Should you have a hysterectomy? My answer is a resounding YES!
If only hysterectomies were an optional procedure available to all women.
I would be like Oprah.
“A hysterectomy for you! A hysterectomy for you! And for you! Hysterectomies for everyone!”
Having a hysterectomy was one of the best things I ever did.
Why I Got a Hysterectomy
Before my hysterectomy, each month I experiencing unidentified pain in my lower left quadrant. After various tests showed nothing, the only option left was exploratory surgery.
My gynecologist said that during the operation, she would remove my left ovary since it was most likely causing the problem. But with a family history of ovarian and peritoneal cancer, it didn’t make sense to remove just one ovary. And if you remove both ovaries, then the uterus has to go. Soon I was scheduled for all the girly parts to come out.
Life After a Hysterectomy
I began feeling better immediately after surgery.
I’m not talking about physically feeling better.
I’m talking about feeling better mentally and emotionally.
For the first time in years, the deep, dark tunnel I was pulled into for 2-3 weeks every month disappeared.
I actually didn’t hate my husband or want to throw my kids off a bridge.
Having a hysterectomy gave me back my life.
Should You Have a Hysterectomy?
So, should you have a hysterectomy?
All I can tell you is that I have never had a friend say they wish they hadn’t had their hysterectomy.
But a few have said they wish they had done it sooner.
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