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post #11 of 19 Old 06-21-2011, 01:06 PM
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Thanks JDI - I may pm you with questions! :)
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post #12 of 19 Old 06-21-2011, 01:28 PM
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Definitely. I went through a cyst bursting (tons of pain, I can tell you that much!) and two laparoscopies last year due to severe endometriosis. I don't think I went through absolutely the same thing, but a partial Hyst would probably be done through a lap procedure, and I went through a LOT of girlie trouble in the past two years. I'm happy to help where I can - it isn't fun, and it can be very, very overwhelming.


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post #13 of 19 Old 06-21-2011, 09:24 PM
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First of all, I'm very sorry to hear about your situation. I know it's VERY frustrating when you want to ride and can't.

If you are really unsure I'd say get 2nd opinion from another doctor. Internet is not the best place for advices when it comes to medical precautions. It's just safer to wait a year than be screwed for many years just because you want something too much.

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post #14 of 19 Old 06-21-2011, 10:20 PM
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but a partial Hyst would probably be done through a lap procedure
MHF: Lap is best, out the hoo-hoo is second best (and is also a lap approach). Should be possible unless there are massive fibroids. Recovery from this is much, much easier and shorter than it was back in the evil old days with the huge incision.

BarrelBaby: I totally sympathize, and at your age, with that on the line, I would totally go for it and ride. HOWEVER! What I have learned in the 20 years since I was your age is that old joint and bone injuries never really go away totally - they may stop bothering you, but they will ALL come back to haunt you later...the burning questions are "how much later" and "how bad will that be". I've been paying for a similar decision to go ahead and do something that the orthopedist recommended against for the last 20 years, and I've needed a ton of massage therapy, PT, and acupuncture to sort it out.

If I knew then what I know now, I would have made a different decision because 20 years of discomfort and therapy was NOT worth the short-term gratification.

If I'm going to be perfectly honest, though, I have to admit that if 40 year old Serafina visited 20 year old Serafina and rolled this out, 20 year old Serafina would be saying "oh yes, I hear you" and thinking "blah blah blah blah...gonna do what I'm going to do, nyah nyah."

So. I'll give it my best shot...don't do this to yourself, save yourself the long-term grief, it won't be worth it. Even though it is really really REALLY tempting...
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MHF: Lap is best, out the hoo-hoo is second best (and is also a lap approach). Should be possible unless there are massive fibroids. Recovery from this is much, much easier and shorter than it was back in the evil old days with the huge incision.
Thank you :) It's nice hearing positive stuff. The specialist I'm scheduled to see is one of 2 surgeons with clearance for the DaVinci machine and does total hysterectomys with it, so I'm optimistic it will be fairly non-invasive.

Sorry for the thread hijack BarrelBaby!

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MHF- no worries (:
Serafina- I gladly take any opinion I can get! And with help from you guys my decision is coming clear. I had a talk with a coach today, he said that he'd love to see me ride, but rather me wait until I'm completely healed, because if I'm injured I'm not an asset to the team and that many other coaches would say the same.
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Oh, heck, if the coach is willing to give you a shot later, you should *definitely* wait - not to mention that you're likely to leave a better impression when you're sound (just like your horse). :)
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That's great you talked with a coach & that they are willing to wait for you to heal. I bet that's a big relief for you, would certainly make it easier to make the smart choice! Good luck, hope you have a speedy recovery & are back to turning & burning soon!
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Thanks guys! I appreciate all the comments(:
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