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biomancer
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« Reply #3300 on: March 10, 2016, 7:55:25 pm »

Laudity, you probably don't know me - I've been away from the Fora for about two years - but I wrote in this thread about my hysterectomy which was almost 6 years ago.  It was by far the best medical decision I've ever made.  I'd had ovarian cysts that wouldn't quit, plus fibroids, plus a completely crazy cycle, and when the pathologist examined everything that came out, she declared she'd never seen anything like it (which was not exactly soothing to hear). 

Anyway, Llanfair and I and a few others have been through it, and while it's a rough surgery to recover from if you have the full incision, you'll be really glad you had it done.



Dr. Know, one of my good friends in the valley where I live is a Depo evangelist, and she used to be an ER nurse.  She loves what it does for her and spreads the good word.
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« Reply #3301 on: March 13, 2016, 12:57:07 pm »

Thanks Biomancer. I recognize your name from my lurking days, but hadn't read back far enough in this thread to see your story. Thanks for sharing it again. I'm definitely looking forward to having the hysterectomy over and done with! I'm ready.

Meanwhile, I'm tired of bleeding ALL THE TIME!
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« Reply #3302 on: March 15, 2016, 11:00:50 pm »

Extra hugs and chocolate, Laudity.

I said it on another thread, but let me again welcome you back, Biomancer!
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« Reply #3303 on: March 25, 2016, 12:53:01 am »

I have a date for my hysterectomy and had an odd realization: I can count on one hand the number of periods I have left in my lifetime.

I almost feel like I should have some kind of Earth Mother / Red Tent celebration or acknowledgment of this milestone. Any suggestions? I'm ecstatic this is happening and kind of want to say "good riddance; don't let the door hit your butt on the way out", but also want to make some kind of gesture and connect with my "primal female nature." Not sure if that makes any sense.

The feeling may pass, as this is very new. Anyways, curious if others of you have done anything.
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« Reply #3304 on: March 25, 2016, 11:27:18 am »

I have a date for my hysterectomy and had an odd realization: I can count on one hand the number of periods I have left in my lifetime.

I almost feel like I should have some kind of Earth Mother / Red Tent celebration or acknowledgment of this milestone. Any suggestions? I'm ecstatic this is happening and kind of want to say "good riddance; don't let the door hit your butt on the way out", but also want to make some kind of gesture and connect with my "primal female nature." Not sure if that makes any sense.

The feeling may pass, as this is very new. Anyways, curious if others of you have done anything.

I was likewise thrilled to have this surgery, Laudity.  I can't remember if I marked it in any special way, but I DID donate my enormous stash of "feminine hygeine products" to a local women's shelter.  That was kind of a send-off, tho' of course I had to wait till after the surgery to do it.

I'm glad you've got your date.  Hope all goes swimmingly!
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« Reply #3305 on: March 29, 2016, 5:18:28 pm »

I've seen a few funny pics of pink cakes that have "So long, uterus!" written on them. 
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« Reply #3306 on: March 30, 2016, 2:00:22 pm »

I've seen a few funny pics of pink cakes that have "So long, uterus!" written on them. 

Haha! That's great.

Llanfair, I like the idea of the donation. I haven't really done any stockpiling of supplies, but based on your suggestion, I'm considering buying some in bulk post-surgery and donating them to a shelter. Given my age, I might be saving myself at least 10 years' worth of "feminine protection." I would happily purchase a fraction of what I would have used for women who need it.
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« Reply #3307 on: March 30, 2016, 5:31:16 pm »

I've seen a few funny pics of pink cakes that have "So long, uterus!" written on them. 

Haha! That's great.


Since you think that's funny, I feel more comfortable sharing that there is such a thing as a uterus pinata!  Poor uterus, but. . . haven't we all felt that way?
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« Reply #3308 on: March 30, 2016, 5:48:45 pm »

I've seen a few funny pics of pink cakes that have "So long, uterus!" written on them. 

Haha! That's great.


Since you think that's funny, I feel more comfortable sharing that there is such a thing as a uterus pinata!  Poor uterus, but. . . haven't we all felt that way?

Oh my God, what's it filled with?
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« Reply #3309 on: March 30, 2016, 8:29:43 pm »

I've seen a few funny pics of pink cakes that have "So long, uterus!" written on them. 

Haha! That's great.


Since you think that's funny, I feel more comfortable sharing that there is such a thing as a uterus pinata!  Poor uterus, but. . . haven't we all felt that way?

Oh my God, what's it filled with?

These?
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« Reply #3310 on: March 30, 2016, 8:42:54 pm »

I've seen a few funny pics of pink cakes that have "So long, uterus!" written on them. 

Haha! That's great.


Since you think that's funny, I feel more comfortable sharing that there is such a thing as a uterus pinata!  Poor uterus, but. . . haven't we all felt that way?

Oh my God, what's it filled with?

These?

BWAHAHAHA!
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« Reply #3311 on: March 31, 2016, 12:48:09 am »

I've seen a few funny pics of pink cakes that have "So long, uterus!" written on them. 

Haha! That's great.


Since you think that's funny, I feel more comfortable sharing that there is such a thing as a uterus pinata!  Poor uterus, but. . . haven't we all felt that way?

Oh my God, what's it filled with?

These?

BWAHAHAHA!

I'm at home alone laughing out loud at this for about 5 minutes. My dogs are staring at me like I'm insane.
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« Reply #3312 on: April 26, 2016, 9:27:48 pm »

I feel a lot better that my "worst" was only four months long. Maybe I will actually listen to my wonderful GP about going to a hematologist next appointment...

5 year period
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« Reply #3313 on: April 26, 2016, 11:51:06 pm »

Four months?! Yeah, definitely get that investigated.

And that poor teenager with the 5 year period. That's a pretty tough age to talk about period problems.


My update: I no longer feel the need to "celebrate" my final period. I'm ready to just boot it out. Counting down the days to the big H.
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