Tips for Surviving an MRI

Getting a MRI is not easy, but it’s the most accurate type of scan there is.  I’ve had 3 of them as part of my high-risk screening for breast cancer and I always dread that time of the year.  While I had an ultrasound to identify my fibroids, several women also have an MRI and…

The Day Before

It’s important to just relax and rest the day before surgery. Take care of at least 1 to 1-1/2 weeks of tasks, errands, etc. because won’t be physically able to do things. The day before, I also had to go in and have blood drawn so that they know what my blood type is and…

Preparing Your Home Before Surgery

Knowing that I had to rest for a few weeks, I knew that I had to make my house comfortable so that I wouldn’t feel compelled to get up and clean.  Even though I’d have people over to help and stay with me, I didn’t want to burden them with my mess. I also wanted…

Two Week Countdown

My pre-op appointment with my gynecologist was 2 weeks before my 12/21 surgery. I kept my clothes on and we just talked a little more about the surgery and signed the legal documents that ensures that I understand that I’m having a hysterectomy, that I’ll no longer be able to have children because they’ll be…

Support Group Research

When I found out that I was going to have surgery, I knew that I had to get ready physically and emotionally. I also signed up for a number of hysterectomy groups on Facebook – look for Hysterectomy Sisterectomy, Hysterectomy Sisters 2.0, Hyster Sisters, etc. which helped a lot. I was able to read the…

Gynecology Specialist Visit

My appointment was supposed to be in Jan ’17, but she had a last-minute cancellation on 11/22/16 so I took it! Gyno #2  was totally with it and we got the ball rolling.  She looked at my fibroid and asked if I had back pain because it was a “decent-sized” mass that was pushing against…