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MYLUVWYATT's Photo MYLUVWYATT Posts: 1,461
2/1/09 11:29 P

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Kris.....

Please just keep us updated, thinking of you. :)

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1/30/09 4:20 P

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I'm glad that you seem to be feeling more confident in your decision now. Many hugs and prayers as you prepare! emoticon

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1/30/09 3:35 P

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Thanks for the insight. I know that it will be an uphill recovery, but anything is better then I am feeling with the full-blown endo. When i weighed the choices, the positive outweighed the negatives. I really believe I am making the right choice for my body at this time in my life. Now I just need to get things ready for surgery in May. Thanks again-- Kris

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1/30/09 2:54 P

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I had the surgery and was on the Lupron for over a year before the surgery. I have two beautiful girls so I was less worried about not having more kids. But I wanted to be a more involved parent. This is by no means an easy choice. The thing that scares me is how you talk about the choice. You are by no means giving up. You are in pain, and making the best choices for you that you can. The surgery will always make it just stop. I still have pain, the difference is I can tolerate it now. I hope this helps.

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1/29/09 7:06 P

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I am glad that you have made a decision. Good luck with the Lupron. It is going to be a rough road. emoticon

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1/28/09 1:10 A

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It looks like I have made a decision. I am going to be having surgery in May. It was a hard one to reach, but after talking out the whole thing with a 2nd doctor, I am ready for it. It is beyond the pain. I want my life back. I am still scared that I wanted to be same women, wife, and mother, but right now with all the pain, I don't feel like I am doing any of those jobs well now. I'll keep you updated. For now, they started me on Lupron to help "settle
things down until I can get all the plans in order for the recovery time. Kris

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1/12/09 1:43 P

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I'm glad to hear that you have an appointment soon to discuss your options with another doctor. Hopefully he/she can give you some good options for treatment that will be effective and that you'll be happy with. I know it must be very hard to be so scared and dealing with so much pain. Just know that we're here for you if you need to talk or vent or whatever. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers, especially on the 26th. emoticon

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1/12/09 1:19 P

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My appointment is set for January 26th to talk to another doctor about what comes next. I'm still not usre. Which I guess means, if I have a choice, I would continue to fight this disease. I just wish the pain would go down. I use all the energy I have to make it through the week of work and crash on the weekend and nights. It has not been like this before and it scares me. Thanks for listening and being there to understand. I will write more when I know more. Kris

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1/9/09 9:39 P

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Hi ~ oh I feel your pain, I've thought about it myself but with just Wyatt, we wish for at least 1 more.
I was actually advised in my 20's (I'm 33 now) to have one done, by this older (man) doctor, that just said; if I'm so worried about Endo. then why not take it all out, I nearly cried myself all the way home, no babies yet and this was it???

I don't want to advise you one way or the other.

You have 3 beautiful babies but that doesn't necessarily mean anything or are you sure you're done having children?

I don't know, from my own experiences at doctor's office and seeing many of them, I'll tell you this: I was told by 2 (female) doctors....even after this surgery, there is most definitely a possibilty that the Endo. PAIN can still and has been there.
I thought to myself, what the heck, everything gone and still PAIN?
But they said: yes, because of how it spreads to other organs and areas within, it's not always treated with a hysterectomy.
They also stated with my age (unlike the man) they wouldn't reccommend one, even at my age now, with the what is it? Estrogen you have to take and other supplements, not a choice for myself right now.

I wish I could really help you on this matter, I just don't want to TELL you what to do with your life.
YOU know how you feel and only you, well we all feel something here, otherwise we wouldn't be here, but you know what I mean, everyone is different.

All I can say is: research it, know what you're getting yourself into, and I'll be here if you want to talk, whenever, I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say: WE ALL WILL!

Much love to you!

Let us know what you decide!

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1/7/09 1:10 P

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emoticon to you, Kris. I'm so sorry that you're struggling with this. My only advice is to trust yourself... if you are not 100% sure that the hysterectomy is what you want, I don't think you should go through with it just yet. It's not like you can change your mind after it's done.

Something to think about is that I've read in several different books and articles that a hysterectomy might not even relieve your endo symptoms, so you could have the surgery and still end up not feeling any better. Of course, we'll all be here to support you no matter what you decide. emoticon

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1/6/09 2:52 P

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In my experience Holistic medicine works best when synchronized with "western" medicine. No one should be mad at you. I have no knowledge of hysterectomies so Im sending you love, hugs, and luck.

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1/6/09 1:10 P

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Hey everyone and please don't be mad at me. I have been fighting this endo thing for over ten years and I have been blessed with three miracle babies. However, the battle is getting to the point I just want to quit and surrender. I know that I am only 32, but I am tried of all the pills and pain. Everything that I try either makes me sicker or does not work at all. I am too weak minded to change my diet anymore then I have already. My friends, family, and primary doctor support my choice of surgery, but I still feel like I am just making the decision out of pain. What about you guys? I have heard mixed stories about if having a hysterectomy will help or just make the problems bigger. HELP???

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