Preparing for the Operation

After years of suffering from prolonged and heavy menstruation and failed hormonal therapy to manage my endometriosis and adenomyosis (and recently adenomyoma), I have decided to undergo the knife soon. The doctor said a hysterectomy is the only viable solution to address bleeding. Surgeons will also remove a growing mass in the uterus.

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I will be bringing all my medical documents and meet with the OB this week to discuss everything about surgery -what to expect, the operation and hospitalization expenses, and the operation schedule.

Pending the surgery, I will have to stock up on the doctor-prescribed medicines that I am taking to ease the pain and control bleeding for the next menstrual cycle.

Endometriosis and adenomyosis have affected young women and women nearing menopausal age. I’m in my 40s, and I have suffered from this medical condition for several years now. I can’t do anything or function well when I’m bleeding and in constant pain.

If you are suffering from the same condition, please visit a doctor. Reading medical journals and references on the net can help you better understand it. However, a visit to a medical professional is always the right thing to do.

I’ll update this post once I have secured a date for the surgery.

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