47 is the new year of treating myself better than I have in 6 years.
What ever doesn't kill me makes me stronger so long as I remember that
My favorite drink is no longer Guinness but water. Call me Dasani23
My mother had to have a hysterectomy at 35 because of fibroid tumors. She found the surgery fairly uncomplicated and her recovery went well. It's now been 30 years and hysterectomies have become easier to recover from than when my mother had hers.
Afterward she said sex was different but not bad...but I really didn't pay attention when my Mom would comment on her sex life.
I hope everything works out for you.
After D&Cs, an ablation and many ruined panties, sheets, and pants, I had a hysterectomy for my 31st birthday. It was the best present ever! I recovered very quickly and have never missed my parts for more than a second. I bought all new sheets and sexy panties. Sex whenever I wanted, no more feelin yucky from being anemic. It was wonderful.
So try to focus on all the positives you will have with this. Then look into any suits against the maker of this horrific product and see if you are eligible.
((( and strength)))
I'm so sorry. You will be free from worrying about ovarian and cervical cancers for the rest of your life. That's a pretty big bonus, even through I'm sure it's not much consolation right now.
There was a class action lawsuit and after years of waiting I received some monetary compensation.
Apparently the laws were changed in the 70s (after Dalkon) to exempt these types of products from litigation. Which makes me even more angry. It's just not right. We are not guinea pigs!
Erin Brokovitch is apparently all over this, good for her.
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I would do as much investigating as you can. And you are young, would it be wise to freeze your eggs just in case?
They have a choice: they can live in my new world, or they can die in their old one." — Daenerys Targaryen
I'm so sorry, honey. I know how you feel - I had to have a hysterectomy at age 23 - I had severe endo and it had to go as I was constantly bleeding - they took everything but my ovaries. I had two children (at 18 and 22) so I was very lucky. It was the 80s, so it was a full incision, hip to hip, 5 days in the hospital and 8 weeks of recovery. I am pretty sure that nowadays they can do a hysterectomy vaginally. Is that the route you are taking?
We did not want more children (I had my tubes tied), but the finality of it was difficult for me for awhile.
On a positive note, having no periods since 1988 has been wonderful (they were always long and painful) - my sex life improved dramatically. I am almost 49 years old and I still ovulate, so no menopause yet - so minus the periods, I have full hormonal function.
Lastly, IMHO, you should consult an attorney. There has to be some sort of compensation due to you given that your reproductive system was destroyed by the Essure.
Many hugs...please let us know how everything goes.
I had a vaginal hyst when it was just starting to be an accepted alternative. I highly recommend it as I recovered very, very fast.
(((hugs))) This doesn't make you any less of a woman get that thought right out of your head. In many ways, it will free you up to be more of one!
D-Day, June 10, 2012
"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
I'm with the others....GET A SECOND OPINION ON HOW MUCH NEEDS TO BE REMOVED. Fight to keep your ovaries if you can. If it's just the tubes that are an issue, why not just remove them?
I had a hyster at 28, that was in 2003 due to cervical cancer.
Now on to the highpoints. I barely have a scar, felt FAB after the surgery. No more periods, cramps, BC worries. Sex wasn't any different for me or my partner other than no fears of pregnancy. The recovery wasn't terrible.
Hystersisters.com is a great website.
Very fast recovery and no scar because of having it done vaginally. No impact on sex life. LOVE not having a period, especially because they'd become ridiculous towards the end.
I realize no one wants to be put in this position, but there are some advantages.