I‘m looking for advice, help and support on surgical menopause. I’m a long term sufferer of endometriosis (approximately 25 years), along with fibroids. I’ve had a variety of treatments and surgery over the years. My Mother died from ovarian cancer in 2002 (she was originally diagnosed at 46 but survived for 12 years). I am 42 and do not wish to have any children. I’ve been having screening for the last 12 years and after a false scare earlier in the year I’ve elected to have a full hysterectomy next year, with the support of my consultant, Simon Butler Manuel. It has not been an easy decision, even though I don’t want children, but I have weighed up the options and in light of my own history of gynae nightmares and family history it seems like the right thing to do. I would love to chat to any younger ladies who have experienced surgical menopause so I can prepare myself for what may occur in terms of the actual surgery and what HRT options are available. I am also being used as a little bit of a guinea pig and my surgeon hopes to use the Da Vinci Robot to perform my surgery which only means x 1 day/night in hospital and less invasive surgery so sounds rather exciting (all new info to me though).
Thanks in advance of your help and time.