Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
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...