(Closed) I have to have Fibroid Surgery looking for support and your stories

posted 9 years ago in TTC
Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

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@kcaggiebiz:  Honestly, we just let the house go for a few weeks! lol I just made sure the house was clean before the surgery. Then my husband helped with getting food, doing dishes, but as far as dusting, mopping, etc. we just let all that go. That’s great your mom will be there because those first few days to a week you will need help. Just getting out of bed is difficult. My husband and I watched YouTube videos on how to get out of bed. (You have to roll a certain way) And if somebody is nearby (your husband or mom) they can help give you a hand. Getting out of bed was the absolute hardest (and most painful) thing that first week. (Because you use your stomach muscles to sit up) I think your husband will understand that this is a very major surgery and you can’t just “man up”. Your body is undergoing extreme surgery so it will take time to heal and you can’t rush it. Definitely rest and take those painkillers! I lived on percocet around the clock that first week. And the 48 hours in the hospital I had morphine around the clock. Just remember one thing-the pain will get better. I remember on day 3 and 4 (after coming home) being just miserable. By day 7, I was probably 50% better! Just get through that first week, and you will be just fine!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have already posted enough significant details about my life that anyone who knows anything about me IRL would be able to recognize me from my WB posts. However, because this topic is very near and dear to my heart, I am going to comment on it. I have had numerous fibroid tumors removed from my uterus over the last several decades, so I have had a lot of experience with this. I, too, have been hoping to conceive even at my “ancient” age, and, later this month, I am scheduled to have an ultrasound to see if I have another fibroid currently. The doctor and I both easily can feel a large growth in my lower abdomen, and it’s been annoying me. I wish I still had access to my amazing surgeons from my last two operations; however, now that I’ve relocated to a very rural area of another state after marrying DH, I have different insurance. I am, however, a firm believer in the mighty, powerful, healing hand of God, and I know He will take care of me, even if I don’t yet know all of the details of this current situation. If anyone wants to PM me about this topic, I would be happy to “talk” with you about it. I won’t have access to my computer for another week, so please forgive any typos, as I’m writing from my phone right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I posted something very similar just the other day!  I’m 30 and also lost an ovary due to a large cyst- mine about 9 years ago.  Another cyst formed shortly after the surgery, and the doctor has been keeping an eye on it ever since with annual ultrasounds.  At this year’s, I was told I have a couple fibroids too.

 

I’m hoping that when the time comes, I won’t have any problems with pregnacy, but we probably aren’t going to TTC for another year.  It’s hard to wait to find out if there will be a problem!

 

Not really any advice to offer, but sending positive thoughts your way.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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@kcaggiebiz:  how did everything go for you?

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@Jenn23:  how long after your surgery were you able to start ttc?

I am in my later 30’s and I have to get the saline/internal u/s done in 2 weeks.  They saw a fibroid during a follicle scan a few months ago.  We have been TTC for 1 year.  We got pg with help from clomid this spring.  It resulted in a mc (ectopic).  We just started ttc this month and unfortunately due to current spotting I think we didn’t have luck.  I don’t have “typical” signs of fibroids.  I have super light periods that aren’t painful.  My cycles are short.  Any info you ladies have and your experiences would be great help.  Thank you.

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Bee Keeper

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@kcaggiebiz:  I’m glad to hear your surgery went well! How scary. I hope the best for you!!!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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@kcaggiebiz:  Wishing you a fast recovery!

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

so glad to hear the surgery went well. I found out I have a fibroid when I was about 13 weeks pregnant. It’s growing with the baby because of the hormones, but the doctor said it should shrink after he’s born. I sure hope so because I don’t want to have this surgery!!

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

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@kcaggiebiz:  Glad to hear the abdominal myomectomy went well! Definitely take it easy even if you start to feel better because it really does take many weeks to get back your energy and heal. I went back to work after 4 1/2 weeks, but most go back even later I think. I’m so glad you are doing well and that the surgery was a success. It’s been almost two years since my surgery, and so far no signs of any new fibroids coming back! Hope the same happens for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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@blayne7:  Often the fibroid(s) shrink while pregnant (baby cuts off blood supply to the fibroid) and it is called fibroid degeneration (I think). So you may have that happen during pregnancy and it could be gone before delivery! I hope you don’t have to have a myomectomy, too! I went through it and it is not fun at all! Many women don’t need surgery, though. Lots of women are living with fibroids and don’t even know it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@kcaggiebiz:  Congratulations!!!! That’s fantastic news.  Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months.

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