Hi All, I was on a few months back explaining that I was scheduled to have the above. I now have my hospital date , the 30th May. My mam had breast Cancer when she was 62 and she had a breast removed, a small bit of radiam and she got all the all clear, then when she was 68 she got ovarian cancer , fought so hard for two years with it and sadly passed away in October 2012. Mam had a hysterectomy when she was 42 but back then they left the ovaries there and just removed her womb. After mam died I was always at the back of my mind a bit worried so last year I went to see a genetics doctor in the mater hospital in Dublin and to cut a long story short I was advised that I would need to act based on the history in my family, I was told that with or without the gene test I would need to do something for myself, so after consultations etc.. I am now having a full hysterectomy, I am 44 years old, I am blessed with two children and I don't want to gamble with may or may not happen. I will then after the operation have the gene test done to safeguard my children, I have a daughter aged 19 and a son aged 11. My question to anyone out there who may have had a full hysterectomy as removal of womb, ovaries, cervix and tubes, what is the aftermath like, how do I prepare for the menopause, can I buy cream or medication so that I can start preparing myself, I have heard horror stories etc, just need a bit of clarification to be honest, can anyone help. thanks so much kaz xx
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