I had my total abdominal hysterectomy on the 24th Sept. It all went very well which I am most pleased about. I went down at 9am and back on the ward by 1pm. There must have been about 5 surgeons etc looking after me. There was a bowel expert in with me as my womb was stuck to the back part of the bowel. I was a bit ill afterwards with sickness but apart from that I was fine. My Consultant said the fibroid was very large 3lb and so was the uterus - no wonder I was in pain. I have a vertical scar about 6 inches long from the belly button I have no stiches either. I came home the Friday as I felt fit and well. The Hospital were very good and they did look after me.
I feel a whole lot better It's the best decision I have made considering I have been suffering from endo for 5 years! There is only such much you can take. I know time will tell. I'm due back to see my Consultant in a few weeks to see if I need HRT or not but he thinks that my ovaries were probably not working anyway due to the amount of endo and a large cyst which was full of blood.
I do have days where I cry for no reason and I feel down. You have to recover on two levels really mentally and physically! Thanks for reading this. xx