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…