Firstly one thing bothering me is that I've recently gained weight. Over the last year-18 months that I've been on the Depo injection I've put on 1st. I'm guessing this is cos of weight gain being a typical side-effect, because I put on 2st in 6 months on the contraceptive implant 6 years ago!! But I'm currently 13st 5lb (84.8kg), and I'm 5ft 7in. I know muscle weighs more than the same amount in, say, litres than fat does and I walk a lot so have a lot of muscle in my legs and also quite a bit in my stomach (left over from my karate days), but I'm worried that they'll say I'm too overweight if they want to do a laparoscopy or something. I can't afford to go to the gym until after Xmas, but come Jan I do intend to be down the gym or swimming every weekday (which worked last time I had to lose weight in 2011, I lost 2st in 2 months), and my first gynae appt isn't until 2nd Jan. Do you think I'll be ok for an op?
Also, I am going to request a hysterectomy if they find endo (I'm certain it is back, but obviously need their confirmation). IF they agree, and I know that is a big if, I'm worried about the method they'll use. For a bit of background, I've had loop diathermy on my cervix for CIN 1 in 2006, and 3 transverse incision emergency c-sections (in 2006, 2007 and 2008). I've heard that if you've had c-sections they prefer to do abdominal incision. But I would prefer laparoscopy, vaginal, or LAVH, simply because I've got 5 kids and cannot afford to be out of action for as long as full open surgery will knock me back for as my husband is only allowed 2 weeks off at a time and I have nobody else to help with the kids as my parents are both disabled and hubby's parents don't drive and live 10 miles away! Do you think they would listen to my request of method, or considering my history am I doomed to full open surgery if they do agree to hysterectomy?
Thanks ladies, sorry for the long post x