What I feared most BEFORE my hysterectomy.

I think she makes a good point here about being careful to avoid the ‘fear arena’ that is online regarding hysterectomies. It is one thing to be informed and prepared. It is a whole other thing to suffer from unnecessary panic due to ‘horror’ stories online. Really, your doctor is likely your best source of accurate information that is specific to you.

da Vinci Total Hysterectomy

I have to write this down now because all the fears of having a hysterectomy never came true and I’m forgetting what I felt prior to my surgery.

I feared … and this is in no particular order …

  • feeling different … I didn’t know how I would feel afterwards, but I feared feeling different.  I knew what monthly dysmenorrhea felt like and I’d been dealing with it for decades.
  • not feeling orgasms … although I was reassured by my GYN surgeon and numerous internet articles that orgasms still happened after hysterectomy, I thought I might be that one who would have problems.  This fear probably came on the heel of reading the HERS site: http://www.hersfoundation.com  I recommend looking and knowing about the site, but I don’t recommend living in the fear arena it can produce.  I also don’t recommend reading the HERS site just before surgery either.  In…

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One thought on “What I feared most BEFORE my hysterectomy.

  1. Thanks for REblogging my post. ❤

    It IS very easy to get wrapped up in fear about a hysterectomy and there are lots of horrible stories on line. I definitely encourage anyone who's undergoing a hysterectomy to get accurate information, especially from the surgeon who will be performing the surgery … AND not to be HYSTerical about the information. So many women have hysterectomies for different reasons and the woman herself is an individual — every hyst isn't an apple to apple surgery or experience!

    Thanks again for your kind words! 🙂

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