I am here! I had my surgery Monday and it went well but the hospital stay was awful. I always have heard horror stories but never lived one and now I have and I can't believe it happened. My social worker and psychiatrist want me to take it into higher levels in the hospital because it was just that awful. I had a full hysterectomy with ovaries/tubes removed and I only got 1 round of morphine after recovery the entire day. I was in horrible, horrible pain and I cried and no one gave me anything more besides a naproxen at midnight. There are a million other reasons why it sucked but the lack of pain control has made it very difficult to recover.
I still cannot eat without pain. I have just stopped eating in fact because I get so violently ill after eating that it's not worth it. This is obviously not a long term solution but I don't know what else to do.
I did get a nice, new belly button out of the whole thing. I got my period back the week before the surgery - no joke - so I know I made the right choice by having the surgery done. I am starting to have little hot flashes here and there but I know it's not anything like it will be yet. I have no sex drive anyways so I don't think I'll notice much of a difference there.
Letitia - I'm glad that going back to work has eased your anxiety. I put all my kids in school this year to help with that (I was homeschooling some) and I feel so much better. I'm sorry the side effects have been so rough. It's not fair that at least one little part of this can't be easy, right? Sometimes I just get so mad.
Amcal - that sounds awful - sick kids plus injections 3xs a week. Do you have help around the house? I hope so. Man, I feel for you.