Operation date through!!!!!!

So this morning I get a call off the hospital, they have a cancellation and I was top of their list and I'm this Tuesday 30/07/13... WOW feels real now I'm actually having this done... Goodbye ovaries!!!!

Don't really no how to feel.. I'm glad that its being done so quickly as I'm fed up of having to think and worry myself about it.. But then I'm thinking wow that's it they will be gone.. Starting to feel like im losing!?!?! when really im them one winning.. right?

I really don't know how to feel..

Mixed emotions right now..

Can see a few sleepless nights ahead of me.xxx

Michelle xxxx

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  • Anxiety plays a big part when your about to have major surgery. The trick is not to over think it cause I can guarantee your going to be fine. I'm new to this sight so not sure how to work it bit yours is the first post I see so I hope you don't mind me responding xx

  • Thank you I'm quiet new to just under a week in fact.. And this site has already helped me out alot... Hope you find it helps you the same as it has me.xx

  • Hi welcome to our site, I am glad that you had the courage to respond.

    Best wishes x G x 8-)

  • Just read your profile. Glad you found us.

    All good wishes

    Linda

  • This is such good news always best when things start to move at least you feel you are getting somewhere... thank you for sharing this good news... best wishes for the operation soon be all done and dusted love x G x 8-)

  • Thank you.xx :)

  • Hi Belle,

    Better to have short notice as there is less time to spend worrying!

    You will be fine.Wishing you a successful operation and recovery

    Love Anne x

  • Thank you Anne.x

  • Michelle, I have only just managed to get back on site after the changes so can't locate any of your previous posts so don't know your history. It is a worrying time but take some books, nice toiletries help you feel nice afterwards and take time to recover. By that I mean take it easy afterwards. Lots more lovely girls and perhaps their partners will come by to offer more advice I am sure. Keep us updated hun and sending you hugs, Sheila x

  • Thank you Sheila... Im off into town this afternoon to grab a few things :)

  • Hi Michelle

    Just wanted to wish you the best of luck with your surgery. My top

    Tips would be get some very loose fitting jogging bottoms to shuffle around in in the weeks post op- they were a life saver for me! Get some ear plugs for the hospital stay and don't over do it - much easier said than done!

    Claire

  • I'd also recommend taking a supply of snacks and drinks.....if the food in your hospital is anything like mine, you'll need them! Try not to think too much and relax as much as possible between now and the op.

    All the best

    Chris

  • Thank you.. I've been and brought some :)

  • Thank you I've just got back and brought myself a few pairs.x

  • Another thing that can be very useful is a book light, so that you can read after lights out without disturbing others. Or a Kindle paperwhite or Kobo glo - one of the ereaders that lights up - could be just the treat you need, if you're a bookworm like me!

  • I'm wishing you good luck Belle. This has been hard for you. I read your profile and it's good you have such a lovely husband and family. with love xxx Annie

  • Thank you just so glad it's sooner then we thought :)

  • I'll think of you Tuesday. Once you have time to recover you might feel like talking to Ruth, the Nurse on the Ovacome telephone line - Tel: 0845 371 0554 during working hours. She runs a group just for younger women and she's a fantastic person to talk to as she has so much experience. It might help with some of the decisions you might be making or just to cheer yourself up. Sending love xxx Annie

  • Thank you.xxx

  • Hi Michelle, Just to say welcome to the site and best wishes for the surgery. Oh and thanks for pointing out you are going into town. Ang65, my other half, has just told me to grab the plastic...oh dear this might hurt!

    Best wishes

    Andy x

  • Thank you I always find abit of retail therapy also helps haha

  • Welcome to the community, make sure you rest completely post surgery, its so easy to forget it takes time to heal inside. Good luck.

    Paul and Sandra xx

  • Thank you.xx

  • I found the hysterectomy association forum a great help when having my operation, there are cancer patients on there, but it's very helpful when dealing with surgical menopause etc.

