there can be a link. It was however, gradual and over a number of years.