Well, who's ready for this surprise? (m)

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Well, who's ready for this surprise? (m)
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Thu, 04-10-2003 - 6:13pm
I saw my GYN this afternoon. I do not have a cyst. However, after all the trouble I've had, and the procedures I've had done that didn't work, he is very strongly leaning in the direction of a hysterectomy.

I have very, very mixed reactions to this. I knew it was coming eventually but it was always something I'd think about later. I've been on several different pills, had D&C's & the balloon treatment, and nothing has helped. He was hesitant due to my medical and family history to do a hysterectomy but now he feels like it's the only way to know for sure that the problem gets fixed.

In a way, it's a relief. Getting it over with would be so cool. BUT...big issues here. I can't take 6 weeks off of work. I just can't. I can't afford it and even if I could, they'd have a fit and probably fire me. I haven't been there a year yet (not until Sept) so I don't qualify for FMLA. The other, just as big if not bigger, issue is that I wouldn't be able to take care of Joel for 6 weeks.

What in the world am I supposed to do? I really don't know how I would deal with everything if I had it done. It's a lot to think about....


Lauren


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Registered: 03-21-2003
Thu, 04-10-2003 - 11:05pm
Lauren,

Sorry to hear that your DR wants you to have a hysterectomy.I wish I had some advice but I don't.Good luck with whatever you decide.Let us know what you decide ok?

((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))How is Joel's eyes today?


Julie

 

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 04-10-2003 - 11:22pm
Thanks, Julie...I'm going to have to plan like crazy to get this to work.

Joel's eyes are better, still a little runny but nothing like they were. tHanks for asking.

Lauren