    Good luck with op

    LA x

  • Brillent thank you ill take a look.x

  • Hi Michelle, really glad you haven't got to wait too long but sorry you need it at such a young age. Just read your profile, I too had endometriosis which was not diagnosed until after my hysterectomy at 36. The endometriosis returned as I only had one ovary removed due to my age and sadly developed into cancer recently so you are right to have this operation. Is it possible for your eggs to be frozen? Worth asking the medics. I was fortunate to have two amazing nephews as well as being auntie dawnie to all my friends kids which has helped me come to terms with not having my own children. I am very jealous of all my friends having grandchildren now though! Hope all goes well and keep us updated love from Dawn xxx

  • Thank you.. And yes I've spoke about freezing my egg but that what prolong the date for my operation.. Doctors also said that they want them out ASAP, but my sister has kindly asked me if she could be my donor :)

  • Hi Michelle

    Wishing you all the very best for your surgery next week.

    I had a quick look at your profile and for you I can see that the emotional side of this is going to be the most difficult thing for you. Please make sure if you remember, to ask for a referral or contact details to the menopause nurse. This is something that should be offered routinely but is often forgotten. You are going to need some support and advice on supplements and treatments to keep healthy in the long term once your ovaries are removed. Some good information to start with on here: menopausematters.co.uk/ plus another good site is hystersisters.com/vb2/view_... Have a little look if you have time to prepare yourself. I had my Ovaries removed 10 days ago, recovering nicely from surgery which wasn't too bad and I had a first night sweat last night, so it really starts this quickly.

    Sending you all my love

    Elaine

    x

  • Thank you for the information I'm going to look into them all.x

  • Great that you don't have to wait too long. All the best for the surgery. One step at a time after that. Lovely photo btw. :-)

    Linda xx

  • Thank you.xx

  • Good luck on Tuesday. We will all be thinking of you. I had my op on May 14 th. just take it easy afterwards..

    Love

    Jean. Xx

  • GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SURGERY. WHEN I HAD MY RADICAL HYSTERECTOMY ON MAY ONE,IT WAS THE FIRST TIME. I HAD EVER HAD SURGERY. THE ENTIRE.PROCESS SCARED ME. I WAS DIAGNOSED FIVE DAYS EARLIER.SO THEY WASTED NO TIME. WHILE THAT INCREASED MY ANXIETY, ONCE IT WAS.OVER.I WAS.GLAD.I DID NOT HAVE TO WAIT.LONG. I AM CERTAIN YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS. WE WILL ALL.BE SENDING GOOD.THOUGHTS YOUR WAY FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY. BE GOOD.TO YOURSELF AND DO NOT RUSH THE RECOVERY. IT TAKES.TIME TO HEAL INSIDE.

    SENDING HUGS,

    JANE

  • Hi Belle

    Welcome and I am so sorry that you are in this predicament. It is is cruel as you are so young. You look amazing in your beautiful picture , so this must have come as an awful shock.

    I too had a big cyst that had become a borderline tumour tumour the time it was removed , and had a hysterectomy in January 2010. My husband and I had not had children and I was conscious that emotional stuff might be an issue afterwards. My personal experience was that the operation was not half as bad as I thought and apart from a few weeping days I was fine.

    Also true is very little known about these tumours so being as aggressive as possible is not a bad approval. I have also been fine since ( just back from a diving trip in Egypt) and fingers crossed so will you.Sorry if I have waffles too much , but there is life after all of this.

    I have little to add to the excellent advice the other girls have given you. There is an American site called Inspire that has more people with these tumours and more young people with fertility concerns. You might like to look at that but try and get out and about as much as you can in the next few days. I find exercise fantastic and of course what we all love ...retail therapy. Also if family and friend ask what can they do , take them up on it.

    I do wish you all the very very best and do.let us all know how you get on.

    Love and hugs

    Charlie xxx

  • Hi Michelle, I hope that you are doing some lovely things today- I know you have some really special people around you and suspect they will be wanting to spoil you!! You've had some great advice above and the only thing I can add is the suggestion to take your own pillow and a spare cotton pillow case! The hospital ones have a plastic covering which can make your head hot- the ward nurses suggested this to me and it made a huge difference!! I shall be thinking of you tomorrow and wishing you hope and strength and a speedy recovery, best wishes Sarah xxx

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