Longing for advice... Keep my cervix?

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Registered: 06-21-2006
Longing for advice... Keep my cervix?
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Sat, 01-08-2011 - 2:20pm

I'm 42 and didn't expect to be joining this 'club' so early... but... here I am!

This is my first place to go for advice b/c 4 years ago I practically lived on ivillage's expecting mom's boards!!

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Registered: 10-19-2000
Sun, 01-09-2011 - 9:33am

I can only speak from personal experience here as I am certainly no medical expert....

I had a total hysterectomy about 30 years ago - both ovaries, uterus and cervix (and appendix!!) were removed.

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Sat, 01-15-2011 - 12:35am

Hi and welcome to the board.

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 1:17pm

Any updates?

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Registered: 06-21-2006
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 4:08pm

Sorry for not being back here sooner...

Surgery was Feb 7 - all went incredibly well... laprascopic surgery that took only the uterus... they had me on my feet later that night and home the next morning.

Worst part was the strep throat I lived with for a week b/c someone scratched my throat during intibation... and of course those antibiotics meant

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 4:19pm

Thanks for the update!

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Registered: 10-19-2000
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 9:31pm

Those trapped air bubbles after a laproscopic surgery are the pits!

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