One of the most difficult things about having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is trying to describe to others what it is like. Many times I just say I'm tired, but tired doesn't properly explain it. Chronic Fatigue is more than being tired all of the time. Tired can be cured by a nap or a good… Continue reading When “Tired” Doesn’t Explain It
In October, about 7 weeks post op, I got my EDS diagnosis! It has been really helpful because now doctors kind of know what do to with me now and can make better decisions. I got a third UTI shortly after the second, and my PCP put me on antibiotics. It was the same antibiotic… Continue reading Hysterectomy Recovery: 8 Weeks-1 Year Post Op
(Warning, contains some graphic writing about post op recovery) Before I left the hospital, I was given a list of instructions. No driving or working for 6 weeks, no lifting over 10 pounds, no baths, no exercising except for walking, nothing inserted in the vagina, not tampons (I really want to know who the heck… Continue reading Hysterectomy Recovery: Day 1- Week 8 Post-Op
(contains some graphic written content about surgical procedure) Pre-Op I had two pre-op appointments. One was with my gynecologist about a week or so before surgery, and the other was with a surgical nurse three or so days before surgery. For the pre-op with my gynecologist, I made sure to bring a list of questions,… Continue reading Pre-Op, Surgery, and Post Op
A topic that came up a lot, and still comes up often is "what about having kids". At first, my gynecologist didn't want to do the hysterectomy because of my age, and the fact that I might change my mind and decide that I want biological kids. When I first found out that I have… Continue reading But, Don’t You Want Kids?
Though, the failed IUD situation kicked my "I want a hysterectomy NOW" into high gear, I'd wanted one for a few years. In fact, the appointment with my gynecologist where I decided to try the IUD was actually going to be my first attempt at talking to her about having a hysterectomy. I decided to… Continue reading My Hysterectomy Decision
IUDs (intrauterine device) can be a wonderful option for some women. I decided to go the IUD route because I was sick of having to change birth control pills so often. They just stopped doing what I needed them to do (aka, regulate my cycle and prevent ovarian cysts). I had done a ton of… Continue reading My IUD Story