Hi guys, well I'm thoroughly fed up and very, very upset...
I had my hyst (only one ovary and cervix left behind) 6 weeks ago and was feeling great until about a week and a half ago. Started feeling utterly exhausted, very hot all the time, night sweats, and worst of all, very bad headaches again (thought I had seen the last of them with the hyst).
I went for my 6 week check with my GP... She did blood tests and I got a call yesterday to say my one remaining ovary has failed.
I had no idea this could happen before my op. I had to have my left ovary removed due to it being so damaged. I also had both my tubes removed. At no point did anyone tell me that by having one ovary removed that it may affect the blood supply to the remaining one, or cause it to fail.
My GP said I had to start HRT... So now I have a lovely HRT patch stuck to my bum cheek- nice!!
I'm very upset by all this as I didn't think I'd have to go through all this. I'm only 44 and the thought of these blummin patches for the next 6-7 years really is pants.
Has anyone else been through the same thing? Has anyone any advice on how I get my head round all this.
I had kind of gotten my head round the hysterectomy and being 1/2 a woman..... But this, this means I'm now not a woman at all....
I'm obviously very concerned about my long term heart health and my bone density... I've read so many horror stories of women falling apart after total hysterectomies.
That wasn't supposed to be on the cards for me - I was supposed to go into natural menopause later in my life not now.
Sorry to rant bug I'm scared and I guess in shock by this latest turn of events.