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5/10/10 11:45 P

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After the birth of my daughter in 93, I started to have really heavy periods........those periods progressed in the amount and days. It got so bad that I started to only have a day or two when I wasn't bleeding. My doctor tried all types of hormones and birth control pills to regulate it. I even had a D&C in 96 that was suppose to help, but it did nothing. In 2002, I went into to work and by this time I was sleeping all the time and having heart palputations where I could literally hear my heart beating. When I got to the office that day I could barely stand up. When I made it to my desk my heart was beating so fast that I felt as if I was going to pass out. What's funny is my co workers got crazy and said they were going to rush me to the hospital. When I got there, I was put on huge doses of iron because my doctor didn't want to transfuse me. I was sent home because my hemoglobin level was so low they couldn't operate. I had hundreds of fibroids so there was no way to save my uterus. I was home for three weeks before my iron level was strong enough for the surgery. I was on bedrest and had to have some one with me at all times. Thank God my Mom was alive then. She was there with me. I went in for my surgery on July 12th of 2002 and looked like the person that you see on my Sparkpage. In eight years I had gradually put on 60 pounds. So that's how I wound up here. I have struggled with the hormones and been on premarin for years. I went cold turkey three years ago and elected to not take any hormones. God did bless me with one child who just turned 17 years old. I know that I am blessed to be here. I sometime wonder what would have happened to me if was going through this at a time before they did hysterectomies. I know I'm blessed to be here. My only goal is to get rid of this weight and find the new me that can wear those white pants without a care. Having a hysterectomy has it's side effects, but I believe we are better for them.

Just think how good it will be to be through this and have no flashes. I'm almost there. This last year was the best. Those hot flashes seem to be going away. I say seem because whenever I say gone, one creeps back up on me and says, HOW YOU DOING? REMEMBER ME! LOL!

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5/10/10 7:06 P

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What happen? I went in one person but came out a crazy person who keep pickup pounds like you wouldn't believe, did this happen to you too.
My was 25 years ago, I pickup 100-lbs in those years that alot I say. From a skinny 125-lbs @ age 25 to 200+ went I started here @ age 48. I don't have to be 125 but I do have to get my heath back.


I'm now crazy anymore or am I. You can tell me I want jump up and down this time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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